Professional and Ethical Standards for Public Affairs Professionals

Professional and Ethical Standards for Public Affairs Professionals

Take part in the expert debate and contribute to making the SEAP Code of Conduct fit for the future!

SEAP adopted its own Code of Conduct in 1997. Since then, the Code has been revised and strengthened several times. Through the introduction of a procedure for non-compliance, it has become an accountable and credible tool for the regulation of the industry. All SEAP members are bound by this code.

It has been a while since the last update. The regulatory framework and the European affairs profession have evolved in recent years. It is therefore time to adapt the SEAP Code of Conduct to these new realities.

Together with representatives of the EU institutions and stakeholders, we would like to discuss today’s requirements for a Code of Conduct and what changes are necessary for SEAP. We will also take a close look at other codes of conduct.

This event is also an opportunity for SEAP members to contribute their experiences and expectations to the debate. We hope for your active participation.


12:00-12:30 – Light lunch

12:30-13:30 – Panel discussion

13:30-14:00 – Q&A


  • Pauline Bertrand, Policy Analyst, OECD
  • Alvaro de Elera, Member of Cabinet, EU Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová
  • Carl Dolan, Senior Advisor, EU Ombudsman
  • Dieter Zinnbauer, Advisor, The Good Lobby


  • Paul Varakas, President, Society of European Public Affairs Professionals

Date / Heure
Date(s) - 29/05/2024
12 h 00 min - 14 h 00 min

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