- What approach should be adopted towards the subjects which interest you?
- Are your objectives politically acceptable?
- Are your arguments and tools adapted to the expectations of the decision-makers?
- Have you taken the political context into account?
Intervention in the decision-making process:
- Does your dossier come under the authority of European statutory and legislative bodies?
- Do you know the best time to propose an amendment?
- Whom should you address?
- Under what rules?
Identification and construction of networks:
- Decision-makers, links, allies, have you got the right contacts?
- How can you guarantee their long-term follow-up?
- How can you identify new contacts?
- When and how should you raise the awareness of ministerial cabinets, members of parliament, administrative bodies, the European Commission etc?
Creation of alliances and partnerships:
- Have you considered getting your position defended by other parties?
- How can you widen your sphere of influence?
- Do you talk to NGOs, consumer associations etc?
Drawing up of arguments and communication tools:
- Are your messages and the stakes clearly expressed?
- Do you have a complete platform of your propositions?
- Have you weighed up all your arguments?
- Are your communications documents adapted to the expectations of public decision-makers?
Organisation of debates:
- Is it the right moment to organise a debate concerning your dossier?
- What form should it take – round table, symposium, conference, fact-finding study?