Registration open for Public Affairs workshop
A limited number of places is available for participation in a workshop about Public Affairs as part of the NREN strategic toolkit. The event will be hosted by DFN in Berlin on 8-9 April and is being organised by the EaPConnect project, in cooperation with the GÉANT Community Programme.
Public Affairs is about the way in which all kinds of organisations engage in lobbying and in securing a good reputation with policy makers. In the world of policy making, organisations and groups with a specific interest try to influence decisions to their favour. They may try to get an issue on the agenda, or prevent it if this threatens their interest. How do they do this, what strategies do they use, and with what effects? How do policy makers respond to claims made by interest groups?
This workshop will introduce both perspectives: the viewpoint of interest groups that want to influence public policy, and that of policy makers who must make choices about which interests to address.
The workshop will also narrow down how to make the tools of Public Affairs relevant to the needs of research and education professionals at the national and European level.
The ultimate objective of the workshop is to enable participants to develop a Public Affairs strategy for their own organisations.