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Online event organised by The Good Lobby – 21 May 13h00 CEST

The Good Lobby Elections Hub hosts a new webinar “After the EU elections – Timeline and Opportunities to Influence the Next Political Cycle” highlighting the main moments leading up to the formation of the next European Parliament and Commission. 

As various windows of opportunity to shape the next policy cycle are closing—whether it is the Europarties’ manifestos, the Strategic Agenda, or the legacy documents prepared by the Commission’s DGs—, new ones will open right after the EU elections. It is during this period that the key roles within the Commission and Parliament will be allocated, and political groups will attempt to influence the agenda of the next Commission President.

What key steps should you closely monitor right after the EU elections? Who will be the main actors leading the process? What could the role of civil society be during this transition period? What should NGOs and social change actors aim for? What strategies could work, and what will not? What if you fail to influence this moment? How should you proceed next?

The Good Lobby, in dialogue with Xavier Prats-Monné (former Director-General of DG SANTE and DG EAC of the European Commission), Vinciane Patelou (public affairs professional with 15+ years of experience in EU public affairs) and Nick Aiossa (Director of Transparency International EU) will address these important questions to support civil society in preparing at best for the crucial period after the EU elections.

Agenda

Introduction of The Good Lobby Elections Hub

Alberto Alemanno is an academic, author, and civic entrepreneur committed to improving people’s lives through the adoption of power-shifting reforms countering social, political, economic, and health disparities of access within society. Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monnet Professor in European Union Law and Founder of The Good Lobby

Panel Discussion

Xavier Prats-Monné is a former high-ranking official of the European Commission, who served as Director-General of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) between 2015 and 2018. Before that, he served as Deputy Director-General and later Director General of DG Education and Culture (EAC) between 2011 and 2015. He also was the Director for employment policy and served as Deputy Head of Cabinet of the EC Vice-President for international relations.

Vinciane Patelou is an experienced public affairs professional with 15+ years of experience in agri-food, sustainability and public health sectors. She has been a partner at Dentons Global Advisors where she led the food and consumer goods practice in Brussels and the director of the European Plant-Based Foods Association (ENSA). She currently works as an independent consultant and a part-time teacher at Sciences Po Lille, in the food policy Masters programme.

Nicholas Aiossa is Director at Transparency International. His advocacy efforts have been crucial in shaping EU policies on whistleblower protection, rule of law, lobbying regulation, and financial transparency. Prior to that, he worked for over six years in the European Parliament on a range of topics, including human rights and transatlantic relations.

Giulia Neri is Head of Policy at The Good Lobby. Combining her background in law and experience in public affairs, Giulia helps organisations in shaping impactful policy initiatives within the EU. Before joining TGL, she was a senior consultant in a Brussels-based consulting firm and worked at the European Parliament with the former Vice-President of the S&D Group.

Q&A with the participants
Final remarks by Alberto Alemanno

The target audience of the event includes NGOs, civil society campaigners, young activists, students and interested citizens with the aim of reflecting on the most effective way of engaging the EU institutions.