On Wednesday, the European Parliament will sit for a plenary session where Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the German presidency priorities with MEPs. Other items on the agenda include the EU budget, health and road transport. MEPs will be able to vote remotely with many of them opting to vote from their homes in Ireland.
To mark Europe Day 2020, we teamed up with the Galway Film Centre and the European Commission Representation in Ireland to launch a competition in search of two educational videos illustrating Ireland’s relationship with Europe.
Today, Christine Bohan of TheJournal.ie, Nicola Aitken of FullFact, Per Enerud of the Europe External Action Service and Billy Kelleher MEP examined how Covid-19 brought misinformation on a huge scale to Ireland for the first time. The webinar, chaired by Sinéad O'Carroll, editor of thejournal.ie, discussed the biggest false news stories and whether such disinformation is here to stay.
Together with the IIEA, the European Parliament Office in Ireland is delighted to invite you to our webinar on 'The State of Play in the EU-UK Negotiations-The European Parliament Perspective' with key speaker David McAllister, MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, 22 July from 3:00pm-4:00 pm. Prior registration essential.
In partnership with thejournal.ie, we will host a discussion on Friday 3 July on the topic 'How COVID-19 brought disinformation to Ireland'. The discussion, which will be followed by a Q+A, will start at 1pm and last approximately 90 minutes. On our panel will be Billy Kelleher MEP, Christine Bohan, thejournal.ie FactCheck project and Nicola Aitken from FullFact. Prior registration essential.
Together with European Movement Ireland, we are delighted to invite you to our online webinar on the Celtic Interconnector Project on Tuesday 30 June from 11am – 12.15pm. This online event will discuss the role of European investment and the cross-border benefits for Ireland and France in terms of energy security, employment and the environment. Prior registration essential.
Join us for a webinar on 26 June, from 12:00pm-1:30 pm when key political figures will take stock on what will have been a significant few days for the Brexit process (including a new European Parliament resolution, European Council Summit and EU-UK high-level meeting) and give their thoughts on the challenges outstanding for the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.
The European Parliament Office in Ireland is delighted to co-host together with the IIEA this webinar on "The European Parliament in the Pandemic – responding to the social, economic and political impact of COVID-19" with key speaker Mairead McGuinness, MEP and First Vice President of the European Parliament. To register for this free event on 12 June from 1:00pm-2:00pm, please follow the link and enter your details via Zoom.
To mark Europe Day 2020, the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland, in cooperation with the European Commission Representation Office and Galway Film Centre, has launched a call for film editors to submit a 90-second video on Ireland’s membership with the EU and European solidarity. We are looking for storytellers with a steady hand that can stimulate and inspire us to reflect on the role Ireland plays in the broader European community and the opportunities the EU creates for Ireland. Deadline: 20 May 2020, 3:00 pm
Applications are now open for the 2020 European Citizen's Prize. Citizens, groups of citizens, associations or organisations can apply or nominate another citizen or organisation for the prize. The European Parliament awards this prize every year to projects and initiatives that facilitate cross-border cooperation or promote mutual understanding within the EU. Deadline: 30 June 2020 (23:59, Brussels time)
Parliament's calendar is colour coded to indicate activities of a particular week - plenary sittings in Strasbourg, plenary sittings in Brussels; meetings of committees and interparliamentary delegations; political group meetings and weeks where MEPs concentrate exclusively on constituency work. View Parliament's calendars here.
Keep up to date with what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do by downloading the Citizens App. Find out about local and national initiatives on 20 different themes. Access multmedia content such as videos, podcasts, slideshows and more. Available via AppleAppsStore and Google Playstore.
What Europe does for me
What Europe does for me is a website launched by the European Parliament in the run-up to the European elections 2019. This multi-lingual interactive website gives lots of examples of the positive impact that the EU makes to citizens' everyday lives. Find out what Europe has done in your town, city or region or get more detailed background papers on EU policy.
Newshub is an online tool relaying live all items published by MEPs, political groups, the President and the institution on their communication channels: websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.
European Parliament Think Tank
The Think Tank will systematically search Parliament studies, library briefings, impact assessment and European added value papers, STOA and economic dialogue documentation, surveys on public opinion and EU fact sheets and provide you with solid background information in a policy field.
The European Parliament's Multimedia Centre is a single platform for parliament's audiovisual material. You can watch, download, or share audiovisual media of parliamentary activities - news footage, videos, images, audio sound bites and live streaming of parliamentary sessions and committee meetings.