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European Parliament Events 2012

The European Parliament information office in the UK will be screening the full Nobel Peace Prize ceremony live from Oslo on 10th December from midday to 2pm. The award was bestowed this year to the EU " for six decades of advancing peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights". Please come along to watch and - as one of the EU's 500 million citizens - pick up your own symbolic certificate....it's your Nobel Prize too. Where: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, SW1P 3EU When: 10 December 2012 Time: 12:00 - 14:00
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The European Parliament Information Office in London, the Embassy of the United States, London, and the European Institute at UCL invite you to attend a conference on how the UK, EU and U.S. can work together to promote open and transparent business practices in emerging markets. The morning conference opens with keynote remarks by Minister Barbara Stephenson, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, London, followed by two panel discussions, both moderated by Shawn Donnan, World News Editor, Financial Times. The first panel discussion, "Promoting Transparency in Global Investment," will focus on successful efforts to promote transparency. The second panel discussion, "U.S., UK and EU Transparency Efforts: how and where they can converge" will review American, British and European Union government perspectives. Confirmed speakers include: Arlene McCarthy MEP, Vice-Chair, Committee on Economic & Monetary Affairs; John Breidenstine, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy ; Dr. Ioannis Lianos, UCL Director of Centre for Law, Economics & Society; Co-Director Institute of Global Law; Co-Director Centre for Law and Governance in Europe; and Diarmid O'Sullivan, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, amongst others. Where: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, SW1P 3EU When: 10 December 2012 Time: 08:30 - 12:00 If you wish to attend please RSVP: Agnieszka.PIELA@ext.ec.europa.eu
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Each year the announcement of the Sakharov Prize laureate provides the opportunity for a public discussion on freedom of thought, organized by the European Parliament's office in London in conjunction with University College London. This year, one year on from the death of Václav Havel, and in the light of a contemporary reinvention of dissident practice in the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, Charter 08 in China and the neo-dissidence of Pussy Riot and others in Russia, we have formulated topics for discussion that pick up on themes from Havel: dissent as the 'art of the impossible' and as a point of intersection between politics and aesthetics, both apparently present in the work of the two Iranian activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi, joint winners of the Sakharov Prize in 2012.
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Breakfast Debate with South West MEP, Ashley Fox organised by the European Parliament Information Office in the UK. How the EU can reduce regulatory burdens, ease access to credit and support the South West economy
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The European Citizens' Initiative has been effective since April this year and it, along with other initiatives such as the petitions system of the Houses of Parliament, is creating a new layer of direct influence by citizens on the legislative agenda. But what does this really change? Are the institutions ready for the sort of challenge this could bring? Are these processes representative, and do they need legal substance? And what does the machinery of digital citizenship mean for the relationship between governments and citizens and what are their obligations to each other in this emerging world?
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Lunchtime Debate: Sowing the seeds of a new Common Agricultural Policy Farmers in the South West were given the chance to tell local MEPs what they thought of European policy for agriculture (CAP) at this event with the European Parliament. The event was organised by the European Parliament in association with NFU South West. Feedback from the South West rural community was used to help develop and influence policy in areas such as agriculture, employment, regeneration and EU regional funding. This is the first time that the European Parliament office in the UK has held an event of this kind in Exeter. It gave farmers, rural businesses and countryside organisations in Devon the opportunity to hear more about how the CAP is being reformed and to have their say on how current EU policies are affecting them. Local MEPs Julie Girling (Con) and Sir Graham Watson (Lib) debated the latest developments of the CAP reforms with representatives from the local farming and business community. Discussions also focused on other key issues that are affecting the South West agriculture sector including Bovine TB, Marine Protected Areas, the EU Water Framework Directive and the Nitrate Directive.
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"Politics can be not just the art of the possible, especially if that means the art of speculation, calculation, intrigue, secret deals and pragmatic maneuvering, but that it can even be the art of the impossible, namely the art of improving ourselves and the world." Vaclav Havel, inaugural speech as President of Czechoslovakia
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A panel discussion took place on the morning of 16 November at the Physics Institute, NET Park in Sedgefield with Phil Wilson MP, Fiona Hall MEP, Dr. S. McGinness, Clerk of the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee, Tom Smyth from the Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills and was chaired by Sir Peter Knight Chairman of the Institute of Physics.
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This year we teamed up with the UK Film Festival in London and screened the three finalists' films as part of the festival on 14th, 15th & 16th of November. The films were screened at The Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch. For more information on the LUX Prize finalist films please click here - http://www.europarl.org.uk/view/en/infocentre/LUX_Prize.html
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The EP Information Office in the UK hosted an event entitled London Digital Diplomacy - Mapping Exercise bringing together think-tanks and diplomats to discuss the nuts and bolts of modern diplomacy. This was the second in our series of think-tank summits. Click here to find below the programme, documents that were available during the event and videos from key speakers at the event.
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To mark the 20th anniversary of the single market, the European Parliament Office and European Commission Representation in London invite you to Europe House to discuss the UK's role and future in the single market. Guest speakers include Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, former vice-president of the European Commission and Malcolm Harbour MEP, chair of the Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, European Parliament, amongst many others. During the course of the day there will be ample opportunity to discuss matters such as better regulation, social entrepreneurship, the digital agenda and consumer protection, both during Q&A and the afternoon breakout sessions.
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Simulation Exercise

02/11/2012

A Simulation exercise is being organised at Europe House on 2 November for students from the University of Westminster, Unversity of Surrey, LSE and UCL . Students will simulate tabling a resolution (subject is the Financial Transaction Tax) at the European Parliament and in doing so will enhance negotiating skills as they take the part of different political and national players within the European Parliament. For further information, please contact: gergely.polner@ep.europa.eu
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Europe House hosted a day with young people who learnt how EU democracy works and raised their issues with MEPs in a discussion forum.
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On the 24th of October, a training day will be held at Europe House to help students understand the different political arguments around the subject of the FTT. Speakers are invited from both from the British Bankers Association and the Robin Hood Tax campaigning groups, in order to provide the participants with different perspectives on the same topic. For more information, please contact: gergely.polner@europarl.europa.eu
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Interpreting4Europe

