To know the dynamics of the Parliament serves the business associations and the companies to be able to anticipate the risks, to detect opportunities, to optimize the resources, to know the political positioning, to identify interlocutors and, ultimately, to be able to contribute as external agents to a better performance and logically to defend their interests before the political agents.
The Parliament is a leading institution in the life of any State, because it serves as a channel to realize one of its most important functions: the approval of laws. However, the tasks the Parliament develops go much further, as it also controls the action of the Government through several mechanisms, it celebrates debates that promote future public policies, it approves budgets and, in an increasingly growing way, it interacts with private agents. All these functions are analyzed in the workshop. On the other hand, the actual parliamentary composition shows that we are facing a very complex political environment, which has its institutional manifestation in a highly fragmented parliament. This is nothing new from the point of view of the presence of numerous political forces, but it is, at the political level, as for the variables of power, especially for the potential entry of two political parties without previous presence at the General Court.
There is a clear public, or even academic, ignorance, of the internal functioning of the parliamentary institution, so that one of the purposes of this informative session is to fill that gap. Its development will serve to lay the foundations of a potential competitive advantage against other associations, companies and, in general, private sector actors. The purpose of this workshop will be to lay the foundations of the necessary knowledge to exercise the lobbying action within the General Courts. Specifically, the focus of the Program will be to show how the parliamentary institution works both in the organizational level and in the performance of its main function: the lawmaking.
Logically, the technical and regulatory aspects will be analyzed, but always with a practical approach, therefore descending to the political elements that condition the task of the parliamentary institution. That is, the indispensible formal aspects will be combined with the necessary real vision.
During the Workshop, the ways of participating of the civil society that currently exist will be targeted and you will learn, with a practical case, how to access the parliamentary information, how to manage it and an adequate handling of time case.
“In my negotiations with Governments, before I did not distinguish between a political profile and an official profile, now I understand they are different worlds.”
Director of Government Affairs, Technological Multinational
“Although 90% of our business comes from the public sector, we had not destined marketing nor management resources, to thoroughly know our interlocutors, their motivations, their necessities or their limitations. It is clear that we had very well learned what we wanted to tell the councilors of the Autonomous Communities, but now the task is to move forward to understand what they need and what they expect from us”
Director of Public Affairs and Market Access, pharmaceutical industry.
“My main role is to help my teams to win the last negotiations. In my professional career I have done multiple negotiation dynamics, but none with the specificities of the governmental or political scope. The keys are different and we are talking about negotiations in which in half an hour of meeting we risk everything …”
CEO, agrifood company.