SEEEDS High-level Event

Ensuring the integrity of European Parliament elections in 2024 through the participation of civil society

11:10 – 11:20 Key note speech: Opportunities of the 2024 European Elections
European Parliament First Vice President Othmar Karas (EPP, AT)

11:20 – 11:25 Key note speech: State of play of the European electoral reforms
MEP Domènec Ruiz Devesa (AFCO rapporteur electoral reforms, S&D, ES)

11:25 – 11:30 Speech: Transparency and targeting of political advertising
MEP Sandro Gozi, (IMCO rapporteur transparency and targeting of political advertising, Renew, FR)

11:30 – 11:45 Civil society recommendations
 Equality and Inclusion: Mr. Michael Lidauer, Election-Watch.EU How to enhance coherence and address inclusion gaps?
 Transparency: Mr. Fernando Hortal Foronda, EPD How to protect human rights in political advertising online?
 Accountability: Ms. Tatyana Hilscher-Bogussevich, on behalf of EPDE How to improve political and campaign finance regulations?
 Risks and Opportunities: Mr. Dennis Wenzl, DRI How to counter disinformation and safeguard rule of law principles?

11:45 – 12:15 Panel discussion – Round of Questions

Ms. Věra Jourová (European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency)
“Supporting resilient elections to the European Parliament”

MEP Domènec Ruiz Devesa, host of the event (AFCO rapporteur electoral reforms, S&D, ES)
MEP Ignazio Corrao, (Greens/EFA, IT)
Ms. Antonella Valmorbida (Secretary General of the European
Association for Local Democracy ALDA and former President of EPD) “Bridging the gap between active European citizens and EU decision makers”

Participants from outside the European Parliament can register for the high-level event here.

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