Citizens’ involvement in EU decision-making
2 November 2012
Friday 16 November 2012, Residence Palace, Polak Room, Brussels: 9am – 1pm
The issue of transparency is again high-up on the EU
agenda: following the scandal about ex-health and consumer Commissioner Dalli
in the last weeks, debates on how to improve the transparency of EU
institutions and regain the trust of European citizens have started again.
Discussion of these questions is the goal of this
conference organised by the ALTER-Citizens project. The project
strives to create a two-way dialogue and greater trust between European public
officials and European citizens and foster enhanced citizen participation in EU
In the first session the link between ethics regulation and
citizens' trust will discussed: What can be learnt from the European Parliament
experience and how can it be used for enhanced citizens' participation in Brussels and EU member states?
The second session will follow-up on these questions and
explore avenues for more inclusive citizens' participation and enhanced
transparency of EU institutions. It will debate how greater lobbying
transparency can be achieved in the EU and how the erosion of trust in EU
institutions can be stopped.
Speakers in the first panel include:
- Paul de Clerck (Friends of the Earth
- Tim King (European Voice)
- Rainer Wieland (European Parliament,
vice-president, responsible for transparency)
- Isabelle Durant (European Parliament,
Speakers in the second panel include:
- Christian Linder (Member of Cabinet,
Commissioner Maros Sefcovic, European Commission)
- Bernhard Achitz (Austrian Trade Union
- Jose Luis Rufas (Transparency Register
Secretariat, European Parliament)
- Gundi Gadesmann (Office of the European
- Peter Facey (Unlock Democracy)
You can see the full programme here.
If you plan to attend, please register here.
If you have any further questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org