“The Forgotten Tribe” is a book about politicians mainly written by politicians. It tells the story of the shifting positions of the two main parties on Britain's membership of the EU and the consequences for their MEPs, bringing those weekly commutes to Brussels and Strasbourg to life, and a light touch is added with portraits of MEPs by their children and families. The book also covers the radical changes that gradually occurred in the two main parties' position on UK membership, and the role of UKIP and Euroscepticism generally, while also addressing the key question of the achievements and legacy of the 351 women and men who served their country and their constituents in Europe over four decades. Whatever one's views about the final outcome, these MEPs fully deserve recognition.
Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine and its people has inflicted much death, suffering and destruction, and has created a security and humanitarian crisis in Europe on a scale unseen since the end of the Second World War. Ukraine has responded in a brave and resolute manner, and the EU has stood in solidarity, for instance by aiding those seeking refuge and by implementing a series of sanction packages.
The rapid seizure of Afghanistan by Taliban forces in August 2021 raised grave fears of a return to patterns of human rights violations previously witnessed in the country from 1996 to 2001. Even after 2001, violence against women and girls continued on a large scale and remained chronically under-reported, but now that the Taliban has barred all women from participation in government, the situation has degraded further.
This July, England will be hosting the UEFA Women’s EURO, with 31 matches played across 26 days by 16 competing teams. The tournament plans to be a ticket selling record-breaker and leave a lasting legacy of more women and girls of all ages playing the beautiful game.
Please join us on Holocaust Memorial Day to hear internationally acclaimed, award-winning writer and academic Dr Eva Hoffman talk about her “My Ethical Hero”, Janusz Korczak who died nearly 80 years ago in Treblinka extermination camp.
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a disproportionate risk for older generations, and required extraordinary sacrifices from the young – underlining concerns about intergenerational equity, already looming large as a result of austerity and the climate emergency.
The second in a season of Europe House Talks organised by the European Parliament's office in London featuring leading writers and artists discussing issues of contemporary interest with a European focus.
The first of a season of Europe House Talks organised by the European Parliament's office in London featuring leading writers and artists discussing issues of contemporary interest with a European focus.
This high-level event will examine the challenges faced by the cultural sector/creative industries in the post-BREXIT environment and how Parliaments and stakeholders can work together to find solutions. The Chair of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee will be joined by MEPs from the European Parliament's Culture and Education committee and a distinguished industry representative for a timely and insightful discussion.
As the European Parliament continues to examine the text of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement ahead of its consent vote, this event will examine the governance arrangements for the agreement, which is one of the areas MEPs have are expressing concerns about.
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Sturm und Klang ensemble performed live at the museum. Experience music by European composers impacted by Nazi violence and the Shoah in their bodies and minds, and discover a new piece created especially for the occasion. Learn about the way the Holocaust and its memory feature in the museum's permanent exhibition and contribute to shaping its narrative, during an introductory talk by Blandine Smilansky from the Events and Learning Team.
The current COVID crisis has seen an increased, unequal burden placed upon women. In both our health services and voluntary organisations, but also in the home where many have to juggle work, home schooling and being carers. We have also seen truly inspirational and re-assuring leadership by women in dealing with the pandemic and its consequences.
Join in a participatory online art project re-imagining the relationship between the United Kingdom and France. As we adjust to the new physical and emotional borders now placed between the UK and its continental neighbours, I Love You, Moi Non Plus is a digital art project that allows everyone to imagine and express what this historical change might mean for the UK-French relationship today and in the future.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in London organised an online discussion on the fate of child refugees past and present. This marked Holocuast Memorial Day on 27 January, which commemorates the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War.