Lise Witteman
Follow the EU paper trails

Lise Witteman specialises in following the paper trails of the European decision making processes, from the interests of (national) politicians and lobbyists and their influence on EU policy, to the way the money of EU citizens is being spent.

She is keen to share her knowledge with other European journalists, either within a joint investigation or by providing courses and workshops.

Together we can hold the leaders of the European Union accountable.

Lise has initiated the set up of the EU-desk of the Dutch investigative platform Follow the Money: Bureau Brussel. The desk consists of three EU-specialists. It’s their job to join, set up and coördinate European investigative projects and to carry out research regarding the EU-institutions.

With the renowned investigative team Lighthouse Reports, Lise participates in several EU-wide journalism projects, such as the Invisible Workers-investigation.

Lise provides courses and workshops on EU Paper Trailing for beginning and advanced journalists, such as the students of the University of Groningen (RUG), the emerging journalists that join the Lighthouse Sessions, and for the Summer School of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).

In order to stimulate a broad audiance to take notice of EU affairs, Lise has initiated an EU late night comedy show together with performer Kelly Agathos: the Schuman Show!