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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

INVITATION: The Czech Republic's position in the EU after the elections - what direction will it take?

A new government will lead the Czech Republic after the recent elections. It will have to face domestic challenges such as high inflation and rapidly growing national debt, the transition to a low-carbon economy and the issue of affordable housing. At the same time, however, the Czech government will also face many important issues with European implications. The future direction of the Czech Republic within the EU will be another topic of Café Evropa debates.

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INVITATION: Electric cars - a trend for the future or devastation for the automotive industry in Europe?

As part of the fight against climate change and its effects, EU countries have committed themselves to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In addition to several other measures, the European Commission is also proposing that, from 2035, only non-carbon cars be sold in the EU. Electromobility and its impact on the automotive industry will be another topic of Café Evropa debates.

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INVITE: EU PACIFIC TALKS: EU – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: Strengthening economic ties as a way out of recession

We would like to invite you to another part of six debates in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Tuesday 26th of October at 10:30am on our Facebook page.

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Impact of New Technologies on International Relations: Digital Threats to Democracy

We would like to invite you to the debate "Impact of New Technologies on International Relations: Digital Threats to Democracy". The debate will take place online on the 13th of October at 10:30am at the Facebook page Think Visegrad in Brussels.

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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

National Convention on the EU: Sustainable mobility in the context of the "Fit for 55" package

Our Institute is the expert guarantor of the National Convention on the EU on Sustainable Mobility in the context of the "Fit for 55" package, which will take place on Friday 15 October in a hybrid format.

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REPORT: China is no longer ashamed to present its political system as superior to democracy, experts said during the EU-Pacific Talks

Our intern Jana Záhořová wrote a report on the debate on the growing influence of China: EU-PACIFIC Talks: China: Friend or Foe? China's growing influence and its impact on the EU.

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REPORT: The V4 towards a new NATO Strategic Concept and the EU Strategic Compass

Our research fellow Danielle Piatkiewicz participated in a report by V4 Senior Defense Experts. The paper is written by sixteen senior defence experts and it is a summary of a broader project entitled: “Returning to the roots of the Visegrad cooperation – coordinating V4 strategy towards NATO Strategic Concept and European defense autonomy” that is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

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Blog: A New Agenda for the EU Southern Neighbourhood?

Intern Kristina Gera wrote a blog on "A New Agenda for the EU's Southern Neighbourhood?".

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In the media

Deník N: The COP26 conference is the last chance to alleviate warming, the participants of the Prague Climate Talks agreed

The upcoming COP26 conference was also addressed at the last of this year's Prague Climate Talks debates. The for a year postponed UN climate summit is often seen as a turning point. More attention will be focused on the world's major emitters such as the US and China.

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Aktuálně.cz: How will the future government approach the V4? Petr Fiala will be under pressure from several sides

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for Aktuálně.cz on the future attitude of the newly formed coalition towards the Visegrad Four.

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ČRo Plus: The European Commission has proposed removing part of the controls on goods in trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on Český Rozhlas Plus the European Commission's proposals for changes to the Brexit agreement.

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E15: Dutch PM wants to take EU money away from Poland. He wants to freeze Dutch money from Poland

Zdeněk Beranek, Director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented for the news portal E15 on the statement of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the rejection of the Polish National Recovery Plan. Poland would lose €36 billion, roughly CZK 914 billion, in EU funds. However, according to Zdeněk Beránek, such a scenario is not imminent.

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