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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

Café Evropa: Pardubice

We invite you to the first debate of this year from the Café Evropa series, which will focus on European topics discussed in Pardubice. The event will take place on February 27, 2024, at 5:30 PM at the Institut Paměti Národa Pardubice, třída Míru 60, Pardubice.

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Café Evropa podcast: Two years since the invasion: what's next for Ukraine?

We invite you to a public recording of the Café Evropa podcast: two years since the invasion: what's next for Ukraine? The recording will take place on Wednesday, 21 February 2024 at 17:30 at Langhans - Kavárna a Centrum Člověka v tísni, Vodičkova 37, Prague.

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EU-Pacific Talks | Unveiling Global South Dynamics: EU and Indo-Pacific Perspectives

We would like to invite you to another debate of the EU-Pacific Talks series, this time on the topic "Unveiling Global South Dynamics: EU and Indo-Pacific Perspectives". The debate will take place on Friday, 9 February at 11:00 a.m. via an online stream on FB.

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EU-Pacific Talks | Global Race in Emerging Technologies: Lessons for EU-Pacific Cooperation

We would like to invite you to the next debate in the EU-Pacific Talks series, this time on the topic "Global Race in Emerging Technologies: Lessons for EU-Pacific Cooperation". The online debate will take place on Tuesday 9 January from 11:00 to 12:10 in the form of an online FB stream.

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Projects

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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FLEET | Future Leaders Europe Evening Talks 2023

Registration for the third edition of the FLEET project is open!

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RevivEU

RevivEU project, carried out by four leading institutions in the V4 countries, looks at the needs, concerns and fears of the V4 citizens in four various EU-related topics. It does so through both quantitative and qualitative research of citizens´ attitudes towards climate change, migration, covid-19 and the rule of law. It also analyses the governmental policies in these four main areas and how the communication of these policies is framed in the public discourse.

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Dezinfo Czech

Even in the Czech Republic we can find a wide disinformation undergrowth that makes it difficult to know where the truth lies. What are the most common narratives around European issues in this country? What do we need to watch out for? At Europeum, we are launching a new project called DezInfoCzech aimed at uncovering the most common disinformation narratives around European topics.

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Articles and publications

Analysis | Can the czech state distribute the just transition fund? Analysis of its capacities at the national level

Through interviews with public officials and other relevant stakeholders, this research report aimed to establish whether the Czech public administration has sufficient capacity and organizational skills to draw on the EU Just Transition Fund effectively. Read more in the analysis by Klára Votavová, researcher at EUROPEUM Institute.

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BLOG | Belgium’s 2024 elections: Navigating Flemish nationalism amidst European challenges

Belgium is gearing up for several elections this year. In addition to the European elections, Belgian citizens will also vote for the federal and regional parliaments on the same day. Although this arrangement is nothing new in Belgium, it may make it more difficult for voters to distinguish between the different election campaigns. Growing Flemish nationalism may also bring complications. These topics are addressed by Nicolas Rouillard in his new blog.

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Policy Paper | Enhancing Governance, Stakeholder Involvement, and Communication in Czech Recovery Planning: Strategic Lessons for Ukraine

Can Ukraine take lessons from the Czech approach to the recovery plan? Alina Boiko focuses on the Czech implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan, which could help the Ukrainian authorities improve their ability to implement new policies.

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Policy Paper | The Strategic Culture of the European Union in the Sahel EU-initiatives in Niger

The Sahel faces interconnected challenges like poverty, food insecurity, conflicts, terrorism, and climate change. Recent military coups indicate ongoing political instability. Europe, concerned for over a decade, recognizes potential threats to its security, leading the European Union to actively address the region's issues through a comprehensive approach. Writes Hanga Horváth-Sántha, Research Fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs (HIIA).

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In the media

ČRo Plus | Czech Republic would embarrass itself by withdrawing from the Green Deal

The Green Deal, a strategy towards greener technologies and climate protection, has recently been a major topic of discussion on the European scene. The Green Deal is also fiercely debated in the Czech Republic, with many farmers calling for its withdrawal in the streets in recent days. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on the farmers' protests and their demands for Czech Radio Plus.

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ČRo | New sanctions package includes entities outside of Russia

The new thirteenth package of sanctions against Russia was approved today by representatives of the EU. The sanction list has been expanded by another 200 individuals, companies, and institutions. These include entities outside of Russia that are involved in bypassing measures preventing the purchase of military technologies by Moscow. An expert commentary for the Radiožurnál program was provided by EUROPEUM's deputy director Viktor Daněk.

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Euractiv | Special EU fund for coal regions looks good but is costly

Establishing a new European fund to support coal regions may be perceived as a positive political step towards affected areas. However, the management of this fund poses challenges, not only in terms of finances but also in terms of personnel and time constraints, which could jeopardize its effective utilization. This conclusion arises from consultations with representatives of public administration and relevant regions and from their analysis conducted by Klára Votavová, member of research team at EUROPEUM.

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Právo | Von der Leyen wants to continue leading the EU

As expected, Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed her interest in continuing as President of the European Commission. Since her arrival, she has faced crises such as Brexit, the global pandemic, the battle over vaccines and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The announcement of her candidacy was analysed by Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM institute, in Deník Právo.

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