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About the organisation

EUROPEUM is an independent think-tank focused on the European integration process. We conduct original research and organise public activities. We also formulate new ideas and recommendations to improve domestic and European policy.

We organize regular seminars, debates, conferences, workshops and round tables focused on current European topics.
Our long-term projects help to raise awareness of the European Union and strengthen international cooperation.
Our research team publishes articles responding to topics related to European integration and more.


Debate: 25 years in NATO - what has membership given to the Czech Republic?

We invite you to the second regional debate within the 25th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to NATO! Membership has brought benefits to the Czech Republic, but it also comes with a number of obligations. What is the importance of this alliance for us? And what do you think about NATO? Come to Ústí nad Labem to discuss these and other questions.

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Election night on the results of the European Parliament elections

We invite you to the event organized by the European Parliament Office in the Czech Republic, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and STEM Institute for Empirical Research. The evening will include two debates on the evaluation of the European Parliament and what challenges await the new one and the European elections and the future of Europe. Speakers include former MEP Pavel Telička and Vendula Kazlauskas from the Association for International Affairs. More information and a detailed programe of the evening can be found below.

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Café Evropa | Debate on the European Parliament elections

We invite the participants of the Scout Festival Obrok 2024 to the next in the series of regional debates Café Evropa on the European Parliament elections. We will give participants an insight into how the European Parliament works, why it is important to come to vote on 7 and 8 June, and also present the values of the European Parliament candidates.

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RevivEU | Should we fear for the economic future of Europe?

We invite you to a public podcast recording focusing on the discussion of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on European industrial policy and its potential consequences for the Czech economy and society. We will discuss the new technological dynamics resulting from the pandemic and explore ways in which the European Union can respond to technological competition with the USA and China.

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Think Visegrad conference - EU Enlargement Forum

On 10 and 11 April 2024, Prague will host a two-day conference entitled "20 Years of Reuniting Europe's East and West", organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Think Visegrad platform and the project (Re)uniting the East and West: Reflections on the 2004 EU enlargement (REWEU) supported by the International Visegrad Fund and the European Commission. The programme will also include the second edition of the EU Enlargement Forum.

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Preparing news media in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia for the digital age

The project aims to equip civil society organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia with comprehensive knowledge of media pluralism, media freedoms, and access to information necessary in the digital transition of the news media sector.

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Newsletter 2024

Here you will find all our newsletters for 2024. Don't forget to subscribe to keep up to date with what's happening at EUROPEUM Institute.

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End-of-life management of the automotive industry and the opportunities for Czechia

After three successful projects focusing on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the Green Europe team of EUROPEUM in collaboration with the Institute of Circular Economy (INCIEN) is broadening its focus and taking a more circular approach. This project will focus on better lifecycle and end-of-life management of materials used in vehicles and batteries. The collaboration will be split into two research areas:

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Articles and publications

PES 2024 | The EU must cooperate not only militarily, but also to defend itself against cyber attacks from Russia, said Minister Dvořák at the conference

The second day of the Prague European Summit 2024 conference at the Czernin Palace was opened with a speech by Czech Minister for European Affairs Martin Dvořák. He thinks of the enlargement of the European Union as crucial. "We have to realize that the enlargement of the EU, our defense and security and the current Central European position are interconnected," he said.

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Prague European Summit | "Nuclear energy must be part of the Green Deal." Ministers Lipavský and Síkela presented their priorities for the next European Commis

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský and Minister of Industry and Trade Jozef Síkela delivered speeches at the 10th anniversary of the Prague European Summit. Both responded to the ever-changing challenges facing Europe and Russia's expanding aggression, while Minister Síkela stressed the need of economical transformation.

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Prague European Summit | Slovak President Čaputová warned against the rise of extremism and hatred on social media

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová was the guest of honour at the 10th anniversary Prague European Summit. At the Czernin Palace, she received the traditional Vision for Europe Award from the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský.

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Policy paper | Here to stay, but in what form? Researching the potential of cross-border telework in the digital economy

The rapid uptake of telework, facilitated by digitalisation, has upset a system based on physical presence in the workplace in the EU. Especially since the pandemic, telework has become increasingly prevalent and an integral part of employees’ working and expectation patterns. Our research fellow Silke Maes covered this topic in her policy paper, highlighting the challenges and opportunities telework presents for cross-border coordination.

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In the media

168 hodin | Who is the surprise of the European election?

Filip Turek, originally an outsider, pulled the Přísaha and Motorists coalition into third place and gained more than ten percent of the vote. He bet on a ban on internal combustion engines and social networks. How realistic are his election promises? Who did he take votes from and who helped him? Filip Křenek, Project Coordinator and Analyst at EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the topic for Czech Television's investigative programme 168 hodin.

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e15 | Summit in Switzerland will show the world that Ukraine wants peace. But it will not bring it

The luxury Alpine hotel Bürgenstock on the shores of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland will host the largest peace conference on Ukraine to date this coming weekend. Leaders and diplomats from nearly 90 countries will be there to seek ways to end the worst armed conflict in Europe since the Second World War. The ambitious event has been accompanied by criticism over the non-participation of Russia, China and US President Joe Biden. Even so, experts say the summit could be an important first step towards peace. Žiga Faktor, deputy director and head of the Brussels office of EUROPEUM Institute, describes the possibilities the conference will offer for e15 journal.

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Radio Free Europe | EU Enlargement is threated by the far right parties in Member States, not in the European Parliament

Even thought parties belonging to the far right achieved good results in the European elections, their growth was not enough to have a major impact on politics in the future European Parliament. What developments can we anticipate with regard to the policy of enlargement of the EU after the elections? Žiga Faktor, deputy director and head of EUROPEUM Institute's Brussels office, comments on the situation for Serbia's Radio Free Europe.

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ČT24 | The balance of power in the newly elected European Parliament

The European Parliament has many negotiations ahead of it, be it the distribution of political parties in the political groups, the filling of key positions or the names of the new European Commissioners. What is the most interesting thing to watch on the European stage right now? What other moments will now influence the development of European politics? Vít Havelka, research fellow at EUROPEUM Institute, comments for ČT24.

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