ČT24 | Is there growing interest among young people in European politics?

According to the Eurobarometer survey, 91% of young people aged 15-24 believe that participation in European elections is important. How does this attitude translate into practice? Does this mean that there will be an increase in voter turnout among young people? What advantages and opportunities does the European Union offer to younger citizens? Can Brussels effectively explain the benefits of EU membership to young people? These are the questions addressed by Klára Votavová, a research fellow at EUROPEUM Institute, for the Horizont programme on Czech TV.

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Café Evropa | 20 years in the EU: what has membership given and taken away from Boskovice?

Come and debate at the next Café Evropa regional debate series! This time we will be in Boskovice - how do you perceive 20 years in the EU? What has the EU given and taken away from you? Have European subsidies helped the development of the town? Are you worried about what the migration pact will bring? We want to hear from you!

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Yle | 20 years of membership, yet the Czechs are reticent

For 20 years, the Czechs have benefited billions of euros from EU membership, yet they are more reticent about the Union than others. Where does this opposition come from? How do the Czechs see the EU and their role in it? Comments Vít Havelka, Senior Research Fellow at EUROPEUM Institute for the Finnish public radio and TV.

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Café Evropa | 20 years in the EU: what has membership given and taken away from Jeseník?

We invite you to the next Café Evropa debate! Green Deal, migration, security, EU elections, EU subsidies... Are you interested in what's in it for Jeseník? Our guests will answer these and other questions. Come and discuss!

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BalkanInsight | Far from Czexit but Czechs are Still Sceptics

This year the Czech Republic celebrates 20 years since joining the European Union. Czechs are very sceptical about the EU, despite the fact that about 70 percent acknowledge that the Czech Republic benefits from EU membership and would vote to remain. Sceptical perceptions of the Union could be changed by the country's new pro-European leadership. Žiga Faktor, head of the Brussels office and deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, commented on this topic for BalkanInsight.

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Debate: 25 years in NATO - What benefits has membership brought for Czechia?

We invite you to a regional debate marking the 25th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to NATO, which will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 5:00 PM in the AKORD Cultural House located at SNP Square 1, 700 30 Ostrava-Zábřeh.

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Deník N | Will the rotation in NATO leadership involve the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe?

This year will see the expected renewal of top posts in NATO and, after the European Parliament elections, also in the European Union. These positions are traditionally filled by candidates from the wealthy countries of Western and Southern Europe, and to a lesser extent Northern Europe. The countries of Eastern and Central Europe have so far, even after years of membership, still been overlooked. Poland is the only country from the region to have been awarded one of the bloc’s senior positions in the past with Donald Tusk and Jerzy Buzek leading the European Council and European Parliament respectively. Viktor Daněk, deputy director of the EUROPEUM Institute, spoke about the selections of candidates for Deník N.

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TV Nova | How to make EU elections more attractive in the Czech Republic

Since 2004, Czechs have been able to vote in European Parliament elections. However, interest is low compared to other countries. Why is this the case and how could voter turnout be increased? Martin Vokálek, Executive Director of EUROPEUM, discussed this topic.

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ČT24 | Twenty Years of the Czech Republic in the European Union

According to Prime Minister Petr Fiala, the benefits of EU membership can be seen in many areas of life. The Prime Minister said this at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to the EU. Our executive director Martin Vokálek evaluated two decades of Czech membership in the EU in an interview for ČT24.

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Lidové noviny | How to expand the EU without major upheaval

With the opening of accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova and the granting of candidate status to Georgia, questions about the functioning of the European Union after enlargement have been raised more and more frequently recently, and it is becoming clear that the Union cannot do without significant reforms. What is the Czech Republic's position on this? Our senior researcher Jana Juzová answers this question in an article for Lidové noviny.

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