EBOWN Best Practice Session: Policy Committees and Publications – 12 October 2023

March 15, 2024by EBOWN Admin0

The Workshop on “Policy Committees and Publications” held on 12 October 2023 featured Adam Dunnett, EBO Deputy Chair and Secretary General of EU Chamber of Commerce China, as the guest speaker. Adam provided valuable insights into the development of policy committees and publications within EBO China, drawing from his extensive experience. He began by highlighting EBO China’s 23-year journey and the evolution of its policies, emphasizing the organic development through dealing with individual cases and common law practice.

Adam then discussed the fundamentals of forming working groups, addressing the challenges and considerations involved. Key criteria for forming new working groups were outlined, including the importance of sufficient resources, creating value for members, and clear advocacy objectives. He elaborated on the criteria developed by EBO China, such as minimum membership requirements and commitment to advocacy work.

The discussion also touched upon the structure, roles, and sustainability of working groups, with insights into attracting new members, inviting EU delegation and member states, and managing challenges such as varying resources and weak leadership. Adam emphasized the significance of recognition for volunteers and the role of position papers in influencing regulations.

Overall, the workshop provided a comprehensive overview of the strategies and practices employed by EBO China in developing policy committees and publications, offering valuable insights for attendees seeking to enhance their advocacy efforts and engagement with stakeholders.

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