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Wednesday, October 12 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Lobby Transparency: Why and for Whom? // Trasparenza delle lobbies: perché e per chi?

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Engaging stakeholders in policy-making processes is a central aspect of open government, yet the fact of who influences policies and how can often remain unknown to the public. Instead, the public receives news of lobbying through typically scandalous cases of undue influence, which in turn can cause distrust towards policy-makers and lobbyists alike. According to Global Data Barometer, lobbying is the lowest performing indicator in the political integrity field, with only 19 of the surveyed 109 countries disclosing data on lobby meetings.

While many OGP members have worked or are working with increasing lobby transparency, progress can be slow and be hindered by political turmoil. This session serves as an opportunity to share experiences of regulating lobbying in Europe, of building coalitions and of creating political will in the name of increasing public trust and citizen engagement.


Il coinvolgimento dei portatori di interesse nei processi decisionali delle politiche è un aspetto centrale del governo aperto, ma il chi e il come s’influenzano le politiche spesso resta sconosciuto al pubblico. Al contrario, il pubblico riceve notizie di attività di lobbying attraverso scandali e tipicamente casi di influenza illecita, che a loro volta possono causare sfiducia nei confronti dei responsabili politici e dei lobbisti allo stesso modo. Secondo il Global Data Barometer, il lobbying è l'indicatore con le prestazioni più basse nel campo dell'integrità politica, con solo 19 sui 109 paesi intervistati che divulgano dati sulle riunioni di lobby.

Mentre molti membri di OGP hanno lavorato o stanno lavorando con una crescente trasparenza sulle attività di lobbying, il progresso può essere lento ed essere ostacolato da disordini politici. Questa sessione è un'opportunità per condividere esperienze di regolamentazione del lobbismo in Europa, per la costruzione di alleanze e creazione di volontà politica in nome dell'aumento della fiducia pubblica e del coinvolgimento dei cittadini.

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Federico Anghelé

Director, The Good Lobby, Italy
With an academic background, Federico is an activist and an analyst, working in the field of transparency, democracy and civic participation since 2012. He worked as policy expert at Riparte il futuro, a campaign aimed at fighting corruption in Italy. He co-founded the Italian chapter... Read More →

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Giovanni Savini

Director General, Ministry of Economic Development of Italy
Anti-Bribery Officer of the Ministry of Economic DevelopmentGiovanni is a Director General at the Ministry of Economic Development in charge of anti bribery activities since Genuary 2020. He previously worked in the Legislative Office of the above mentioned Ministry and for the Presidency... Read More →

Holger Roonemaa

Head of the Investigative Team, Eesti Ekspress
Holger Roonemaa is an investigative journalist based in Tallinn, Estonia. He has extensively covered issues relating to money laundering, corruption and sanctions evading  as well as topics related to national security, espionage and propaganda. Roonemaa is a member of the International... Read More →
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Helena Peltonen-Gassmann

former Vice Chair, Transparency International Germany
Meber of Transparency International Germany since 2005, fighting for transparency and against corruption. I live in Hamburg where I actively participated in a citizens initiative which managed to bring through a then progressive transparency law in the federal state of Hamburg. Since... Read More →

Matti van Hecke

Secretary-General, European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association (EPACA)
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Carina Paju

Senior Regional Coordinator, Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Carina supports the Nordic and Baltic public sector and civil society in their open government efforts. She joined OGP in 2022 before which she headed the Estonian chapter of Transparency International where she focused on open data, lobby transparency, whistleblower protection, and... Read More →

Wednesday October 12, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CEST
Roma Eventi: Room CARDUCCI Piazza della Pilotta, 4, 00187 Roma RM, Italy