This section is for lobbying resources that are neither guides nor reports.
|Citizens' Initiative described|
|A key element of the new Lisbon Treaty is the introduction of the Citizens' Initiative. This will allows 1 million people petition the European Commission directly to introduce new policy. Ruth Deasy, Head of Press at the Irish European Commission Representation explains the new mechanism.|
|talktoeu: How seriously does the EU take the environmental lobby?|
|Talktoeu's environmental NGO event in Dublin raised some good questions including this one where a member of the audience asks how seriously the EU takes the environmental lobby.|
|Why it is so important to lobby your MEP|
|Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are vital in the fight against Europe's devastating trade deals. They can slow down or even stop Europe's free trade deals altogether - deals that will help big business but bring increased poverty, environmental destruction and misery for hundreds of millions of people.
MEPs are also the only part of the EU that is directly accountable to the people of Europe, so they are essential to getting our concerns heard.|
|EU Working for Women|
|Mary Honeyball MEP speaks to the (UK) National Alliance of Women's Organisations on the EU, women's representation and lobbying.|
|An introduction to the NGO EU Connect web site |
|An introduction to the NGO EU Connect web site from Martin Territ, Director of the European Commission Representation in Ireland |