The IPA now has full access to the European Parliament!

25 Nov 2019


In my role as IPA Representative for the European Institutions in Brussels (European Commission, European Parliament and European External Action Service), I explored the possibility of registering the IPA with the transparency list of the European Parliament. This process was successfully concluded on 24 October 2018.

On 28 July 2019, I updated the register for a further year.

With this registration, the IPA obtained the right to apply for an accreditation card for the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg. As representative for Brussels, I applied for such an access card, which was granted in August 2019. Following, this, I collected my card, which is valid for 1 year, in Brussels in September 2019.

With the registration in the Parliament’s transparency list, the IPA has access to all meetings, initiatives or legal acts of the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg, in particular in the area of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), education and training, Frontex and EUROPOL, as well as the fight against terrorism.

Oliver Hoffmann, ERC Representative EU Brussels (2017-2019)