Expert Group on De-Instititionalisation (DI)

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Dear Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL),

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:

- all documents, correspondence, logs related to the establishment of the Ad Hoc Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care
- all documents, correspondence, logs related to the establishment of the European Expert Group on De-institutionalisation.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Dear Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL),

I hereby remind you to this outstanding request, which should have been replied by 5th July.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

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Dear Mr. Dohle,
Could you please inform us about the GESTDEM reference of the initial
request mentionned in your email below ?
Best regards,
 
BLURIOT-PUEBLA Madeleine
Cellule 'Accès aux documents'
 
European Commission
SG/B/5 - Transparence

BERL 05/330
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 296 09 97
[1][email address]
 
 
 
 

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Dear Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL),

There was no reply to the initial request, to I did not receive a GESTDEM reference.

The initial request can be found here:

http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/exper...

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

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To the attention of Mr Dohle,
 
 
 
Dear colleagues
 
Following Mr Dohle´s request, would you please find enclosed 3 documents
referring to Expert groups on de-institutionalisation.
 
 
SEC GEN maintains a database with all expert groups which may also contain
relevant information on the de-institutionalisation expert group.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Eliane Le Guilloux
Secrétariat Unit D2
European Commission
Directorate-General for Employment
Social inclusion and poverty reduction
J-27 - 01/121
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 (0)29-94113
[1][email address]
 
 
 

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Dear Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL)'s handling of my FOI request 'Expert Group on De-Instititionalisation (DI)'.

The reply I received was not satisfactory.

As concerns the information you sent:
- The report is publicly available
- The Minutes of the Expert Group – all names blackened. Was there only one meeting?
- The internal note from DG EMPL is not dated, registered or signed. And I did not get the initial note of the Cabinet dated 20/2/2009.

I hereby make a confirmatory appeal, and request access to the above mentioned note and any other documents available related to the setting up of the Ad Hoc Expert Group and the Expert Group on De-Institutionalisation aka european expert group on transition from institutional to community based care (related to, inter alia: mandate, selection of experts, financing, selection of chairperson, secretariat).

In view of transparency and accountability I consider that the public at large has an interest to know how policy making in the EU is taking shape.

In his video message of 26 October 2012, Commissioner Lazlo stated that the Commission collaborates with the european expert group on transition from institutional to community based care group (aka European Expert Group on De-Institutionalisation).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fx6s8aX3...

I have not been able to find these two Expert Groups in the Register of Expert Groups.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/exper...

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

L'activité des services de la Commission européenne étant réduite durant
le mois d'août, vos demandes d'accès aux documents seront traitées dans
les meilleurs délais. Toutefois, certains retards peuvent se produire, en
particulier lorsque le traitement des données exige la consultation des
administrations nationales, d’organisations extérieures ou d’autres
services.

*  *  *

Die Tätigkeiten der Dienststellen der Europäischen Kommission sind im
August reduziert; Ihre Anträge auf Zugang zu Dokumenten werden dennoch so
schnell wie möglich bearbeitet. Allerdings können Verzögerungen auftreten,
insbesondere wenn die Berarbeitung der Anträge die Konsultierung der
nationalen Verwaltungen, externer Organisationen oder anderer
Dienststellen erforderlich macht.

* *  *

The activity of European Commission departments is likely to be reduced
during August.  We will handle  your requests for access to documents as
soon as possible.  However, some delays may occur, especially where the
processing of data requires the consultation of national administrations,
external organisations or other services.

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

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Dear Mr Dohle,   

 

Thank you for your /e-mail dated 01/08/2013, registered on 06/08/2013.  I
hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access to
documents (ref.: Ares(2013)2841702 – gestdem 2013-3738). 

 

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a
response to your request within 15 working days (28/08/2013).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Paul SIMON
European Commission - Secretariat General
Unit SG.B.5, Transparency

 

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Arun Dohle hat eine Nachricht hinterlassen ()

New deadline 28/8/2013

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

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Dear Mr Dohle,

Kindly find herewith a letter concerning your confirmatory application for
access to documents (gestdem 2013/3738).
Carlos Remis
Yours sincerely,
SG.B.5.
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Arun Dohle hat eine Nachricht hinterlassen ()

New deadline: 18 September 2013

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

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Dear Mr Dohle,

Kindly find herewith a letter concerning your confirmatory application for
access to documents (gestdem 2013/3738).
Yours sincerely,
Carlos Remis
SG.B.5.
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

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Dear Mr Dohle
 
Following your second request of documents concerning Expert Group on
Institutional Care Reform would you please find:
 

* 2 minutes for meetings held 28 April 2009 and 30 June 2009.

