Taking civil society manifestos as the basis of our analyses, the On Our Watch project compels us, civil society, to reflect on the impact of our tools, manifesto’s and pledge campaigns ahead of European elections. What has an NGO-activist-turned-MEP to say about the impact of NGO advocacy? What can a political party share with us about citizens’ and civil society input in the parties’ electoral manifesto’s? Can MEPs and their assistants lift a tip of the veil about their allegiance to pledge campaigns signed before the elections? And – last but not least – can we, as civil society, reflect on the impact of the tools we use? What tools can we develop to increase our impact in 2019?