After the conference in Berlin, we are coming to the OECD headquarters in Paris to present our project!

The Europaeum Conference on Leadership in Europe

The Europaeum's international conference on "Leadership in European Policy" took place in Berlin, where we presented our report to external assessors and the public. The conference marked the end of our 18-month journey as part of the Europaeum Scholars Programme, Cohort III. This concluding conferencewas an ideal platform to engage with prominent policymakers and academics in the field.

Apart from our project, other expert panels explored a wide range of contemporary European policy issues, such as European economic strategic “autonomy”, agricultural worker rights, gamification of democracy, and the promotion of renewable energy communities. The conference delivered on its promise of being a unique platform for exchanging insights, fostering collaboration, and delving into the nuances of European policy making, while it brought together a diverse spectrum of minds dedicated to the issue.

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Next stop: OECD headquarters in Paris

As we approached the conclusion of a truly intense phase of our work within the Scholars Programme, we are also excited that our policymaking project and collaboration within the network of leading European universities will continue. On 28-30 November 2023, the Portal2EU team will be heading to the OECD headquarters in Paris for the discussion of the upcoming publication on the improvement of rulemaking processes in international organisations. This gathering will serve as an opportunity for us to present our analysis and recommendations on enhancing digital public consultation schemes.

The occasion is particularly special as the OECD will be hosting the annual meeting in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Partnership of International Organisations for Effective International Rulemaking (IOP). It is a great honour for our team to be part of this event, where we will have the chance to engage with policymakers, experts, and stakeholders from the continent.

Finally, our contribution will be consolidated in an edited volume on "Improving Inclusiveness of IOs Rulemaking," which is scheduled for release at the beginning of 2024. This publication will not only feature our analysis and recommendations but will also incorporate insights from various experts in the field. We hope that the collective expertise and diverse viewpoints of the contributors will provide a comprehensive and well-rounded resource for policymakers and practitioners seeking to enhance the inclusivity of, among others, public consultation tools.

As we look ahead to this event, we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on effective international rulemaking. We remain committed to advancing the principles of accessibility, transparency, and stakeholder engagement in policy making, hoping that our efforts will help to make a positive impact in shaping the future of international governance.