Dear European Parliament,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
1- A list with all the events held at the Parliament where members of the following organizations were participants: ADF / ADF International, European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ), Dignitatis Humanae Institute, European Dignity Watch, Federation of Catholic Family Associationd in Europe (FAFCE), Ordo Iuris, One of Us, CitizenGo, Federation Pro-Europa Christiana, Profesionales por la Etica, Nova Terrae Foundation, Political Network for Values, World Congress of Families.
Each meeting should include the names of the MEPs present (and if members of the Commission were present, their names too), the organizations present at the event, the topic of the event and the date of the event.
Dear European Parliament,
Could you receive my request?
Our ref.: A(2019)5913 - Acknowledgment of receipt
Dear Ms Martí,
The European Parliament hereby acknowledges receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on Monday 13 May 2019 under reference A(2019)5913.
All requests for public access to documents are treated in compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
In accordance with the above-mentioned Regulation, your application will be handled within 15 working days upon registration of your request.
The European Parliament reserves the right to ask for additional information regarding your identity in order to verify compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 and the European Parliament’s implementing measures.
Your attention is drawn to the fact that you have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website, which is a private website not officially related to the European Parliament. Therefore, the European Parliament cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.
Directorate General for the Presidency
Directorate for Inter-Institutional Affairs
and Legislative Coordination
Public Register webpage
Dear Ms Martì,
As a preliminary remark, Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, of which you availed yourself by submitting your application, only applies to the documents of the institutions. And in this regard, it has to be stressed upon that an information which can be extracted from a database of the Parliament without any reprogramming of the database is to be considered as a document that may be requested. However, Parliament is not otherwise bound to establish an information for the purpose of replying to an application for access to documents.
All events directly related to the parliamentary activity are recorded in minutes, which are published on Parliament's Public Register of Documents. The minutes record the MEPs and the representatives of the European Commission who attended the event along with other participants. The register's search engine allows you to track all the documents of the register with the names of the organisations on which you seek information and narrow down the result to specific document types, such as minutes.
This is the link to the search engine of Parliament's Public Register of Documents:
However, Parliament does not hold a list of all the events within its premises attended by the organisations you list in your application. And it would not be in a position to establish such a list.
Indeed, MEPs may meet organisations without reporting it to Parliament's administration. Recently, on 31 January, that Parliament modified its rules of procedures and required that MEPs who act as rapporteurs, shadow rapporteurs or committee chairs publish their scheduled meetings with interest representatives on their respective webpages. However, the other MEPs remain free to publish or not such information.
In view of the foregoing, Parliament considers your application as handled and closes the file. However, please do not hesitate to submit a new application should you be interested in accessing a specific document of the European Parliament.