Café Evropa in the regions: the future of forests in Vysočina - have we learned from the bark beetle calamity?

We would like to invite you to a debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "The future of forests in Vysočina - have we learned from the bark beetle calamity?". The debate will take place in person, in the Painted Hall, Museum of Vysočina Jihlava and will also be available to watch online on Facebook. Is the situation really so scary and what does the future hold for the forests of the Vysočina region? What is the current state of forest cover in different parts of the Vysočina region? What circumstances and causes have led to the current state - and which ones are man's fault? What are the consequences of the disaster for nature, wildlife and humans? Can any positives be found in the whole situation? Will our relationship with forests and landscapes change in the future?

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INVITATION: Café Evropa: 18 years of the Czech Republic in the EU - how has our EU membership matured?

We would like to invite you to another debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "18 years of the Czech Republic in the EU - how has our membership in the European Union grown?". This time the debate will take place in person during Europe Day on Střelecký ostrov in Prague, and will also be streamed on our Facebook page. What are the biggest benefits of the Czech Republic's EU membership? How has the Czech Republic changed since joining the EU and how do you assess its performance in the EU so far? And can the Czech presidency make a major contribution to improving the Czechs' understanding of how the EU works?

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The future of the Common Agricultural Policy - who will benefit from it?

We invite you to a debate as part of the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa online: The future of the Common Agricultural Policy - who will benefit from it?". The debate will take place on 25 April at 17:30. Is the increasing support for organic farming a step in the right direction? How to set up eco-schemes for the period 2023-2027 to motivate farmers to farm sustainably?

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Decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry

After the successful delivery of last year’s project focused on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the climate team of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy leads its second round. This time, the project aims to use already acquired knowledge, contacts and resources to help create a conducive environment for discussion between the representatives of the industry and the public sector. It will also contribute to our understanding of the decarbonization pathways through evidence-based research. Lastly, the project aims to raise social awareness about the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the automotive industry by organizing events and media briefings. This year’s project will be shaped by the Czech Presidency of the European Council in the second half of the year.

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Dekarbonizace českého automobilového průmyslu

Po úspěšné realizaci loňského projektu zaměřeného na dekarbonizaci českého automobilového průmyslu spustil klimatický tým Institutu pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM jeho druhý ročník. Tentokrát je cílem projektu využít již získané znalosti, kontakty a zdroje k vytvoření příznivého prostředí pro diskusi mezi zástupci průmyslu a veřejného sektoru a rozšířit porozumění dekarbonizaci prostřednictvím empirického výzkumu. V neposlední řadě si projekt klade za cíl zvýšit společenské povědomí o výzvách a příležitostech plynoucích z transformace automobilového průmyslu prostřednictvím akcí a mediálních briefingů. Letošní projekt se bude navíc soustředit i na české předsednictví v Radě EU v druhé polovině roku.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: The future of European energy - how to ensure stable and clean energy sources without Russia?

We would like to invite you to the Café Evropa debate on 21 March at 17:30 on the topic "The future of European energy - how to ensure stable and clean energy sources without Russia?". The Russian invasion of Ukraine has, among other things, further fuelled the question of energy security in the Czech Republic and the EU and the future of energy in our country. The current security situation points to the need to diversify energy sources as soon as possible, i.e. to secure energy supplies from different regions and countries in order to avoid excessive dependence on Russia. There are also views in the public debate that coal extraction could be temporarily increased, which would enable some countries to cover any shortfalls in resources. Is a complete or even partial halt of Russian gas supplies to the Czech Republic and the European Union a realistic option? What impact would this have on our energy security? How much further increase in energy prices can we expect in this case? How should EU countries react and help households and industry cope with the expected increase? Could a possible temporary increase in coal extraction mean a return to fossil fuels and the end of the EU's climate ambitions? Or could the current problematic situation further accelerate the energy transition?

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: Ukrainian women with children fleeing war - how can we help?

We invite you to a debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Ukrainian women with children fleeing war - how can we help?". The debate will take place on 28 March at 17:30. You will be able to follow the debate online on our Facebook page.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: EU Digital Package - how will it affect online services in Europe?

We would like to invite you to a debate "Café Evropa online: The EU Digital Package - How will it affect online services in Europe?". The debate will take place online on 31 March at 17:30. The debate will be in Czech and you can watch it on our Facebook page.

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Policy Paper: EU’s Transparency and Targeting of Political Advertising: Good Intentions but Clarifications and Amendments still Needed

A Policy Paper on transparency and targeting of political advertising in the EU was produced during a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad. The author of the paper, Karolína Klingová, focuses on the development of information technologies, including social media platforms with the possibility of micro-targeted campaigns, which have rapidly changed the concept of political communication and electoral campaigning.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa online: Facts and myths about the Green Deal - are its goals an opportunity or a threat?

We would like to invite you to the next debate within the Café Evropa series, this time on the topic "Café Evropa: Facts and myths about the Green Deal - are its goals an opportunity or a threat?". The debate will take place on 15 February at 17:30. Do Czech citizens have sufficient awareness of the Green Deal and the "Fit for 55" package and how should public institutions and the media communicate these topics to the public in an understandable way? Are climate change mitigation issues at all important to the Czech public? What misinformation is circulating about the EU and climate change on Czech misinformation websites and social networks? Where is the misinformation coming from in the Czech online environment? How to identify and combat them?

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