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Aged 16-18? Send us a clip of you answering the question above in under 60 seconds to get your voice heard (and get some Parliament goodies).
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As part of Parliament Week this year the European Parliament is hosting two workshop days for 16-18 year olds to learn about the UK and European Parliaments and discuss what democracy means. The events are organised by TEAMglobal, a non-political, independent educational foundation which works with students in universities and schools.
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As part of the UK Film Festival and co-inciding with Parliament Week three LUX prize-winning films are being premiered in London on 17th-19th November. These films will be the very first to be screened at the brand new Mondrian cinema on London's Southbank. The three films are listed here. Get free tickets by joining the guestlist!
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The European Parliament UK Office is organising a debate to mark the awarding of the Sakharov Prize. The debate will address religious and human rights and will bring together academics, policy-makers, interest associations and journalists. It is open to the public and is hosted jointly with UCL European Institute.
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Latest News

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MEPs return to Brussels on 3rd November for a full week of committee meetings. To do the preparatory work for Parliament’s sessions MEPs meet in specialised standing committees each with 24 to 76 MEPs. The political make-up of committees reflects that of the Parliament. They draw up, amend and adopt legislative proposals and own-initiative reports. They also consider Commission and Council proposals and draw up reports to be presented to the plenary assembly.
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EP President Martin Schulz hands over to EC President Jean-Claude Juncker
MEPs approved the new college of 27 Commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday morning. The new Commission now needs to be formally appointed by EU heads of state or government, including David Cameron.
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Denis Mukwege: winner of Sakharov Prize 2014 ©BELGA_ANP COMM_SVEN TORFINN
Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following today's decision by EP President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. Mukwege will be invited to Strasbourg on 26 November to receive the award during the plenary session.
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Miguel Pajares, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus, being transported to the hospital upon his arrival in Spain. The Roman Catholic priest later died due to the disease. ©BELGA/AFP PHOTO/SPANISH DEFENSE MINISTRY/INAKI GOMEZ
What started as an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has evolved into a world-wide threat, with the first European case having been reported in Spain. Members of the European Parliament labelled the outbreak "a global security challenge" in a resolution adopted on 18 September and said that the international community has underestimated the crisis. According to the World Health Organization, 4,447 people have already died because of Ebola.
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Education Resources

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EUROSCOLA brings together about 600 students from all over the European Union for a day in Strasbourg discussing aspects of European integration, in multilingual working groups of 100 students. It is open to students aged 16-18.
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Free education sessions at Europe House. Specially designed to be interactive, politically neutral and suitable for for 11-18 year olds at schools and colleges, including those studying for GCSE, A-Level and BTEC qualifications. They are completely free of charge.
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A series of three free 90-minute CPD sessions for teachers and head teachers to update subject knowledge about the EU, get free resources and speak to MEPs.

London - Peterborough - Glasgow
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