Basics of Advocacy and Lobbying (Lomazzo-Como, Italy)

29-07-2015 17:23


EuroPal Forum and The Palestinian Association in Italy (A.P.I.) are pleased to announce the Basics of Advocacy and Lobbying training course which will take place on Saturday and Sunday 8th - 9th August 2015.


The training course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to effectively lobby and mobilise for Palestine.  


Trainees will gain a thorough knowledge of the Italian systems of governance, political thought, and activism in relation to Palestine, an analysis of Italian based pro-Palestine NGOs and their role in mobilising support for Palestine. In addition to the role of media in mobilising support for Palestine  .  


Training outline: 


- International dimensions of the Palestinian issue. By: Zaher Birawi 

- Understanding the Italian political system, including the Italian Parliament, government and mapping out the Italian political parties in relation to Palestine. By Luisa Morgantini, Italian politician, Former vice-president of the European Parliament, chair at Assopace- Palestina.

- The role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in mobilising support for Palestine and mapping out the pro-Palestine NGOs in Italy. By: Roberto Piccinini, Italian activist (BDS Italia).

- The role of media in mobilising support for Palestine. By: Hussam Shaker, Media and communication expert 


First Day:


Saturday, 08 August 2015

* Time:


* Venue: 

Just Hotel, Via Ceresio, 49, 22074 Lomazzo (Como) Italy 


Second Day:


Sunday, 09 August 2015

* Time:


* Venue: 

Just Hotel, Via Ceresio, 49, 22074 Lomazzo (Como) Italy 


* Speakers’ profiles:


Zaher Birawi, EuroPal Forum chairman. A leading figure in the Palestinian community in Britain, he was the president of the Palestinian Forum of Britain (PFB). He organised several delegations from Europe and Arab countries to Gaza to support lifting the illegal siege on Gaza. Birawi was a co-founder of a number of non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and pro-palestine campaigns in the UK and worldwide.


Luisa Morgantini, Italian Politician, former Vice President of the European Parliament and chair of Assopace Palestina. She was elected as independent with the Communist Refoundation Party ticket and sits with the European United Left - Nordic Green Left group.She is a leading member of the Italian peace movement and was one of the founders of the Italian branch of the Women in Black anti-war organisation and president of Assopace- Palestina.


Roberto Piccinini, also named "Al Mukawama", is an Italian activist. Almost four years ago, He discovered that the greatest and lasting injustice on our planet is being perpetrated against the Palestinian people. Since then, he fights peacefully to rectify this injustice. He is responsible for the Milan chapter of the BDS campaign in Italy. 


Hussam Shaker, is an Austrian-Palestinian media and communication expert. Director of the Foundation "New Impact" for communication, media and culture. 


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