REPORT: Perceptions of EU in Central Europe amid COVID-related crisis

On 23 March, EUROPEUM's Brussels office organised the webinar Perceptions of the EU in Central Europe amid COVID-related crisis as a part of the Think Visegrad platform, which brings together 8 think-tanks from Central Europe.

On 23 March 2021 the Think Visegrad in Brussels and the Brussels Office of EUROPEUM Institute for  European Policy organised an online webinar in which  the Central European countries’ perception of the EU was discussed. The debate was hosted and moderated by Žiga Faktor (Head of Brussels Office, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy) who opened the  discussion with words of welcome. The panellists who participated in the discussion were: Vladislava Gubalova, Research Fellow at Globsec, Vít Havelka, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Velina Tchakarova, Director of AIES - Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, Karolina Zbytniewska, Editor in Chief at and Nikolett Garai, Research Fellow at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. In addition, the debate was enriched by the precious contributions of Vladimír Bilčík. Deputy of the European Parliament since 2019, he is a member of the Constitutional Affairs (AFCO), Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and Foreign Affairs (AFET) committees, as well as of the Democracy, Rule of Law & Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group.

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Vít Havelka
Senior Research Fellow

Expertise: EU institutional relations with member states, europeisation, transformation role of EU

Žiga Faktor
Deputy Director & Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

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