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Highlighting BELC members in action: explore a selection of successful communication activities, events, and discussions related to the EU.

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Facing EU Challenges Through Openness, Solidarity

Europe Direct Sardinia and Dr. Carlo Pahler, a BELC member took part in the "European Parliament Ambassador School" programme

Who
Dr. Carlo Pahler
Where
Cagliari, Italy
What
Education and training
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Portugal EU centres highlight importance of Union for the region

The Europe Direct centres in Coimbra and Leiria held a Regional Open Day featuring two BELC members in Portugal, on 25 October 2023, to promote dialogue on European issues and regional resilience.

Who
Sónia Camões and Jorge Brito
Where
Coimbra and Leiria, Portugal
What
Democracy and public participation
Photograph from the SOTEU event in Malta
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SOTEU Speech Sparks BELC Events in Malta

Numerous local BELC events took place in Malta on 13 September 2023, in the wake of the State of the European Union (SOTEU) speech of the European Commission President.

Who
David M. Schembri, Mayor of Qrendi, Malta and Doris Zammit, Councillor of Hal Qormi, Malta
Where
Malta and Gozo, Malta
What
Democracy and public participation
Susanne Reinhoffer
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Public viewing of the State of the Union address, followed by a panel discussion: a German-Dutch co-operation

Local councillors, Susanne Reinhoffer from Gronau, Germany and Erik Kemp from Enschede, the Netherlands organised a "Europe Evening" for all residents in September 2023. The aim was to communicate and discuss the importance of the European Union at local level.

Who
Susanne Reinhoffer and Erik Kemp
Where
Gronau (Germany) and Enschede (The Netherlands)
What
Democracy and public participation
Newspaper clipping titled: Young people from Trives analysed their role in the EU. The Trives institute hosted a conference on "Europeanism and rural development"
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The youth’s vital role in the future plans of the EU – event in Spain

On 13 September 2023, the municipality of San Xoán de Río, Galicia (Spain), a BELC partner held the screening of the State of the Union (SOTEU) speech by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen that was followed by a roundtable discussion titled ‘Youth in the European Union’.

Who
Concello de San Xoan de Río
Where
San Xoán de Río, Galicia, Spain
What
Education and trainingEmployment and social affairs
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Following Brussels visit, BELC member talks to local media

St. Pölten local BELC councillor, Birgit Becker has achieved media coverage of BELC through pro-active contact with regional media.

Who
Birgit Becker
Where
Capital of Lower Austria St. Pölten, Niederösterreich, Austria
What
Democracy and public participation