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European Week of Sport: What Role Does Sport Play in Dealing with Youth Unemployment?

21 August 2015 | by

In order to promote a healthier lifestyle and to inspire Europeans to exercise on a regular basis, the European Commission has dedicated the second week of September to the European Week of Sport. Taking place at EU, national, regional and local level, the initiative aims at facilitating sporting events that can improve people’s habits and […]

The Multiple Seats of the European Parliament – Role Model of Good Governance?

29 May 2014 | by

Last Sunday was the big day where many European citizens cast their votes to elect the new European Parliament for the next five years. The European Parliament represents the interests of the European citizens through direct elections, but is still, up to a certain degree, ruled by member states. Unlike any other government in the […]

#EP2014 and #BE2505: A short guide dedicated to the expatriates living in Belgium

23 May 2014 | by

Being Belgian while living and/or working in Brussels inside the European microcosm can be sometimes quite challenging. Although you do not have to go through the same hurdles as all your expat friends whose situation of being foreign makes it more difficult when dealing with administrative matters, the challenge resides actually in your newly acquired […]

Registration is not (yet) mandatory but transparency is

20 February 2014 | by

A title with a bracket does not look good. It neither  raises a question, nor makes a strong statement. Though, it seems to me to serve the purpose of an article which briefly takes stock of the review of Transparency Register for lobbyists and reflects upon the implications for European Public Affairs’ practitioners. As foreseen […]

Thank you – from the EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu team

31 July 2013 | by

In January 2013, 24 young, international, professionals studying at Maastricht University collaborated to form and launch a blogging platform for comment and debate. The result was EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu. Working together over the course of the last 6 months with a common goal of highlighting and sharing our viewpoints on EU policy has been a pleasure. But […]