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The Good Lobby Award 2018

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 recognize the most successful citizen-driven projects and advocacy collaborations between citizens – be they professionals or volunteers – companies, civil society organizations, 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.

Who decides?

Our selected jury of activists, lawyers and NGOs representatives will vote for the best projects based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative and impactful engagement with local, national and EU authorities;


  • Creative collaboration and skill-sharing across society, be it with one or more of the following: the private sector, civil society, academia, political movements, and/or philanthropy;
  • Promotion of accountable and transparent policy-making at local, national and EU level;


  • Outstanding commitment and dedication to the European public interest.

The jury includes members of European civil society, philanthropists, academics, professionals and personalities from the world of arts and culture. Awards will be given during the ceremony that will take place on the 13th of December 2019 in Brussels.

Rewarding the most impactful action by an individual citizen in their community, be it at local, national or EU level.



FreeInterRail is a campaign launched by civil society to allow young Europeans to have free access to rail mobility in EU countries thanks to a free pass for the InterRail program

Rewarding the civic commitment of one or more academics in the European space.


Laurent Pech

Professor Laurent Pech has mobilised for the restoration of the rule of law in Poland through his writings, speeches and his network of contacts, involving the EU institutions, the Poles and the media.

Rewarding the most impactful campaign or action led by an NGO in the European space.


ECI Campaign/Democracy International

ECI Campaign / Democracy International is an organisation that works exclusively to introduce and expand the dissemination of the European Citizen Initiative, the first tool in the world of participatory, digital and transnational democracy

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.


Dentons Warsaw

Dentons Warsaw is an international law firm, which in this case has pledged to protect the freedom of expression of the voices critical of the Polish government.

Rewarding the civic commitment of one or more professionals who actively supported citizen-driven initiatives and other collaborations by offering their pro bono expertise.


B-Corp Italia

B-Corp Italia is a movement that inspires companies with a dual purpose: to distribute profits and pursue a common good, generating a positive impact for employees, communities and the environment.

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



Poliferie is an organization that has launched a series of collaboration campaigns and workshops for bottom-up interaction with students.

White & Case

White & Case is an international legal consultancy company that assisted a homosexual couple who opposed the failed legal recognition of their marriage.

Rewarding the commitment of one or more foundations to support nonprofit advocacy across Europe.


Ukranian Philanthropists Forum

Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum is a professional association of charitable foundations and leaders of philanthropic organizations that supported the introduction in Ukraine of untaxed SMS donation systems.

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