Our project aims to promote openness and transparency in the EU by making informal trilogue negotiations among the European institutions more accessible to citizens. In a recent study commissioned by the EESC, it was identified that 75% of EU legislation is decided behind closed doors according to procedures that are not envisaged in the Treaties and are not transparent.
Considering that European legislation determines up to 80% of the laws that affect citizens’ daily lives, our idea is to put the issue to EU citizens and solicit the “wisdom of the crowd” on how to open up the informal negotiations between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU to public scrutiny.
If you want to comment, share, support or just know more about our proposal, please visit the Advocate Europe website at the following link.
We welcome any feedback on our idea and constructive suggestions for developing the idea further!