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European Parliament
Advocacy Toolbox

This toolbox gives access to online tools to help advocates access essential information on EU decision-making and influencing efficiently.

Access to document requests - AskTheEU.org

Consult the outcome of requests for access to documents of EU institutions under Regulation 2001/1049 or file your own request. AskTheEU.org is a civil society open source platform. Requests can also be filed via the website of the institution holding the documents.

Access documents, Map interest groups

Committees

All information on work at Committee level including calendar of meetings, documents, broadcasts, results of votes and hearings.

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Delegations of the EP

Find out the membership and calendar of meetings of the delegations of the EP to joint parliamentary assemblies, bilateral inter-parliamentary committees and third countries.

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EU Agenda: Joint declaration of the EP, Council and Commission on legislative priorities for 2023-2024

Statement of the President of the EP, the President of the Council of the EU and the President of the Commission adopted in December 2022 and setting out common legislative priorities. Also includes a list of common policy priorities.

Track decision-making, Understand policies & issues

Europe Elects: EU election projection 2024

Projection of the results of the June 2024 European Parliament elections based on the results of polls in all EU Member States. Updated periodically.

Understand policies & issues, Prepare for a vote

European Parliament Research Service / EP Think Tank

In-house think tank of the EP. Find two-pagers ('At a glance'), briefings, studies, infographics, updates on legislation in progress, check-lists to support the scrutiny of the Commission and Council by the EP.

Understand policies & issues

Implementing & delegated acts - Register

Access to the various steps in the preparation, adoption, scrutiny and publication of secondary legislation. Calendar of meetings of expert groups advising the Commission on Delegated Acts.

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Legislative Train

Synopsis and state of play of all legislative and non-legislative files handled by the EP with links to key documents.

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Parltrack

Scrapes information from the EP website and allows you to track information on MEPs, legislative files, amendments, votes and committee agendas.

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Political group: ECR

Identify coordinators (download 'ECR Vademecum') and advisors (go to 'Contacts') for each EP committee .

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Political group: Renew Europe

Identify coordinators (see 'Our MEPs') and advisors (see 'EP Committees') for each EP committee .

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Rules of Procedure

Rules of procedure of the European Parliament (updated January 2021)

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Work in Progress Listing

Weekly updated listing of the work in progress in each parliamentary committee.

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Calendar 2023

Calendar of EP plenaries, committee meeting weeks, group meeting weeks and constituency weeks in 2023

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Committees - eMeeting

Committee meeting agendas and documents.

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Directory of MEPs

Directory of MEPs by country, political group and committee, and of their assistants

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EU Whoiswho

Official directory of the EU

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Europe Elects: calendar of elections

Calendar of elections at EU, national and regional level across Europe from 2023 to 2029.

Know rules & processes, Track decision-making, Prepare for a vote

Guide to drafting EU legislation

Understand the different parts of EU legislative acts and the principles that guide their drafting and amending.

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Intergroups

List of intergroups officially approved by the EP. They focus on specific topics and bring together MEPs of different political groups and stakeholders. Many other non-registered cross-party groups exist, see 'MEP-industry forums' and genuine MEP-led groups such as https://responsiblebusinessconduct.eu.

Map interest groups, Identify decision-makers, Understand policies & issues

MEP-Industry forums

Corporate Europe Observatory table of unofficial industry-led cross-party groups. Genuine MEP-led groups also exist such as https://responsiblebusinessconduct.eu. See also 'Intergroups'.

Map interest groups, Identify decision-makers, Understand policies & issues

Petitions

Exert your right to submit a petition to the European Parliament under EU law. See also the European Citizen's Initiative (Commission toolbox).

Provide input

Political group: EPP

Identify coordinators and advisors for each EP committee

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Political group: S&D

Identify coordinators (see 'Members') and advisors (see 'Team') for each EP committee .

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TTTP

Map MEPs by committee, country and political group, download contacts

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Calendar 2024

Calendar of EP plenaries, committee meeting weeks, group meeting weeks and constituency weeks in 2024

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Conference of Committee Chairs (CCC)

The Conference of Committee Chairs (CCC) coordinates the work of the committees. It plays an important role at the start of a legislative process as it resolves conflicts of competence between Committees. It consists of the Chairs of all committees and meets on Tuesdays during plenary weeks in Strasbourg.

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EU Agenda: How EU priorities are set

Short explanation & infographic setting out: (1) how the EU's long-term priorities are set at the start of the 5-yearly institutional cycle through the adoption of the European Council's Strategic Agenda and the Commission's Political Guidelines. (2) how these long-term priorities translate into the annual work programme of the Commission.

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EUR-Lex

Register of EU law, EU case law and parliamentary questions. Includes a feature to search by EU lawmaking procedures. Also includes a register of national law and case law of Member states.

Access documents, Know rules & processes, Track decision-making

European Ombudsman

Independent and impartial non-judicial body that holds the EU’s institutions and agencies to account. File a complaint to report maladministration by an institution. Read the reports of the Ombudsman's proactive investigations on systemic issues.

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Implementing & delegated acts - Procedure

Understand the decision-making process for secondary legislation.

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Legislative Observatory

European Parliament's database for monitoring the EU decision-making process

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Parliamentary questions

Register of written and oral questions adressed by MEPs, political groups and committees to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Understand policies & issues, Provide input

Plenary

Plenary agendas, documents, broadcasts, voting lists and results.

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Political group: Greens/EFA

Identify coordinators (see 'Our MEPs') and advisors ('Our Staff') for each EP committee .

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Political group: The Left (GUE/NGL)

Identify coordinators (see 'Members') and advisors (see 'Staff') for each EP committee .

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Transparency Register

What interests are being pursued, by whom and with what budgets? See also lobbyfacts.eu and www.integritywatch.eu

Map interest groups

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