OUR NEXT EVENTS


The European Parliamentary Association organises over the year a huge variety of events . See below to know more about our upcoming events.


Opening Ceremony of the Days of Bulgaria

DAYS OF BULGARIA opening ceremony 16.04.18, 7 30 pmDear friends of the APE,

We are delighted to invite you to the opening ceremony of the Days of Bulgaria, a three day initiative organised with the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the Council of Europe to promote the history, the culture and the political engagement of the country which is currently holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The opening ceremony will take place on Monday 16 April at 7:30 pm in the villa of the European Parliamentary Association, at 76 allée de la Robertsau in Strasbourg (5 minutes’ walk from the EP building).

The evening will begin with the screening of short films about Bulgarian culture and traditions, which will last around 30 minutes.

This will be followed by a musical performance by the Bulgarian students of the school “Petit France”, who will also present a collection of paintings that they realised to illustrate their understanding of the European project.

The event will end with a dinner reception that will allow you to discover several Bulgarian food and drink specialties.

To register, please write at contact@ape-europa.eu

We hope to see you there.


A European perspective for the Western Balkans. The Way Ahead

DEBATE a European perspective for the Western BalkansDear friends of the APE,

The European Parliamentary Association is delighted to invite you to the debateA European perspective for the Western Balkans. The Way Ahead”, which will take place on Wednesday 18 April, starting at 7:30 pm, in our villa (76 allée de la Robertsau, Strasbourg).

Western Balkans need a clear European perspective and connectivity between them and with the member states.  The ambition of the Bulgarian Presidency is to achieve a clear action plan with each of the countries, without creating unrealistic expectations, but with concrete steps”, says the program of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Which are the concrete steps that the Bulgarian Presidency wants to achieve? What strategy will it adopt? We will discuss about it with three prestigious guest speakers. They are MEP David McAllister, chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, MEP Andrey Kovatchev, quaestor and member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the EP, and Mr Ivan Boev, lecturer of EU law at the University of Strasbourg.

The debate promises plenty of opportunity for discussion set in our traditional informal atmosphere. In this sense, after the presentations of the speakers, the floor will be open to the audience for a question and answers session.

At the end of the debate, you will have the possibility to continue to discuss during the dinner cocktail that will be offered in our cellar.

This event is part of the Days of Bulgaria, a joint initiative of the European Parliamentary Association and the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the Council of Europe, to promote the cultural and political engagement of the country that is currently holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

To register, please write at: contact@ape-europa.eu

We hope to see you there.


EU budget after Brexit: a Bulgarian perspective

BREAKFAST with MEP Novakov. 19.04.18 (2)Dear members of the APE,

The European Parliamentary Association is glad to invite you to its next breakfast discussion, which will be on the topic “EU budget after Brexit: a Bulgarian perspective” and take place on Thursday 19 April, starting at 8 am, in our villa, at 76 allée de la Robertsau.

For this occasion, our guest speaker will be MEP Andrey Novakov. His work is mainly focused on the future of EU funding and simplification, the “Juncker” plan, EU budget, Regional development, Transport infrastructure and Tourism.

He was working actively on topics such as the Multiannual Financial Framework revision and the 7th Framework Programme. For two consecutive years, Mr Novakov has been part of the negotiating team on the EU budget, stating for more funding for Horizon 2020, Erasmus+ and youth employment. Moreover, he is a laureate of the Forbes magazine ranking “30 under 30” for most successful young people in section “Politics”.

This event is part of the Days of Bulgaria, a joint initiative of our association and the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the Council of Europe, to promote the cultural and political activity of the country that is currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU.

To register, please write at: contact@ape-europa.eu.

We hope to see you there.