Engage with EU institutions

Getting started

Help us transform the European Union into a global leader in corporate accountability by engaging with the EU institutions and its policy-making processes.

The official directory will tell you who’s who in the EU. The Transparency register lists all organisations trying to influence the law-making and policy implementation process of the EU institutions.

To access important documents, such as EU law, case-law by the Court of Justice of the European Union and other public EU documents, use the EUR-Lex database or the secondary legislation register.

To request a document from the three institutions, click on the relevant links for the European Commission, European Parliament, and the Council of the EU.

Lastly, the asktheEU.org website enables you to get the information you want about the EU. The website is run by two not-for-profit NGOs: Access Info Europe and mySociety.

ECCJ team in front of the European Commission in 2018.

European Commission

To engage with the European Commission, you will need to know the Commissioners and their cabinets (2019-2024), as well as their current Work programme.

For our work, the Company Law Expert Group and the Informal Expert Group on Company Law and Corporate Governance are especially relevant.

You can also follow and participate in public consultations. Recent consultations on corporate accountability include: 

European Parliament

The latest state of play on all EU legislative and non-legislative procedures going through the European Parliament can be found in the Legislative observatory. You can also find the current Work in progress by parliamentary committee.

To engage with the European Parliament, search for your Member of the European Parliament or Search for documents.

The legislative schedule on various corporate accountability files can be found here:

ECCJ participating at event at the European Parliament on the role of the EU in ensuring access to remedy for victims of corporate human rights violations, hosted by members of the EP Working Group on Responsible Business Conduct.

Council of the EU

You can find preparatory legislative documents, meeting documents and press releases in the Document Registry. The follow Council developments, you can use the Meetings calendar and the Voting calculator to simulate the voting system and results.

To engage with Permanent Representations to the EU, here are the websites of every Member State’s office in Brussels: Austria, BelgiumBulgariaCroatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, IrelandItaly, Latvia, LithuaniaLuxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.