Civil Society/ post-crisis accountability at the EU level

Based on prior work carried out at the IES on civil society organisations in the EU and mobilising participation at the EU level for the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions respectively, Jamal Shahin and David Ferrer of the European Youth Forum were invited to be discussants at a European Parliament Research Service 'Policy Hub' on 1 October. There, he provided comments on Gianluca Sgueo's piece on the EU legal framework on the financial accountability of civil society organisations. Jamal specifically made the point that financial regulations play an important part in ensuring accountability, but that the elements of risk, innovation and creativity should not be burdened by these rules.