LobbyingWork on drafting Recommendation on the legal regulation of lobbying activities in the context of public decision-making was undertaken by the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) between May 2015 and September 2016. CDCJ approved the text at its 91st meeting (16-18 November 2016) before submitting it to the Committee of Ministers for adoption. The recommendation (CM/Rec(2017)2) was adopted on 22 March 2017.

Now the CDCJ works to raise awareness of this recommendation and support its implementation in member states as often and to the extent its resources permit.