Orgalim workshop ‘Lobbying in practice’

21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019

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Lobbying often seems like a complicated jigsaw – lots of pieces, making it difficult to get the full picture.

Orgalim’s ‘Lobbying in practice’ workshop will help you put the pieces together and gain a comprehensive overview of the decision-making process in the EU institutions, from the initiation of law-making all the way to the adoption of the final act, covering the full spectrum of lobbying techniques.

The workshop takes place on 21–22 May 2019 at the Orgalim offices and allows participants to dive into the process and get some hands-on lobbying experience through a concrete case study. With the EU elections around the corner, new EU Commissioners to be appointed and Brexit negotiations ongoing, there is a greater need than ever to understand how the EU works and how to work with it.


The preliminary programme for the workshop is as follows:

Tuesday, 21 May

10.30–18.00 The EU: institutions and processes

  • The EU institutions
  • The EU decision-making process
  • Communication and advocacy
  • Presentation and preparation of the case study

19.30–22.30 Dinner


Wednesday, 22 May

9.00–13.00 Case study

  • Roleplay: European Commission stakeholder consultation meeting
  • Ethics of lobbying
  • Roleplay: meeting with a Member of the European Parliament
  • Practical exercise on communication

The pre-registration for the workshop is now open. The workshop is organised for 35 participants, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – so make sure to secure your spot now*. Following the pre-registration, a confirmation of the registration will be sent to the participants during the week of 1 April.

The fees per participant are the following (21% VAT excluded), including 2 lunches during the workshop and a dinner on the first evening: 

Orgalim member
Orgalim client
National association
European sector association


Remember to keep an eye on our Twitter and LinkedIn for programme updates. For any questions or comments, please contact the Orgalim communications team.


*Our aim is to have balanced representation of organisations among the participants; to this end we reserve the right to grant or deny admission in the case of oversubscription.

**Company that is a member of an association

Location: BluePoint
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Brussels, Belgium