1. Watch 'Billy wants a dog', 'What does a lobbyist do' and
'Corporate lobbying is still too influential in the EU' on the website (reesonomics.eu. European Economics. Lesson 11)
2. Open the 'Lobbying Presentation' pdf
3. Watch the 'Lobbying Presentation' video commentary.
4. Open the Lobbying Transparency Register and click on 'Search the
Register'. Choose a key word that interests you, such as 'meat',
'chemicals', 'finance', 'cereals', 'cars' etc.
5. Choose one of the companies from the list, and see 'number of
persons involved', 'membership and affiliation' (make a note of
associations for future reference), and 'financial data'.
6. Check out the associations of the company, and go back to the LTR
and do the same checks as in 4 and 5 for the associations (when
7. In order to associate lobbying costs with CAP revenue, click on
'Farmsubsidy.org'. Either select a key word or a company name in the
'search box', or select a country, then a company from that country.
8. Make a note of the CAP subsidies received by the company, then go
back to the LTR and get data on its lobbying expenditure (remember to
9. Go to the LTR and select one of the following consulting companies:
Grayling, Ernst & Young, Hill & Knowlton,
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Fleishman-Hillard. Check out the number of
employees, total revenue, and their clients. Keep a note of
'interesting' clients for your research during the next lesson
(preparation of a lobbying case-study).
Next - week - you will be working on your own or in groups to prepare a
lobbying case-study. Your case study report will form part of your
evaluation. Make sure you have followed all this week's lesson before
starting your case-study.