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EU agencies - How to manage the risk of reputational damage, Brussel

Europagebouw in Brussel
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datum 18 oktober 2017 10:00 - 12:30
plaats Brussel, België
locatie Europa i Toon locatie
aanwezigen E. (Emily) O'Reilly i e.a.
organisatie Europese Ombudsman i

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10.00 - 12.30, followed by a sandwich reception

Polak Room, Résidence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels

EU agencies help guarantee the safety of the food we eat, the chemicals we are exposed to, the medicines we take and the airplanes we fly in - public trust in their work is paramount. What happens when the expertise they rely on is called into question; when the experts themselves are conflicted? To what extent can they be held responsible for the decisions that are ultimately taken? When things are seen to go wrong, how should they react? And what are the broader implications for public perceptions about the EU?

The European Ombudsman oversees good administration in EU agencies, a role that has led to improvements in many areas, including greater public access to clinical trial results; or more citizen-friendly public consultations; or a revision of rules covering proposals for testing chemicals.

Building on this work, Emily O’Reilly, invites you to a stakeholder discussion on how agencies can implement the highest ethical and transparency standards so as to protect themselves from reputational damage.


  • Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman
  • Pavel Poc, MEP, Vice-Chair of the EP's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Bernhard Url, Executive Director, EFSA
  • Jukka Malm, Deputy Executive Director, ECHA
  • Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC
  • Tracey Brown, Director, Sense about Science


  • Dave Keating, Journalist, Deutsche Welle

Join the Twitter debate at: #EOdebate17

Live streaming

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Further information:

Gundi Gadesmann

Head of Communication

Tel.:+32 (0) 2 284 26 09

Contact: Gundi Gadesmann

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