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17-12-2018 13:00 - Fact Finding Visit to Italy: 17 - 18 December 2018

Other event - PETI
Valley with industrial road in Italy

The Committee on Petitions will conduct a fact-finding mission from 17-18 December 2018 to Valledora, Italy. The purpose of the mission is to investigate concerns about several quarries and landfills located between the municipalities of Alice Castello and Cavaglià (Piedmont Region, Italy). The delegation will meet with local civil and religious authorities, and consult citizens as well as scientific and legal experts before conducting a site inspection in the area concerned.

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The delegation will enquire whether there are threats to surface and ground waters, which are claimed to have been caused by leakges from the landfills,and encourage citizens and authorities to act together to seek a solution and prevent irreversible damage to the water sources.

Last updated: 07-12-2018

18-12-2018 13:30 - Key lessons of 2018: What are think tanks thinking?

Other event - EPRS

If 2017 brought optimism for the EU, 2018 has proved a year of tougher challenges and choices. It was a time of slower growth, a bumpy road towards Brexit, turbulence in Transatlantic ties, renewed tensions over migration, and limited progress in overhauling the euro- zone. These and other developments may set the backdrop to the European elections in 2019. Analysts from major international think tanks will take stock of 2018 and share their thinking on the potentially decisive 12 months ahead.

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  • Speakers: Rosa Balfour, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund - Wojciech Białożyt, Managing Director, WiseEuropa - Maria Demertzis, Deputy director, Bruegel - Camino Mortera-Martinez, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform - Dušan Reljić, Head of Brussels Office, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Last updated: 07-12-2018

08-01-2019 18:00 - Table ronde autour du livre ‘Paul Collowald, pionnier d'une Europe à unir’

Other event - EPRS

La biographie de Paul Collowald, 95 ans aujourd'hui, est impressionnante. Homme des frontières ayant subi l’annexion de l’Alsace et de la Moselle par le régime nazi, il s’engage ensuite pour la paix. Ancien journaliste à Strasbourg, très marqué par l’action de Robert Schuman, il devient directeur général de l’Information à la Commission européenne puis au Parlement européen. Agir pour l’Europe, l’expliquer, la réinventer face aux enjeux d’aujourd’hui : voilà son ambition permanente.

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  • Paul COLLOWALD, Ancien Directeur-Général, ancien Directeur du cabinet du Président du Parlement européen Pierre Pflimlin
  • Jaume DUCH GUILLOT, Directeur général de la communication et porte-parole du Parlement européen
  • Sabine MENU, Enseignante-chercheuse à l'EM Strasbourg Business School et auteure du livre 'Paul Collowald, pionnier d'une Europe à unir'
  • Etienne DESCHAMPS, Archives historiques du Parlement européen, DG EPRS

Location: Auditorium de la Maison de l'histoire europeénne, Bâtiment Eastmann, 1er étage
Last updated: 06-12-2018

09-01-2019 13:30 - Europe's challenges in 2019: Ten issues to watch

Other event - EPRS

2019 will be a crucial year in the history of the European Union. One five-year institutional cycle (2014-19) comes to an end and another begins, with European Parliament elections and a change of leadership in the European Commission and European Council. In this policy roundtable, EPRS analysts will explore some of the issues and challenges which will shape Europe’s next twelve months.

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Speakers: Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL SISO, MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Policy Analysts from the Members' Research Service within DG EPRS (Didier BOURGUIGNON - Gisela GRIEGER - Silvia KOTANIDIS - Tambiama MADIEGA - Nora MILOTAY - Maria NIESTADT - Eric PICHON - Magdalena SAPALA - Marcin SZCEPANSKI - Laura TILINDYTE - Sofija VORONOVA)
Moderation: Étienne BASSOT, Director, Members' Research Service, EPRS

Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Last updated: 07-12-2018

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)

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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

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

Location: European Parliament Brussels, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP) 5-E2
Last updated: 21-11-2018


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