Event at the College of Europe: The Current State of Transparency in the EU

Raphaël Kergueno
23 January, 2018

On 25 January 2018, the Student Transparency Group of the Simone Veil-Promotion of the College of Europe organises its annual Transparency Conference. With the aim of assessing the current state of Transparency in the EU, the conference will start with a panel discussion on the ongoing reforms of the EU lobby register. This will be followed by a series of workshops, moderated by representatives of Transparency International EU and the European Court of Auditors, during which papers written by the students will be presented and discussed.

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14:00 – 14:20   Opening address (Room G)

Professor Dr. Olivier Costa, Director of Studies, Department of European Political and Governance Studies, followed by a word from the Student Transparency Group

14:20  16:00   Panel discussion: Transparency Register 2.0. – Big step or tripping? (Room G)

 Moderator: Mr Leo HOFFMANN-AXTHELM;

  •   Mr Benedek JAVOR, MEP, Greens/EFA;
  •   Mr Martin OHRIDSKI, Policy Officer, EC Joint Transparency Register Secretariat;
  •   Mr Petros FASSOULAS, European Movement International;

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:10     Transparency Labs – Round 1 

  • T-Lab A: Transparency in party financing, moderated by Raphaël KERGUENO (Transparency International EU)                                                                                                 
  • T-Lab B: Whistle-Blower protection, moderated by Alexander JOHNSON (Transparency International EU)                                                                                                

Coffee Break

17:40 – 18:20     Transparency Labs – Round 2

  • T-Lab C: Court of Auditors & Transparency – Martón BARANYI (European Court of Auditors) and Leo HOFFMANN-AXTHELM (Transparency International EU)
  • T-Lab D: Country-by-country reporting, moderated by Elena GAITA (Transparency International EU)           


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