CIPR responds to EU draft recommendation on lobbying

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has responded to the EU European Committee on Legal Co-Operation's (CDCJ) draft recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the legal regulation of lobbying activities in the context of public decision-making.

In a letter from Alastair McCapra, the Institute expressed support for the CDCJ’s efforts to encourage further strengthening of coherent and comprehensive frameworks for the legal regulation of lobbying activities within EU member States.

The CIPR encourages transparency and accountability in lobbying by maintaining the UK Lobbying Register - the industry's free, open and universal register of lobbyists.

Read the CIPR's response to the the CDCJ (opens as PDF).

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).