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Forthcoming Events

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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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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Question your MEPs on the issues that are affecting you and your organisation. Find out how access to EU funds and support. Learn how the EU is affecting your local area and what's coming up. The event will begin with a moderated panel discussion followed by Q&As. The event is free to attend, but you must register in advance.
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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.
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Latest News

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MEPs meet in Strasbourg for a plenary sitting from Monday 24th - Thursday 27th November.
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Pope Francis was warmly applauded by MEPs after his 40-minute address to the plenary © EP
Safeguarding human dignity was a key theme of the formal address delivered by Pope Francis to Members of the European Parliament on Tuesday. Immigration, protecting the environment, and promoting human rights and democracy were among the topics stressed in a speech that enjoined "Europe to rediscover the best of itself".
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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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Education Resources

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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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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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