Lobbying in the EU: How to represent and defend your interests in Brussels
|Event Date/Time: Oct 02, 2006||End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 28, 2006|
This workshop is organised in partnership with Grayling Political Strategy and run by Mr. Russell Patten, Chief Executive of Grayling Brussels and the President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels.
This 1 and a half day workshop has been specifically designed to cater for individuals who are not always able to take extended periods away from the office, but who still require, whether on behalf of their organisations or personally, a relevant and timely forum where the way Europe works, the role of the lobbyist in the decision-making process and how best to represent and defend interests in Brussels, is explained in a concise and accessible manner.
This workshop is based around 4 core elements:
- the EU institutional landscape
- the relations between these institutions
- the decision-making processes, and
- the ways to work and influence the system
Day 1 will introduce you to the institutions, the decision-making procedures and illustrate with the use of case studies, how to put an effective lobbying strategy together. Complimenting Russell Patten's extensive experience will be a guest speaker (tbc).
Day 2 is a practical session where you will work with your group to produce a lobbying campaign based around a particular piece of legislation. This will be supported by our industry guest speaker who will present their expert knowledge and experience (tbc). Day 2 finishes at 13.00hrs, allowing you to return to your office if based in Brussels and the surrounding areas.
The result of attending this workshop is a rounded, well-informed appreciation of how the EU works, how it will possibly develop given the current political landscape, and where your role as stakeholder fits within the decision-making process. Crucially, you will come away understanding how best to promote your cause and position - something with a real and tangible value.
Previous Delegate Comments
'I got so much from this workshop - it gave me an insight into the role of a lobbyist and how I can defend the interests of my organisation at EU and member state level.'
'The workshop was useful and fun!'
'Russell Patten - Great job!'