19/10/2012

19-21 October - "Interpreting for Europe" at Language Show Live, London The interpretation services of the European Union showcased their stand at the Language Show Live in London this month and showed what the interpreter's job is really like. A number of language professionals told about their work for the EU and the bravest of guests were able to give simultaneous interpretation a try in out pop-up interpreting booth. http://www.facebook.com/interpretingforeurope
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Should the EU legislate on quotas for women in public company boards? Some countries, both inside and outside the EU, have already gone down this route, in an effort to improve women's representation at the top in business. But is this the best approach and should it be adopted across Europe? Just days ahead of the announcement of a long awaited European Commission's proposal which might kick-start legislation in this area we held a debate on these issues with: Mary Honeyball MEP (London, Labour) Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (London, Conservative) Helena Morrissey, CEO Newton Investment, founder of The 30% Club Petter Sørlien, Mission of Norway to the European Union Moderator: Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times Twitter: #EUquotas
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The European Parliament and the Houses of Parliament Outreach teams gave a presentation to members of the Hull Chamber of Commerces in Scunthorpe on "How to Engage" with these respective Parliaments.
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Portsmouth City Council are hosting an event for the general public on Thursday 18 October at Menuhin Theatre, Guildhall Sq, Portsmouth between 15:00-19:00. There will be briefings on how the UK Parliament and the European Parliament work followed by panel discussions with Catherine Bearder, MEP, Keith Taylor, MEP and Mike Hancock MP. For more information contact: Communities Engagement Officer at Portsmouth City Council clare.seek@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
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"How the EU works" talk was given by the European Parliament UK Information Office at the U3A Discussion group in Fleet, Hampshire.
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"How the EU works" talk was given by the European Parliament UK Information Office at the U3A Discussion group in Stanmore, North London.
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On 14th & 15th of October, the European Parliament Office in the UK participated in the annual two-day Opportunity Europe and Beyond fair and exhibition show, held in St. Georges Market, Belfast. This award-winning event, which was attended by around 1300 schoolchildren from around Northern Ireland, is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland and highlights European links and helps participants find out about working, studying, volunteering and travelling throughout Europe and beyond. Most of the children passed by our stand and our materials were extremely popular especially our materials about how the European Parliament and also our maps and wallcharts. The event encourages understanding and enjoyment of the variety of different cultures in Northern Ireland, Europe and beyond and brought together a vibrant programme of events, including music, dance, quizzes, visual arts, food, workshops, exhibition stands and discussions. It helps promote linguistic and cultural diversity and highlights Northern Irelands European and international links. As 2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between the Generations there were also workshops and exhibition stands will reflected and promoted intergenerational activity.
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The UK Office of the European Parliament is running a series of teacher training days. The first of these took place at Europe House on 5 October 2012. Over the coming months further training days will take place across the UK. The purpose of the training days is to provide teachers with politically neutral, practical ideas for delivering engaging Citizenship lessons on the European Parliament and the EU more generally.
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As part of its activities marking the European Year of Active Ageing, AGE UK hosted its Awards Volunteering event at Europe House on Monday 1 October, International Day of Older People.
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On the 12th July 2012, the Foreign Secretary announced a review of the balance of competences. This, he said, was intended to guide and inform debate about the European Union for years to come. It is clear that the result of the review and whatever decisions are taken on it will have far-reaching consequences for business and civil society stakeholders. So it is of crucial importance that the preparation and presentation of their evidence must be effective. As a starting point of this process, this event was held. It consisted of: - A detailed explanation of the review process by FCO experts who will also answer practical questions from the audience. - A panel debate to discuss the exercise and the political environment in which it is being held. First reactions from important stakeholders were also heard. Panel discussion were moderated by David Seymour (former political editor, Mirror Group, currently consultant editor to Nucleus). The panel included Baroness Sarah Ludford (MEP, ALDE), Mr Sajjad Karim (MEP, ECR), Phillip Souta (Business for New Europe).
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European Commission is about to present proposals to tighten up legislation on Medical Devices, such as hip and knee replacements. But following the recent PIP breast implants scandal the European Parliament is pressing for rules on implants to also be stepped up at European level. Linda McAvan, Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, who has been leading the campaign for a pan European register for breast implants, and Jacqueline Minor, Director of Consumers Affairs (European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumers) briefed an audience of stakeholders and specialist media on the regulation that is likely to emerge for this sector later in the Autumn.
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The European Parliament and the Houses of Parliament Outreach teams gave a presentation to interested parties among civil society groups in the East Midlands on "How to Engage" with these respective Parliaments.
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The European Parliament UK Office held a stall on 6-7 September during Preston Guild, England's oldest festival which takes place once every 20 years. Preston Guild is an historic celebration, which dates back to 1179 - sharing a heritage of over 800 years. It is the only Guild still celebrated in the UK and, as such, is truly unique. Held only once every 20 years, the 2012 celebration will be the first Guild in the 21st century and the first since the granting of Preston's city status in 2002.
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Europe House in London hosted members of the Wildlife Trust on Friday 7 September at a meeting on 'How to Engage' with the European Parliament. Catherine Bearder, MEP for the South East and member of the European Parliament's Environment Committee, were present as was a representative from the Department for Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
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Edward McMillan Scott MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament lead a round table discussion on the newly agreed EU Strategy on Human Rights, including the appointment of an EU Envoy on Human Rights, the first such special representative for the EU dedicated to a theme
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The Centre for Intergenerational Practice is an initiative of the Beth Johnson Foundation based in Stoke and works in the areas of positive ageing, a specialist advocacy programme for older people with dementia. The group meets regularly with its members to discuss progress When: 12:00 - 16:00 Where: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU RSVP: http://www.centreforip.org.uk
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The Outreach Team of the European Parliament Information Office in the UK along with the Houses of Parliament Outreach team will be present at the largest village show in Cumbria. There will be a drop in session for the general public with their elected representatives (MEPs & MPs) and a stall providing information on how the decisions made at EU level affect daily life in areas such as food, employment and the environment. Staff will be available to answer questions and activities provided to encourage old and young to play together, highlighting 2012 as the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. When: 09:00- 17:00 Where: Penrith, Cumbria Website: http://www.skeltonshow.com/
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Grandparents Plus has been collaborating with the Institute of Gerontology at King's College London, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Beth Johnson Foundation on a major two year project to explore the role of grandparents within family life across Europe. During this event at Europe House interim findings on this project were discussed.
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Undergraduates from the Politics Department of the University of Chester visited Europe House for a presentation on how the EU legislative procedures work. The students were also be in London to visit the Houses of Parliament.
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This seminar focused on using traditional media and social media in public policy debates. The event gathered think-tanks, academics and public policy specialists to look at the intersection of traditional and social media, with special regard to the leading role of the European Parliament in using social media for public sector communication.
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The European Parliament hosted an event marking 2012 as the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity in collaboration with Grandparents Plus, a national charity bringing together grandparents and other kinship carers together. The event took place with policy makers from central and local government to provide an opportunity for an exchange of views with Tim Loughton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, local authorities and a wide range of interested parties.
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Simon Busuttil MEP hosted a discussion on "A common EU immigration and asylum policy: is the UK in or out?"in conversation with Tim Finch, Researcher, Institute for Public Policy Research & Vincenzo Scarpetta, Researcher, Open Europe Immigration and asylum rank high in the list of concerns of European citizens, who are worried about the levels of irregular migration as well as the humanitarian duty of safeguarding the rights of people who are fleeing persecution. The EU has been working hard on building a common immigration and asylum policy for what it considers to be a European problem. The United Kingdom has won the right to choose whether to opt in or out on such matters of EU law and policy. As decision time approaches, we will discuss the likely British stance on this issue and what is at stake.
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A vivid portrait of what the European Parliament is really like - its atmosphere, the people, the politics and the daily working life. The European Parliament's former Secretary General, Julian Priestley, and Stephen Clark, its current head of web communications, paint an 'impressionist's canvas' that brings the European Parliament to life. What is the European Parliament really all about? What is the reality behind the pre-conceptions, beyond the procedures? While other books tell you about the structures and processes of the EU, this new publication goes under the surface to reveal the human reality of Europe's parliament, to unearth what really makes it tick. What do MEPs actually do all day, how does an EU law really get made, how come the Parliament sits in two different cities, what is the European Parliament doing on Facebook and how do interns spend their Thursday nights? All this and more in a vivid portrait of this rich and often surprising institution, important to so many, known well by so few.
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This event is co-organised with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and aimed at Public Affairs professionals and anyone interested in European politics. Matthew Goodwin, University of Nottingham who is an expert on extremism and Benedict Paviot, correspondent of France24 in London will both address this event.
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The Outreach Team of the European Parliament Information Office in the UK will take part in workshops on parliamentary processes for delegates of large national and multinational companies, senior managers within the industry; small business owners. The Houses of Parliament Outreach Team will also be present.
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Seminar on ACTA

