How can the Digital Green Certificate be a fair and effective tool for citizens to regain their right to travel in Europe?
A conversation between Juan Fernando López Aguilar MEP, consumer organizations, and civil society
A webinar on the Digital Green Certificate
Euroconsumers and The Good Lobby are organising a webinar to discuss the Digital Green Certificate that was proposed by the European Commission and is planned to be adopted by June, just in time for the beginning of the summer holiday season.
A certificate for citizens to regain their right to travel across Europe
As Member States continue to introduce and/or maintain cross-border restrictions, the Certificate aims at facilitating citizens’ free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is set to waive existing and future cross-border restrictions for those who have been vaccinated, have recovered from the virus, or can show a negative COVID-19 test.
A discussion on how to ensure the Certificate is fair and effective
How can the Digital Green Certificate be a fair and effective tool for citizens to regain their right to travel in Europe? As EU institutions are negotiating the final details of the Certificate, the European Parliament’s leader on the file, Juan Fernando López Aguilar MEP, has agreed to talk with academics and consumer organisations about the state of play of the reform and what to expect next.
Juan Fernando López Aguilar MEP, Chair of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee, Rapporteur on the Digital Green Certificate
Professor Luiza Bialasiewicz, University of Amsterdam
Luís Araújo, President of the European Travel Commission, President of Turismo Portugal
Julie Frère, Spokesperson of Test Achats, Belgian member organisation of Euroconsumers
Ileana Izverniceanu, Spokesperson of Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios (OCU), Spanish member organisation of Euroconsumers
Moderator: Alberto Alemanno, Founder of The Good Lobby & Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris
Watch the recording of the conversation that took place on 6 May 2021.