Citizen Lobbying Workshop

Learn how to bring systemic change to your community, be it at the local or transnational level!
JULY, 11th
Kyiv, Ukraine
350 UAH
Workshop will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn how to lobby for good and discover the lobby tools available to you to make meaningful changes in society.
We also will have a presentation of successful Ukrainian and international cases and networking time!
Andrea Boccuni
Head of Partnership and Education at The Good Lobby.

Andrea started his career in Brussels as an assistant at the European Parliament and has worked over the past four years as an advisor for several leading European Affairs Consultancies, developing a strong experience in the agri-food supply chain area. He has also worked for the European Commission as an external consultant for DG Health & Food Safety. Over the past two years, Andrea has been developing workshops and building collaborations with key civil society actors as Head of Partnership and Education. He has been training hundreds of individuals coming from any walk of life to become citizen lobbyists, embracing TGL's driving idea that everyone can and should lobby for the common good.
Олеся Холопік
Заступниця директора Центру демократії та верховенства права (ЦЕДЕМ), координаторка Кампанії «За безпечні дороги».

З 2016 року координує адвокаційну Кампанію «За безпечні дороги», яку ініціював ЦЕДЕМ спільно з партнерами з метою зменшити смертність та травматизм на дорогах України. В рамках Кампанії працює над питаннями зменшення швидкості автомобільного руху; збільшення користування ременями безпеки та безпечного перевезення дітей; зменшення неуважного водіння, зокрема відволікання на засоби зв'язку. Займається адвокацією законопроекту, який передбачає збільшення відповідальності за непристебнутий ремінь безпеки. Ціль законопроекту — збільшити
рівень користування пасками безпеки та змінити поведінку водіїв та пасажирів.

Має близько 9 років практичного досвіду в проектному менеджменті та роботи з командами.
Після кількарічної юридичної практики в корпорації Samsung Electronics, перейшла працювати в громадський сектор, приєднавшись до команди ЦЕДЕМ.

У 2018 році отримала нагороду Top 30 Under 30 від редакції газети Kyiv Post.

Чинний член Асоціації правників України. Здобула дві вищі освіти: Академія адвокатури України (магістр права), Київський національний економічний університет ім. Вадима Гетьмана (магістр з міжнародної економіки).
Yulia Solokha
Сurrently is working on the project "Public Synergy" by the International Renaissance Foundation which deals with the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU. Has 7 years of practical experience in conducting successful advocacy campaigns in the health care field. Yulia was leading the project "Kyiv without Tobacco Smoke" by the Center for Democracy and Rule of Law. Also, she is the head of the public health center "Center for Public Health Advocacy", expert of the Center for Tobacco Control and the Reanimation Package of Reforms. Was the leader of social television programs on the channel of CDRTRK, managed the press center of the People's Deputy of Ukraine, was a media manager at NGO "Life". Coordinated advocacy campaigns aimed at promoting changes to national legislation to protect public health and protect consumer rights.
13:30 - 14:00
13:30 - 14:00
Registration & coffee
14:00 - 15:00
14:00 - 15:00
How lobbying works in Ukraine and in the west countries?
Panel discussion
Why we dont have any mechanism for lobbying regulation? How to defend our interests and influence the legislators under such circumstances? What is the definition of the "right" lobby in the developed countries?
15:00 - 15:25
15:00 - 15:25
Advocacy campaign "Prohibition of beer advertisement in media"
Case presentation
Speaker: Yulia Solokha
"Civil Synergy" project of the International Renaissance Foundation.
15:25 - 15:45
15:25 - 15:45
Advocacy campaign "For Safe Roads"
Case presentation
Speaker: Olesya Kholopik
Deputy Director of the Center for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM), Coordinator of the Campaign "For Secure Roads".
15:45 - 16:15
15:45 - 16:15
16:15 - 18:15
16:15 - 18:15
The Citizen Lobbying and Advocacy
Speaker: Andrea Boccuni
Head of Partnership and Education at The Good Lobby

Discover the "Citizens lobbying toolkit", an innovative and easy-to-use guide to lobby for good. If you are an activist, a professional, an academic or a just a concerned citizen, this workshop will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn how to lobby for good and discover the advocacy tools available to you to bring meaningful change in your community.
18:15 - 18:30
18:15 - 18:30
Questions and answers
18:30 - 19:30
18:30 - 19:30
Networking & drinks
Speakers at panel discussion "How lobbying works in Ukraine and in the west countries?"
Svitlana Mykhaylovska
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Association member companies.
Svitlana has been working at the Association since 2005. Graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University, Institute of International Relations, specialty "International Economics". Has an MBA from Kyiv School of Economics.
Denys Bazilevych
Chairman of the Board Institute for Professional Lobbying and Advocacy
Advisor, consultant and coach on lobbying and advocacy for a number of commercial and non-profit organizations, as well as international technical programs assistant. Expert of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).
Olena Prokopenko
Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Adviser on the Development of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark
Specialist in International Relations and Advocacy. Until recent time he headed the direction of international relations of The Reanimation Package of Reforms. Worked as a national advocate for the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine.
Borys Danevych
Founder and partner of the law firm Danevych.Law
A lawyer, health expert, co-chairman of the Health Care Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.
Registration form
We can invite only 60 participants. Please, provide full answers to all the questions in order to increase your chances to be selected.
Name and surname
Phone number
What company or NGO you represent?
Whats your role in this company or NGO?
Your expectations?
What information is most interesting for you? What outcome do you expect to get after the event?
Describe your motivation
Why you should take part in this event? How do you plan to use the knowledge from this event?
How did you learn about the workshop?
Was it facebook ads, online magazine “Title” or something else?
Do you know english?
Presentation and panel discussion will be in Ukrainian, but workshop itself will be in English.
Anastasiya Kozlovtseva
Head of International Relations/Fundraiser at Transparency International Ukraine
In 2013-2016 she has coordinated projects related to good and open governance. Now she is responsible for donor, international relations coordination, advocacy of organizations priorities at the
international level and fundraising.
Who is invited?
Law firms, independent consultants and lawyers
Non-profit, nongovernmental, charitable organizations and social projects
Everyone who is interested in lobbying topic, pro bono or other interaction between law sphere representatives and civic society
Workshop is organized by
Is a civic start-up operating across Europe and beyond. TGL is committed to giving voice to underrepresented public interests and bringing more citizens into the public policy process.
TGL promotes skill-sharing and cooperation among citizens with different professions, expertise and attitudes in order to foster assertive citizenship.
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