On October 16, 2023, Edward’s East Strategies Director, PhD in Political Science, Eduard Voytenko presented practical cases to the students of the advanced training program “GR and lobbying in Business and NGOs”, implemented by the consulting firm Baikal Communications Group in cooperation with the MGIMO Business School.
At the beginning of the classes, Eduard Voytenko emphasized the thesis about the serious impact of the international agenda on lobbying activities in almost any country in the world today. Further, he analyzed in detail the principles of working with public authorities in the EAEU member states and spoke about GR-technologies in cooperation with the EEC. Much attention was paid to analytical tools (regulatory monitoring, regulatory risk assessment, legal expertise, etc.). In addition, Eduard Voytenko explained the variability of practical mechanisms when working with business and industry organizations, public institutions, state corporations and development institutions as GR platforms for the implementation of GR and lobbying projects. In conclusion, he spoke about the role of expert and analytical organizations in GR and lobbying activities, as well as about his experience working with the Subcommittee of the Government Commission for Monitoring Foreign Investment in the Russian Federation.
Traditionally, at the end of his speech, Eduard Voytenko held three workshops on drawing up stakeholder maps, planning GR campaigns and creating algorithms for implementing GR and lobbying projects.
The next GR course will be held on April 8-13, 2024. Registration is open.