Directive on improving working conditions in platform work
Lora Verheecke made this acceso a documentos request to Empleo, Asuntos Sociales e Inclusión
Dear Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting a list of meetings since 1st January 2021, between officials/representatives/experts of DG EMPL and any external stakeholders related directly or indirectly to the directive on improving working conditions in platform work.
I look forward to a positive consideration of this request and I would appreciate receiving documents electronically and as soon as they become available.
9 rue du Bronze
Thank you for your e-mail of 16/08/2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
16/08/2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/4631.
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 06/09/2022. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.
You have lodged your application via 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 Commission.
For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s
We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the 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 that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.
For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
Privacy statement – access to documents.
Access to documents team (cr)
Dear Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion,
Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.
I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Directive on improving working conditions in platform work'.
The refusal is based on the presumption that the DG does not hold any list of its external meetings.
My arguments in favour of disclosure are the following:
I see an overriding public interest in disclosure of the requested information as the meetings were related to the directive on platform work, a new policy which affects all EU citizens. The public should have the right to know how major decisions are taken on such a sensitive topic.
Furthermore, Regulation 1049/2001 states that "the institutions shall develop good administrative practices in order to facilitate the exercise of the right of access guaranteed by this Regulation". The DG should have kept records of its external meetings related to the directive. It is of good administrative practice to keep a record of all meetings.
A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/direc...
Thank you for your email dated 22 September 2022 by which you request,
pursuant to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents, a review of the position
taken by DG EMPL in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2022/4631.
We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 3 October 2022
Your application will be handled within 15 working days (21/10/2022). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.
Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)
SG.C1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)
GESTDEM 2022/4631 - 1st holding letter - Ares(2022)7271903 (Please use
this link only if you are an Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien
exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)
Dear Ms Verheecke,
We refer to your email of 22 September 2022, registered on 3 October 2022
under the reference number above, by which you submit a confirmatory
application in accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and
Commission documents ("Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001").
Your confirmatory application is currently being handled. Unfortunately,
we have not yet been able to gather all the elements needed to carry out a
full analysis of your request and to take a final decision. Therefore, we
are not in a position to reply to your confirmatory request within the
prescribed time limit which expires on 21 October 2022. Consequently, we
have to extend this period by another 15 working days in accordance with
Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001. The new deadline expires on
15 November 2022. However, we can assure you that we are doing our utmost
to provide you with a final reply within the next 15 working days.
We regret this additional delay and apologise for any inconvenience this
Access to Documents Team
Unit C.1 (Transparency, Document Management and Access to Documents)
Dear Sir or Madam,
We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your confirmatory request for case
2022/4631, sent on 22/09/2022 and registered on 03/10/2022.
We will handle your confirmatory request within 15 working days as of the
date of registration. The time-limit expires on 24/10/2022. We will let
you know if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working
Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
Dear Ms Lora Verheecke,
Please find attached the electronic version of Commission Decision
C(2022)8130 as adopted by the European Commission on 8.11.2022.
The formal notification of the decision under Article 297 TFEU is being
made only in electronic form.
Could you please confirm receipt of the attached document by return
Many thanks in advance.
Secretariat General – Unit B.2
Written, Empowerment & Delegation Procedures
Your tool | Our help
2. mailto:[email address]
Dear [email address],
I confirm receipt.