TRIALOG will publish an advocacy guide in the second half of 2012. The guide will introduce newcomers to the world of lobbying and advocacy, with inspiring examples from EU12 experience. Drawing up an advocacy strategy, choosing target groups, using media, planning a campaign and many more topics will be covered.The guide will be practical and down to earth – it will provide suggestions on how to incorporate advocacy into your organisation’s work.
The special feature of the
guide will be successful advocacy examples from new EU member state
organisations and NGDO platforms. In order to use the best examples, numerous
interviews have been conducted and an online questionnaire sent out to organisations. If you have not yet answered the questionnaire,
now is your chance!
TRIALOG believes that reading about a successful advocacy
initiative in Slovakia or Malta can inspire Bulgarian and Lithuanian
organisations and vice versa. Organisations across EU12
have a lot to learn from each other and that is why it is vital to share our
Although advocacy can be
very specific to each country situation, there are still many similarities of
what works and what does not. Being vague and unclear about your advocacy
messages is a “no” in every country and doing follow-up after lobby meetings
can always be helpful in achieving your goals. The advocacy and lobby guide
will share such practical suggestions.
For more information about
the advocacy guide please contact Mirjam Sutrop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information provided by Mirjam Sutrop, TRIALOG