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What kind of Europe do you want to live in? -- That is the core question of the recently launched "Conference on the Future of Europe": For the first time, EU citizens are called upon to contribute their ideas. At the moment, this is mainly done online at Soon there will also be local citizens' panels. This process will continue until next spring.

But what is going to happen to the many ideas and suggestions for improvementWill they result in simple work documents or initiate legislative changes? And what if only a few people participate - will the EU politicians then have to follow the results?

Many questions that we want to ask to one of the main actors of the "Conference on the Future of Europe":

🟥Iraxte García-Perez, President of the S&D group in the European Parliament
🗓Tuesday, May 25, 17:00 CEST 16:00 BST 18:00 EEST

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Today at 5pm CEST:

Q&A with S&D leader Iratxe García-Perez on "The Conference on the Future of Europe - what difference can it make?"

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Hey everyone, we have another event with an MEP for you this week. Let's speak about regional development with the Pedro Marques (S&D) 🇵🇹

May 27 / 18:00 CEST (Brussels time)
Regional Differences in Europe – How Can we Overcome Them?

Europe is known for its famous cities like Paris or Rome. On the other hand there are rural areas like Alentejo and Transylvania. Having different regions with different economies and different needs in a united Europe presents us with great challenges.

To correct these imbalances the EU has launched several funds to strengthen economic and social cohesion, such as the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

What are these funds about, and where does the money go? Have these funds had any effect so far? Join us on our conversation Pedro Marques, MEP S&D.

The Webex link will be published close to event on this channel.
Tonight at 6pm Brussels time:

Discussion with Pedro Marques🇵🇹, Member of the European Parliament (S&D), on "Regional Differences in Europe – How Can we Overcome Them?"

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Hope to see you there!
Next Tuesday, we have a hot topic:

💥EU-Russia Relations in Shambles?

Yana Toom, MEP Renew
🗓Tuesday, June 1, 18:00 CEST 17:00 BST 19:00 EEST

Yana Toom, an MEP from Estonia and member of the EU-Russia parliamentary cooperation committee, is going to explain to us what’s at stake.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to have an expert explain the situation and ask your questions directly to an MEP!

Join us on Webex:
Get ready for tonight's debate:

💥EU-Russia Relations in Shambles?

Speaker: Yana Toom, MEP Renew

🗓Today 18:00 CEST 17:00 BST 19:00 EEST

Join us in 5 minutes:
Hey, today we would like to present our latest project - a proposal how to make EU elections more European.

What is it about?

European Elections are run nationally, by national politicians on national manifestos focusing on national issues. That is why we came up with an idea to change that: it's easy to implement, and it brings European politics closer to the citizens.

After discussing our idea with Europeans from various countries and meeting with MEP Daniel Freund, a member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, we created a detailed paper:

We also submitted our proposal to the Conference on the Future of Europe. There we welcome your feedback:
Next Tuesday we welcome Scottish YouTuber and 😁comedian Grant Gallacher who lives in Prague now. Grant hosts both the Making Europe Grant‘s Again podcast and the YouTube channel VisualPolitik:

On Tuesday 15th June, 18:00 CEST
Grant is going to tell us how he fled Brexit, how he came to be the host of one of the most successful political YouTube channels (over 1 million followers) and how the beer in Prague is.

Join our talk with Grant on Skype:
Tonight we will be chatting with Grant_Gallacher, one of the hosts of VisualPolitik EN, about comedy, Brexit and politics. Check it out!

🗓Tue 15 June, 18:00 (CEST) or 5pm (UK)

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🗓Tuesday, 22 June | 18:00 CEST / 19:00 EEST / 17:00 UK & Portugal

Mercosur & the EU – What brings the future?

Samira Rafaela, MEP (Renew Europe)

In June 2019, a trade agreement with the Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Uruguay) was reached. Since then, news about the high use of pesticides, the danger for food safety and the increasing environmental impact of extensive agriculture in the regions have been accumulating. Paris in particular has increased the pressure, officially due to environmental concerns.

At the same time, the Portuguese Presidency is pursuing the goal of moving the agreement forward. What could we expect by the end of the Presidency? What does the delay mean for the general relationship with the trade bloc, and is the agreement compatible with the fight against climate change? And most importantly, could the Brussels effect lead to positive change (e.g. environmental protection in production) in the South American countries?
Tuesday, 22 June | 18:00 CEST / 19:00 EEST / 17:00 UK & Portugal

Mercosur & the EU – What brings the future?
with Samira Rafaela, MEP (Renew Europe)

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After having six MEP events in six weeks, this Tuesday we are focusing on our summer plans:

☀️👒👓Summer is coming – Where are you going?

Tuesday, 29 June, 18:00 CEST, 5pm GMT, 19:00 EET

After a year of global pandemic, travel restrictions and social distancing, this summer we can cross most European borders without big hurdles and experience the diversity of our Union again.

