As PACE, we are united by the vision of creating a platform for the cooperation of national associations for Public Affairs in Europe. In our roles as Public Affairs professionals, we strive to contribute to political decision-making processes in a responsible and transparent manner. Our endeavor is to accompany the evolving regulatory framework for lobbying from the perspective of the Public Affairs industry with a unified voice in European countries. United in diversity - what applies to the EU also applies to the national association of Public Affairs organizations united within PACE. Yet for PACE, Europe does not end at the borders of the EU: with members from the entire European continent, we aim to create a common framework for the European public affairs industry.
PACE is the voice of the Public Affairs community in European countries. We draw on the potential of our members and offer a platform for sharing knowledge, exchanging experiences and holding debates on developments that affect us as an industry. For instance, PACE has recently started a debate on quality management in political consulting and brought the topic from national discussions to a common European forum. [option: LINK to QM discussion paper] The central potential of PACE is the networking and exchange of ideas among each other, which PACE promotes through annual conferences: as a community, we share national experiences in the field of lobbying regulation or other industry relevant topics and provide support for the creation of national public affairs associations. Professionals who wish to establish a lobbying association in their respective can benefit from the community as Associate Members even during the foundation phase of their association à No button “read more” needed .
As the association of public affairs professionals in Europe, we are convinced that the representation of interests is an integral part of a functioning democratic system. Acting at the interface between the worlds of politics and business, Public Affairs plays a key role as transmission belt for interests to be articulated in decision-making processes. This role, however, also entails a high level of responsibility and a need for and integral and transparent behavior: For this reason, Public Affairs professionals organized in PACE understand the following basic values as the foundation for their professional activities: Truthfulness, Transparency, Fairness, Incompatibility, Confidentiality and Loyalty.Learn more on PACE’s Principles
The Public Affairs Community of Europe will hold its 9th Annual Meeting in Prague, on May 17-18, 2019.Read More
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… View ArticleRead More
The Public Affairs Community of Europe will hold its 8th Annual Meeting in Nicosia, on June 01-02, 2018.Read More
Please click here to download the 7th EU MEETING OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMUNITY OF EUROPE (P.A.C.E) PRESS RELEASERead More
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. Click here to download the Provisional_Agenda For any information please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to download the Press release Click here to download PACE Athens 2017 DocumentsRead More
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.Read More
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. Clic here to download the agenda For any information please write to: email@example.comRead More
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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… View ArticleRead More
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… View ArticleRead More