This press briefing on Thursday 28 April will feature a presentation of the European Commission’s proposed measures to tackle the growing problem of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) and a response by representatives of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE), with a deeper dive into the measures’ core components and their likely impact on civil society.

Participants will be able to join the session in person or online. Information about online participation will be made available upon completion of registration.

In-person participants will be asked to provide additional information during the registration process which will be used for security purposes and the creation of name badges.


  • 11:00 - 11:30 CEST: Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová presents the Commission proposals, in conversation with Matthew Caruana Galizia, Director of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation. Moderator Sarah Clarke (Acting Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 Europe and Head of the Europe and Central Asia team Article 19)
  • 11:30 - 11:45 CEST: Panel discussion with representatives of CASE: Flutura Kusari (Senior Legal Adviser, ECPMF), Linda Ravo (Senior Advocacy Consultant, Civil Liberties Union For Europe), and Charlie Holt (UK Campaigns Manager, Greenpeace International).
  • 11:45 - 12:00 CEST: Q&A