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The effects of campaigns on participation in European political decision-making: opportunities and threats

EESC - Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels - Room VMA 3

Wednesday, 5.2.2020 from 9:30 to 13:00

Draft agenda

9:30 - 9:45 | Registration

9:45 - 10:00 | Introduction

  • Mr István Komoróczki, EESC Study Group President
  • Ms Irina Zorić, Permanent Representation of Croatia to the EU

10:00 - 11:15 | Panel I – Current state of play and lessons learned from the May 2019 elections

Moderator: Mr István Komoróczki, EESC Study Group President

Introduction by Ms Marina Škrabalo and Ms Cinzia Del Rio, EESC Rapporteurs on 'The effects of campaigns on participation in political decision-making'

  • Mr Stephen Clark, Director for Liaison Offices, Directorate-General for Communication, European Parliament
  • Ms Monika Richter, East Stratcom Task Force, European External Action Service
  • Mr Ricardo Gutiérrez, General Secretary, European Federation of Journalists
  • Mr Krzysztof Pater, EESC Member

11:15 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 12:45 | Panel II – Ways forward: enhancing participation and disabling disinformation of European citizens

Moderator: Mr István Komoróczki, EESC Study Group President

Introduction by Ms Marina Škrabalo and Ms Cinzia Del Rio, EESC Rapporteurs on 'The effects of campaigns on participation in political decision-making'

  • Ms Marie-Hélène Boulanger, Head of Unit, Union citizenship rights and free movement unit, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission
  • Mr Paolo Cesarini, Head of unit, Media Convergence and Social Media unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Mr Alexandre Alaphilippe, Executive Director, EU DisinfoLab
  • Ms Chloé Berthélémy, Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights (EDRI)
  • Mr Richard Youngs, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe

12:45 – 13:00 | Closing remarks

  • Mr István Komoróczki, EESC Study Group President

 

Interpreting: Participants can speak to English, French, German, Croatian, Italian, Dutch, Hungarian and Polish

                                         and listen to English, French, German, Croatian, Italian and Hungarian

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