A strong civil society is essential for the stability of our democratic structures and the protection of European values. It should also play a central role in helping shape the comprehensive digitization of our society.

This guide exists to present this information. It intends to convey insight into central experiences and elements of influence for civil society actors on digital
political processes, especially on the EU level; to clarify the scope of action for civil society to shape policy even after a legislative process is complete; and to
support the work of organizations with concrete guidance and recommendations. In addition to an overview of European and national legislative processes, it includes concrete tips and strategies for representing interests and exerting influence, both directly on the political process and on accompanying public relations

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PublisherStiftung Mercator
Release dateMay 2022

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