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EPRS publications for the European Youth Event 2016

Written by Richard Freedman, In preparation for the European Youth Event (EYE 2016), which will take place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg from 20-21 May 2016, the European Parliamentary Research Service has prepared 20 short and punchy ‘At a Glance’ notes on all the themes of the EYE 2016. Below is a full … Continue reading

Climate: High priority for low carbon

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Gregor Erbach, Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world. The European Union has been in the vanguard of those pushing to tackle climate change and worked towards an ambitious agreement at the Paris Summit. Indeed, The Paris Agreement of 12 December 2015 by the … Continue reading

New EU-US trade and investment deal: to be or not to be? MEPs to play a key role

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Laura Puccio The European Union is negotiating a trade and investment deal with the United States – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership known as TTIP. The aim is to open up the US to EU firm, help cut red tape that firms face when exporting and set … Continue reading

Measures to tackle youth unemployment, are they enough?

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Marie Lecerf The figures are stark. More than 4.5 million young people (aged 15-24 years) are unemployed today in the EU. The EU youth unemployment rate is more than double the overall unemployment rate (20% compared with 9%) and masks big differences between countries: there is a gap … Continue reading

European Youth Event 2016

Written by Tommaso Parlatore (EYE unit) and Richard Freedman (EPRS) The European Youth Event (EYE2016) will take place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg on 20th-21st May 2016. It is a unique opportunity for 7000 young Europeans to make their voices heard. During the event, the participants will exchange ideas and perspectives on youth-related … Continue reading

Young people engaged but not voting?

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Gianluca Sgueo, Democracy is about much more than voting once every five years or so in a national or European election. It is also about civil engagement and participation in the democratic process. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that while turnout in the 2014 European elections stabilised at … Continue reading

Migration: An unprecedented challenge to the EU

Written by Richard Freedman. In cooperation with Anita Orav and Alexandra Gatto. The EU is facing one of its greatest challenges since its foundations in the 1950s. People of all ages are migrating in unprecedented numbers from war-torn and unstable regions, such as Syria, Iraq, and Libya. According to the EU Agency Frontex, roughly 1 … Continue reading

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