17/05/2012

ACTA is an international treaty aiming to standardise copyright protection measures. It seeks to curb trade of counterfeited physical goods, including copyrighted material online and foresees preventative measures include possible imprisonment and fines. It has however proved highly controversial, with critics arguing that it will stifle freedom of expression on the internet. ACTA has been signed by 22 EU member states, including the UK, but is yet to be ratified by the European Parliament. David Martin, the MEP appointed by Parliament to draw up its response, has recommended that the Parliament should say no to ACTA. The final vote in the International Trade Committee is due in the next few weeks and Parliament, as a whole, will vote on the issue before the summer. The purpose of the seminar is for Mr Martin to provide an update on discussions in the European Parliament and to set out his thinking in drawing up his report. There will then be a panel discussion and a Q&A session. The panel will be made up of: David Martin MEP, European Parliament Rapporteur on ACTA Susie Winter, Director, Alliance Against IP Theft Jim Killock, Executive Director, Open Rights Group [ Name tbc ], US Embassy Moderator: Jon Worth This event is free to attend and open to all, but advance registration is required. When: Thursday, 17 May 2012 (14h00 - 16h00) Where: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 2EU RSVP: lucinda.pickersgill@europarl.europa.eu
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Defusing the Age Bomb, an event created by the European Parliament UK Office and The Amazings to showcase leading thinking, and rethinking, in how we treat retired and older people in the UK. An ageing society and the financial crisis have increased the pressure on financing retirement and services for older people. At the same time social and economic changes disrupt traditional family units, cutting the two-way flow of experience and support between the older and younger generations. Alongside this, modern society has an ever greater need for lifelong learning and new skills. The challenge is to reframe the potential of ageing, and make the most of its potential.
 This challenge creates an opportunity for social enterprise to rethink and redesign the way we treat retirement and older people. The Amazings have decided to collect older people with valuable skills and bring them together with a younger audience willing to learn these skills and pay for it. This creates revenue and activity for older people, thus increasing their independence, while facilitating the transfer of skills between generations. When: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 (16h00 - 20h30) Where: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 2EU RSVP: joanna.zywotko@ext.ec.europa.eu
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22 March 2012 The European Parliament Information Office in London hosted the Enfield 50+ group. Jean Lambert MEP was on the panel which also includes 3 researchers from the Enfield group. The panel looked at the findings of some research they have undertaken in Denmark, Greece, France and the UK about how national governements look after their older population.
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6 March 2012 A European Year to start building a better society for old and young There is a lot to life after 60 — and society is coming increasingly to appreciate the contribution older people can make. That's what active ageing is about — getting more out of life as you grow older, not less, whether at work, at home or in the community
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As part of the regional outreach work in the South-West of England during 2012's European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between the generations, staff from the Outreach team of the European Parliament Information Office in the UK attended an event organised by the South West Seniors Network in collaboration with the South West forum on Ageing and Age UK that was held at Taunton Conference Centre in Somerset on 30 March.
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5 March 2012 Politics students at Portsmouth University will hear about the current challenges facing the EU. This will take place during an evening lecture given by a member of staff from the European Parliament Information Office in the UK. The audience will be invited to take part in a question/answer session.
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2 March 2012 How far are we to closing the gender gap in pay in Europe? On the eve of the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day, a strong line up of female speakers will discuss with an audience what Europe has done, is doing or should be doing to improve gender equality in the workplace. Speakers: Mary Honeyball MEP (Lab) Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (Cons) Emma Reynolds - Shadow Europe Minister Heather McGregor - Businesswoman The website 'Women's Views on News' will be conducting a live forum during the event allowing its readers to pitch in questions and suggestions. http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/
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29 February 2012 Language students at Leeds University will hear how the EU institutions work and in particular the important role interpreters play at the European Parliament at workshops organised by the Interpretation Department and assisted by the European Parliament UK Office. 23 official languages of the EU are in use at parliamentary meetings in Brussels/Strasbourg and interpreters play an essential role in the language diversity of a multi-cultural European democracy. An evening lecture open to other students at the University on current EU affairs will also be given.
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10 February 2012 Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU Legislation creating new consumer safeguards for residential mortgage credit is making its way through the European Parliament. At the end of February, members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee are expected to vote on a report which considerably widens the scope of the initial proposals by the European Commission. One of the shadow rapporteurs in the Committee, Vicky Ford (Eastern, Cons) will brief participants about the current state-of-play, listen to key stakeholders (from the industry and consumer side) as well as answer questions from the specialist media.
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On 12 March 2012, staff from the European Parliament Information Office in the UK attended a meeting organised by the U3A Whitchurch, Shropshire branch which included U3A members from neighbouring Market Drayton and Oswestry. Presentations were given by the Outreach team on the role of the European Parliament in the EU Legislative procedures and followed by a Q&A session
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Event Start: 8 December 2011 - 4:30pm Event End: 8 December 2011 - 6:00pm Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU The European Parliament's Annual Sakharov Debate on Human Rights will take place on Thursday 8 December from 4.30-6pm at Europe House in London. This year's title "The European Court of Human Rights - What's at stake ?" will ensure a lively debate to be led by a panel of experts which will include Charles Tannock, MEP, Robert Buckland, MP, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, Richard Bellamy, Director European Institute at University College London, Colm O'Cinneide also from UCL. The event will be chaired by Joshua Rozenberg. Followed by drinks reception. For more details download the event's infosheet (pdf, 100 KB) To register: please contact joanna.zywotko@ext.ec.europa.eu or tel: 0207 227 4300