 
 

* 2 notes dated 12 November 2009 and 20 February 2009

 
 
 
 
                Please find enclosed the note dated 20 February 2009.
                To answer your question: a report is only signed
electronically.
 
                Sorry for this delay as we did not know precisely which
document you were interested in.
 
                Kind regards
 
 
Eliane Le Guilloux
Secrétaire d'Emma Toledano Laredo
Chef d'unité EMPL D2, Inclusion sociale et réduction de la pauvreté
J 27 1/121
Tél +32(0)22994113
 
 
 
 

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

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Dear Mr Dohle,

Kindly find the answer to your confirmatory application concerning your
request for access to documents pursuant to Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents (Gestdem 2013/3738).
Yours sincerely,
Carlos Remis
SG.B.5.
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Dear Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL)'s handling of my FOI request 'Expert Group on De-Instititionalisation (DI)'.

I have to inform you that I find the response of DG EMPL not satisfactory.

I asked the following questions:

- all documents, correspondence, logs related to the establishment of the Ad Hoc Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care
- all documents, correspondence, logs related to the establishment of the European Expert Group on De-institutionalisation.

The documents I received concern only the first group: the Ad Hoc Expert Group.
No documents were provided related to the European Expert Group on De-institutionalisation.

Also, as far as I am aware there should be transparency on the members of such groups.

I also consider it not done that all names are blackened, including EU officials.

It was also not explained why these groups are not registered on the Commission's register on Expert Groups and other similar entities.

This seems to be in conflict with the "COMMUNICATION FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE COMMISSION
FRAMEWORK FOR COMMISSION EXPERT GROUPS", dated 10/11/201, which states:

"HORIZONTAL RULES AND PUBLIC REGISTER
In October 2005 the Commission launched an on-line Register of expert groups5, providing access to valuable information on key elements of individual expert groups, including their mission, tasks and policy areas concerned. Over the years, the Commission has been focusing on improving the quality and reliability of data included in the Register, notably through regular updates. The Commission has also enhanced transparency by gradually publishing the
names of members of expert groups in the Register; this exercise was completed in January 2009."

Therefore I still look forward to the requested documents, and an explanation why these groups are not part of the Register.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/exper...

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generaldirektion Beschäftigung, Soziales und Integration

Dear Mr Dohle,

I refer to your message copied below, by which you request an internal review of the reply given by DG EMPL following your initial application of access to documents registered under the above-mentioned number.

In its initial reply, DG EMPL provided you with a number of documents from which the names of Commission staff and experts' names had been removed.

Following your confirmatory application addressed to the Secretariat General, we have now initiated the process of consulting the experts concerned, pursuant to Data Protection Regulation 45/2001, on the possible disclosure of their names. We also intend (subject to our Legal Service approval) to disclose the names of Commission staff, as we have not identified any specific risks to such disclosure.

We are also verifying whether there could be any other documents falling under the scope of your request.

Please be informed that, due to the need to conduct these verifications and to consult the external experts concerned, followed by the obligatory internal consultations (of our legal Service, followed by approval by our Head of Unit, Director, Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General, given that the decision on access will be taken by the Secretary General on behalf of the European Commission), it may still take a few weeks before you will receive a final decision.

Please know however that we are doing our utmost to provide you with a confirmatory reply within the shortest possible deadlines.

Thanking you in advance for your patience, I remain,

Best regards,

Martine Fouwels
Case Handler
European Commission
Secretariat General
Unit B5 (Transparency)

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Dear Mr Dohle,

Kindly find the answer to your confirmatory application concerning your
request for access to documents pursuant to Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission
documents (Gestdem 2013/3738 – 2nd PART.).
Yours sincerely,
Carlos Remis
SG.B.5.
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.