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The war in Ukraine has led to millions of refugees. How is the EU dealing with this crisis? We appreciate the opportunity to talk with Tina Zournatzi from 'Migration & Home Affairs' (European Commission) about the challenges of communicating migration in the EU.

Tuesday, 31 May, 7pm CEST on Zoom:
🚨Tonight🚨 We're excited to welcome Tina Zournatzi from European Commission's department 'Migration & Home Affairs'

Join us on Zoom to get an update on EU's migration policy and the challenges to communicate it to the public.

It’s all happening: Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. CEST

Your Zoom invite ➜
For one year, EU citizens were asked what the EU of tomorrow should look like. 800k attended events, discussed ideas and developed recommendations. This process was called the Conference on the Future of Europe.

What is going to happen to all these ideas?

We'll put this question to Richard Corbett, member of the Conference on the Future of Europe Common Secretariat and one of the key figures in this process.

Join us on Zoom:
Tuesday, 7 June, 7pm CEST on Zoom:
Reminder🚨 We are extremely lucky to have with us tonight Richard Corbett from the Conference on the Future of Europe Common Secretariat.
He’ll bring us up to date on what is going to happen to citizen-led recommendations that were presented to the EU institutions in May, e.g.

🔵Abolition of unanimity voting. A national veto in foreign policy, e.g. when imposing sanctions, should no longer be possible.

🔵The European Parliament is to be given the right to propose legislation in the same way as the EU Commission.

🔵The EU should be given competence for health and health care.

Many of these citizens' recommendations are more progressive than those of their governments. This means they would require a change in the European treaties - a matter that quite a number of EU member states have already ruled out.

Join us on ZOOM to discuss all this with Richard Corbett:
Tonight, June 7 at 7 p.m. CEST
71% of the EU energy comes from fossil sources: 35% petroleum products, 24% natural gas, 17% renewable energy, 13% nuclear energy and 12% coal (Eurostat 2020).

All Member States agree that we need to move away from fossil fuels. But as far as nuclear energy is concerned, the policy differs in the capitals.

While in some countries nuclear energy is seen as the only way to produce low-carbon and affordable energy. Others doubt the economic viability and environmental sustainability of nuclear energy, apart from the risks to life on earth.

Should we build new nuclear power plants to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels? Or do we not need nuclear energy at all to build a circular economy? Let’s discuss this in a community event:

Tuesday, 21 June
19:00 CEST - 20:00 EEST - 17:00 GMT
Register here: 👉
34% of EU electricity comes from renewables. But the sun doesn't shine at night and the wind doesn't always blow either. For some, nuclear energy is the solution. Others think of Fukushima. And still others think that nuclear energy is not economically viable.

What about you?

Share your opinion with us TONIGHT ON ZOOM:
21 June, 7pm CEST
Learn more about inspiring digital grass roots projects that help you in getting a better understanding of EU politics (and having fun at the same time.)

⚡️Forum Götterfunken - a huge network of EU related subreddits tied to spreading awareness about the European Union and global affairs surrounding it.

⚡️ MEPAssistant - A Twitch channel hosted by a former MEP assistant where EU politics becomes understandable and fun. Content ranges from regular interviews with MEPs to EU gaming.

⚡️ Hoog - A YouTube channel with a variety of video essays on European issues and great European stories.

⚡️IntoEurope - A media (youtube) platform with a focus on investigative journalism.It looks into the policy, political and geopolitical stories that are shaping Europe to enable people to look beyond the noise of mainstream

⚡️MeetEU - A transnational community of volunteers organizing weekly Zoom conversations with EU politicians, experts and activists.

Get to know the minds behind these projects. Ask your questions and find out how you can get involved.

🗓Thursday, 30 June, 19:00 CEST
➡️Join us on Zoom:
Want to learn about cool EU projects? Maybe even get involved yourself?

Then join us tonight at 19:00 CEST on Zoom:
Sneak preview👀

Next Tuesday (July 5, 7pm CEST): we'll talk with Valérie Drezet-Humez, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in France about the French EU Presidency.

Next Thursday (July 7, 7pm CEST) we'll chat with diplomat Lutz Guellner, Head of Strategic Communications at European External Action Service about Russian disinformation.

