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The Good Lobby connects academics and legal professionals, acting on a pro bono basis, with NGOs working on key social and political issues at the European level.

We aim to address the urgent legal and advocacy needs of NGOs by matching them with our committed citizen experts. In so doing, we are training a new generation of public interest lawyers, academics and advocates. We believe in the power of pro bono to strengthen European civil society and actively engage the growing number of citizens committed to the public interest.

During the first stages of its development, The Good Lobby has focused on identifying legal and advocacy needs of EU NGOs, and sensitised NGOs and law firms to the possibility of providing and receiving pro bono. The Good Lobby is now ready to go one step up!

Program

This event will bring together EU officials, legal professionals, civil society actors and academics to publicly build a case for pro bono in Europe.
The European Ombudsman, Ms. O’Reilly, will deliver the keynote speech.

On this occasion, The Good Lobby, its partners and sponsors will also officially launch the EU Pro Bono Awards to acknowledge the most successful instances of pro bono co-operation between citizen experts and civil society organizations carried out within the past twelve months at the EU level.

A reception with drinks will follow.

More Information

Inaugural Event – 22 June 2017