European Parliament Past Events 2016
According to the U.N. Refugee Agency the number of displaced people across the world has surpassed 50 million for the first time since World War II. Last year news and social media have been dominated by images of the plight of the Syrian refugees and their arrival in Europe. But there is one side of the refugee crisis story that has been talked about rarely: women refugees and the challenges specific to their asylum seeking. What dangers do women refugees face? How can the challenges be met? Should we be doing more?Read more : Double Jeopardy: Woman Refugee, 4th March 2016
Scrutinising diplomacy: the roles of the European Parliament and the US Congress - London, 20th May 2016
This conference aims to examine the challenge posed for scrutiny by the changing nature of diplomacy in general, and responses to the challenge. Within this context, it will explore the framework for scrutiny of diplomacy in the EU and the US, concentrating on the European Parliament and the US Congress, evaluate the effectiveness of scrutiny in a range of recent cases, and compare EU and US perspectives on the nature and effectiveness of scrutiny.Read more : Scrutinising diplomacy: the roles of the European Parliament and the US Congress - London, 20th May 2016
What are the implications of Brexit? What should the UK’s priorities be in the negotiations leading to it? Don't miss the opportunity to discuss this with your MEPs.Read more : Meet your MEPs: What kind of Brexit do you want?
Brexit is throwing up myriad pressing questions, not least among them the residence and citizenship rights for EU nationals in the run-up to withdrawal and after. As things stand, it is unclear what criteria may be applied to determine who will be allowed to stay, on what basis and with what guarantees. The same applies to UK citizens living in other parts of the EU.Read more : "Uncertain Future: Rights and Citizenship in post-Brexit Britain"
The official selection of the European Parliament's film prize, the LUX Prize 2016, is: 'As I Open My Eyes' by Leyla Bouzid; 'My Life as a Courgette' by Claude Barras and 'Toni Erdmann' by Maren Ade. Every year the LUX Film Days bring the 3 finalist films to more than 40 cities across the 28 EU Member States. Each film is subtitled in the 24 official languages of the EU. Join us between the 14th-18th November in London and Leeds for the screenings of the LUX Prize 2016 finalists.Read more : LUX Film Prize Cinema Screenings 2016
Was press reporting of the referendum campaign fair? Did Leave and Remain get equal and due coverage? The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has teamed up with media insight specialists, PRIME Research, to examine the output of the 9 national newspapers across the 4 months of the highly charged and divisive campaign.Read more : British Press Coverage of the Referendum - London, 20 September 2016
Britain's European vote: The outcome and implications of the UK referendum on EU membership - London, 30 June 2016
In a special seminar organised by Nuffield College, Oxford, in association with the European Parliament Information Office in the UK, a panel of leading academic experts and commentators shared their analysis of the outcome of the June 2016 referendum on British membership of the European Union, and the implications of the vote for the future of UK and European politics.Read more : Britain's European vote: The outcome and implications of the UK referendum on EU membership - London, 30 June 2016
"Enjoy, it's from Europe": helping to promote European farm produce - Taunton, Somerset, 11th March 2016
The European Commission has recently adopted 33 new promotional programmes to help European producers find new markets and promote consumption inside and outside the EU. Under the new rules, the available EU budget for promotion will increase gradually to €200 million (around £150 million) by 2019. The objective of this focused strategy is to help consumers discover more about the merits of European farm produce and about its quality control and standards.Read more : "Enjoy, it's from Europe": helping to promote European farm produce - Taunton, Somerset, 11th March 2016
Getting to grips with the refugee crisis: a Permanent Relocation Mechanism under the Dublin System - London, 19th February 2016
EU citizens are seeing at first hand how the 2008 Dublin system has been straining to cope with the unprecedented number of asylum seekers and migrants striving to reach the European Union. To tackle this humanitarian crisis and help those Member States that are struggling with it the most, the Commission has presented a 'Permanent Relocation Mechanism' to complement the Dublin regulation.Read more : Getting to grips with the refugee crisis: a Permanent Relocation Mechanism under the Dublin System - London, 19th February 2016
The UK has 73 MEPs in the European Parliament. In 2015 we arranged "Meet Your MEPs" breakfast meetings in London, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. In 2016 we shall continue to organise these events for you to meet your MEPs and discuss EU-related topics.Read more : Meet your MEPs - London, 2016