Invitation to Conference: Transparent advancing of legitimate interests or hidden lobbying?

January 15, 2015 9:46 pm

Transparency International Czech Republic and the Association of Public Affairs Agencies in the Czech Republic

cordially invite you to a seminar called:

Transparent advancing of legitimate interests or hidden lobbying?

 

The seminar will take place on Friday,

January 23rd 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration starts at 9 a.m.

 

In Hotel YASMIN

Politických vězňů 913/12, Prague 1

www.hotel-yasmin.cz

 

 

Working languages of the conference are both, English and Czech, simultaneous translation will be provided.

 

Main topics:

 

·         How to advance legitimate interests transparently

·         What are the risks of non-transparent lobbying

·         Lobbying regulation on the EU level

·         Lobbying and transparent decision-making in the Czech Republic

·         Ethical principles in lobbying

 

Register until January 20th 2015 by sending an e-mail to moravkova@transparency.cz

or call +420 224 240 895.

 

For further information please contact Mr. Radim Bureš on his email bures@transparency.cz

or phone +420 224 240 897.

The seminar´s  program:

9:00

9:30

Registration

 

9:30

9:45

Opening Remarks

 

·         Radim Bureš, Transparency International Czech Republic

·         Václav Nekvapil, CEC Government Relations, Chairman of the Association of Public Affairs Agencies

 

Host

·         Pavel Bratinka, Euroffice Praha-Brusel, Association of Public Affairs Agencies

9:45

11:00

              I. session

International and national framework of lobbying

·         Jiří Dienstbier, Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities, and Legislation

·         Jaromír Beran, Secretary, Legal and Constitutional Committee of the  Chamber of Deputies, Czech Republic

·         András Baneth, Director, Public Affairs Council, Brussels

·         Paul Zoubkov, Transparency International Berlin

·         Radim Bureš, Transparency International Czech Republic

11:00

11.30

Coffee Break

 

 

Host

·         Erik Best, Publicist, Fleet Sheet

11:30

12:45

 

II. session

Standards of transparent lobbying

·         Václav Nekvapil CEC Government Relations, Chairman of the Association of Public Affairs Agencies

·         Jana Marco, PAN Solutions, Vice-chairman of the Association of Public Affairs Agencies

·         Irena Bartoňová Pálková, Vice-president, Chamber of Commerce

·         Weston Stacey, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce

·         Jakub Dvořáček, Director, The Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry

·         Michal Kadera, External Affairs Director, Škoda Auto

12:45

13:00

Final Remarks

·         Philip Staehelin, Board of Directors,  Transparency International Czech Republic