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Lobby & Advocacy Inspiration Afternoon

Lobbying and Political Advocacy: Building Bridges between Practice and Academia

Wednesday 10 July 2019
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Campus The Hague


Summer is an excellent period to reflect and learn. Come join us for an inspiring afternoon with experts in lobbying and interest representation!

The conference starts with a panel to discuss what does it mean to lobby for the public interest and whether it is different from other type of lobbying activities. In the second panel, practitioners will deliberate on the main issues that are necessary to bear in mind when intending to effectively lobby European Union institutions. The conference will finish with a keynote from David Lowery, and international expert on lobbying and former Professor at the Institute of Public Administration of Leiden University.

Panel Members

The panels include professional experts and practitioners from different organizations involved in lobbying activities. More specifically, we host panels with Shirin Musa (Femmes for Freedom), Jelle Klaas (Public Litigation Project), Lodewijk Kuiper (Museumvereniging), Miriam Offermans (Public@stake), Mendeltje van Keulen (THUAS), and Matti van Hecke (Political Intelligence). After the keynote by Professor David Lowery, participants are welcomed to join us for drinks.





 13.30 - 13.45

  Welcome Reception


 13.45 - 14.00

 Welcoming Remarks

 Caelesta Braun - Leiden University

 14.00 - 14.45 

 Lobbying for the Public Interest

 Shirin Musa Director of Femmes for Freedom

 Jelle Klaas Litigation director of the NJCM & PILP

 Lodewijk KuiperPublic affairs at Museumvereniging

 15.00 - 15.45

 Lobbying the European Union

  Mendeltje van KeulenLector Changing Role of Europe, THUAS

 Miriam OffermansFounder and owner public affairs consultancy Public@stake

 Matti Van Hecke Public Affairs at Political Intelligence

 16.00 - 16.45 

 Keynote Speech

 David Lowery The Pennsylvania State University

 17.00 - 18.30  Reception




Sponsored by the Leiden University Fund - Mr. J.J. van Walsem Fund, www.luf.nl

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