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Citizens first! How to revive democratic participation for a citizens-led Europe
22 April 2016
At the 2016 FutureLab Europe Spring Conference, FutureLab Europe representatives Ivo Visak and Simona Pronckutė presented the new FutureLab Europe publication, which analyses the causes of citizen disengagement and disillusion with the EU, after which they engaged in a debate with Antonio Silva Mendes, Director for Youth and Sport at DG Education and Culture and Sven Giegold, MEP for the Greens.
The circular economy - The jobs and growth potential
15 April 2016
This Policy Dialogue, supported by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, brought together a panel of experts in order to explore potential opportunities circular economy might bring for Europe and to discuss the role of the EU in stimulating and supporting this transition. Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, provided the keynote speech.
The Brussels terror attacks - Lessons learned and challenges ahead for Europe
14 April 2016
At this Policy dialogue, a group of experts addressed the strong need for a rational and strategic reflection on the terror threat to Belgium and Europe as a whole following the 22 March terror attacks in Brussels.
Beyond Safe Harbour: A U.S. perspective on the Privacy Shield and on protecting consumer privacy
13 April 2016
This Briefing offered the US perspective of the regulatory developments contained within the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement, a new framework for transatlantic data flows. Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Maureen Ohlhausen explained how the Privacy Shield aims to create a balance between commercial interests and the need to prevent the misuse of data and provide citizens with adequate protection.
BRIT IN, BRIT THIN or BREXIT: The Consequences of the referendum
12 April 2016
This Policy Dialogue sought to assess what impact Britain’s future relationship with the EU will have on the Union itself, regardless of the referendum’s outcome.