EESC Public hearing on “The effects of campaigns on participation in European political decision-making”
February 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
In the context of the opinion on “The effects of campaigns on participation in political decision-making”, requested by the Croatian Presidency, a public hearing will be held in the morning of Wednesday 5 February, at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
In view of the recent European elections and campaigns aimed at informing European citizens conducted by the institutions of the European Union and the Member States, the exploratory opinion will look at the potential effects of both these and the disinformation campaigns on citizens’ awareness about the EU and the relevant political issues.
The aim of the hearing on “The effects of campaigns on participation in European political decision-making: opportunities and threats” is:
to examine the current state of play and lessons learned from the May 2019 elections;
to look at the ways forward, i.e. how to enhance participation and disabling disinformation of European citizens.
The findings of the public hearing will be used to formulate policy recommendations as commissioned by the Croatian Presidency.
Mr István Komoróczki, President of the Study Group, Ms Marina Škrabalo, rapporteur of this opinion, and Ms Cinzia Del Rio, corapporteur of this opinion, have invited the EFJ GS Ricardo Gutiérrez to speak in this hearing that will take place on 5 February 2020 from 09.30 AM to 13.00 PM, at the European Economic and Social Committee, in the building Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels (Room VMA 3).