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Discovering the EU Lobbying System - Intensive Course on EU Lobbying Skills and Strategies

The Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce promotes its training Course on EU lobbying - Skills and Strategies which will be held in Brussels from 4th to 8th June 2012.

April 17, 2012 - PRLog -- Brussels is the lobbying capital of Europe. More than 2600 groups represent European, national and regional interests, in the fields of economy, human rights, justice, environment and so on, and over 15,000  professionals seek to influence the EU legislative procedure. Indeed, European decision-making process is the outcome of a dynamic interaction and dialogue between Institutions and lobby organizations. On the one hand, lobbyists want to draw attention to relevant topics, on the other hand the EU Institutions need the opinion and the support of experts from the civil society represented by interest groups.

However, what does really “lobbying” mean? Lobbying is defined as a communication process that attempt to affect legislators in setting policies. In order to be effective, a lobbying activity requires the involvement of media, politicians and personalities. Lobbyists in Brussels are part of a transparent group registered in public lists of the European Parliament and Commission.

A successful lobbying campaign is the one that is shaped to reach specific goals and not too generic purposes. Lobbying decisions must be taken with the political context centrally in mind, at the right time, in the right way and addressed to relevant organizations. Moreover, it is necessary to choose a specific strategy which allows to gain credibility, strength, and informative tools supported by the most suitable structure and related activities.

The Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce, settled in Brussels, wants to share its long time experience on European affairs in providing a new training, the course on “EU lobbies: skills and strategies” . Focusing on the in-depth study of their organizations, strategies and actions, the course aims to discover the European lobbying environment. Particular attention will be given to improve specific skills in networking and communication tools through practical approach, based on team groups exercises.

The Course on EU lobbying – Skills and Strategies is tailored for those who wish to obtain and improve specific abilities to lobby EU Institutions. The course helps to develop competences in communication and negotiation, as well as to acquire the skills to define, elaborate and implement successful lobbying strategies.  

The five-day program is divided between theoretical lectures and practical laboratories and it is taught in English by an international team of professionals and lobbyists.
At the end of the course, participants will benefit of three months of free consultancy on lobbying activities offered by the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce.

Enrolment in the course are now open until 11th May 2012.

Further information about the course program, the teaching staff and the enrolment procedure are available on www.europeanlobby.eu. If you have any other request, please contact Ms Lucia Sinigaglia by e-mail at info@europeanlobby.eu or at the phone number 0032 (0) 2 609 00 81.

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