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Our new project to involve citizens in the green transformation and post-pandemic recovery of Europe.

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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.

Events

EU-Pacific Talks: Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European

We would like to invite you to the fourth debate from the EU-Pacific talks series titled "Japan – V4 relations – more central but still European" The debate will take place online on the 11th of January and will be broadcasted on our Facebook page.

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INVITATION: 2021 Progress Reports on the Western Balkans: Is the EU enlargement lost?

We would like to invite you to a debate titled "2021 Progress Reports on the Western Balkans: Is the EU enlargement lost?" The online debate will take place on the 21st of December at 10:00.

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INVITATION: Presentation of surveys - Attitude of Czechs towards the pandemic, climate measures and the European Union

We would like to invite you to a presentation of surveys on Czechs' attitudes towards the European Union, green policy, pandemic measures and other divisive issues. The event will take place on our Facebook page on Tuesday 21 December at 14:00.

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INVITATION: EU± // Year 2021 in the European Union

We invite you to the last debate in the EU± series, this time on what 2021 will bring for the European Union. The debate will take place online on Monday 20 December 2021 at 18:00.

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Projects

Youth Conference in Prague

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, in cooperation with the European Parliament office in the Czech Republic, is organising the first Youth Conference in Prague for students at Czech middle schools and universities, which will be part of the activities of the conference on the Future of Europe. The conference aims to provide young people with a platform and opportunities to be part of the Europe-wide discussions on the future of Europe.

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Podcasts by EUROPEUM

Podcasts by EUROPEUM offer debates and interviews concerning European topics including projects Prague Climate Talks, EU±, and EU-Pacific Talks. You can find a full list of episodes and information on where to listen to the podcast is available in an article.

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EU – Pacific Talks

The debates will be organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. This series of debates aims to bring together experts, stakeholders, state officials and academia to discuss the most up – to date topics including the global actors as China and the United States. Over the course of 6 months, the most tempting issues will be on the table, such as growing influence of China, climate agenda, economic relations or the United States new administration.

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Decarbonization of the automotive industry

The project called Decarbonization of the automotive industry aims to enable fast and fair decarbonization of the automotive industry in the Czech Republic by bridging the gap between policy- and decision-makers and companies. The key networking activities rely on evidence-based research outputs and follow-up activities with the respective stakeholders of the automotive industry in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, the project aims to deepen the public understanding and social acceptance of the inevitable changes in the transport sector. The project is led by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy with financial support from the European Climate Foundation.

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Articles and publications

Policy Brief: New Resources of the EU Budget

Our researcher Vít Havelka, in his article "New Sources of the EU Budget", which was created under the Think Visegrad in Brussels project, writes about the new own resources of the EU budget, which are currently being discussed at the European level. The text specifically discusses why the reform of own resources is necessary and what are the positions of the various EU institutions and member states on these proposals. It concludes with a reflection on the Czech position, including an outlook on how it might evolve depending on the course of the negotiations.

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Policy Paper: Time to Redefine the Terms and Conditions of the Transatlantic Relationship? – 2021 Transatlantic Policy Forum in Review

On November 18-19, 2021, the fourth edition of the Transatlantic Policy Forum took place. It was hosted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the International Republican Institute (IRI), supported by the International Visegrad Fund, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The aim of this Policy Paper is to provide a summary and analysis of the discussions that took place, while respecting the Chatham House rule and thus preserving the anonymity of the participants. This analysis aims to highlight and elaborate on the main findings of the participants.

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Transatlantic Policy Formu 2021 - overview

Transatlantic Policy Forum (TAPF) is a closed-door summit for decision-makers and opinion-formers co-organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy with partners. TAPF has been held in Prague every Autumn since 2018 under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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The new year brought a change in the EUROPEUM team

With the end of 2021, Zdeněk Beránek has left the director's chair and will now be working in the team of Markéta Pekarová-Adamová, the President of the Chamber of Deputies. His agenda at the Institute will be taken over by Executive Director Martin Vokálek, Deputy Director Christian Kvorning Lassen and the rest of the team.

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In the media

168 hours: European Presidency of the Czech Republic

Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office of the Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM, commented on the new role that the Czech Republic is gaining in the European Union in 2022. The Czech Republic will become the presiding country for the second time in history.

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Balkan Insight: Czechia in 2022: Gathering Forces

The director of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, comments for Balkan Insight on the new government's stance on vaccination and the upcoming presidential elections in 2023. The article focuses on the current political situation in the Czech Republic and the challenges it will face in 2022.

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E15.cz: The West may sacrifice Nord Stream 2. The pipeline faces further US sanctions

Our researcher Danielle Piatkiewicz commented for the news portal E15 on the situation regarding the planned sanctions against Russia in the case of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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World Politics Review: Germany’s New Government Could Spell Trouble for the Visegrad Four

The director of our Brussel's office, Žiga Faktor, gave a commentary to World Politics Review on their new article Germany's New Government Could Spell Trouble for the Visegrad Four. The New German Government had been getting positive reviews even before it took office in early December. But not everyone is pleased with the new coalition government, one of which is Viktor Orban.

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