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Event Start: Friday 2 December - 09.30 am Event End: Friday 2 December - 14.00 Location: Armagh City Hotel, Friary Road, Armagh, County Armagh BT60 4FR European Conference on Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, featuring key decision-makers. With the proposals for major reform of the EU CAP now on the table, discussions are underway in the European Parliament, National Parliaments and in National and Regional Assemblies. These reforms will have potentially far-reaching impacts on Northern Irish farmers and consumers, and on the countryside. At this important juncture, the European Parliament is hosting a public conference to discuss these proposed reforms, with a particular emphasis on the environmental dimension. Speakers include all three Northern Irish MEPs: Bairbre de Brún MEP, Diane Dodds MEP & James Nicholson MEP as well as: Michael Hammel (European Commission), Kaley Hart (Institute of European Environmental Policy), Harry Sinclair (UFU Deputy President), Eddie Downey (IFA Deputy President), John Martin (RSPB Northern Ireland), Lord Elis-Thomas AM, John O'Mahony TD. This conference is open to all and FREE to attend. To book your place email april.spallin@europarl.europa.eu
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Event Start: 21/11/2011 - 10:30am Event End: 21/11/2011 - 4:00pm Location: Apex International Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh New headlines are currently dominated by the financial crisis still causing havoc to economies across the EU, leading to austerity measures that are hitting the poorest hard. But there is another side to the EU, one that is supposed to ensure that all European citizens can live in dignity and free of poverty. In the light of the current crisis, this conference is asking 'What Future for Social Europe?'.
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Event Start: 03/11/2011 - 5:30pm Event End: 03/11/2011 - 7:30pm Location: Glasgow University, Wolfson Medical School Building, Seminar Room 2 (Hugh Fraser) The Glasgow Human Rights Network and the EP Office in Edinburgh are organising a discussion event to promote the 2011 European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought at Glasgow University on 3 November 17.30-19.30. The event will see students mirror the process by which MEPs will choose the winner of the Sakharov Prize, considering each of the nominees in turn before a debate and vote - and we will see if the choice in Glasgow is the same as the choice made in Brussels!
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Starts: 14/10/2011 - 1:00pm Ends: 14/10/2011 - 2:30pm Location: Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Edinburgh University This roundtable discussion event brings together speakers with competing perspectives on the European Parliament's contemporary role and status in the democratic life of the European Union (EU). All will address the questions: has the EP Come of Age? Is it now established as the legitimate voice of European citizens in the EU's institutional system? Or does it remain a weak, unloved, and ineffective institution that has failed to capture the hearts and minds of average Europeans? Featured speakers will be
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Starts: 16/09/2011 - 10:30am Ends: 16/09/2011 - 12:30pm Location: European Parliament Office in Edinburgh In conjunction with the World Development Movement (WDM), the European Parliament Office in Scotland will host a debate on how the European Union and UK should regulate the food commodity markets and the financial traders and pension funds who speculate on the price of food.
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Starts: 25/08/2011 - 4:00pm Ends: 25/08/2011 - 5:00pm Location: Scottish Parliament Room, P1.02 Much of the most incisive coverage of European affairs is now available in the form of blogs and social media postings. Why is this, and how does it fit in with traditional press and broadcast reporting? Poacher turns gamekeeper in this unusual event, in which a leading politician, Catherine Stihler MEP, keeps order as a panel of journalists and new media contributors discusses the issues.
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Event Start: 14/07/2011 - 10:30am Event End: 14/07/2011 - 3:00pm Location : Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU A free workshop on the work of the UK and European Parliaments and how you can engage with them. The event will focus on how you can get involved and everyone is welcome. Guest speaker: Shami Chakrabarti Arranged by the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service and the European Parliament Outreach Service.
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Starts: 02/07/2011 - 11:00am Ends: 02/07/2011 - 7:00pm Location: St Andrew Square, Edinburgh To mark the Polish Presidency of the EU starting on 1 July 2011, the Consulate-General of the Republic of Poland is organising an Information Day on 2 July at St Andrew's Square in Edinburgh. The event will take the form of public stands which will provide a range of materials about the EU, its institutions and Poland to passers-by and visitors. The European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh will be among the stall-holders. It is free and open to everyone. It will be accompanied by an extensive programme of cultural events.
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Starts: 24/06/2011 - 10:00am Ends: 24/06/2011 - 5:00pm Location: Durham Town Hall Find out more about European politics and the work of MEPs at two free events on Friday 24 June at Durham Town Hall. Sixth form and college students can attend a Question Time style debate with the North East Region's MEPs between 10am -12 noon. Questions should be submitted in advance but will only be put to MEPs on the day.
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Event Start: 16/06/2011 - 6:30pm Event End: 16/06/2011 - 8:00pm Location : Aberdeen City Council Chamber, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY What do we know about the food we eat? Do our food labels tell us too much or not enough? Who verifies the claims on the food we buy - if it 'helps weight loss' or keeps you 'fuller longer'? Should Scottish products get special protection, or should we welcome cheaper imports? Are you concerned or optimistic about Genetically Modified foods? Is our food healthy enough or are we getting too fat as a nation? How can we produce enough food to feed the world in the future?
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Starts: 20/05/2011 - 1:00pm Ends: 20/05/2011 - 5:00pm Location: St Peter's Centre, Charles Street, Coventry, CV1 5NP A free workshop on the work of the UK and European Parliaments and how you can engage with them. The event will focus on how you can get involved and everyone is welcome. Arranged by the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service and the European Parliament Outreach Service in partnership with the National Alliance of Women's Organisations and Coventry Women's Voices. Guest speaker: Diane Whitfield, Centre Manager, Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC)
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Europe Quiz