Venue: Zoom

Register here: 👇

PS: We are extremely lucky that these high-ranking politicians take the time to speak to the MeetEU community. So make sure to join us next week.
What a brilliant exchange last Thursday! There were so many questions left. We could have gone on for another hour.

Please find below all the projects which participated in the event.

Forum Götterfunken - Chatting on Europe:

Hoog - EU-Videos for millions! (It was amazing to see the face behind the videos of Hoog):

MEPAssistant - Interviewing MEPs and gaming with them (We hope to play once Amog-Us with you):

IntoEUROPE - video essays on Europe (Thank you for the video about the blue banana, never heard about it before):

IMPERIAL - Dissecting History and Politics (Even if he wasn't a speaker Thursday night, we still would like to share his channel with you here):

MeetEU - your pan-European discussion community:
France held the EU Presidency from January to June 2022. During this time, Russia invaded Ukraine and our energy supplies were suddenly threatened.
Let’s talk with Valérie Drezet-Humez, Cheffe de la Commission européenne en France, about these challenging times:

Tuesday, July 5 at 7pm CEST on Zoom:
Join us today to recap the French EU Council Presidency with Valérie Drezet-Humez (Cheffe de la Commission européenne en France). During its 6-month term, Russia invaded Ukraine and our energy supplies were suddenly threatened. Let's talk about these challenging times and the results achieved.

Venue: Zoom

🗓Tuesday, July 5
7pm CEST
THIS THURSDAY: Conversation with Lutz Guellner from European External Action Service on Russian Disinformation

Since the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has intensified its spread of disinformation against the EU. What are the strategies to manipulate our public spheres and undermine our democracies? What are the patterns and tactics? And what are the EU's instruments to counter these campaigns?

Join our Zoom conversation with Lutz Guellner, Head of the European External Action Service’s (EEAS) Strategic Communications. His Task Forces are looking specifically at Russian disinformation campaigns.

🗓 Thursday, July 7
7 pm Central European Summer Time | 6 pm UK, Ireland, Portugal | 8 pm Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, Lithuania
Set your alarm for tonight's Zoom chat with Lutz Guellner, Head of European External Action Service’s division of Strategic Communication on Russian disinformation.

We'll talk about
➡️What are the instruments and tactics of Russian disinformation campaigns?
➡️ What are the narratives? Who are the actors?
➡️ How is the EU countering these disinformation campaigns?
➡️ How can we build resilience against disinformation - at EU level, in the Member States and in our private lifes?

🗓Tonight, 7 July, 19:00 Brussels Time
Ever wondered what gives a €uro bill its value? How does the euro come into circulation? Who decides how much money is created? Where do the current rising prices and the high inflation come from? And what is the role of the European Central Bank in all of this?

Find out in our webinar on 'The euro: creation, management and current challenges' - in cooperation with Deutsche Bundesbank/Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session.

🗓 Tuesday, July 12 on Zoom
7 pm Central European Summer Time |
6 pm Ireland, Portugal, UK | 8 pm Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania


Please note: This is our last official event before the summer break. (On July 26, there will be a another casual community event.) But then it’s time for a summer break until mid September!
You missed last week's webinar on 'The euro: creation, management and current challenges'?

On our Discord server (background-material📂channel) you can find the slides (PDF) of the webinar in cooperation with Deutsche Bundesbank/Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Germany:

Your invite link for the MeetEU Discord server:
Hi there, ⛵️👙 👒🩳 Before everyone leaves for the long-awaited vacation, we would like to meet with you to talk about our summer plans. Join us for a laid-back Tuesday evening chat on Zoom:

📅26 July, 19:00 CEST
6 p.m. Ireland, Portugal, UK | 8 p.m. Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania

➡️ Please register at

Hope to see you next week – even if you are planning a staycation at home 🏊‍♂️🏄‍♀️💦.
Save the date! Together with BETA Europe (one of the Charlesmagne Prize winners) we'll host an online simulation on the EU decision-making procedure.

Date: 20 and 24 September
Participation is free

Book your place in this great EU role play game now: 👉