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Czech Republic – APAA

APAA – The Czech Association of Public Affairs Agencies (

APAA representative in P.A.C.E.
Vaclav Nekvapil, APAA President and Managing Director of CEC Government Relations Prague.

The Association
The Association of Public Affairs Agencies (APAA) was launched in May 2012. APAA associates personal and legal entities that provide services in the field of public affairs with a goal to harmonize private and public interests, to enhance mutual communication between business sphere and state administration, and to contribute to mutual understanding between different interest groups. Individual companies participating in the Association are convinced of the importance of this field and the necessity to spread information about public affairs among general public. Therefore, APAA creates a space for discussion. The Association pays heed to the development within the field and education of its members through organizing seminars, conferences and frequent meetings.

APAA’s Objectives
The key objective of the Association is the effort to reach higher transparency, openness and professionalism, through supervision over the members´ compliance with the Code of Conduct, and to ultimately improve the reputation of the public affairs industry in the Czech Republic.

APAA Code of Conduct
Abiding by the code is a condition for APAA’s membership and members are obliged to conform to the principles and obligations as formulated in the Code of Conduct. The sanction for violating the Code implies expulsion from APAA.