19/05/2011

Starts: 19/05/2011 - 7:30pm Ends: 19/05/2011 - 9:30pm Location: The Pleasance Bar in Edinburgh The European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh will organise its fifth annual Europe Quiz on 19 May 2011 at the Pleasance Bar in Edinburgh. This event will be a great opportunity to gather people of all ages and fields with a common purpose: to prove their EU knowledge and (just as importantly) to spend a fun evening in the company of the EP office in Scotland. Max 4 per team. Pre-registration is essential. To register your team, send an email to: epedinburgh@europarl.europa.eu
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Starts: 09/05/2011 - 9:00am Ends: 09/05/2011 - 4:00pm Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU This networking event "What it's really like working for the EU" on the 9 May 2011 will give students, teachers, careers advisers and anyone seeking a career change a chance to talk to people currently working for the EU civil service in a range of jobs, from interpreters and translators to scientists, policy-makers to clerical and secretarial support.
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Starts: 08/05/2011 - 6:00pm Ends: 08/05/2011 - 9:00pm Location: Edinburgh Film House To celebrate Europe day, the European Parliament Office in Scotland together with the Goethe Institute will host the LUX screening on 8 May 2011 at Edinburgh Film House. The German film "Die Fremde" (When we leave) won European Parliament's annual film prize LUX as well as many other prestigious international prizes.
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Starts: 08/05/2011 - 2:00pm Ends: 08/05/2011 - 5:00pm Location: Glasgow Film Theatre To celebrate Europe Day, The European Parliament Office in Scotland together with the Goethe Institute will host the LUX Screening on 8 May 2011 at Glasgow Film Theatre. The German film "Die Fremde" (When we leave) won the European Parliament's annual film prize LUX in 2010 as well as many other prestigious international prizes.
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Starts: 12/04/2011 (All day) Ends: 15/04/2011 (All day) Location: Brussels The European Atlantic Movement is organising a Study Tour to Brussels for lecturers, teachers and other professional and business people. The party will visit the European Parliament, European Commission, and Council of the European Union, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, UK Permanent Representation to the EU, and other institutions of international cooperation.
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Starts: 31/03/2011 - 6:00pm Ends: 31/03/2011 - 7:30pm Location: Dunedin Suite, Radisson Blu Hotel, Royal Mile, 80 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TH Speakers: * Struan Stevenson MEP, Conservative * David Martin MEP, Labour * Alyn Smith MEP, SNP * Further speakers to be confirmed
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Starts: 11/03/2011 - 11:00am Ends: 11/03/2011 - 3:00pm Location: The Teacher Building, 14 St. Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB The European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh and Engender, a partner in the EU-funded Women Into Public Life project, invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day along with Catherine Stihler MEP. With female representation at Holyrood set to drop significantly following the Scottish election in May, it is a timely moment to consider the role that Scottish women have played and can play in future in Scottish political life at all levels.
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Event Start: 07/03/2011 - 5:30pm Event End: 07/03/2011 - 7:00pm Location : Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU This public panel discussion, organised by the UCL European Institute at Europe House, combines both historical and present-day perspectives on how the European Union and its relationship to the nation-state is evolving.
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Event Start: 04/03/2011 - 6:00pm Event End: 04/03/2011 - 8:00pm Location : Strathclyde University Glasgow On Friday 4th March, the European Parliament Office in Edinburgh and Strathclyde University Debating Society will host a debate on Turkish membership of the EU in the Debating Chamber at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. The address is: USSA, 90 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JH The debate will run from 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on Friday 4 March 2011. A bar will be available from 6pm to 9pm and sandwiches will be provided after the debate, which is free to attend.
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Event Start: 03/03/2011 - 2:00pm Event End: 03/03/2011 - 4:30pm Location : Europe House, Smith Square London Volunteering leads to positive changes in people's lives: bringing communities together,increasing a person's sense of pride and belonging, in turn impacting positively on their health and well‐being. While it also makes a significant economic contribution, its social value can be even greater: where volunteering activities are present, there is a higher percentage of growth. Such activities, replicated throughout the EU, have the capacity to generate social capital, innovative solutions and respond to newly‐emerging policy needs.
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Starts: 25/02/2011 - 11:00am Ends: 25/02/2011 - 12:30pm Location: European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh, The Tun, 4 Jackson's Entry, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8PJ The European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh is pleased to announce it will be hosting a seminar entitled 'The Lisbon Treaty: One Year On' on Friday 25 February.
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The Gathering

23/02/2011

Starts: 23/02/2011 - 9:00am Ends: 24/02/2011 - 5:00pm Location: Edinburgh International Conference Centre The Gathering is Scotland's largest voluntary sector fair, organised by the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations. With over 3000 visitors over the course of two days, it is the largest event of its kind in the United Kingdom. The European Parliament will have a presence at the fair to publicise the fact that 2011 is the European Year of Volunteering.
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Event Start: 18/02/2011 - 10:00am Event End: 18/02/2011 - 3:00pm Location : The Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA A free workshop on the work of the UK and European Parliaments and how you can engage with them. The event will focus on how you can get involved and everyone is welcome. Arranged by the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service and the European Parliament Outreach Service in partnership with the National Alliance of Women's Organisations.
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Event Start: 31/01/2011 (All day) Event End: 01/02/2011 (All day) Location : Woburn House, Tavistock Square, London UACES will be holding a 2-day conference in London in 2011, to reflect upon the impact of the Lisbon Treaty in key areas of institutional, political, economic and legal integration.
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Event Start: 13/01/2011 (All day) Event End: 14/01/2011 (All day) Location: University of Sheffield, Sheffield (United Kingdom) EU External Relations Law and Policy in the post-Lisbon Era
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Starts: 11/12/2010 (All day) Ends: 12/12/2010 (All day) Location : 11 December 2010 At Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York - Maladies and Melodies various concerts 12 December 2010 At St. Johns on Smith Square - Handel, a dramatic genius - selection of pieces For more information, visit: http://www.eubo.org.uk/
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Starts: 08/12/2010 (All day) Ends: 16/12/2010 (All day) Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU The European Parliament Information Office and the European Commission Representation in the UK have moved into shared premises in Central London's Smith Square, a stone's throw from the Houses of Parliament. The building will be the first port of call for any citizen seeking information about the two institutions and the EU in general, and for organisations that are interested in organizing discussions, meetings and events with an EU theme.
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Starts: 26/11/2010 - 10:00am Ends: 26/11/2010 - 4:00pm Location: Hull, UK Aims of the day Delegates from a broad range of education, training, employment, informal and other settings
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Starts: 25/11/2010 (All day) Ends: 26/11/2010 (All day) Location: ICC in Birmingham Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Conference and Exhibition For free resources for Citizenship teachers and other resources for schools visit us at Stand No. D16. in Hall 3
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COPD Seminar

