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On 21st March 2016, the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh played host to an exclusive premiere and awards ceremony that showcased the film-making talents of young people from across Scotland. This was the final stage of the Our Films, Our Europe project run by the Scottish Educational Trust (SEET) and supported by the European Parliament. This exciting project has seen teams of S3-S6 pupils from around the country make short films, with guidance from media professionals, based on how being a European citizen affects them as young people. These remarkable films were screened for the very first time in front of a packed audience before a series of awards were handed out to recognise achievement in film-making, acting, foreign language skills, editing and innovation.
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We were very pleased to mark International Women's Day 2016, alongside Europe Direct Aberdeen, with a fascinating event at Aberdeen Central Library. A panel of guest speakers and a packed audience came together to discuss the challenges facing female refugees during the ongoing crisis, including gender based violence, trafficking and applying for asylum.
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We took part in the largest third sector event in the UK - The Gathering 2016. It's an annual event organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, which allows people from the third sector to showcase what they do and engage with the general public. At the event we were handing out information materials and talking to people about the work of the Information Office in Edinburgh.
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This was our final "Meet your MEP" event from the series for 2015. Diane Dodds MEP shared details about her work at the European Parliament and her view on the upcoming EU referendum. The big turnout for the event resulted in an interesting Q&A session with members of the audience. The questions touched upon a variety of contemporary issues, including the refugee crisis, through the impact of Northern Irish MEPs in the European Parliament and the EU fishing discard ban.
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For our last "Meet Your MEP" event for 2015 in Scotland, David Coburn MEP talked to the public about his work at the European Parliament and discussed "Why the EU should be dissolved for the good of all Europe". During his talk he also commented on the future of the UK and Scotland in Europe.
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On Friday 20 November, we hosted at our office a discussion event part of the Parliament Week series, in partnership with Democratic Society. This was an interactive event for people aged 18-30, which explained and explored the interactions between the European and the Scottish Parliaments in the context of the future of democracy. Our Head of Office, Per Johansson spoke at the event about the European Parliament and the work of the Information Office.
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On Wednesday 18 November, we hosted a discussion event at Glasgow University in partnership with the Glasgow Human Rights Network, looking at all nominees for the 2015 Sakharov Prize. The European Parliament's Sakharov Prize is awarded annually to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression.
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On Friday 13 November, Martina Anderson MEP spoke at our "Meet your MEP" event in Belfast. She discussed her work at the European Parliament and talked about some of the current issues facing Northern Ireland and Europe.
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On Sunday 8 November, the critically acclaimed feature film 'Mediterranea' was shown in Brodick. The film competes with two other productions for the European Parliament's Lux Prize, which casts an annual spotlight on films that cut to the heart of European public debate.
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On Thursday 5 November, the critically acclaimed feature film 'UROK' was shown in Millport. The film competes with two other productions for the European Parliament's Lux Prize, which casts an annual spotlight on films that cut to the heart of European public debate.
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On Friday 30 October, the critically acclaimed feature film 'Mediterranea' was shown in Lochgilphead. The film competes with two other productions for the European Parliament's Lux Prize, which casts an annual spotlight on films that cut to the heart of European public debate.
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On Friday 30 October, Jim Nicholson MEP spoke at our "Meet your MEP" event in Belfast. He discussed his work at the European Parliament and talked about a variety of contemporary issues currently facing Northern Ireland and Europe.
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On 8 October, we operated an information stand at Heriot-Watt University informing students about the employment opportunities offered by the European Parliament, as well as about the work of the European Parliament an the MEPs.
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On 30 September, we were happy to welcome the Hansard Society scholars in our Edinburgh Office.
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Catherine Stihler MEP, chaired the Missing Pieces event organised by Xchange Scotland and the Scottish European Educational Trust at our Edinburgh office.
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Our Head of Office, Per Johansson spoke at Scotland Europa's Members Meeting at University of Stirling about the work of the Information Office and our upcoming events. The talk was followed by questions from members of the audience and a discussion on current EP policy issues.
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On 24 July, we welcomed students from the University of Georgia, U.S.A as part of the "Discover Abroad" programme, which took them to the United Kingdom and introduced them to various issues related to the UK and the European Union.
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For our third "Meet your MEP" event of 2015, Ian Duncan MEP was at our office on Friday 5th June to meet with the public and discuss the work he is currently involved in at the European Parliament.
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On Friday 15th May, Ian Duncan MEP was joined by Lang Banks, Director of WWF Scotland; Ian Scrimgeour, Director of the Aberdeen Institute of Energy; and Maggie McGinley, Director of Energy and Clean Technology at Scottish Enterprise to discuss the implications for Scotland, the UK and Europe of the move towards Energy Union.
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On Monday 11th May, the Euroquiz final was held in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament.
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Hundreds of citizens joined us on Castle Street on Friday 8th May to celebrate Europe Day and learn more about the activities of the European Institutions in Scotland.
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On Friday 20 March, the Hansard Society and the European Parliament will host a discussion on "Aberdeen’s future: Jobs, services and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP)"
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On Friday 13 March, Alyn Smith (Scottish National Party) spoke at our "Meet your MEP" event. He discussed his work at the European Parliament and Scotland's role in Europe.
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To celebrate International Women's Day, a panel of guest speakers held a discussion on gender equality and human rights topics titled: "Is gender inequality a thing of the past?" Monday 9 March, at Aberdeen Arts Centre.
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The Hansard Society organised a TTIP Summit at the Scottish Parliament, to discuss the EU-US free trade negotiations and their implications for Scotland’s future.
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In 2015 we are continuing our series of events inviting stakeholders and the general public to meet their MEPs. On 6 February, David Martin MEP (Labour) came to our office at The Tun to talk about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the main issues on the EU agenda.
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The LUX Prize is the annual film competition promoting different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day and, as such, contributing to building a stronger European identity. The three films were screened for free at the Playhouse in Perth.
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The LUX Prize is the annual film competition promoting different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day. In cooperation with the Screen Machine, we brought one of these prize-winning films directly to you. The screening was free of charge but ticketed.
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The LUX Prize is the annual film competition promoting different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day and, as such, contributing to building a stronger European identity. The three films were screened in Aberdeen at the Belmont Filmhouse. They were free of charge but ticketed.
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Euroscola Day

