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30-09-2020 13:30 - EPRS online policy roundtable: Plastics and the circular economy

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EPRS online policy roundtable on 30 September 2020

Earlier this year, the European Commission presented, as part of the European Green Deal, a New Circular Economy Action Plan. This EPRS online policy roundtable will look at progress already achieved and remaining challenges on the road to a circular economy for plastics. The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) will present its recent report on ‘Packaging plastics in the circular economy’ [...]

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which explores policy options to speed up the move towards a more circular pattern of production and use. A panel discussion will follow, with experts from the European Environment Agency (EEA), the European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC) and the Rethink Plastic Alliance. They will address a variety of issues, such as challenges for recycling, the plastic waste trade and the importance of redesigning products and systems.
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Location: Live event via the WebEx platform
Last updated: 29-09-2020

14-10-2020 13:15 - EPRS online policy roundtable: EU Security and Defence

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[Full title] EU Security and Defence: How can Europe help build a safer, more stable world?
In a strategic environment ‘engulfed by flames’, ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic and increasingly characterised by a geopolitical competition for power, the EU stands out in its general approach to peace, security and defence. It sees itself, and is widely seen by others, as a unique global actor, seeking to pursue an integrated and cooperative approach on the international stage. [...]

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[...] How should the EU's strategy evolve in the face of current pressures? Can the EU integrate its 'strategic autonomy' ambitions with its challenging global engagement? Is the EU equipped to face a series of threats that have only intensified as a result of the pandemic? This EPRS policy roundtable will address these questions from different perspectives. Our panel of experts will include Arnout Molenaar (Head of Unit, Security and Defence Policy Division, European External Action Service), Jana Puglierin (Director, Berlin Office and Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations), and EPRS Policy Analysts Elena Lazarou and Tania Lațici. The EPRS' annual flagship publication in this field, 'Peace and Security Outlook 2020', will also be presented.
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Location: Live event via the WebEx platform
Last updated: 30-09-2020

15-10-2020 09:00 - ECI Hearing on ‘Minority Safepack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe’

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Diversity

Diversity equality

The European Parliament will hold a public hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Minority Safepack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe’ on 15 October from 9.00 to 13.00. Due to current COVID-19 constraints, the meeting will be held partly remotely with limited physical presence in the room, but will be fully webstreamed for the public.

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Having gathered the support of 1,123,422 signatories in 28 Member States, the organisers of this ECI will have the opportunity to present their initiative in the presence of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the Committee of the Regions.
The Hearing is co-organised by the Committees on Civil liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and on Culture and Education (CULT), in association with the Committee on Petitions (PETI). The hearing will also involve invited Members of the REGI, ITRE, JURI and ECON Committees. The ECI covers a wide range of topics, going from "Equality and support to minority communities" to "Language, education, culture and audiovisual".

Location: Via videoconference and room Jòzsef Antall 4Q2 in the European Parliament in Brussels
Last updated: 30-09-2020

27-10-2020 13:00 - EPRS online Book Talk | Beyond Christendom - The politics of religion in Europe today

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Online Book Talk on 27 October 2020

Professor Olivier Roy of the European University Institute (EUI) will talk about his recent book, 'Is European Christian?', which traces the history of disputes over Christianity in modern European history. Roy explores the secularisation in Europe after the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the impact of the Enlightenment, the Catholic reaction to modernism, the rise of anti-clericalism and the separation of Church and State […]

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[...] , the globalisation of religious movements, and the rise of Islam and its implications for politics today.
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Location: Live event through the WebEx platform
Last updated: 02-09-2020

09-11-2020 13:30 - EPRS online Book Talk | The revolutions of 1989-90 thirty years on [...]

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Online Book Talk on 9 November 2020

Full title: The revolutions of 1989-90 thirty years on - How events in Europe and China changed the world

Speaking on the 31st anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Professor Kristina Spohr of Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and the LSE will talk about her new book, Post Wall, Post Square: Rebuilding the World after 1989. Spohr reconstructs the dramatic events of 1989-90 in both Central and Eastern Europe and China, […]

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[...] and looks at how they have shaped the global political order since. Drawing on a wealth of new archival material, her book has just won the 2020 prize for best political science book in Germany.
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Location: Live event through the WebEx platform
Last updated: 02-09-2020

30-11-2020 13:30 - EPRS online Book Talk | How to own the room (and the zoom) [...]

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Online Book Talk on 30 November 2020

Full title: How to own the room (and the zoom) - Women as great public speakers, past, present and future

Guardian journalist and comedian Viv Groskop will talk about her recent best-selling book, How to own the Room: Women and the art of brilliant speaking, which explores ‘the presence, performance and authenticity of recent history’s great women speakers’ - from Virginia Wolff to Christine Lagarde. […]

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[...] Groskop offers advice on finding confidence and projecting authority in effective public speaking, and explains what 'owning the room' means - and how to 'own the zoom' in the future.
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Location: Live event through the WebEx platform
Last updated: 02-09-2020

16-12-2020 14:00 - EPRS online Book Talk | The story of the EU Global Strategy [...]

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Online Book Talk on 16 December 2020

Full title: The story of the EU Global Strategy - Defining the principles and priorities of Europe’s foreign policy

Dr Nathalie Tocci of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), who worked with HR/VP Federica Mogherini in drafting the latest EU Global Strategy in June 2016, will talk about her recent book on the process. Entitled Framing the EU Global Strategy: A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World, Tocci’s book explains the origins and substance of the strategy, […]

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[...] and offers a behind-the-scenes portrait of the players involved and the choices they made in seeking to define the principles and policies that encapsulate the Union's world view.
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Location: Live event through the WebEx platform
Last updated: 02-09-2020

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