Seminar : Towards a breakthrough on lobbying transparency?

Date(s) - 13/11/2019
12:00 - 14:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


Towards a breakthrough on lobbying transparency?

13th November 12:00 – 14:00

Press Club Brussels Europe – Conference hall

It’s full steam ahead again in Brussels, with a new Commission on the way coming with new commitments and priorities. The Finnish have made lobby transparency one of the goals of their Presidency, the new Commission included the creation of a mandatory lobby register in their work plan and major European parties promised increased transparency during the last European elections. So what comes next? Join our seminar to hear views from each of the institutions, civil society and public affairs professionals and how they see the way forward.

12:00 – 12:40    Networking lunch and registration

12:40 – 12:50    Welcome address

Michiel van Hulten, Director, Transparency International EU

12:50 –  13:00   Introductory speech

Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman

13:00 –  13:50   Panel discussion

Moderator: Mehreen Khan (TBC)  Financial Times

Tytti Tuppurainen, Finnish Minister for European Affairs, Council of the European Union

Věra Jourová, Commissioner-designate for Values and Transparency, European Commission

Katarina Barley (TBC), Vice-President for Transparency Register, European Parliament

13:50 – 14:00    Closing remarks

Isabelle de Vinck, President, European Public Affairs Consultancies Association