Dear Education and Culture,
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.
Calle de Juan Bravo 62
Ares(2019)2299867 - RE: access to documents request - - GestDem
2019/1989 - Meetings between EAC and churches - acknowledgement of receipt
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responses have to be sent to this email address.
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les réponses doivent être effectuées à cette adresse électronique.
Dear Ms Marti,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 31 March 2019. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 1 April 2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/1989.
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 25 April 2019. In case this time limit needs
to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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EAC ACCESS DOCUMENTS
DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
Unit R.1 "Organisational Performance and Legal Affairs"
J-70 B-1049 Brussels / Belgium
[DG EAC request email]
Ares(2019)2542577 - Your application for access to documents – GestDem
No 2019/1989 - Request for clarification
Sent by ve_eac.acces_documents (EAC) <[email address]>.
All responses have to be sent to this email address.
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<[email address]>. Toutes les réponses doivent être
effectuées à cette adresse électronique.
Dear Ms Marti,
Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem
We refer to your e-mail dated 31 March 2019 in which you make a request
for access to documents, registered on 1 April 2019 under the
above-mentioned reference number.
The scope description of your request is as 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
specifying the status of the organization (church, religious association
or community, philosophical association or non-confessional association)…”
Our services are currently handling your application, however the
description does not enable us to conduct a proper search in our
The description of the organisations is too broad to ensure that all the
documents that you seek to obtain are clearly identified and relevant for
We therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with more
detailed information, in particular,
we would be grateful if you could provide us with the list of
organisations from which you seek to obtain documents and/or the specific
domain of DG EAC competence to which the meetings refer to.
If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can contact us by email to [DG EAC request email]
In accordance with Article 2, third paragraph of the Implementing Rules
to Regulation 1049/2001, the 15 working days time limit for
handling your application will start running when we receive the
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
EAC Access to Documents team
5. mailto:[DG EAC request email]
Dear ve_eac.acces_documents (EAC),
I can not give you more detailed information, as that is all the information the law I am based on provides. Please, understand those terms in the same way the article 3 of COMMISSION DECISION of 25 November 2014 (on the publication of information on meetings held between Directors-General of the Commission and organisations or self-employed individuals) does.
Moreover, the Agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission on the transparency register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation (19.9.2014) establishes that transparency register does not apply to churches, religious communities. As such, I cannot identify them in advance.