Building on a long history of EUROPEUM in Prague, we opened our office in Brussels in January 2016. EUROPEUM has been the first think-tank from the Central Europe to branch out to the heart of the European Union. Our motivation has been to follow the debates on EU policies and politics from close and to contribute to them by strengthening the voice of the Czech Republic and other central and east European countries. At the same time, we would like to use our Brussels presence to boost discussions on the EU back in the region, through introducing research by Brussels-based experts, offering their perspective at local events, cooperating with the media, etc.
The main activities of the Brussels office are the following:
„A Czech Perspective for the future of the EU“
The conference was realized in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU on June 1, 2017. The event was opened by European Commissioner Věra Jourová and featured a Czech Deputy Minister of FA Jakub Dürr, Pavel Svoboda (MEP, EPP) and Steven Blockmans (CEPS). HE Martin Povejšil provided the closing comments.
You can read the full report here.
„Europe without borders: Internal market challenges seen from Prague“
The conference was realized in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU on November 8, 2017. The event tackled various current topics, as the posted workers directive or digitalization. The debate was opened by HE Povejšil and the debate featured
Alena Mastantuono (CEBRE), Michaela Šojdrová (MEP, EPP) and Lucie Studničná (Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions).
You can read the full report here.
„Multispeed Europe vs. enhanced cooperation: The Czech perspective“
Roundtable with HE Martin Povejšil and Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs Jakub Dürr was organized in cooperation with the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU on June 1, 2017. You can see the pictures here.
„Czech contributions to the international security“
The expert roundtable event was coorganized with the Czech Delegation to NATO on November 16, 2017. You can find the report here.
EUROPEUM’s Brussels Office has been contributing to EUROPEUM’S research activities with policy analysis enriched by informed insights of key Brussels stakeholders. Internal researchers were accompanied by two external research fellows, whose study trip to Brussels has been supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the framework of public diplomacy projects within Czech foreign policy and international relations.
External Research Fellows:
In 2016, EUROPEUM’s Brussels Office has organized four high-level events. Our events in April and May 2016 were kindly hosted by the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU and included:
In cooperation with a public affairs agency, we further organized
EUROPEUM’s Brussels Office has been contributing to EUROPEUM’S research activities with policy analysis enriched by informed insights of key Brussels stakeholders. Zuzana Pickova, the Head of EUROPEUM’s Brussels Office, has been following the Digital Single Market and the EU’s policy of Better Regulation, analysing the European Commission’s Better Regulation Agenda in a policy paper. Tereza Novotna, post-doctoral researcher based at the Institute for European Studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles and an associate research fellow at EUROPEUM, focuses on EU foreign policy and examined the structural and personnel reform of the EU diplomatic service in Brussels Monitor.
The full details of our Think Visegrad in Brussels project can be found on the Think Visegrad platform website.
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