19/11/2010

Starts: 19/11/2010 - 11:00am Ends: 19/11/2010 - 1:00pm Location: European Parliament Office in Scotland, The Tun, 4 Jackson's Entry, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh On Friday, November 19th the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh will host a seminar on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), organised under the title "COPD - why is it such a silent killer in Scotland?".
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Starts: 12/11/2010 (All day) Ends: 13/11/2010 (All day) Location: Birmingham Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, 12-13 November 2010
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Event Start: 08/11/2010 (All day) Event End: 08/11/2010 (All day) Location: School of Public Policy, University College London
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Event Start: 06/11/2010 - 10:25am Event End: 06/11/2010 - 3:30pm Location: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh The Modern Studies Association (MSA), bringing together teachers of Modern Studies in Scotland's schools, is hosting its annual conference at the Scottish Parliament on November 6th. The conference, which is anticipated to attract over 200 delegates, will feature renowned professor of politics John Curtice as its keynote speaker. The European Parliament Office in Scotland will be present at the conference with an information stand where it will distribute and showcase its educational materials.
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Public Lecture

04/11/2010

Starts: 04/11/2010 - 2:00pm Ends: 05/11/2010 - 12:45pm Location:LSE
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Starts: 19/10/2010 - 10:30am Ends: 19/10/2010 - 4:30pm Location: Hunter Halls, University of Glasgow The Edinburgh Information Office of the European Parliament will be present at the Glasgow University Internship Fair with a stall in Hunter Halls on October 19th. Staff from the office will be informing prospective interns about traineeships with the European Parliament or other EU institutions, answering questions students might have about the application process, deadlines, qualification criteria or other important aspects of internships with the European Union.
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Starts: 14/10/2010 - 7:30pm Ends: 14/10/2010 - 10:00pm Location: Reading Room, Glasgow University Union, 32 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LX The European Parliament Information Office in Scotland is hosting one of its regular Europe Pub Quizzes in Glasgow on the evening of Thursday, October 14th. With five rounds testing general knowledge of European countries and the European Union, including music and picture rounds, the winners will be crowned with eternal glory and receive the Europe Quiz trophy.
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Spark in the Park

