EU Accountability Labs workshop

College of Europe “Accountability Labs”

Author
Nicholas Aiossa
Date
13 January, 2016
Type
Event
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On the 14th of January Transparency International EU and the College of Europe will host the event: “What are the challenges of Transparency and Accountability for EU Institutions?”.

The seminar is designed to improve students’ understanding of EU level accountability mechanisms and to promote active civic participation in monitoring the integrity of EU institutions and the decision-making processes.

The event will start with an opening plenary session in the morning, where general themes of accountability, transparency and civic participation will be highlighted. Interactive workshops will follow that will touch on three thematic areas: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the integrity of eurozone institutions, and conflicts of interest.

10.15 – 10:35 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
10:35 – 10:40 OPENING REMARKS

Professor Michele Chang, European Political and Administrative Studies Department, College of Europe

  10:40 – 12:00 OPENING PLENARY – Questions and Answers

Moderator: Professor Justin Greenwood, European Political and Administrative Studies Department, College of Europe Mr. Fergal O’Regan, Head of Inquiries Co-ordination Unit, European OmbudsmanMr. Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament (presentation) Mr. Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU Office (presentation)

12:00 – 13:00 LIGHT LUNCH
13:00 – 16:00
Café 14:30
WORKSHOP I: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Facilitator: Mr. Laurens Ankersmit, EU Trade & Environment Lawyer, ClientEarth

13:00 – 16:00
Café 14:30
WORKSHOP II: Integrity of Eurozone Institutions

Facilitator: Mr. Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, Research & Advocacy Coordinator – Eurozone Economic Governance, Transparency International EU
Presentation

13:00 – 16:00
Café 14:30
WORKSHOP III: Conflicts of Interests

Facilitator: Mr. Daniel Freund, Policy Officer EU Integrity – Project Coordinator EU Integrity Watch, Transparency International EU
Presentation

16:00 – 16:25 WORKSHOP FEEDBACK

Moderator: Professor Justin Greenwood, European Political and Administrative Studies Department, College of Europe

16:25 – 16:30 CLOSING REMARKS

Mr. Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU

16:30 – 17:30 DRINKS RECEPTION

For more information contact Nick Aiossa: naiossa@transparency.org

With the support of:

Robert Bosch StiftungCollege of Europe

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