Lobbying, or the representation of interests, is a part of the public decision-making process in every country. Lobbying is defined as a professional activity, focused on defending legitimate interests in decision-making processes, with the objective of influence.

When this activity is carried out with transparency and integrity, more than having great importance for many organizations, it contributes to the elaboration of more effective laws and regulations.

Supranational organisms and NGOs, such as the OECD or Transparency International, describe lobbying as a positive and pivotal element of democratic systems.