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The Good Lobby Award 2017

Past edition


About the Awards

The Good Lobby Awards is an annual celebration of projects, initiatives and campaigns led by citizens committed to lobbying for change.

The Good Lobby Awards recognise the most successful citizen-driven projects and advocacy collaborations between citizens – be they professionals or volunteers – companies, civil society organisations, political representatives, academics and/or foundations.

We bring together individuals from different walks of life and organizations that have been successfully championing for social change.

Rewarding joint public interest work carried out by several professionals and NGO(s), grassroots, movement(s), or citizens in the European space.


The Migration Law Clinic, DLA Piper Amsterdam, Mirjam van Riel, Consiglio olandese per i rifugiati

The Migration Law Clinic of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in cooperation with DLA Piper Amsterdam, Mirjam van Riel (asylum lawyer) and the Dutch Council for Refugees (VluchtelingenWerk Nederland) collaborated for the project:“Assessing Dutch evidentiary policy in Eritrean family reunification cases in the light of the Family Reunification Directive”.

Rewarding the most impactful pro bono project supported by a law firm, in-house counsel or individual lawyers, be it at local, national or EU level.


Arnold Porter, Trans Pensions Group, The Scottish Trans Alliance, LGL / ILGA

Arnold Porter in cooperation with Trans Pensions Group, The Scottish Trans Alliance and the Lithuanian NGO “LGL”/ ILGA Europe for the project: “Using EU law to increase the protection of transgender rights and recognition of a change of gender across the EU”.

Jeremy Charles

ex aequo). Jeremy Charles (sole practitioner) for the project: “Enhancing Transparency around the EU’s Transparency Register”.

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