Our Code of Conduct
SEAP adopted a Code of Conduct in 1997. Since then the Code has been revised and strengthened a number of times and now, through the introduction of a procedure for non-compliance, is an accountable and credible tool for the regulation of the industry. All SEAP members are bound to this code.
Code of Conduct
SEAP has always advocated self-regulation as the most effective way of supervising public affairs professionals. The SEAP code of conduct is based upon this principle. The code itself lists the various ethical rules which its signatories must abide by. Our aim is to have a code that is clear and concise, setting out the general principles that govern our profession. Read the code of conduct
Guidance on the Code
SEAP’s code of conduct committee keeps the code under regular review and ensures that the standards laid down by the code are complied with. SEAP's policy and communications committee helps to ensure the code is well publicised amongst SEAP members and the EU institutions. The code is intentionally short and succinct. Read the code FAQ
SEAP has a procedure for dealing with complaints of non-compliance to the code made either by members of the institutions or by other SEAP members. Read the procedure
Each member is obliged to complete an on-line training module on the content of the code. The module examines the practical application of the code as well as the procedures in case of transgressions or complaints. At the end of the module, each participant receives a certificate of membership showing that the training has been completed and that the individual is a full member of the Society.