The Good Lobby
The Good Lobby is a platform for bringing together NGOs, academics and professionals in the EU to combine the their skills and passions and lobby for the public interest.
In contemporary Europe, a civic empowerment gap is emerging. Political power is increasingly distributed unequally between citizens, particularly in relation to EU policymaking, where business interest groups are strong and civil society is weak. To address this problem, The Good Lobby wants to connect people with expertise and knowledge with civil society organisations that need them.
Drawing on the concept of sharing economy, The Good Lobby intends to exploit the untapped potential of ordinary citizens, such as academics, professionals and students, to help non-profits discharging their mission. To do so, it will create a network of professionals across different disciplines like lawyers, communication strategists and IT consultants to support civil society organisations in need of professional services. Non-profit organisations lacking economic means and/or expertise will receive pro bono or low bono integrated legal advice, communication strategy plans and research.