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The European Parliamentary Association (APE) is a transpartisan political organisation. It brings together Members of the European Parliament belonging to different political groups and members of the diplomatic and consular corps of Strasbourg. It provides a unique place on the European scene where to foster an informal dialogue and create synergies among political actors carrying different perspectives but sharing the same desire to cooperate beyond political cleavages.

 

 

To do so, the APE organises every plenary session different exclusive events for MEPs and diplomats. In addition, its members can use for free the rooms of Villa Schutzenberger for any event linked to their activity and benefit from various discounts in several restaurants and stores of Strasbourg.

Moreover, the European Parliamentary Association organises different kinds of events for students and other members of the civil society of Strasbourg, to communicate the activity of its members and, more in general, to give visibility to the work of the European Parliament and of other European institutions.


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OUR NEXT EVENTS:

 

DEBATE Free Movement of Europeans. And now whatDear friends of the APE,

The European Parliamentary Association is delighted to invite you to Free movement of Europeans. And now what?, a conference debate organised in collaboration with the association New Europeans, that will take place on Wednesday 13 June, starting at 7:30 pm, in the villa of the European Parliamentary Association (76 allée de la Robertsau – 5 minutes’ walk from the EP building).

The aim of the event is to invite reflections on the future of European citizenship and freedom of movement in the wake of Britain’s decision to the leave the EU and the rise of nationalism and right wing populism in Europe.

Can freedom of movement rights once granted be taken away? How could widening the notion of EU citizenship underpin integration, social cohesion and economic development in the EU? Where do the main challenges and barriers lie in terms of defending the notion of EU citizenship and Europe as a space of human rights in the future?

We will try to answer these questions with the help of four prestigious guest speakers. They are MEP Claude Moraes, chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, MEP Elmar Brok, member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ms Madeleina Kay, Young European of the Year 2018, and Ms Frédérique Berrod, Professor of EU law at Sciences Po Strasbourg and at the College of Europe in Bruges.

The conference debate will be moderated by Mr Roger Casale, Founder and Secretary General of New Europeans. A consistent part of the debate will be devoted to the discussion among the public and the panelists.

At the end of the debate, you will be invited for a cocktail in our cellar, where you will have the opportunity to continue to discuss informally.

Please register at: contact@ape-europa.eu

We hope to see you there.


BREAKFAST with Tomas BocekOn Thursday 14 June, members of the European Parliamentary Association will informally engage in a discussion with Mr Tomáš Boček, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on Migration and Refugees, Thorbjørn Jagland.

His mandate is to gather information on how the fundamental rights of migrants and refugees are protected on the ground in the member States of the Council of Europe, and to develop proposals for action at national and European level. He has also undertaken fact-finding missions to hotspots, camps and detention centres in several member States.