Symposium: Unmasking citizenwashing: the dos and don’ts of participation

Moderation: Frederik Hafen, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

09.30-10.00 - Registration and networking

10.00-10.30 - Opening of the Symposium

  • Séamus Boland, President of the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman
  • Ruby Silk, EEB, presentation of citizenwashing in environmental decision-making

10.30-11.30 - 1st Panel: How to spot citizenwashing

  • Katrīna Leitāne, Member of the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the EESC and President of the Ad Hoc Group on Youth
  • Patrizia Heidegger, Deputy Secretary General of the EEB
  • Annemie De Clerck, Citizens’ Panel Ambassador, CoFoE in the European Parliament

11.45-12.45 - 2nd Panel: Participatory democracy done right

  • Pietro Barbieri, Vice-president of the Civil Society Organisations' Group of the EESC, rapporteur for the opinion on "Strengthening civil dialogue and participatory democracy in the EU"
  • Professor Graham Smith, Chair of the Knowledge Network on Climate Assemblies (KNOCA)
  • Camille Dobler, Head of Research, Missions Publiques

12.45-13.00 - Closing Remarks by moderator

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