The Association of Public Affairs Agencies of the Czech Republic (APAA) was founded in May 2012. It gathers the largest Czech agencies whose activities include lobbying services and representation of interests for corporate or smaller entrepreneurs and professional associations.
Members of APAA believe that lobbying is a necessary and integral part of a plural democratic society. The main aims of the association are greater transparency and professionalism in the lobbying industry, busting myths, and misunderstandings about lobbying, which are still tight with it, and also edification of the general public about the nature and means of lobbying. APAA is a partner to the Government in the question of lobbying regulation, it cooperates with a variety of NGO’s, hosts seminars, conferences, and round tables.
The Association is an active member of Public Affairs Community of Europe (PACE).