Meetings between churches and Research and Innovation

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From: Josefina Martí

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Dear Research and Innovation,

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:

A complete of list of all meetings held by any member of your team/staff with churches, religious associations or communities, as well as with philosophical and non-confessional organisations, from 1 January 2014 onwards, specifying the status of the organization (church, religious association or community, philosophical association or non-confessional association).
All documents, including all emails, minutes, reports or other documents received or drawn up before, during or after the meetings, and any other briefing papers related to these meetings.
I would prefer to receive this information in a machine-readable electronic format.
Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions related to my request.

Yours faithfully,

Josefina Martí
Calle de Juan Bravo 62
Madrid
28006
Spain

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Dear Ms Marti’,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 08/04/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered today
08/04/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/2180.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
03/05/2019.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that
case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Kind regards,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[7][email address]

 

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request - Meetings between churches and Research and Innovation

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
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Dear Ms Josefina Marti’,

 

We refer to your application for access to documents, registered on the 08
April 2019 under the above mentioned reference number.

Your request covers a period of time from 1st January  2014 onwards and
concerns what follows:

 

A complete of list of all meetings held by any member of your team/staff
with churches, religious associations or communities, as well as with
philosophical and non-confessional organisations, from 1 January 2014
onwards, specifying the status of the organization (church, religious
association or community, philosophical association or non-confessional
association).

All documents, including all emails, minutes, reports or other documents
received or drawn up before, during or after the meetings, and any other
briefing papers related to these meetings.

 

Considering the parameters of your request, the handling of your
application involves the assessment of potentially a very large number of
documents originating from different services of the directorate and from
third parties. The analysis of these documents, together with the need to
consult the third parties concerned in accordance with Article 4(4) and
4(5) of Regulation 1049/2001 when needed cannot be expected to be
completed within the normal time limits set out in Article 7 of Regulation
1049/2001.

 

As stated by the EU Courts, the European Commission needs to respect the
principle of proportionality and ensure that the interest of the applicant
for access is balanced against the workload resulting from the processing
of the application for access, in order to safeguard the interests of good
administration.  

 

Therefore article 6(3) of Regulation 1049/2001 provides that in the event
of an application relating to a very long document or to a very large
number of documents, the institution concerned may confer with the
applicant informally, with a view to finding a fair solution.

 

In accordance with the case law of the EU Court, a fair solution can only
concern the content or the number of documents applied for, not the
deadline for replying. This means that the scope of your requests must be
reduced in a way that would enable its treatment within the extended
deadline of 15+15 working days.

 

Based on the above-mentioned provision, we would kindly ask you to specify
the objective of your wide-scoped request and your specific interest in
the documents requested, and whether you could narrow down the scope of
your request (i.e; the kind of documents and/or timeframe covered and/or
organisations and associations concerned), so as to reduce it to a more
manageable number.

 

In particular, we propose one of the following alternative options in
order to limit the excessive administrative burden relating to the
handling of your wide-scoped request:

·         restrict the scope of your request to meetings held by the
senior management (which means Commissioner Carlos Moedas, members of his
cabinet and Director General of DG Research and Technological Innovation)
and limit your request to documents related to meetings held with 10
organisations you of which you will indicate the name;  

·         restrict the scope of your request to documents of the senior
management (which means Commissioner Carlos Moedas, members of his cabinet
and Director General of DG Research and Technological Innovation) and
limit the number of the requests you submitted to us to meetings held with
churches and religious organisations. 

 

In order to enable us to provide you with a reply as soon as possible, we
would ask you for a swift response to our proposal for a fair solutions
within five working days at the latest, by email to
[6][email address].

In the absence of a reply within five working days, we will unilaterally
restrict the scope of your application to those parts that can be dealt
with within the extended deadline of 30 working days, counting from the
registration of your application.

 

Thank you in advanced for your cooperation.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[7]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[8][email address]

 

 

 

From: ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 4:31 PM
To: Josefina Martí <[FOI #6782 email]>
Subject: Ares(2019)2470022 - RE: access to documents request - Meetings
between churches and Research and Innovation

 

[9]Ares(2019)2470022 - RE: access to documents request - Meetings between
churches and Research and Innovation

 

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this email address.

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Dear Ms Marti’,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 08/04/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered today
08/04/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/2180.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
03/05/2019.

In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private third-party website which has no link with any
institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission
cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to
the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the European Commission. For further information
on your rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running that website usually publishes
the content of applicants’ correspondence with the European Commission on
that website. This includes the personal data that you may have
communicated to the European Commission (e.g. your private postal
address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish your correspondence with the European Commission to be
published on the AsktheEU.org website, you can provide us with an
alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that
case, the European Commission will send all future electronic
correspondence addressed to you only to that private address.

Kind regards,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[12]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[13][email address]

 

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From: Josefina Martí

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Dear Research and Innovation,

Considering what you asked, I would like to restrict the scope of the request to documents of the staff (without including Commissioner Carlos Moedas and members of his cabinet and Director General of DG Research and Technological Innovation). I would also like to limit the number of the requests to meetings held with
churches and religious organisations (without including non confessional organisations).

As the web page does not allow me to see the email address, please let me know if you received the answer.

Thank you very much,
Yours faithfully,

Josefina Martí

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[5]Ares(2019)2798975 - RE: access to documents request - Meetings between
churches and Research and Innovation

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Dear Ms Marti,

 

We acknowledge receipt of your message of the 17 April 2019 in which you
restrict the scope of your application and we confirm that we are
currently treating your request.

 

Kind regards,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

[6]cid:image001.gif@01D26B5B.E7FC3FF0

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[7][email address]

 

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Meetings between churches and Research and Innovation - extension of time
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Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>.
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Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

Dear Ms Marti,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 8 April 2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day under reference number
GestDem 2019/2180.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today: 03 May 2019.

This delay is caused by the fact that your request concerns documents held
by many services which need to be consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 27 May 2019. 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

RTD Access to documents
 
European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
Common Legal Support Service

 

 

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[5]Ares(2019)3458659 - RE: GestDem 2019/2180 - access to documents request
- Meetings between churches and Research and Innovation - extension of
time limit

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Dear Ms Marti’,

 

We refer to your access to documents application, registered on 08 April
2019 under the GestDem reference number 2019/2180.

 

We regret to inform you that we are not in the position to complete the
handling of your application within the extended time limit of 30 working
days, which expires today, 27 May 2019.

 

Please be reassured that we are doing our utmost to provide you with the
final reply as soon as possible and accept our sincerest apologies for the
inconveniences we may have caused you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

RTD Access to documents

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

 

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[6][email address]

 

[7]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

 

 

From: ve_rtd.access documents (RTD) <[DG RTD request email]>
Sent: Friday, May 3, 2019 6:03 PM
To: Josefina Martí <[FOI #6782 email]>
Cc: RTD ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[email address]>
Subject: Ares(2019)2974579 - GestDem 2019/2180 - access to documents
request - Meetings between churches and Research and Innovation -
extension of time limit

 

[8]Ares(2019)2974579 - GestDem 2019/2180 - access to documents request -
Meetings between churches and Research and Innovation - extension of time
limit

 

Sent by ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[9][DG RTD request email]>. All responses have to be sent to
this email address.

Envoyé par ve_rtd.access documents (RTD)
<[10][DG RTD request email]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.

 

Dear Ms Marti,

 

We refer to your e-mail dated 8 April 2019 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day under reference number
GestDem 2019/2180.

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today: 03 May 2019.

This delay is caused by the fact that your request concerns documents held
by many services which need to be consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 27 May 2019. 

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

RTD Access to documents
 
European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
Common Legal Support Service

 

 

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