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Saturday, June 3 • 09:30 - 10:45
Follow the Money of European political parties

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In 2019, Follow the Money did a thorough investigation into money flows of parties with seats in the European Parliament. This led to some very interesting stories about big tech financing the liberals, American Christian movements feeding into Euroscepticism, etc. For the upcoming elections, we want to repeat this investigation on a bigger scale. Not only do we want to track the money flows from the European parties, but we also want to add to the mix the finances of national parties and politicians linked to the European parliamentary parties. Does the big tech lobby also penetrate politics at the national level? Do religious sponsors find other venues to support pan-European conservative movements? In order to answer these, and other questions, we need to work with journalists from all over Europe. We need to dig into the available national party finance databases, and to investigate the most interesting sponsors. Come to this session to discuss how we can investigate European money flows together!

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Adriana Homolová

ARENA / Follow The Money, Netherlands / Slovakia
Adriana is a freelance data journalist, trainer and public spending nerd. She coordinates the data skills training track on the Dataharvest conference and investigates the European Union for Follow The Money Bureau Brussel.
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Lise Witteman

investigative journalist EU-topics, Follow the Money
Team lead of the EU desk of investigative journalism platform Follow the Money (ftm.nl/ftm.eu).Our Brussels based team specialises in (data driven) investigations into EU affairs, such as the Recovery Files investigation.In the run up to the European elections of 2024 we have some... Read More →

Saturday June 3, 2023 09:30 - 10:45 CEST
Aula 1