Side event: EU Quarter ‘lobby tour’
How corporate lobbying power obstructs the transition to a post-growth, future-fit EU
WHEN: Tuesday 16 May, 14:30 – 16:15
WHERE: we’ll start from the 'lobby tree' in Rue Wiertz, between the European Parliament’s ASP and PHS buildings
Join us for a guided ‘lobby tour’ to explore the world of corporate lobbying in the EU Quarter. There are an estimated 30,000 lobbyists working in Brussels, most of whom are representing the interests of large corporations and their lobby groups. The power of corporate lobbyists is one of the main obstacles for the transition to a post-growth, future-fit EU. Find out what goes on behind the shiny building facades from which these lobbyists work and how it affects people and the environment in Europe and around the world. Learn about the movement against corporate capture of EU decision-making and our strategies for reclaiming democratic space for the radical social and ecological transformation that Europe needs.
Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (deadline Thursday 11 May)