secondment of European Commission staff to NGO's

Die Anfrage wurde abgelehnt durch Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission.

Dear Secretariat General (SG),

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:

- an overview of NGO's to which European Commission civil servants are/were seconded in the best interest of the service (period 2000 - now)

- how many civil servants are concerned and their nationality

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Mr Dohle,

 

Thank you for your e-mail below requesting access to certain documents.

In order to be able to deal with it, could you precise what does
"NGO's" mean?

I do thank you by advance.

Sincerely yours,

 

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

 

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Dear Secretariat General (SG),

With NGO, I mean: Non-Governmental Organisation

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Dear Secretariat General (SG),

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:

- an overview of NGO's to which European Commission civil servants
are/were seconded in the best interest of the service (period 2000
- now)

- how many civil servants are concerned and their nationality

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Mr Dohle,

 

Thank you for your prompt answer. What wasn't clear

Sure I know what NGO means and is, what I cannot identify are the other
terms after NGO (here in red: NGO's)

 

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

 

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Dear Mr Dohle,

 

Thank you for your prompt answer. What I couldn't identify were the terms
after "NGO" in your initial request (NGO's). Now, I understand that
the term "NGO" is alone.

This request is quite large, in the subject and in the period (2000-now).

May I kindly ask you to restrict if possible the scope of your request ?
It would be easier to let us to give you the information you need.

Sincerely yours,

 

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

 

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Dear Secretariat General (SG),

I am replying to your request to limit down my request about EU staff secondment to NGOs. Originally I asked for the period 2000 till now.

For your convenience I am willing to limit it down to the period 2005 - now.

I hope this is helpful.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Mr Dohle,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 02/08/2013 and your kind restriction of
the scope of your request, dated 14/08/2013 and registered on 16/08/2013.
I hereby acknowledge receipt of your request for access to documents
(ref.: gestdem 2013-4170).

 

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 (06/09/2013).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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

 

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Deadline 06/09/2013

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Sir,

In reference to your e-mail dated 02/08/2013 the Commission cannot
disclose the requested information as it is covered by an exception under
article 4.1.b) of Regulation 1049/2001. In view of the small size of most
NGOs, divulging the NGO(s) and the nationality of the seconded civil
servant(s) would allow for identification of the individual. Disclosure
would therefore undermine the protection of privacy and the integrity of
the individual(s) concerned.

Yours faithfully,

 

Maïa Debusschere
Chef d'équipe "Mouvements du personnel"
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European Commission
Direction générale Ressources humaines et sécurité
Unité HR.B.4 "Gestion de la carrière et des performances"
MO-34 5/4
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 299 36 40

 

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Bonjour,

 

Malgré l'envoi déjà fait à cette demande, je vous prie de bien vouloir
faire signer la réponse par Madame Souka , comme demandé dans les
consignes  lors de l'attribution de la demande à votre Direction.

Ceci afin d'être couvert juridiquement.

 

 

bien à vous,

DANZE Françoise
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From: DEBUSSCHERE Maia (HR)
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 12:46 PM
To: 'Arun Dohle'
Cc: HR ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS; DANZE Francoise (HR); HR MAIL B4; HR MAIL B;
KOUKALOVA Jana (HR)
Subject: Your request for access to documents: A. Dohle - GestDem No
2013/4170

 

Dear Sir,

In reference to your e-mail dated 02/08/2013 the Commission cannot
disclose the requested information as it is covered by an exception under
article 4.1.b) of Regulation 1049/2001. In view of the small size of most
NGOs, divulging the NGO(s) and the nationality of the seconded civil
servant(s) would allow for identification of the individual. Disclosure
would therefore undermine the protection of privacy and the integrity of
the individual(s) concerned.

Yours faithfully,

 

Maïa Debusschere
Chef d'équipe "Mouvements du personnel"
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European Commission
Direction générale Ressources humaines et sécurité
Unité HR.B.4 "Gestion de la carrière et des performances"
MO-34 5/4
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 299 36 40

 

The views expressed are purely those of the writer and may not in any
circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the European
Commission.

The information in this message and/or attachments are intended solely for
the attention and use of the intended recipient and may be confidential.
If you are not the intended recipient of this message, you are hereby
notified that you have received it in error and that any use of it is
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HR ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS would like to recall the message, "Your request for access to documents: A. Dohle - GestDem No 2013/4170".

Dear Secretariat General (SG),

I can not agree to the fact that the Commission is not providing access to non-identifying information about secondment of EC staff to NGO's.

This reply now is totally inconsistent with an earlier reply to a question I put to the Commission through ‘Ask the EU’ website. DG EMPL earlier gave access to an internal note in which identifying information about an EC official was directly publicly disclosed, including her secondment to an NGO.

I also have to inform you that in the meantime I received a 'Note for the File' from my colleague Ms. Roelie Post, informing me that she received last Friday a phonecall from Ms. Debusschere (European Commission) about this Ask the EU request.

Ms. Debusschere informed Ms. Post that the Commission would not give out the requested information, as in fact there is only one staff member seconded to an NGO: Ms. Post. Because of this, revealing the name of the NGO [Against Child Trafficking] and nationality, it would indirectly unveil her identity. The Commission intended to protect her privacy.

Ms. Post told Ms. Debusschere that there was no need to respect her privacy, as it is already public information. For example ACT’s website and Ms. Post's “LinkedIn” profile mention the secondment. Ms. Debusschere then told her that she called to ask to delete that information. Ms. Debusschere also said that a reply to ‘Ask the EU’ could draw the attention of journalists.

As a European citizen, I am trying to understand the situation surrounding Ms. Post's secondment. In fact I just wanted to know how many other EC civil servants were seconded to NGOs. I can hardly believe that her case is such an exception. At the same time, it confirms my suspicions.

Considering the above, I hereby ask you to formally confirm that Ms. Post is the one and only EC staff member who is seconded to an NGO.

If not the case, then, in view of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination, I hereby repeat my request for an overview of the number of secondments of EC staff to NGO's, which NGO's and the nationality of the officials concerned.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

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New deadline: 7 October 2013

Dear Secretariat General (SG),

I hereby inform you that the time limit has expired.

I plan on making a complaint to the Ombudsman if I don't hear from you by 16 October 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Arun Dohle

Generalsekretariat der Europäischen Kommission

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Dear Mr Dohle,

Kindly find herewith a letter concerning your application for access to
documents (gestdem 2013/4170).
Yours sincerely,
Carlos Remis
SG.B.5.
Transparence.
Berl. 05/329.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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