Transparency Interests Democracy

Spain – APRI

Asociación de Profesionales de las Relaciones Institucionales – APRI (relacionesinstitucionales.es)

APRI representative in P.A.C.E.
María Rosa Rotondo Ruiz, APRI President and Managing Partner – Madrid at Political Intelligence.

APRI Objectives
a) Promulgate a model of profession based on the values of transparency, integrity and democracy through the representation of legitimate interests before the Parliament and the Government of Spain, and those of its Autonomous Communities.
b) To make known the value of lobbying and its role within the democratic process, as a tool for representation before the Parliament and the Government of Spain, and those of its Autonomous Communities.
c) To develop the labour and business market of lobbying as a business and professional activity in Spain.

APRI Code of Conduct
From the start APRI’s aim was to adopt a Code of Conduct that would set common minimum standards to all members in order building  on transparency and fair play, the fundamental pillars for APRI since its foundation. In January 2011, this Code of Conduct was approved, similar to the one signed by lobbyists registered in the Transparency Registry in Brussels, managed jointly by the European Parliament and the European Commission. Each article of this Code of Conduct contains an essential aspect to ensure the development of the lobbying activity by applying good practices at all times.