GR&Lobbying workshops at MGIMO University | Edward's East Strategies


GR&Lobbying workshops at MGIMO University

On April 8, 2024, Edward’s East Strategies Director, PhD in Political Science, Eduard Voytenko conducted practical trainings in the field of GR and lobbying activities with 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 of the continuing serious influence of geopolitics on the economies of all EAEU member states. Further, he discussed in detail the principles of working with public authorities in the EAEU member states and talked about GR technologies in cooperation with the EEC. Much attention was paid to the practice of building B2G communications using the example of companies from various sectors of the economy and analytical tools (monitoring and assessment of regulatory risks, legal expertise of draft laws and other regulations, etc.). In addition, Eduard Voytenko shared his experience in building communications between business and public authorities during the crisis period, GR in the sustainable development of organization, managing relations with public, expert and scientific institutions, working with business and industry associations, state corporations and development institutions, as well as with the Subcommittee of the Legal Commission for the Control of Foreign Investments in The Russian Federation. In conclusion, he revealed other key tools of GR and lobbying activities: PR tools, event management, and also conducted workshops on mapping stakeholders, creating GR strategies and algorithms for implementing GR and lobbying projects.

The next stream of the GR course will be on November 18-23, 2024. Registration is open.