02/10/2010

Starts: 02/10/2010 - 11:00am Ends: 02/10/2010 - 4:00pm Islington Paradise Park, mackenzie Road, Lower Holloway, N7 8NT A day of free actiities for families and residents in the frame of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Come and visit the stand of our office! For more info visit www.sparkinthepark2010.blogspot.com or or contact Ingrid on 020 7538 4309 Flyer
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Starts: 22/09/2010 - 9:00am Ends: 23/09/2010 - 4:00pm Location: The SECC, Exhibition Row, Glasgow The European Parliament Office in Scotland will be attending the Scottish Learning Festival to showcase the educational resources available from the European Parliament for schools and young people as well as providing information about the European Union and European Parliament.
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Starts: Starts: 10/09/2010 - 11:00am Ends: 10/09/2010 - 1:00pm Location: The European Parliament Office in Scotland, Edinburgh The European Parliament Office in Scotland and Scottish Sports Association are hosting a seminar on 'The Impact of the EU and the Lisbon Treaty on Sport in Scotland' to inform Scottish sports organisations about recent developments in EU sports policy, and in particular what may change as a result of the Lisbon Treaty.
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Starts: 01/09/2010 - 9:00am Ends: 08/10/2010 - 1:00pm Location: Scotland The aim of the European Parliament Office in Scotland 2011 Calendar Competition is to find a picture that would be used to illustrate one month in a European Parliament 2011 calendar. The theme for 2011 is 'Me and Europe'. Pupils might like to think about: what does Europe mean to me? Which countries in Europe have I visited and what have I seen in these countries? What does Scotland look like in Europe?
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Starts: Starts: 17/08/2010 - 1:30pm Ends: 17/08/2010 - 2:30pm Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP (Committee Room 1) The Lisbon Treaty entered into force on 1 December 2009. For some, this Treaty was a mere tidying up exercise of the EU's legal framework; for others it constituted a decisive step towards a federal Europe. Nine months on, a panel of leading European politicians from Scotland's four main political parties will debate who was right and whether, or how, the EU's newest Treaty is changing politics in Europe.
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Starts: Starts: 15/08/2010 - 4:00pm Ends: 15/08/2010 - 6:00pm Location: Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh Set in Calais, France, Welcome tells the tale of a French swimming instructor who chooses to help out a young Kurdish refugee who needs to swim across the English Channel to join his girlfriend.
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Starts: 22/07/2010 (All day) Ends: 22/07/2010 (All day) Location: HP Labs, Bristol Enterprise Europe Network South West and the South West Science & Industry Council invite you to attend The South West Business Innovation Forum
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Starts: 02/07/2010 - 11:00am Ends: 02/07/2010 - 4:00pm Location: ICOSS (Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences), University of Sheffield This workshop aims to explore the politics and power of knowledge of, for, and about immigration policies. The event is part-funded by the ESRC as part of a post-doctoral research grant which was awarded to Dr Balch on the subject of the impact of knowledge and ideas in the policy process. The workshop is intended to serve as a platform for discussion, bringing together academics, experts and policymakers to discuss the implications of new practices of knowledge management for policymaking and the politics of immigration.
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Starts: 29/06/2010 - 9:30am Ends: 29/06/2010 - 3:00pm Welsh School of Architecture, Bute Building, King Edward 7th Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB Enterprise Europe Network South West and Enterprise Europe Network Wales are joining forces to hold an R&D funding information for the environmental sector event.
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Starts: Starts: 24/06/2010 (All day) Ends: 24/06/2010 (All day) Location: Location: Bournemouth University Enterprise Europe Network South West and the South West Science & Industry Council invite you to attend The South West Business Innovation Forum
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Starts: 08/06/2010 - 8:45am Ends: 08/06/2010 - 4:00pm Location: Drumossie Hotel, Inverness Place and community as well as families can shape children's lives, informing their sense of identity, social relationships and understanding of the world. Services have an important role to play in enhancing children's environments as well as in developing their understanding of 'place' and community. A special conference is being organised at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness in June to explore some of the issues raised by the latest issue of Children in Europe magazine.
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Starts: 04/06/2010 (All day) Ends: 04/06/2010 (All day) Location: King's College London Postgraduate Conference - THE EUROPEANNESS OF EUROPEAN CINEMA : will take place on 4th June 2010, at King's College London. (CALL FOR PAPERS - SUBMISSION DEADLINE was: 5 February 2010)
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Starts: 21/05/2010 - 6:00pm Ends: 21/05/2010 - 10:00pm Location: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee 'Welcome' by Philippe Lioret, winner of the European Parliament's LUX Prize 2009 will be screened at an event hosted by the European Parliament Office in Scotland. 'Welcome' is set in Calais and charts the surrogate father/son bond that develops between an illegal Kurdish immigrant from Iraq and a French swimming instructor.
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Starts: 20/05/2010 - 6:00pm Ends: 20/05/2010 - 10:00pm Location: Edinburgh Organised by the European Parliament Office in Scotland in cooperation with the European Movement in Scotland this annual event will take place in Edinburgh on 20 May 2010. Teams of four will face a series of rounds of questions related to the EU and Europe including a picture round and, for the first time, an audio round! Pre-registration of teams is required. Please contact the European Parliament Office in Scotland for further details.
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Starts: 21/05/2010 - 4:00pm Ends: 21/05/2010 - 5:45pm Location: Neuadd Room, The Senedd, The National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA This is the final event in a series of seminars held across the UK by the Foreign Policy Centre and European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom examining public attitudes towards the European Parliament, assessing some of the problems that it faces and exploring possible remedies. The event is open to anyone interested the link between the European Parliament and the public.
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Starts: 19/05/2010 - 6:30pm Ends: 19/05/2010 - 8:30pm Location: Tuke room 301, at the Institute of Contemporary European Studies (iCES), in Regent's College, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NS This year, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, the European Movement and the Young European Movement, with the support of the European Movement International and the Education and Culture Directorate General of the European Commission, are celebrating Europe Day, organising three conferences in Bristol, Leeds and London during which various professors and other experts will discuss the benefits of a united Europe. The question "What has Europe ever done for us?" will be debated and answered during the conferences.
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Starts: 17/05/2010 - 12:00pm Ends: 19/05/2010 - 3:00pm Location: Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland Organised by EUROCARERS in partnership with Scotland's national carer organisations. Supported by the Scottish Government, the European Commission Office in Scotland, NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council.
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Starts: 16/05/2010 - 4:00pm Ends: 16/05/2010 - 6:00pm Location: Flimhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh 'Welcome' by Philippe Lioret, winner of the European Parliament's LUX Prize 2009 will be screened at an event hosted by the European Parliament Office in Scotland. 'Welcome' is set in Calais and charts the surrogate father/son bond that develops between an illegal Kurdish immigrant from Iraq and a French swimming instructor.
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Starts: 14/05/2010 - 2:00pm Ends: 14/05/2010 - 4:30pm Location: Leed's Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB This year, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, the European Movement and the Young European Movement, with the support of the European Movement International and the Education and Culture Directorate General of the European Commission, are celebrating Europe Day, organising three conferences in Bristol, Leeds and London during which various professors and other experts will discuss the benefits of a united Europe. The question "What has Europe ever done for us?" will be debated and answered during the conferences.
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Event Start: 10/05/2010 - 5:00pm Event End: 10/05/2010 - 7:30pm Location: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Location : Cabot Room, The Hawthorns, University of Bristol, Address: Woodland Road, BS8 1UQ On 10th May at the University of Bristol, the discussion will focus on the benefits of the European labour market for business and job opportunities for young graduates and professionals in Europe.
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Starts: 09/05/2010 - 6:30pm Ends: 09/05/2010 (All day) Location: A Service for Europe Day to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Schuman Declaration will be held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 9 May at 6.30 pm. The preacher will be Canon Guy Wilkinson, Secretary for Inter-Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The service cleberates the signing of the political initiative which gave birth to the European Union.
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Starts: 27/04/2010 (All day) Ends: 27/04/2010 (All day) Location: HP Labs, Bristol Gain an understanding of future opportunities for European R&D funding for ICT projects at this forthcoming Enterprise Europe Network South West event. Attendees will learn what European funding is available for ICT projects and will get advance notification of the likely call contents. This is also an opportunity to meet with regional and national support teams and network with potential partners and experienced FP7 participants.
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Event Start: 22/04/2010 (All day) Event End: 22/04/2010 (All day) Location: Bristol Enterprise Europe Network South West, in partnership with FP7UK and the Sensors KTN is hosting an event in which delegates can gain an overview of the upcoming fifth NMP (Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies Materials and new Production Technologies) FP7 call. NMP is a 3.5 billion programme that is broad-based and relevant to all key industrial and technology sectors in the UK.
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Starts: 20/04/2010 - 12:30pm Ends: 20/04/2010 (All day) Location: UK office of the European Parliament, 2 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA THE WYNDHAM PLACE CHARLMAGNE TRUST in conjunction with THE EUROPE PANEL OF THE HOUSE OF BISHOPS OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND has pleasure in inviting you to participate in a discussion meeting to mark THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SCHUMAN DECLARATION.
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Starts: 08/04/2010 - 9:00am Ends: 08/04/2010 - 4:00pm Location: Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA Enterprise Europe Network South West and the South West Science & Industry Council invite you to attend The South West Business Innovation Forum This is your chance to
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Starts: 31/03/2010 - 2:00pm Ends: 31/03/2010 - 5:30pm Location: London Metropolitan University, 31 Jewry Street, London EC3 Political parties are in a crisis of membership in many European countries, just at a time when European political parties are trying to establish themselves. What is the future for political parties in Europe? Can European political parties seize the chance to define a new kind of party that is better suited to contemporary forms of political engagement which often take place outside 'formal' political institutions, and what new means of participation can they define? What are the possibilities opened up by the Lisbon Treaty now that it is in force?
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Starts: 29/03/2010 - 9:00am Ends: 31/03/2010 - 5:00pm Location: The George Hotel, Edinburgh, UK The PSA is one of the world's longest established political studies associations. Its 60th anniversary in 2010 is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of political studies over the last 60 years, in the UK and internationally, on the issues and ideas that are now at the cutting edge of political analysis, and on the new directions we need to pursue in the future. The 2010 PSA Annual Conference is the largest UK gathering of researchers in politics and international relations. It will include sessions on examining 'What has political science done for the study of Europe?' and 'David Cameron's Conservatives and Europe'. For more information please visit the PSA website
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Starts: 25/03/2010 - 5:30pm Ends: 25/03/2010 - 7:00pm Location: London Metropolitan University, 31 Jewry Street, London EC3 Britain, and more specifically the City of London, are leading players in the global financial industry. The global crisis of this industry has led to a number of regulatory initiatives by national and international actors, including the European Union, which will inevitably affect the way the City goes about its business. A working party from the Federal Trust, headed by Sir Brian Unwin, formerly President of the European Investment Bank, and Graham Bishop, the leading technical analyst of European financial affairs, has been examining these initiatives, particularly those of the E
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Lisbon Explained

