WORKSHOP “Public Ethics and Integrity in the European Parliament and Commission: Achievements and Challenges ahead” 25 May 2018 UM Brussels Campus (Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 153)
PROGRAMME 10:00 – 10:20: Registration & coffee 10:20 – 10:30: Opening remarks by workshop convenors - Dr. Natassa Athansiadou and Dr. Andreea Năstase (Maastricht University) 10:30 – 13:00: Panel 1 ‘Managing integrity risks: rules on conflicts of interest, ‘revolving doors’ and relations with interest representatives’ This panel discusses how various integrity risks are regulated within the European Commission and the European Parliament. Integrity risks can be defined as circumstances in which the independence and impartiality of public office holders could be jeopardized. The panel focuses in particular on: conflicts of interest, revolving doors, and relations between public office holders and interest representatives (including in the framework of the Transparency Register).
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Dennis de Jong, Member of the European Parliament Daniel Freund, Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU Emilia Korkea-aho, Associate Professor in EU law, University of Helsinki Martin Ohridski, Policy Officer, Transparency Unit, Secretariat General, European Commission o Christian Roques, Head of Unit on Legal Affairs, Directorate General for Human Resources, European Commission o Ellen Vos, Professor of EU Law, Maastricht University Chair: Natassa Athanasiadou, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University 13:00 – 14:00: Lunch 14:00 – 16:30: Panel 2 ‘Checks and balances: the role of controlling actors’ The present panel focuses on the established mechanisms which aim at addressing integrity risks or problems. We look at which actors monitor the application of the rules and may intervene, once problems occur, both inside the institutions (e.g., hierarchical superiors, whistle-blowers, the Investigation and Disciplinary Office of the European Commission), as well as outside of them (e.g., the European Ombudsman). Panel Participants: o o o o o
Alberto Alemanno, Professor of EU Law and Regulation, HEC Paris (TBC) Elpida Apostolidou, Legal Officer, European Ombudsman Monica Macovei, Member of the European Parliament Christine Neuhold, Professor of EU Democratic Governance, Maastricht University Karen Williams, Director of IDOC, European Commission
Chair: Andreea Năstase, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University From 16:30: Reception