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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.


Café Evropa: Bullying in cyberspace - how hard is it to defend yourself in today's world of technology?

We would like to invite you to another debate in the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Cyberbullying - how hard is it to defend yourself in the world of today's technology?" The debate will take place on Monday 4 March at 20:45 after the screening of the LUX-nominated film The Teacher's Lounge - the screening is free, but you need to book a seat on the cinema's website.

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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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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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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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Articles and publications

Policy Paper | Securing Europe’s Lithium Future: The Cinovec project and sustainable lithium mining

The EU's proactive stance, introduced in the Critical Raw Material Strategy and later Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA), drives the EU approach to secure the supply of European/domestic critical raw materials for EV battery production. The Cinovec project has a large economic potential as it enhances the ability to secure domestic and regional supply of lithium, which is otherwise very geographically concentrated outside of Europe. Europe relies on a handful of countries, particularly China, for the import of lithium for the production of EV batteries.

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BLOG | The Sovereign Protection Office as the Tip of the Iceberg

In December 2023, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law establishing the Office for the Protection of the Sovereign, a state agency that now has unlimited access to personal data to search for and prosecute alleged foreign agents among the Hungarian population. Our researcher Henry Barrett, a Fulbright-Schuman Grantee, writes about this topic in his blog.

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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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In the media

ČT24 | The European Parliament approved new migration rules

The package consists of ten legislative proposals. Its support was by no means certain, with the fractions counting every vote. What demands does this comprehensive package place on the Member States? And does the package contain mandatory quotas, as the Czech opposition claims? Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, commented on the approval process of the new legislative package for ČT24.

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TV Nova | Russian Interference in European Elections

Russia has a significant interest in influencing European elections, which raises awareness in the European Parliament. The issue of Russia's interference will also be addressed in the plenary session. Measures such as restricting visits to the Parliament building or holding events on its premises are being considered. Nevertheless, member states still play a crucial role in foreign and security policy of EU, as commented Jonáš Syrovátka, a researcher at the EUROPEUM Institute, for main evening news broadcast on TV Nova.

Show more | Two months until the European Parliament elections

The remaining two months until the European Parliament elections in June represent a crucial period for political debate and public discussion. What kind of issues will resonate across Europe? And can we expect a strengthening of nationalist parties? EUROPEUM Institute analyst Vít Havelka commented on the upcoming elections for

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TV Nova | Despite the Green Deal, the Czech Republic still faces issues with excessive emissions

The Czech Republic ranks among countries with highest emissions, with industrial and domestic heating being the main source. From 2027 onwards, new measures will be implemented, affecting households and automobiles, as part of the European commitment to the Green Deal for Europe. One of these measures is, for example, the second version of emission permits. Research associate from the EUROPEUM Institute, Rebeka Hengalová, discussed this system on the main broadcast news on TV Nova.

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EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
Staroměstské náměstí 4/1
Prague 1 - Staré Město
110 00

tel.: +420 212 246 552