past events

November 22 2019 - November 24 2019

Advocating Liberalism

November 22, 2019 at 4:00pm - November 24, 2019

Advocating Liberalism

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.

This seminar is free of charge for the participants, and we offer a travel reimbursement (the amount will depend on the number of applicants). Accommodation and meals during the event are included. Deadline for applications to the event is 14 October 2019 at 15 h CET.  As all LYMEC events, this seminar also applies the rules of late cancellation and no show fees: Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the event leads to a late cancellation fee of 50 EUR, and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the event or not attending at all leads to a no show fee of 100 EUR. You have to be logged in to register. Participants need to be minimum 18 years old at the start of the event. By registering for this event you agree to our updated privacy policy and understand that your personal data will be shared with the European Liberal Forum for administrative purposes, as well as with the hotel.   Do not book any travels before receiving a confirmation that your application has been accepted. This will happen after the deadline for registrations passed.   Events organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) may be audio- and video-recorded as well as web-streamed. A photographer and/or a cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may have access to the meeting room in order to take pictures and videos for communication and publication purposes. Videos and pictures taken by the photographer and/or cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may also be published on the LYMEC website and on related social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). They may also be used in other media and means of communication in order to pass on information about the event and activities of LYMEC. The European Liberal Forum might also use the pictures, video or audio in their communications. ***Disclaimer: By registering for this event you give your permission for LYMEC and European Liberal Forum to use your picture in their promotional campaigns and materials and communication about the event. Please make clear in advance if you do not wish your picture to be used by LYMEC or ELF.***