Montesquieu Instituut: van wetenschap naar samenleving

Lobbying and political influence in the European Union. Results from the INTEREURO-project, Brussel

Atomium in Brussel.
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datum 2 december 2014 13:00 - 17:45
plaats Brussel, België
locatie 1, Place du Congrès - 1000 Toon locatie
aanwezigen A. (Arco) Timmermans e.a.
organisatie Centrum voor Europese Beleidsstudies (CEPS)

Event Date

Event Date:

Tuesday, 2 December, 2014 - 13:00 - 17:45


David Lowery, Penn State University; Jan Beyers, University of Antwerp


  • Joost Berkhout, University of Amsterdam
  • Marc Opper-Christine Mahoney, University of Virginia
  • Rainer Eising, Rurh-University Bochum
  • Danica Fink-Hafner, University of Ljubljana
  • Iskander De Bruycker, University of Antwerp
  • Daniel Naurin, University of Gotheburg
  • Andreas Dür, University of Salzburg
  • David Marshall, University of Aberdeen


  • Martin Ohridski, EU Joint Transparency Register Secretariat
  • Boris Cizelj, Director and Executive Chairman of the Board of the Slovenian Business and Research Association
  • Marco Incerti, Head of Communications, CEPS
  • Arco Timmermans, Professor of Public Affairs, Leiden University
  • Eric Wesselius, Corporate Europe Observatory


CEPS Conference Room

Venue address:

1, Place du Congrès 1000 Brussels


Anne-Marie Boudou


Steven Blockmans

The INTEREURO project ( is a pan-European research network that currently comprises more than 50 researchers working in teams across the European Union and United States. The INTEREURO project is funded by the European Science Foundation and eight national research foundations, while the affiliated project is funded by the US National Science Foundation.

The project addresses questions related to interest representation and lobbying in EU legislative politics. The Brussels community has grown to comprise some 5.000 interest organizations, employing approximately 20.000 lobbyists. Who are these interest groups? How do they organise? How much influence do they have?

The main objective of INTEREURO is to build a more comprehensive theoretical and empirical understanding of the role that interest groups play in the European polity. This workshop seeks to share our findings with lobbyists, interest group officials, civil society organizations, policymakers, journalists and all Brussels-based practitioners who are stakeholders in this debate.


This event is exceptionally free of charge.

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