SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCES WITH THE INVOLVEMENT OF CSOS IN V4 IN THE DECARBONISATION PROCESS

The project is focused on the examination of the role of non-governmental organizations in the process of decarbonization of coal regions in V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia). The aim of the project is to describe the best and worst practices of the individual processes for Serbia, who awaits the transformation of its energy mix, largely based on coal. The examined V4 countries have had a slightly different share of coal in their energy mix, while the largest one being in Poland and the second largest one in the Czech Republic, followed by Hungary and Slovakia. There are many similarities and differences in their takes on decarbonisation, thus providing different range of experiences.

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Report | Monitoring of the EU's Green Policies: Perceptions and Narratives in the Czech and Slovak Information Space

Evropská zelená dohoda je jádrem současné klimatické strategie EU, která si stanovila za cíl učinit z Evropy do roku 2050 uhlíkově neutrální zemi. Ve snaze monitorovat a potírat dezinformační narativy o Zelené dohodě zahájil Beacon project vedený International Republican Institute iniciativu nazvanou "European Green Deal: Mapping perceptions in Central and Eastern Europe", v jejímž rámci šest partnerských organizací zkoumalo, jak je dohoda vnímána v Bulharsku, Česku, Polsku, Rumunsku a na Slovensku. Naše projektová manažerka a juniorská výzkumnice Tatiana Mindeková analyzovala narativy šířené o Zelené dohodě a zelené politice EU prostřednictvím českých řetězových e-mailů i vybraných mainstreamových médií a webových stránek známých šířením dezinformací.

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Policy Paper | EU Regulation of Workplace Algorithms in the Czech Republic: Climbing up the Innovation Ladder at the Expense of Workers?

Our researcher Klára Votavová has written a policy paper in which she discusses the new dilemmas concerning the balance of competitiveness and decent work standards in the Czech Republic, which are emerging with advancing digitalization and automation.

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National Convention on the EU | Recommendation: Formats of regional cooperation from the perspective of the Czech Republic

Our senior research fellow Jana Juzová and associate research fellow Zuzana Kasáková prepared a recommendation resulting from the round table discussion of the National Convention on the EU held on January 20, 2023 on the topic "Formats of regional cooperation from the perspective of the Czech Republic". The Convention produced recommendations based on the answers to the following questions: What position should the Visegrad Group have in Czech foreign policy? How should the Czech Republic approach other formats of regional cooperation in Central Europe? How should the Czech Republic use its involvement in European territorial cooperation?

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Prague Climate Academy

The climate team of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy will in 2023 introduce a series of workshops on communicating the topic of green transformation to the Czech public. Prague Climate Academy will consist of training and workshops for journalists and communicators who influence the public discourse on climate change and climate policies.

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ČTK: Petr Pavel's victory will improve the Czech Republic's position in the EU and NATO, but also relationship with the USA

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented for ČTK on Saturday's victory of Petr Pavel in the presidential elections on the relationship with the EU and NATO. He mentioned that Pavel's accession could bring about a unification of the foreign policy of the government and the Foreign Ministry. He also suggested that the newly elected president would have better relations with the United States

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ČT24: The election result sends a signal about the pro-Western direction of the Czech Republic

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, appeared on Czech Television to comment on the reaction of Brussels to the results of the presidential elections. He also mentioned the role of the president in relation to the EU and NATO and how this relationship will change after two terms of Miloš Zeman.

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Policy Paper | Trust in the EU in times of crisis: Public perceptions in the Czech Republic in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected the Czechs' relationship with the European Union? This topic is addressed in a policy paper by visiting fellow Mare Ushkovska.

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Policy Paper | Trust in the EU in times of crisis: Public perceptions in the Czech Republic in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic

Jaké ovlivnila pandemie Covid-19 vztah Čechů k Evropské unii? Tímto tématem se zabývá ve svém policy paperu hostující odborná pracovnice Mare Ushkovska.

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VOXPOT: The EU, with Sweden at the helm, is heading into uncharted waters. Green Europe and migration solutions on the horizon

At the turn of the year, Sweden took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from the Czech Republic and will be responsible for leading the Union for the next six months. Although the Swedes have a reputation for being solid and liberal-minded partners, there are concerns about the great unknown because of the composition of their current government. For the first time in history, it is supported by the far-right Sweden Democrats. Our Senior Research Fellow Vít Havelka wrote this article for VOXPOT.

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