Widening and Deepening: Coming of Age Challenges for EU Transparency Anno 2021

EUI webinar examines how the 2001 regulation permitting public access to documents has impacted transparency within the EU.

Next week, the EU marks the twentieth anniversary of its first public access to documents law, Regulation 1049/2001. Ahead of a webinar organised by the Eric Castrén Institute at the University of Helsinki on Friday 28 May, the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence will hold a complementary online panel discussion on the successes and shortcomings of the regulation and whether it can be expanded to digital contexts on Monday 24 May.

Speakers to this webinar include major (former) stakeholders in the EU’s access to documents debate, including Onno Brouwer (legal counsel in a large number of access cases against the EU’s institutions), Helen Darbishire (Executive Director of transparency advocacy group Access Info Europe), Emilio De Capitani (former Head of the LIBE Secretariat in the European Parliament and access litigant), Jean-Paul Jaqué (former Legal Advisor in the EU Council), and Sir Graham Watson and Michael Cashman (both former MEP involved in the negotiations leading up to Regulation 1049/2001). The meeting is chaired by Professor Deirdre Curtin, a recognised academic authority in the area of EU transparency law and affiliate to the TrUE research project. It comes just over 8 years after another EUI seminar in which EU transparency policy was discussed in relation to archiving.

More information about the event, as well as a registration portal can be found here.

See also

Twenty years of Regulation 1049/2001 on Public Access to EU Documents: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Public online event organised by the Academy of Finland-funded TrUE research project in collaboration with the Open Government in the EU blog.