Before finalising the preparation of the future
legal instrument, the CDCJ organised a wide consultation on the draft recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the legal
regulation of lobbying activities in the context of public
This consultation involved key actors among civil society, business and public bodies in the development process of the future legal instrument.
At its plenary meeting of 16-18 November 2016, the CDCJ finalised the draft recommendation in light of the observations arising from this consultation. It approved the text of the recommendation â€“ and adopted its draft explanatory memorandum â€“ before submitting it to the Committee of Ministers for a possible adoption in 2017.