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07-11-2018 10:30 - How to win Elections: Reflections on the use and misuse of technology in electoral campaigns

Workshop - STOA

Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) and European Science-Media Hub (ESMH)

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7 November 2018, 10.30-12.30,European Parliament, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli building, room 5E2


Opening Session

- Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Chair

- María Teresa GIMÉNEZ BARBAT, MEP and Lead STOA Panel member

Panel Presentations and discussion

- Sophie Lecheler, University of Vienna

- David Stillwell, University of Cambridge

- Inès Levy, Liegey Muller Pons

- Jeroen van den Hoven, Delft University of Technology

Closing Remarks


Last updated: 03-10-2018

08-11-2018 15:00 - Comparative Law Forum - The right to respect for private life: Digital challenges

Other event - EPRS

The 3rd Annual Comparative Law Forum will analyse the right to respect for private life. University professors will explain how this right is recognised in the EU, the Council of Europe, countries of common law tradition (Canada, UK, USA) and countries of continental Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland), and how it faces digital challenges arising from technological change. Constitutional judges from various jurisdictions will participate in three different panels.

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  • Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL, MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Luis ACOSTA
  • Christian BEHRENDT
  • Gabriele BRITZ
  • Giovanni BUTTARELLI
  • Ian CRAM
  • Etienne DE GROOT
  • Freddy DREXLER
  • Massimo LUCIANI
  • Sylvain METILLE
  • Joséphine Rebecca MOERMAN
  • Pierre-Emmanuel MOYSE
  • Francisco PÉREZ DE LOS COBOS
  • Marie-Claire PONTHOREAU
  • Vicenzo SALVATORE
  • Nicolò ZANON

Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Last updated: 18-10-2018

19-11-2018 15:00 - European Cultural Heritage

Other event - CULT
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To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH), the Committee on Culture and Education is holding an interparliamentary committee meeting on "European Cultural Heritage", organised around three thematic areas: Culture and Identity; Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage; and Cultural Heritage and Education

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The aim of this event - bringing together MEPs, Members of national parliaments, national coordinators of the EYCH and stakeholders - is to foster debate, discuss legislation, share experiences at national level, and explore future actions and ideas on how to ensure a long-term legacy for the EYCH beyond 2018.

Monday, 19 November 2018, 15:00 to 18:30 (parallel working sessions)
Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 09:00 to 12:30 (JAN 4Q1)

Location: for different locations see the programme
Last updated: 18-10-2018

20-11-2018 09:00 - Human rights and the external actions of the EU and Member States

Other event - DROI

The European Parliament will hold a Human Rights Week, which will take place from 19 to 23 November 2018 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

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Within this framework, on 20 November in the morning, Members of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) will meet with members of national parliaments of the EU Member States to discuss experiences at national level as well as strategic action and ideas for the way forward at European level. The discussions will be based on three thematic sessions: "Mainstreaming human rights into external action", "Business and Human Rights" and "Sustainable development and human rights".

Location: JAN 6Q2, European Parliament, Brussels
Last updated: 18-10-2018

20-11-2018 14:30 - High-Level Conference: 70th Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Hearing - DROI

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It is a milestone document which over the decades has inspired a rich body of legally binding international human rights treaties.

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The European Parliament has made full use of its powers to contribute to shaping the EU's policies and instruments in advancing human rights both inside and outside the EU. To renew this unshakeable commitment to the subject, the European Parliament will hold a High Level Conference to reflect on the core principles of human rights as set out in the UDHR: universality, inter-dependence and indivisibility, while at the same time addressing new challenges in a global and digital world

The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani will open the conference in the presence of Vice President/High Representative Federica Mogherini, United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, General Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Chair of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights Ms Soyata Maiga, and several other dignitaries.

Location: Hemicycle, Paul-Henri Spaak building, European Parliament
Last updated: 15-10-2018

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28-11-2018 13:30 - The Rise of the European Council: Implications for the EU’S institutional balance

Other event - EPRS

Since the Lisbon Treaty, the European Council’s position in the institutional setting of the EU has arguably been on the rise. The Bratislava Declaration, the Rome Declaration and the Leaders’ Agenda all seem to have consolidated its position at the centre of EU policy-making and agenda-setting. This event will discuss to what extent an increased role of the European Council has reshaped the EU institutional balance and whether this necessarily implies a reduced role for other institutions.

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  • Richard CORBETT, MEP
  • Desmond DINAN, Professor at George Mason University
  • Hugo BRADY, Member of the Cabinet of the President of the European Council
  • Sophia RUSSACK, Researcher on institutions, CEPS
  • Moderator: Astrid WORUM, Head of Council Oversight Unit, EPRS
  • Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
    Last updated: 18-10-2018

    10-01-2019 09:30 - Innovative solutions for research in healthcare

    Workshop - STOA

    INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR RESEARCH IN HEALTHCARE Developing a novel approach to deliver better precision medicine in Europe

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    10 January 2019, 9:30-12:30, European Parliament, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli building, room 5E2



    Welcome: Paul Rübig, MEP & STOA Vice Chair

    Key note speech: Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Belgium

    Remarks: Modern concepts in healthcare in the 21st century Felix Unger, European Academy of Sciences and Arts


    Moderator: Pier Franco Conte, University of Padova, Italy

    Patient centred therapeutic innovation: What are we talking about?

    Richard Sullivan, King's College London, United Kingdom

    Integration of clinical research into heath care: treatment optimization for better outcome and rationale use of resources

    Denis Lacombe, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)

    Collaborations to accelerate patient focused translational research - industry perspective

    Magda Chlebus, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

    Infrastructures for research and innovation

    Ewan Birney, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

    Q&A/short statements from the audience



    Guy Bruselle, Ghent University, Belgium

    The EMA standpoint

    Guido Rasi, European Medicines Agency (EMA)

    A national perspective: the French case

    Jean-Yves Blay, Centre Léon Berard, Lyon, France

    The patient perspective

    Mathieu Boudes, European Patients' Forum (EPF)

    The Health Technology Assessment perspective

    Wim Goettsch, Zorginstituut, The Netherlands (ZIN)

    Q&A/short statements from the audience

    12:20-12:30 CONCLUSIONS

    Presentation of the Manifesto 'Developing a novel approach to deliver better precision medicine to patients'

    Paul Rübig, MEP & STOA Vice Chair, Denis Lacombe, EORTC

    Last updated: 16-10-2018


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