28/11/2014

On 28 November, a group of students from Greater Glasgow schools participated in the Euroscola Day in Strasbourg.
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The three films, selected for the LUX Prize help celebrate the universal reach of European values, illustrate the diversity of European traditions and shed light on the process of European integration. Watch them for free in Inverness!
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On 21 November, we delivered a Continuous Professional Development training day for teachers and head teachers, in collaboration with Learning Plus UK.
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The European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded annually to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression

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On 20th November, we kicked off a series of events to give you the opportunity to meet your MEPs and hear them speak about issues that matter to them and their work in the European Parliament
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The LUX Prize is the annual film competition promoting different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day. This year, the Scottish LUX Prize Film Days kicked off in three small communities. In cooperation with the Screen Machine, we brought these prize-winning films directly to you. All three contenders for the 2014 prize focus on youth. All the screenings were free of charge, but ticketed.
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On 29 October, Per Johansson, Head of the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh, met the first-year journalism students at Glasgow Clyde college.
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SMLC Careers Week 2014 offered varied and exciting workshops, exhibitions, comeptitions and presentations tailored to Modern Languages graduates.
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The Edinburgh University European Union Society ran the panel discussion "Germany, what next for Europe’s Power Engine?".
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Ryder Cup 2014

25/09/2014

European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGuinness attended the 2014 Ryder Cup.
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On 24 - 25 September the European Parliament Office in Scotland was back as exhibitors at the SLF 2014. We also ran a workshop called 'Teaching about the European Parliament? Yes you can!' on 25 September, 14:30, Exhibitor Seminar Theatre, Hall 3.
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The European Parliament Office in Edinburgh, hosted a European Election analysis event with Professor Simon Hix.
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Royal Highland Show

19/06/2014

The European Parliament Office in Edinburgh was at this year's Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.
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The European Parliament Office in Edinburgh hosted an election night evening in Hemma, which is situated in Edinburgh.
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Per Johansson was on Inverclyde Radio talking about the European Parliament and the upcoming European Elections.
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Euroquiz Final

12/05/2014

The European Parliament Edinburgh Office, in association with the Scottish European Educational Trust, organised the final of the Euroquiz for primary schools.
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Europe Day

09/05/2014

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Staff of the European Parliament Office In Scotland were in George Square, Glasgow, for the celebration of Europe Day on the 9th of May.
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Per Johansson, Head of the European Parliament Office in Edinburgh, gave a talk to students of Robert Gordon University about the upcoming European Parliament Elections, and about the EU in general.
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A discussion with Per Johansson on the upcoming European Parliament Elections in May 2014 at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in Glasgow.
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Per Johansson, head of the Edinburgh office, gave a talk to students at Glasgow Clyde College. He was also interviewed by the College's radio station.
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COSLA Discussion

27/03/2014

Per Johansson gave a talk to COSLA about the importance of the upcoming European Elections.
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To promote the upcoming elections, the Information Office in Edinburgh organised to have an image projected onto the iconic Register House building in Edinburgh. The launch event for the projection was at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.
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Per Johansson visited Benbecula to have a discussion about the upcoming European Elections.
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The European Parliament Information Office hosted a screening of the movie "Illegal", winner of the LUX Prize 2010, in partnership with Just Festival.
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The European Parliament, in association with Scottish Women's Aid, hosted an event to raise awareness about domestic violence on International Women's Day.
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With European Parliament Eelections in May, these free CPD sessions that took place at IET Glasgow provided teachers with up-to-date knowledge and free teaching resources for use in the classroom.
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Homeless World Cup

26/02/2014

The Homeless World Cup took place in Edinburgh and was promoted by the European Parliament Information Office and the Scottish Parliament.
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Europe Direct Aberdeen hosted a panel debate on the upcoming European Parliament Elections on Wednesday 19th February in the Council Chamber, Aberdeen Town House.
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The European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh held a REACT-style event on 24 January 2014, on the eve of Burns' Night, at the Scottish National Gallery.
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The European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh was present at Glasgow Caledonian University Saturday 2 November for the annual Modern Studies Association Conference.
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