In accordance with its
reference 2014-2015, the European
Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) carried out in 2014 a feasibility
study on a Council of Europe legal instrument concerning the legal
regulation of lobbying activities.
On the basis of the conclusions of this study, which was examined by the Committee at its plenary meeting in October
2014, it was agreed to continue work on preparing a draft recommendation of the Committee of
Ministers of the Council of Europe in this area.
It is expected that the draft recommendation will be submitted for
approval to the CDCJ plenary meeting in November 2016.
completing its work, the CDCJ agreed to organise a wide
consultation on the draft recommendation in 2016 which will allow the civil society and other
key stakeholders (in both public and private sectors) to be involved in the elaborating process.
Such a consultation will also ensure the legitimacy of the future