November 22 2019 - November 24 2019
November 22, 2019 at 4:00pm - November 24, 2019
Lobbyists, think tanks, activists, diplomats, international organizations, and the media all have an influence on policy. Policy advocacy is an important function for many organizations and individuals in seeking to promote their ideas and polices. The purpose of this seminar and workshop is to analyse and discuss how advocacy can influence policy-making. Through interactive sessions participants will experience hands-on analysis of how to promote liberal ideas and influence European decision makers, and in particular Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The event is primarily aimed at capacity building of Individual Members (IMS) of LYMEC. The knowledge and skills gained through this event will equip individuals with necessary skills of how to successfully lobby and campaign for liberal ideas at micro level. Draft programme Friday, 22 November 16:00 Welcome and introductions 16:30 Understanding advocacy: a tool for influencing policy making and the role non-profit organizations 18:00 Advocacy vs. lobbying & campaigning: what's the difference? 19:00 Closing of day one 20:00 Dinner Saturday, 23 November 09:00 Evaluating policy influence and advocacy 10:30 Coffee break 11:00 Liberal success examples in advocating liberal ideas 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Advocacy simulation Part I 15:30 Coffee break 16:00 Advocacy simulation Part II 17:30 Impressions and wrap-up 20:00 Dinner Sunday, 24 November Travel back ----------------------------------------------------
The event is aimed at Individual Members of LYMEC.
In order to apply, please fill in the registration form and include a short description (under comments) on your motivation for applying for the event and how you would be able to support our liberal family in the coming years.