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The European Ombudsman and current challenges

Forelæsning — Meet the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, who is on her first visit to Denmark in her capacity as European Ombudsman. O’Reilly has won Europe-wide respect as a watchdog pushing for transparency and openness in all corners of the EU institutions and European cooperation, including the Brexit-negotiations.


Date & Time:

Auditorium 9A-0-01, ground floor, Njalsgade 76, 2300 Copenhagen S

Hosted by:
Organised by the Faculty of Law, Danish Association for European Law and the European Parliament in Denmark



In her presentation, the Ombudsman will comment on her recent decisions on the way the EU institutions work as well as on the behaviour of officials and lobbyists. She will also describe the role of her institution, the inter-play with the national Ombudsmen, and outline the issues that her institution is focusing on.

The Ombudsman plays an important role in ensuring that the rule of law is respected by the EU institutions and in giving citizens the chance to be heard if it is not the case. Her role is also to ensure transparency in the legislative process and shed light on how lobbyism can affect it in a negative way in cases when it is unclear who speaks to whom. Fighting for greater openness in this area is a central element to help create more trust in the EU institutions.

Programme and registration

Registration deadline: 25 September 2017, 12:00