The European Guide to Citizen Lobbying

Do you want to become a citizen lobbyist? This practical booklet will show you the resources available to those who want to start a lobbying action. 

Discover the citizen lobbying guide and the different channels you can choose to make your voice heard. Your strategy might be based on many avenues, better if combined together: administrative, legislative, political and judicial. 

Start an advocacy campaign or a petition, draft a FOIA request or a complaint to start your case to bring injustice to light. Pick your issue and create a perfect lobbying plan to raise awareness about the social change you want to foster.

We believe that by engaging with citizens in the policy process, in providing expertise and resources to NGOs, and in connecting those working for the public good, we can create a society of citizen lobbyists, to preserve and strengthen civil society in Europe and beyond.

To this end, we hope this toolkit contributes to our goals of educating citizens about how government works, equipping them with participatory democracy tools available in Europe; encouraging them to connect with policymakers; and creating confident citizens who can help counter the influence exercised by interest groups in the policy process. 

What are you waiting for?