Will you take the opportunity to catch up on all the trips you couldn’t make in the last months, or will you spend the summer relaxing at home?

Join us for a laid-back Tuesday evening chat:
Talkroom 1:

Bring summervibess and cool drinks!

We can’t wait to chat with you!
Looks like the MeetEU team is not very much into soccer😏

We just noticed that the England-Germany game starts tonight at 6pm CEST. At the same time when our community chat takes off.

Sure, we'll be commenting on the football action alongside our vacation plans. Bring popcorn, drinks and join us on Discord:

PS: If you ever wondered who the people behind MeetEU are (aside from low-profile soccer fans ) - tonight you have the great opportunity to meet us.
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Next Tuesday we will talk about the

🇸🇮 ‘Slovenian Council Presidency: What Are the Main Priorities?’
🗓July 6, 17:00 CEST, 16:000 WEST, 18:00 EEST
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On July 1st, Slovenia took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union. It comes amid the post-COVID-19 recovery, the stalled EU enlargement process and concerns about rule of law in several member states. To address these challenges Slovenia has set four priorities:
- recovery and greater resilience of the EU
- reflection on the future of Europe
- strengthening of the rule of law and European values
- security and stability in the European neighborhood.

What does this actually mean? How are these priorities implemented? And who is involved?

Make your questions to Nastja Klimencic Schmidt from the European Parliament’s Liaison Office in Ljubljana.
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The Elections for European Parliament are run nationally, by national politicians on national campaign platforms focusing on national issues👎. With our proposal, this could be changed quickly. It’s an easy to implement alternative to 🇪🇺Transnational Electoral Lists.

A lot has happened since we started developing our proposal: an exchange with MEP Daniel Freund, discussions with renowned European law experts, a detailed working paper – we are well on our way.

This Tuesday we inform you where we stand. In addition, we want to hear your opinion:
🗓 July 13, 17:00 WEST, 18:00 CEST, 19:00 EEST

↪️Your join link for Discord:

Read our proposal here:

More details about how to access Discord:
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Tonight at 7 pm CEST we host our last event before the summer break:

Experience the EU from within - Q&A with Carolina, former Blue Book Trainee at the European Commission

🗓July 20, 18:00 WEST, 19:00 CEST, 20:00 EEST

Would you like to work at the heart of the European Union? Attend meetings and public hearings in a multicultural environment? Research hot political topics and support the management of cross-EU projects? Don’t dream about it – give it a try!

Anyone, regardless of age, can apply for a Blue Book traineeship at the European Commission. A Bachelor's degree and good language skills are required. The duration of the internship is five months. Applications will be accepted starting August 2nd.

Carolina, a Blue Book trainee in 2020, tells you how to apply, what skills are required and what else you should know.

Join us on Zoom:
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In the past year, we've hosted 45 events with more than 1,200 participants. 💯❤️Thank you to all of our amazing members, friends and speakers for being with us.

Now it’s time for a much needed break.

We’ll take this extra time off until mid September to prepare a lot of interesting events for you. You can look forward to inspiring talks with EU politicians, scientists, activists – and community events with committed fellow Europeans.

In the meantime, you can chat with us on Discord: 🔗

Have a great summer!
Ideen für einen transnationalen Europa-Wahlkampf - MeetEU diskutiert mit MEP Gaby Bischoff und EU-Experten beim Thinktank Polis180.

Seit vielen Jahren wird die Einführung transnationaler Wahllisten für die Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament diskutiert. Bisher ist dieses Vorhaben an politischem Widerstand, aber auch an einer hohen juristischen Hürde gescheitert.

Vor diesemHintergrund schlagen Klaus und Moritz von “MeetEU” vor, eine Transnationalisierung des Wahlkampfs selbst zu fördern.

Anlässlich der Konferenz zur Zukunft Europas, lädt Polis180 die Autoren ein, mit der Europarechtlerin und Think-Tank-Expertin Thu Nguyen (Jacques Delors Centre), der Präsidentin der Europäischen Bewegung Deutschland Linn Selle und der Europaabgeordneten Gabriele Bischoff (S&D) über ihren Vorstoß zu diskutieren.

Donnerstag, den 9. September 2021
19:00 – 20:00 Uhr

Ort:  Zoom

Will Europe soon be sitting in the dark💡🌃?

Norway votes! The country exports up to a quarter of the natural gas consumed in the EU. But more and more national parties are rejecting the environmentally harmful extraction of natural gas and oil. What does this mean for EU energy policy?⁠

One day after the Norwegian election we analyze the results and discuss the consequences for future relations between Norway and the EU. ⁠

15. September (Wednesday) at 17:00 WEST | 18:00 CEST | 19:00 EEST
Norwegian Elections and a Post-oil Europe

Join the discussion and register here:⁠