December 2017

Glyphosate Renewal

December 1st, 2017|

In my most recent article for EU Observer, I highlight the fact that thanks to the avenues for citizen participation, the apparent victory for Monsanto is not as clear cut as some are making it out to be.

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