Every year, The Good Lobby Summer Academy gathers a select group of leading thinkers, practitioners, and academics working on new forms and politics of influence, mobilisation and lobbying coming from all over the world.

It’s the perfect training or refresher for advocacy professionals, both from civil society and the private sector, as you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of new forms of participatory politics in a geopolitically-shuttered world.


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Registration is open

Preview Agenda

When should business take a stand (if at all)? Key note by Joe Zammit-Lucia

  • Why does corporate political footprint matter? The views of investors, ESG data providers, and companies
  • How do policymakers like to be lobbied? The receiving end of lobbying
  • Positive lobbying beyond climate: encouraging political engagement that supports human rights (with Social LobbyMap)
  • Can responsible lobbying be taught? Building practical curriculum for responsible political engagement 
  • What makes lobbying positive, responsible and ultimately sustainable? The state of the art of the normative debate about acceptable corporate political power.
  • What does a business associations’ ‘responsible’ political engagement look like? 
  • Public Affairs as “serviced emissions”: how can the ‘enablers’ better know their clients?
  • Corporate political activities as an ESG blindspot: Lessons learned from The Good Lobby Tracker 
  • Engagement on toxic political issues: lessons from migration policy engagement & narrative re-framing 
  • What a role for philanthropy in whitening corporate political influence? 
  • How can investors gather more and better corporate political activities’ data? Spotlight on the uneasey relationships between ESG data providers, companies and investors 
  • Shaping ideas that shape: how think-tanks, academia and issue advertising influence 
  • When the license to lobbying is suspended: from tobacco to the fossil fuels industry
  • Regulating lobbying: principles, frameworks and regulation?

Date: 22-25 July 2024


Apply for a scholarship!

We’re pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships for motivated students and young professionals interested in learning more about responsible lobbying and politics of influence. The scholarship will cover the full registration fee for all sessions and social events. Please note that the scholarship does not include travel or accommodation expenses.

If you are under 28 years old (from the date of your application) and interested in applying for this scholarship, please fill out the form by clicking the button below.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 28 (by midnight CET).


Puente Colgante Boutique Hotel

We’ve pre-booked 30 rooms at a special rate of €126.40.

You can block your room with the reference SUMMER ACADEMY.

You can request an upgrade for:

  • Room with a view supplement €13
  • Buffet breakfast €18
  • Garage €19/day
  • Extra adult beds €25

Extra beds for children under 12 years old free of charge

Cribs free of charge

Check-in date: 22/07/24 – Check-out date: 25/07/24

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Other hotels at walking distance:

URH Palacio de Oriol: visit the website 

Hotel Embarcadero: visit the website