It is with great pleasure that we announce that the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament is organising a webinar focusing on EU-Africa relations in a post-pandemic world. The webinar will draw attention to ‘pandemic responses and the health situation’; ‘the influence of global actors on Africa and EU-Africa policies’; ‘the pandemic and its challenges to democracy, fundamental freedoms and good governance’; and ‘women’s rights and the impact of the pandemic’.
Wednesday 21 April - Thursday 22 April 2021 - Live broadcast
On Thursday 1 April, The Hague, The Netherlands, will host the fifth event in the ECR Group's conference on the future of Europe: "Europe's Future - A New Hope".
Thursday 1 April 2021 - Live broadcast from The Hague
On Friday 26 February, Bucharest, Romania, will host the fourth event in the ECR Group's conference on the future of Europe: Europe's Future - A New Hope.
Friday 26 February 2021, 6 - 7.30 pm CET - Live broadcast from Bucharest, Romania
On Thursday 18 February, Zagreb, Croatia will play host to the third event in the ECR Group’s conference on the future of Europe: Europe’s Future - A New Hope.
Thursday 18 February 2021 @ 7 pm CET - Live broadcast from Zagreb
The ECR Group in the European Parliament launched the European Tour on the Future of the European Union in December 2020. The tour takes the form of a series of live broadcasts from 15 European capitals, in which citizens of our Member States are consulted. The Future of Europe Conference, announced by the President of the Commission, is a challenge for all European political movements that do not share the Federalist vision. The so-called pro-European federalists tell us it is ‘more Europe or no Europe’.
Friday 29 January 2021 - Live broadcast from Sofia
The future of Europe hangs in the balance. The peoples of Europe want their national democracies to co-operate together in a community of sovereign states; they do not want their countries replaced by a country called Europe. We are facing a crucial moment in European history. The ultimatum presented by the federalists to those of us who believe in national democracy is unacceptable. They tell us it is ‘more Europe or no Europe’. But there is a middle way. It is time to restore the ideal of a Europe that respects the sovereignty of our national democracies. It is time to rebuild our community of European states – a Europe of mutual respect, cooperation and solidarity. It is time for a new hope for Europe.
Friday 11 December 2020 @5pm - 7.35pm - Live broadcast from the Royal Castle in Warsaw
Discussion on the significance of the Baltic Sea for European and Polish history and the premiere of two short films by alumni of the Gdynia Film School: 'Sto lat' and 'Pewnego razu nad morzem'.
Thursday 26 November 2020 @ 2 pm -
The ECR Group is looking with great interest to the address from Commission President von der Leyen on the State of the European Union on Wednesday morning. The ECR believes that the legislative should now focus on Europe’s economic recovery. However, the European Conservatives and Reformists have always stated that the current health crisis should not be exploited as an opportunity to establish an even more centralised Europe. The ECR opposes centralist Brussels impositions, and believes that the EU should be more flexible and respectful of the prerogatives of the different countries.
Wednesday 16 September - Brussels
Building on the success of the first ECR Africa Summit in 2019, this year’s Summit will examine and discuss policy options to develop a stronger relationship between Europe and Africa as we enter a new decade. Africa and Europe are in the midst of a massive transformation in their economic, political and social structures and can learn much from each other in seizing new opportunities and tackling their common challenges. Four high level panel discussions will address specific topics such as: governance and stability; the role of women in the successful development in Africa; the tools available to further mobilise private investment in Africa; and discuss the role of both European and African companies in the digitalisation of the African continent.
On Wednesday the 5th February 2020, the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR Group) is organising the first ECR International Conference on Maritime Security and the Blue Economy, which aims to look at challenges and opportunities of security in our seas and oceans, and the future of maritime trade from both a European and Transatlantic perspective.
Wednesday 5th February 2020 - European Parliament, Brussels, ASP A1-E2
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, ECR MEP Alexandr Vondra on Tuesday 12 November will be hosting an event on "30 Years after the Collapse of Communism. Central European Legacy".
PHS 7C50, Tuesday @ 16:00 - PHS 7C50
On Tuesday 19th November ECR Bulgarian MEP, Andrey Slabakov, will host an event titled 'Challenges for beekeeping in the EU - long term solutions'. Honeybee colonies play an essential part in the environment and in agriculture by making plant reproduction possible through pollination and with beekeepers supporting the rural economy. Beekeeping is present in all EU member states and the EU is the second most important honey producer in the world. Visit our event and hear more about the challenges facing the sector.
Tuesday, 19th November 2019 - European Parliament, PHS 4B001
On Thursday 5th September ECR MEP Anna Fotyga will host an International Conference titled 'Financing Terrorism through trafficking of Cultural Goods – Closing the Gaps'. In recent years the black market in works of art has become as lucrative as those for drugs, weapons and counterfeit goods. This is due to the largely un-regulated and confidential nature of the market, permitting a major rise in trafficking of cultural goods by terrorist groups and organized crime. This has forced both legislators and law enforcement to tackle these challenges by working together to close the gaps currently being exploited across the EU. Tomorrow's conference will feature some of the leading personalities in the countering of cultural smuggling, including Col. (Ret.) Matthew Bogdanos, Assistant District Attorney of New York County and Mr. Gilles De Kerchove, the EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator.
Thursday 5th September, 14:00 – 17:30 - European Parliament, Brussels, Room ASP 1E2
As a number of Muslim majority states make the democratic transition, there is a need for increased political, economic and civic engagement with other nations around the world, including in Europe. Facing significant regional and global challenges, it is necessary for nations to work together, strengthening shared values, and building lasting relationships as a catalyst for future action. Now more than ever, it is necessary for democracies to come together and discuss their shared values and mutual interests in order to strengthen the democratic order and to promote democracy and stability in the face of the resurgence of authoritarianism and to overcome the tension and polarization between the Muslim World and Western nations.
Tuesday 19 February 2019 - European Parliament, PHS 7C050
This conference will address the current intentions of the European Commission with respect to defence (materiel) cooperation. Are these plans effective to reach the goal of improved cooperation, a more effective defence industry and better involvement of SMEs throughout the Union? What could be negative effects of these policies and how could these be mitigated. Result of the roundtable will be a set of recommendations to the European Commission and the European Parliament to support or amend the Policies.
Wednesday 6 February 2019 - European Parliament, PHS 4B001
Africa is a continent experiencing a renaissance in terms of economic growth, inward investment, the emergence of widespread entrepreneurialism, demographic changes, inward and foreign investment, and the development of tech companies. This Summit is intended to expand upon already existing areas of cooperation, and delve deeper into key challenges and opportunities in order to strengthen the EU’s collaborative and effective regional partnership with African nations.
Wednesday 9 January 2019 - European Parliament, JAN 6Q2