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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

ANMELDUNG unter:
https://polis180.org/events/9-sep-europaeische-europa-wahlen/
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:⁠
https://meeteu.eu/registration/
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Germany is facing its most unpredictable election in years.

What do you expect of the new German Chancellor? Should he or she hold a tough approach on 💶Eurobonds and common debt - or should the new Chancellor leave the European leadership to more progressive countries like France and Italy?

Which candidate will most effectively defend European interests in relations with 🇨🇳China and 🇷🇺Russia? And who has the best chance of being the new reforming force the European Union needs?

Tell us what you expect from the next German Chancellor. After a short introduction, you will have the opportunity to discuss your expectations with people from across Europe.

Date: Tuesday Sept. 21, 19:00 CEST

Register here for login details:⤵️
https://meeteu.eu/registration
After two exciting elections in Norway and Germany (and only two weeks until the Czech elections) - join us this Tuesday to talk about something less political:

our summer vacation.

Travelling was possible again, we could meet family and friends across Europe (finally!) or have a relaxing staycation. Let's talk about what you've been up to.

We will be a small group. Bring some photos and a smile.

Join us on https://discord.gg/mnBFWyY

PS: If you haven't traveled this summer, join us anyway. We are happy to meet new people👋!
Next weekend, Czechs are heading to the polls. We speak with Adam Trunečka, Vice President of JEF Czech Republic, to find out first-hand what is at stake in these elections.

Adam will explain to you the Czech political scene, who could form the next government and how this might affect the EU.

📅 Oct 5, 17:00 WEST, 18:00 CEST, 19:00 EEST
📍 Zoom: https://bit.ly/CzechRepublicVotes

Adam, 21, is a student at Charles University in Prague. Currently, he is also an activist in the #StandForSomething campaign which encourages young people to engage with the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Event Reminder

Czechs go to the polls on 8-9 Oct. Tonight, Adam Trunečka, Vice President of JEF Czech Republic, will explain to you the Czech political scene, who could form the next government and how this might affect the EU.


Join us tonight 6pm CEST:
📍 Zoom: https://bit.ly/CzechRepublicVotes
Bonjour!
Next Tuesday, we are hosting a pan-European workshop with Marc Hoffsess, Adjoint Maire Strasbourg, and Katrin Habenschaden, 2nd Maire du Munich, on:

How to bring the Green Deal to the cities?
Tuesday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. CEST
📌Zoom login details: https://meeteu.eu/events (Click "Add the event to your calendar")

The EU wants to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050. Cities are key players in this transition. They consume the most energy and emit the most greenhouse gases. So how is the Green Deal implemented on a local level?

Take the chance to discuss your ideas with the mayors of two important EU metropolitan regions.

The event will be held in English and is part of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
MeetEU had the great opportunity to participate in this year's European Youth Event. More than 4,500 young people met in European Parliament in Strasbourg to give or attend workshops, to exchange views, meet with EU policy makers and inspire each other.

Join us to learn more about our activities during these exciting days right in the heart of European democracy.

Tuesday, October 26 at 19:00 CEST
📌Zoom or Discord ▶️ https://meeteu.eu/registration/
What if the EU became a federal state? Join our thought experiment on

Tuesday, Nov 2 at 7:00 p.m. CET
📍 Zoom - register here:
https://linktr.ee/meeteu

One of the most supported ideas on this year’s European Youth Event was a European Federation. How would it operate? And what would it mean for the future of the EU Member States?

In our workshop, we will first examine the pros and cons of this scenario. Then we are going to work together to reshape Europe’s future by keeping in mind a European Federation.
Your positive reactions on last week’s event inspired us to keep on exploring the European federation vision in further detail. Join our follow-up workshop on

A federal Europe – What are you talking about?

Tuesday, Nov 9 at 7:00 p.m. CET
📍 Zoom - register here:
https://linktr.ee/meeteu

There is a lot of talk about a federal Europe, a United States of Europe. But what precisely is that? And why might we want more or less of it? In this event we want to explore different national perspectives and look for an overlap. We invite you to participate!
We are thrilled to announce that MeetEU won 2nd place of the Jean Monnet Prize for European Integration:
https://europeanconstitution.eu/2021-jean-monnet-prize-results?fbclid=IwAR1sesBcdLfRR_WzB5RvWRPquBmG_cMA-42Ay19lju5VH8YIVD1YrrnBDgU

A big thanks to all of you who participated in our events and talked Europe with us.

Together, we are Europe. 🥳🥳🥳


PS: Don't miss tonight's workshop on "A federal Europe - what are you talking about?" at 7pm CET on Zoom:
https://bit.ly/eufederal
Our future is at stake. But how many of your friends and family know about the opportunity to shape it – by participating in the Conference on the Future of Europe?

Since May, the Conference has been a vibrant hub of exchanging ideas for citizens across Europe.

Now time is running out. Let’s focus on how to motivate our friends to make their voices heard. Let’s brainstorm together how we can raise awareness of the Conference on the Future of Europe:

Tuesday, Nov 16 at 7 p.m. CET
📍 Zoom - register here: https://linktr.ee/meeteu
Live Discussion Alert🔔

Tonight, 16 Nov 19:00 CET
Zoom - register here: https://linktr.ee/meeteu

Since May, the Conference on the Future of Europe has been a vibrant hub of exchanging ideas. Time is running out. Let’s brainstorm what we can do to raise awareness for the CoFoE
Starting today, we'll present you the most popular Conference on the Future of Europe proposals :

No 1:

In the EU, many decisions require unanimity. This often prevents effective common action.

A participant in the official EU’s Citizens' Forum has proposed abolishing unanimity: ⬇️
https://futureu.europa.eu/processes/Democracy/f/6/proposals/332

Your take? Upvote/downvote this proposal to make your voice heard⬆️.
Hi there, next week we have two events on disinformation and foreign interference.
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Talk with analyst Ivana Karásková about China’s propaganda efforts in the EU: what narratives are being tried to establish? Which problems are made to disappear? And how can Europe respond to those attempts?

Tuesday, 30 Nov at 7 p.m. CET
📍 Zoom - register here: meeteu.eu/registration

Ivana is the founder and leader of MapInfluenCE, an international project mapping China’s influence in Central Europe. She presented her research to Members of European Parliament and US Congress. Her research findings appeared in international newspapers, such as the The New York Times and Le Monde.
The second event is taking place on THURSDAY:
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Talk with MEP Markéta Gregorová - I Ty jsi Brusel (Piráti Czechia) about:

How to Counter Foreign Interference?

Thurs. 2 Dec at 19:00 CET
📌Zoom - register here: https://linktr.ee/meeteu

Foreign interference is on the rise over the globe. Both, the EU and Taiwan face unprecedented challenges and hybrid threats. What is the EU doing, what is Taiwan doing and what can we do together to fight these attempts to destabilize our democracies?

For your information: This november, Markéta participated in European Parliament's visit to Taiwan to discuss disinformation and foreign interference there.
This week, exceptionally, we also have an event on Thursday:

Mark your calendars for our upcoming conversation with Member of European Parliament Markéta Gregorová (Czech Pirate Party/Group of the Greens) on foreign interference. Recently, she participated in European Parliament's visit to Taiwan to discuss disinformation and foreign interference there.

📅Thursday, Dec. 2
🕖19:00 CET (6pm GMT)
🔗Register here: https://linktr.ee/meeteu

After a brief introduction by Markéta most of the session is left to Q&A. So come prepared with your questions!