1. AALEP acts as a centre of expertise on public policy advocacy. It is the independent centre of reference and excellence for promoting public policy advocacy in the European Union and beyond.
  2. AALEP acts a catalyst, promotes collaboration, launches new initiatives and introduces solutions to improve public policy advocacy capabilities.
  3. AALEP helps professionals and practitioners working in the field of public advocacy pinpoint best practice and new areas of research. It also works with partners in other world regions, exchanging information and expertise.


The Early Career Membership category is designed to help young professionals in the period immediately following receipt of their final degree or the termination of their full-time student status. An Early Career member applicant must be an individual who has received his/her final degree in the previous 12 months. This discounted membership applies in the first three years of their career post-graduation. Making strategic connections and having access to helpful resources is an essential part of ensuring entry into the profession is successful and impactful.

Early Career Member Fee € 200.00 (Initiation fee waived) and as a welcoming gift a free copy of the "Fouloy's Explanatory Lobbying Dictionary" Dues paid are non-transferable and non-refundable. No portion of the dues paid shall be refundable because of membership being terminated for any reason. An Early Member has access to the materials for as long as he/she is a current member in good standing, with new content added regularly.


  • TRUST MARK: AALEP aims at being the trust mark of the profession by operating a Code of Conduct and setting and championing standards of ethical conduct. As an AALEP member, you are seen to be committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior.
  • SUPPORT: AALEP is committed to supporting you in your professional role, providing practical support and guidance as well as training opportunities and relevant information on policy updates, positions, and data.
  • REPRESENTATION: AALEP is the authoritative representative of the interests of the profession to the EU institutions, stakeholders and the public. AALEP is in continuous contact with the institutions and organizes regular meetings for members to discuss with EU officials subjects which are of importance for the profession.
  • NETWORKING: AALEP gives you access to like-minded professionals from all sectors and organizations of all sizes, and provides relevant platforms for members to meet. AALEP helps you expand your network of contacts by giving you the opportunity to connect with people you would not necessarily meet and to exchange knowledge and experience with them.

Request Early Career Membership Application: aalep@proximus.be


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