Vitor Teixeira

Senior Policy Officer - Rule of Law and Civic Space

Vitor joined Transparency International EU in 2017. He leads TI EU's work on Rule of Law and Civic Space. His work focuses on tacking Democratic backsliding, risks to the Rule of Law, the shrinking space for civil society, attacks on Human Rights Defenders, as well as the protection of Fundamental Rights. Previously, Vitor led TI EU’s advocacy work on Political integrity since the European elections in 2019. During this time he had a special emphasis on issues such as money and politics, lobbying legislation, political party funding, conflicts of interest of policy-makers, ethics frameworks, and legislative transparency. He worked on political integrity at TI EU since 2017. Throughout his time in TI EU, Vitor has co-authored publications and analysis on a number of issues, including TI EU’s most comprehensive assessments of the accountability, transparency and integrity mechanisms in the European Commission, Parliament, and Council – jointly known as the European Union Integrity System reports. He also makes frequent contributions to both national and international media outlets. Prior to joining Transparency International EU he worked as Advocacy Policy Officer in Brussels promoting better health in Europe, as Project Manager for Transparency International Portugal in the area of local government transparency, and as a registered nurse. Vitor holds a MSc in International and European Relations from Linköping University, a BSc in European Studies from Maastricht University and a BSc in Nursing from Coimbra University.

Vitor's Projects

European Union Integrity Study 2.0

An update to our 2014 study on the transparency, integrity and accountability of the main EU institutions

Recent News


European Anti-SLAPP Directive under threat 

The letter below was sent to the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Sweden to the EU, on 9th March 2023 by members of the Coalition Against SLAPPS in Europe (CASE) Coalition. Dear Mr Lars Danielsson, We are writing as representatives of the...

Open letter: transparency for DSA and DMA trilogues

The following letter was sent by civil society organisations and trade unions on 1 March 2022 Dear MEP Schwab and MEP Schaldemose,Dear Minister O,Dear Executive Vice-President Vestager and Commissioner Breton, As civil society organisations and...