23/03/2010

Event Start: 23/03/2010 - 3:30pm Event End: 23/03/2010 - 5:00pm Location: UK Office of the European Parliament, 2 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster SW1H 9AA Following the entry into force on 1 December 2009 of the Lisbon Treaty the UK Office of the European Parliament is organising a seminar (Word doc., 800 KB) to explain key changes arising from this Treaty.Those whose work is directly affected may find this seminar particularly useful.
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Starts: 23/03/2010 - 12:00pm Ends: 23/03/2010 - 4:00pm Location: committee Rooms, Aberdeen City Library, Aberdeen As part of the Enterprise Europe Network, Enterprise Europe Scotland is the local entry point to a wealth of information on business opportunities throughout Europe. This European Information Clinic, run in partnership with Europe Direct Aberdeen, will allow Scottish companies to meet with a member of the team on a one-to-one basis, who will be fielding questions, answering queries and providing guidance and support on a variety of different European topics:
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Event Start: 22/03/2010 - 1:00pm Event End: 22/03/2010 (All day) Location: Bristol Location : European Commission Representation in the UK, 8 Storey's Gate, London, SW1P 3AT Careers with the EU Institutions offer everything- a lifetime of different jobs, an international focus and the chance to make a difference to the lives of millions. This session aims to inform you about the wide range of opportunities we offer graduates from all academic backgrounds.
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Starts: 16/03/2010 - 12:00pm Ends: 16/03/2010 - 2:00pm Location: European Parliament Office in Scotland, The Tun, 4 Jackson's Entry, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH3 6PX The Treaty of Lisbon, which entered into force on 1 December last year, provides for the introduction of a "European citizens' initiative" (ECI). In view of the interest expressed in this matter, in particular from NGOs and local government in Scotland, the European Parliament Office in Scotland is hosting a seminar to discuss the European citizens' initiative.
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Starts: 10/03/2010 - 1:30pm Ends: 10/03/2010 - 4:30pm Location: Stirling University The Scottish European Educational Trust, in conjunction with the National Union of Students, is running a series of Information Days at Scottish Universities. These raise awareness of EU programmes (e.g. Erasmus, Comenius, IAESTE, Language Assistants) and of post-graduate study and employment opportunities in other European countries. Volunteering is also covered. Contact SEET for further details
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Event Start: 09/11/2011 - 5:30pm Event End: 09/11/2011 - 7:00pm Location: Edinburgh University, George Square, David Hume Tower, Faculty Room North The European Movement and EP Office in Edinburgh will host a seminar on the Euro Crisis on 9th November 17.30-19.00. Confirmed speakers are: Jacques Cailloux, Chief European Economist, RBS; Dr David Howarth, Jean Monnet Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Edinburgh University; John Purvis CBE, Conservative MEP 1979-84 and 1999-2009, Formerly Vice Chairman of the European Parliament Economic & Monetary Affairs Committee (2001-09).
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Starts: 04/03/2010 (All day) Ends: 05/03/2010 (All day) Location: NEC, Birmingham Stand M47, Hall 6 The UK Office of the European Parliament will be attending the Education Show in Birmingham, 4 - 5 March 2010. Please come and visit us at our stand M47 in Hall 6! www.education-show.com
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Starts: 26/02/2010 - 9:30am Ends: 26/02/2010 - 6:00pm Location: University of Abertay, Dundee This network takes a wide definition of 'policing', taking an interdisciplinary approach to the development of the cross border policing provisions which are increasingly being legislated for by the EU.
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Starts: 23/02/2010 - 10:00am Ends: 23/02/2010 - 1:00pm Aberdeen Beach Ballroom Professor Trevor Salmon, Director of Teaching & Learning at the University of Aberdeen will chair the event. Judges include Mr James Temple-Smithson- Head of the European Parliament Office in Edinburgh, Councillor Kate Dean and Mr Iain Todd- Renewables Champion at AREG. The aim of the event is to encourage debate on topics that will help & encourage pupil understanding of various important European issues and how they impact on the lives of citizens throughout the European Union.
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Starts: 11/02/2010 - 5:00pm Ends: 12/03/2010 - 5:00pm Location: ARTS Building Room 3.01 This spring's European Forum Programme of guest lectures starts next week (Friday) with Sir Stephen Wall. Please see below for the full programme. EUROPEAN FORUM Guest lectures - Spring 2010 Fridays 5pm VENUE: ARTS Building Room 3.01
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Event Start: 05/02/2010 (All day) Event End: 05/02/2010 (All day) Location: 4 June 2010 - King's College London Postgraduate Conference - THE EUROPEANNESS OF EUROPEAN CINEMA : will take place on 4th June 2010, at King's College London. CALL FOR PAPERS - SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5 February 2010
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Starts: 29/01/2010 - 5:00pm Ends: 29/01/2010 - 6:45pm Location: Committee Room 1, Scottish Parliament, Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh EH99 1SP This event is part of a series of seminars being held across the UK by the Foreign Policy Centre
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Starts: 25/01/2010 - 6:30pm Ends: 29/01/2010 - 9:00pm Location: King's College Strand Campus: The Strand LONDON WC2R 2LS A week in which experts from the world of European affairs come to debate and discuss Europe and the Union. European Week holds a tradition of prestige both internally at King's and amongst its external community and this year's events promise to be our best yet. Programme: Monday 25th January at 6.30 p.m. "The Eastern Enlargement: a win or a loss for the European Union?
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Event Start: 22/01/2010 (All day) Event End: 22/01/2010 (All day) Location: College of Europe, Bruges,Belgium Ideas on Europe 2010: Europe at a Crossroads - UACES 40th Anniversary conference Come and join us for the UACES 40th Anniversary conference at the College of Europe in picturesque Bruges, at the College of Europe in Belgium! 6-8 September 2010 CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS Deadline: 22 January 2010 For all those interested in presenting a paper from an Economic or Political Economy perspective on Europe at the forthcoming UACES Annual Conference in Bruges 2010.
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Event Start: 20/01/2010 - 5:30pm Event End: 20/01/2010 - 7:00pm Location: 34 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB The main speaker, Professor Rudolf Hrbek of Tübingen University, will discuss the development of the federal system in Germany, the effects of unification on the federal system and recent efforts to modernise German federalism. He will also give an insight into the German view of the European Union and its possible federal development. Mr Johannes Leithäuser of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung will provide further comment before a general question and answer session.
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Starts: 14/01/2010 - 11:00am Ends: 14/01/2010 - 1:00pm Location: Location: European Parliament UK Office in Scotland, The Tun, 4 Jackson's Entry, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH3 6PX The European Parliament Office in Scotland invites you to a seminar exploring the impact of the EU's new Lisbon Treaty on Scotland.
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BETT Show

13/01/2010

Starts: 13/01/2010 (All day) Ends: 16/01/2010 (All day) Location: Olympia, London, Stand L48 National Hall The UK Office of the European Parliament is attending the BETT Show at Olympia, 13 - 16 January 2010. Do come and visit us at our stand L 48 in the National Hall!
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