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November 2017

Event: Citizen Lobbying

November 22nd, 2017|

On Decembber 1 in Madrid, Spain I will present my lastest book Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society.

Event: Lobbying for Change Presentation

November 21st, 2017|

On November 28 I will welcome an audience at Filigranes to present my lastest book Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society.

Debating the Future of Europe

November 18th, 2017|

On December 13 at the Committee of Regions, I will have the privilege to deliver the the keynote address of the 1989 Generation Initiative policy presentation.

FIve Ways to Foster Civic Entrepreneurs

November 13th, 2017|

In an article in Social Europe, I write that Europe needs a new breed of civic entrepreneurs who can empower their local communities.

Europe Needs Citizen Lobbyists

November 10th, 2017|

In a recent op-ed I wrote for La Tribune I outline the role that citizen lobbyists must play in the future of the European project.

Electors or Lobbyists?

November 3rd, 2017|

Although citizens have returned to have faith in the European project, this does not seem sufficient to assuage their skepticism about a European Union perceived as distant and therefore never listening.

Fair Food

November 2nd, 2017|

In a recent interview I gave for Play Ground I note that consumers face a distorted market in which prices do not reflect the intrinsic value of the products but the decisions of a few over the majority.

Regulating the Future

November 1st, 2017|

On October 23, I had the pleasure to be the keynote speaker at ANZSOG’s “Shifting Sands” Regulators Community of Practice Forum in Melbourne, Australia.

October 2017

Citizens Effecting Change Directly

October 23rd, 2017|

Citizen engagement is the best antidote to generalized democratic disillusionment - I explain why and how in this interview

Kickstarting Democracy

October 21st, 2017|

In a recent article I wrote for The World Economic Forum, I explore a number of options to reform democracy at the European level.