The Lobbying Competition’s goal is to develop responsible practices of communication between elected representatives and interest groups. Thus, for economic operators (companies, federations,…) and societal stakeholders (associations, NGOs, unions,…), it constitutes an opportunity to make lobbying more ethical and more visible with political leaders and civil society. It’s also a way to inform the younger generation about this activity.
Five Master’s – One committee of experts – One award ceremony
In practice, five Master’s (Institute for Political Studies, Universities, Business Schools) are brought to face real partner organisations’ issues during three months (from January to April). Their project analysis and proposals are then evaluated by a committee of experts (in May).
Finally, an award ceremony is held in early July to reward the best students and let the partners speak about the project. Parliamentarians, lobbying experts and journalists will attend the ceremony.
The call for proposals for the 2014 edition is open until Friday, 6th December 2013.
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