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Wednesday, September 23 • 10:00 - 11:15
How to get access to documents and data in the EU

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EU Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents is a powerful, yet underused tool to obtain documents from EU institutions – from its regulatory agencies such as the European Medicines Agency up to the Council. Come learn how to use it and get official documents you never dreamed existed. Staffan will talk about the importance of the Council working parties and point at the EU Ombudsman's initiatives to (try to) open them up. Stéphane will show how to have FOIfun with the EU Commission using examples from various investigations (Implant files, lobbying against the regulation of toxic chemicals and pesticides).

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Brigitte Alfter

Journalist, Author, Director, Arena for Journalism in Europe
Brigitte is a senior German-Danish journalist, director of Arena for Journalism in Europe and lecturer at the University of Gothenburg. Having practiced journalism on local, national and European level, she realised the need for cross-border collaborative journalism structures. Since... Read More →

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Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests  the MEP's Project, Chlorpyrifos (the most dangerous pesticide you've never hear of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... Read More →
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Stéphane Horel

Journalist, Le Monde

Wednesday September 23, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST