Paris, 27-28 June 2013 – EPACA Vice-Chair, Rob Mack, was on the panel at the OECD Forum on Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying: How to Win Back Trust?in Paris 27-28 June, discussing ‘Compliance and enforcement: How to make transparency and integrity in lobbying a reality?’
On the panel, Rob was accompanied by Karen Shepherd (Commissioner of Lobbying, Canada), Don W. Fox (Principal Deputy Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics) Adam Bramwell (the Counsel to the Secretary of the Senate, United States), Krzysztof Przemieniecki (Ministry of Interior, Poland) and José Luis Rufas Quintana (European Parliament Secretariat General).
Over the past years, countries have increasingly designed and implemented rules and guidelines on lobbying. Yet, questions on how to achieve compliance remain. Challenges to enforce the regulation in a cost-effective manner are evident and countries still struggle to provide incentives for compliance and to sanction breaches.
This session will explore the drivers for compliance and how to assess the effectiveness of measures to deter and detect breaches of rules and guidelines on lobbying.