The Foro Empresarial of APRI (Business Forum) is a means of collaboration between companies that was created in 2013 to defend lobbying professionals in Spain, with the aim of developing projects to improve knowledge of the activity and convey to the public a suitable vision of the profession.

Among the most recent projects promoted by the Forum, there is the publication of the first book on lobbying in Spain, with the participation of professionals from the sector, as well as the first study of the institutional relations sector, with the participation of the main companies and business associations of the country.

These are some of the principal objectives:

  • Reinforcing the representativeness of APRI: defending and representating the sector.
  • Promoting transparency and regulation of the lobbying sector in Spain.
  • Encouraging knowledge and training through the collaboration with professionals.
  • Promoting new initiatives to reinforce the public affairs industry in Spain.

First book on lobbying in Spain

El Lobby en España ¿Asignatura pendiente?

The fist book on lobbying in Spain, written by professionals of the sector and with the preface of the then vice-president of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič.

Projects of the Foro Empresarial

Explanatory video on lobbying (in Spanish)

Escucha al lobby

This video explains in a simple way how the professional activity of lobbying and public affairs works, and the importance of listening to interest representatives in the decision making process and in the elaboration of public policies.

The first study about professionals in institutional relations and public affairs

“La visión empresarial de los Public Affairs en España”

The first study about the sector in Spain, conducted with interviews with Institutional Relations managers of the main Spanish companies and employers’ associations.