Kenneth Aitchison’s presentation on lobbying in the Political Strategies for the EAA? session at the European Association of Archaeologists‘ annual conference in Glasgow is now online. Lobbying is not a well understood phrase. It is often vaguely and loosely understood as an easy buzzword that will somehow magically allow you to make friends and influence people. But in terms of lobbying the European Union – and that can mean the Council of the European Union, the European Commission or the European Parliament – it is a very precisely defined concept, with only very specific individuals, working for very specific organisations, using predefined methodologies to present influential cases to in defined ways to…
Kenneth Aitchison has been granted the status of an accredited lobbyist (“interest representative”) to the European Parliament. This means that Landward Research Ltd can formally present clients’ views to the European Commission, Council and Parliament in order to influence policy-making on their behalf.