The Brussels Office of the Max Planck Society has the task of monitoring, analyzing, and evaluating research policy developments at the EU and helping shape them in the interests of the Max Planck Society and its Institutes. In doing so, the Brussels Office ensures that the views of the Max Planck Institutes are anchored in European research programs. Furthermore, the Brussels Office supports and maintains the strategic relations with the relevant European institutions, in particular, the EU Parliament and the EU Commission, but also the EU Council (i.e. BMBF), associations (i.e. Science Europe), and other stakeholders in the communication and lobbying of MPG-specific interests.