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April 2017

ECI Day 2017

April 10th, 2017|

On 11 April, I will take part at the ECI Day 2017, where I will have the pleasure to give the keynote speech. This year's edition will devoted to the ECI success stories and kind of policy-making that engages citizens.

February 2017

Tackling Populism

February 16th, 2017|

Today I am taking part at the Keynote Debate of the 1989 Generation Initiative's conference, which is devoted to populism, and taking place at the London School of Economics.

January 2017

December 2016

Should MEPs Be Lobbyists at the Same Time?

December 12th, 2016|

In view of the EP's upcoming vote on its new Rules of Procedure, I try answering the question why MEPs shouldn't be allowed to be lobbyists.

Taxation and other Economic Incentives as Health-promoting Tools

December 2nd, 2016|

Tax measures on tobacco products and alcoholic beverages have been used for years to raise revenue. It is only more recently that they have been presented as public health measures. It is against this backdrop that University of Liverpool's Law and NCD Unit, together with HEC Paris, is organizing conference, which will focus on the role that taxation and other price measures can play in NCD prevention strategies.

November 2016

Louvain Global College of Law

November 28th, 2016|

Today I will have the chance to give two lectures on Citizen Lobbying and Clinical Legal Education at the Louvain Global College of Law, at the University of Louvain.

Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2016

November 25th, 2016|

I had the pleasure of being invited once more to take part at the Crowdsourcing Week Europe, where I spoke about my ongoing work on citizen lobbying and the future of education.

When the Guardians Don’t Guard

November 24th, 2016|

Despite Jean-Claude Juncker's proposal to tighten the Code of Conduct for Commissioners, I am still of the opinion that this measure is a slap in the face the 200.000 citizens asking the Commission to take action against Barroso.