1. AALEP acts a centre of expertise on public policy advocacy. It is the independent centre of reference and excellence for promoting public policy advocacy in the EU and beyond.
  2. AALEP acts as a catalyst, promotes collaboration, launches new initiatives and introduces solution to improve public policy advocacy capabilities.
  3. AALEP helps professionals and practitioners working in the field of public policy advocacy pinpoint best practice and new areas of research. It also works with partners in other world regions, exchanging information and expertise.
  4. AALEP develops common training standards for public policy advocates and harmonize public policy advocates’ education in EU and associated countries.


AALEP student membership is designed for individuals engaged in formal full-time undergraduate or graduate study at a college or university looking to become active in the fields of government relations and public affairs. Student members receive the same benefits as regular members except the right to vote or hold elective office.

Student Member Fee is € 150.00 (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.

A student 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 (Continuing education programs): 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.

Student Membership Application

To become a student member, you must attach either

  • A copy of the transcript showing the course you are taking or
  • A letter from the College or University stating that you are currently enrolled at the school.

Student Member Fee € 150.00 (Initiation fee waived).

Note: Both your printed application form and documents verifying your student status are required for processing. Full payment entitles new members to membership from the date payment is processed by AALEP for one year. No rebate of dues is available upon early resignation of membership

Request Student Membership Application by e-mail: aalep@proximus.be


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