How to measure lobbying?

On 23 April 2023, SEAP hosted a panel discussion on the topic of measuring the success of lobbying efforts. The event brought together a diverse range of speakers from various sectors, each offering unique perspectives and valuable insights into this complex matter. The panellists included David Coleman, Vice-President of McDonald’s; …

SEAP calls for strengthening of EU Transparency Register

The Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) takes note of the recent report by the European Court of Auditors which highlights that there has been an increase of lobbyists on the registry but that improvements in the EU Transparency Register are still needed. As an organisation committed to upholding the …

SEAP statement on the banning of Amazon from the European Parliament

In the last number of years there has been an increased scrutiny by the European Parliament. As part of this, but not exclusively so, the European Parliament has called for the exclusion of sectors, corporate entities, and organisations. The Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) does not support the exclusion …

📢 Event alert: 20 February 2024

On 20 February at 17:00, SEAP President Paul Varakas will speak at the PubAffairs Bruxelles online event entitled “Transparency, accountability and integrity: what lies ahead for interest representation and decision-making in the EU?“. The panellists will focus on the evolution of the EU rules on transparency, accountability and integrity of the decision-making process. The event will also discuss what lies …

Regrettable decision: EU Who is who removes details of EU officials

Over the last few days, the details of desk officers, policy assistants in the European Commission that were previously published on the ‘EU Whoiswho‘ online directory have been removed in an incomprehensible move. The Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) is discouraged by this decision to reduce transparency, particularly in …