CEC Group’s Managing Partner in Czechia, Václav Nekvapil, has just published his book entitled “We all are lobbyists” (Všichni jsme lobbisté) via the renowned Grada publishing house. The foreword is written by Ivan Hodáč, the former Secretary General of ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association), ranked by The Financial Times as being among the most influential personalities in Brussels politics. The book’s illustrations were created by the reputed Czech artist Zuzana Bahulová.
The book, targeted at the general public, explains the nature of lobbying and the tools used in public affairs. Its key argument is that far from being a mysterious activity reserved for the few, lobbying is in fact a normal and legitimate part of the democratic decision-making process, exercised by the many: CEOs, consultants, lawyers, inhouse communication managers, NGOs, trade associations and also individual citizens.
The Czech version is available for purchase here. English and Polish versions will follow later this year.