EU transparency: Where are we now?

Seminar organised by the European Ombudsman
Location: European Parliament, Brussels

Contact person
Ms Gundi Gadesmann
Deputy Head of the Communication Unit
Tel.: 0032 2 284 2609

The International Right to Know Day was established in 2003 by access to information advocates from around the world. Given that there will be a new European Parliament and a new Commission in 2014, and given that his own mandate is coming to an end, the European Ombudsman is keen to examine how much progress has been made as regards transparency in the EU institutions over the past decade.

10.00 P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, European Ombudsman:
"What progress has been made during the last ten years?"

10.15 Presentations:

Doru Frantescu, VoteWatch: "Transparency in EU decision making"

Paul de Clerck, ALTER-EU: "Lobbying transparency and ethical behaviour in the EU institutions"

Helen Darbishire, Access Info Europe: "Latest developments in EU transparency"

11.00 Replies:

Rainer Wieland, Vice-President of the European Parliament

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission

11.30 Discussion

12.30 Buffet lunch

Chair: Tim King, Editor-in-Chief, European Voice

The event will be webstreamed at:

Everyone is invited to participate in the Twitter debate at #11rtkdEO

Please register by 20 September 2013 with this form: