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Agenda 9th PACE Meeting – Prague, May 17th and 18th, 2019

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Agenda 9th PACE Meeting – Prague, May 17th and 18th, 2019
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The Public Affairs Community of Europe is glad to announce that its 9th Annual Meeting will be held in Prague, on May 17-18, 2019

The meeting, which will take place at the Malostranská beseda, Prague (Czech Republic), will be organized in collaboration with the APAA – Association of Public Affairs Agencies of the Czech Republic.

Click here to download the Agenda of the Meeting.

For any information please write to: staff@paceurope.eu

Click here to download the APAA – Association of Public Affairs Agencies of the Czech Republic Invitation Letter.

8th PACE Meeting – Nicosia, June 1st and 2nd, 2018

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8th PACE Meeting – Nicosia, June 1st and 2nd, 2018

The Public Affairs Community of Europe (P.A.C.E.), which gathers lobbyists national associations in the EU and public affairs professionals, will held its 8th EU annual meeting on June 1st and 2nd in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by the newly established Public Affairs association of Cyprus (LPAP) .

This year, PACE will gather 16 National associations and professionals representing PA professionals in Europe.

At the event, the debate will focus on the current legal developments on lobbying regulations across Europe and on the need to share a common view on such issue, in order to promote a more homogeneous framework. PACE believes it is crucial to keep a high attention on this matter, especially with regard to a definition of lobbying that must be comprehensive and non-discriminatory. PACE also strongly stresses the positive role that transparent lobbying can provide on democracy participation.

Pace members urge MEPs and the European Commission to pay particular attention to this sensitive issue and is ready to support national and EU institutions, by providing them its professionalism and expertise. Considering the relevance of these matters, at the event will be present several representatives of the national and European institutions, who will chair a public session Friday 1st , illustrating the functioning of the institutions and focusing on how to guarantee a fair democratic participation of stakeholders in the decision making process.

During the conference also two Brussels-located organizations representing lobbyists and consultancies, SEAP and EPACA, will share their views on the state of art of the initiatives carried out by European institutions and express their opinions on the Transparency register and lobbying activities.

Moreover, also Transparency International will participate at the debate sharing information, data and views on lobbying in the EU.

 

Relevant documents

The EU Transparency Register & Lobbying Regulation

Lobbying in Cyprus

Lobbying regulation in Spain

Lobby trends & regulations in the Netherlands

Lobbying – Council of Europe

 

Agenda of the meeting

 

Press Release

Press release_8th Pace Conference

 

Agenda of 8th PACE Meeting – Nicosia, June 1st and 2nd, 2018

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Agenda of 8th PACE Meeting – Nicosia, June 1st and 2nd, 2018

The Public Affairs Community of Europe is glad to announce that its 8th  Annual Meeting will be held in Nicosia, on June 01-02, 2018. 

The meeting, which will take place at the Hilton Park Hotel, Nicosia (Cyprus), will be organized in collaboration with the LPAP – Cyprus Association of Lobbyists and Public Affairs professionals.

Click here to download the Agenda of the meeting.

For any information please write to: staff@paceurope.eu

Click here to download the LPAP (Cyprus Association of Lobbyists and Public Affairs professionals) invitation letter.

PRESS RELEASE – 7th EU MEETING OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMUNITY OF EUROPE (P.A.C.E) ATHENS, 12TH – 13TH May 2017

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PRESS RELEASE – 7th EU MEETING OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMUNITY OF EUROPE (P.A.C.E)  ATHENS, 12TH – 13TH May 2017

Please click here to download the  7th EU MEETING OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMUNITY OF EUROPE (P.A.C.E)  PRESS RELEASE

Agenda of 7th PACE Meeting – Athens, May 12th and 13th, 2017

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Agenda of 7th PACE Meeting – Athens, May 12th and 13th, 2017

The Public Affairs Community of Europe is glad to announce that its 7th  Annual Meeting will be held in Athens, on May 12-13, 2017. 

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For any information please write to: staff@paceurope.eu

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Click here to download PACE Athens 2017 Documents

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Save the date

The Public Affairs Community of Europe is glad to announce that its 7th  Annual Meeting will be held in Athens, on May 12-13, 2017. 

Agenda of the 6th PACE Meeting – Bucharest, May 6th and 7th, 2016

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Agenda of the 6th PACE Meeting – Bucharest, May 6th and 7th, 2016

The Public Affairs Community of Europe is glad to announce that its 6th Annual Meeting will be held in Bucharest, on May 6th and 7th.

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For any information please write to: staff@paceurope.eu

PACE SUPPORTS DEGEPOL’S INITIATIVE FOR A “INTERESSENBEAUFTRAGTER” at DEUTSCHER BUNDESTAG

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PACE SUPPORTS DEGEPOL’S INITIATIVE FOR A “INTERESSENBEAUFTRAGTER” at DEUTSCHER BUNDESTAG

P.A.C.E – Public Affairs Community of Europe – is pleased to support de|ge|pol’s initiative towards implementing a “Interessenbeauftragter” at Deutscher Bundestag – a new transparency initiative with the aim of appointing a Commissioner for the Representation of Interests at the German Bundestag.

PACE considers this initiative to be a landmark project to the discussion about transparency in interest representation and Lobbying in Germany.

PACE members expect it brings a new approach in discussing the heavily biased public debate. It might also showcase a shift of perception on how professional and transparent interest representation empowers political transparency.

The German initiative, as well as the public debate it already has stimulated, will be closely watched all over Europe.

All members of PACE support this initiative and wish de|ge|pol good luck in implementing the „Interessenbeauftragter“ at Deutscher Bundestag.

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PACE SUPPORTS DEGEPOL’S INITIATIVE FOR A “INTERESSENBEAUFTRAGTER” at DEUTSCHER BUNDESTAG

Degepol initiative 5 Good Reasons for a Commissioner for Interest Representation

5th Annual PACE meeting | Vienna, Austria

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5th Annual PACE meeting | Vienna, Austria

5th Annual PACE meeting | Vienna, Austria

Transparency and regulation in lobbying: these are the topics that lobbyists’ national associations coming from all around Europe discussed in their fifth conference that took place in Vienna on May 7th and 8th, 2015. 

The meeting was promoted by the Public Affairs Community of Europe (P.A.C.E.), the only platform gathering national organizations of European public affairs professionals and lobbyists. The Austrian Public Affairs Association (OePAV) hosted this year’s meeting, which gathered representatives from national associations from 16 European countries, as well as speakers from the OECD, Transparency International, and Brussels-located organizations (SEAP, EPACA).

P.A.C.E. members actively spoke about the misbalanced criticism on lobbying while a political discussion about how a modern and open democracy works should be established. Furthermore, EU-member countries should take the European Joint Transparency Register as a blue-print for potential national lobbying-regulations and promote balanced guidelines for national regulations and good practices. 

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