Why we exist

About EDC

Our History

We are a new consulting firm born from the desire to improve our European Democracy. The 2019 European elections have shown a renewed interest for our Union, but also the limits of citizens’ engagement. Following these elections, European Democracy Consulting was set up to help decision-makers, public institutions, and NGOs in their promotion of a more democratic, transparent and efficient European Union.

Our Vision

Democracy does not always come easy; there may be vested interests opposing its development. As a result, sixty years after its creation, the European Union still falls far short of the democratic standards of developed countries. We wish to bring our solid expertise to support a value-based discussion and propose concrete political and legal solutions that will strengthen our common democracy for the general interest of all Europeans.

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Failure of the APPF to abide by its transparency requirements

The Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations appears not to comply with its transparency obligations stemming from Article 32 of Regulation 1141/2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. This review highlights the accomplishments and shortcomings of the APPF regarding its transparency requirements. We hope it proves useful to you in enacting the necessary measures to meet the provisions of Regulation 1141/2014.

Not transnational lists, transnational parties

Not transnational lists, transnational parties

Transnational lists have emerged as a regular talking point. Yet, what may seem like a no-nonsense way to promote a “more European” Europe is, upon closer examination, unlikely to make our elections and politics more integrated, and completely foreign to the workings of federal systems. The ills it seeks to remedy are real, but the solution lies elsewhere.
[Published by EuropeanConstitution.eu]

European democracy is achieved through transnational parties, not transnational lists

European democracy is achieved through transnational parties, not transnational lists

‘Transnational lists’ in European elections would mean creating a Europe-wide constituency to give citizens a chance to vote for common candidates, in addition to national ones. It is the most oft-discussed idea for making European elections ‘more European’. However, we should instead focus on developing pan-European political parties.
[Published by The New Federalist]