How does European diplomacy work? Insights into the EEAS
Apr
1
1:15 PM13:15

How does European diplomacy work? Insights into the EEAS

Brännpunkt Europa invites you to an exciting lunch lecture with Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General at the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It is the institutional tool to pursue European Union common foreign and security policy through which the EU maintains diplomatic relations with nearly all countries in the world.

The speaker Christian Leffler has been working at the EEAS for more than eight years, and as the Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues since 2015. Before he worked at the European Commission as a director and at the Swedish foreign ministry.

Christian will talk about why the EU established this institution, what it means for the member states and how it develops its foreign policy. In addition, he will present the current challenges the EEAS is facing.

Date and time: 1st of April, 12:15-13:15
Location: Dragonen, Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatan 19
NOTE: The event will be held in English // FREE Lunch baguettes for the first 30 arrivals

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Lecture with Vitalina Koval, LGBTI Activist from Ukraine
Apr
2
1:15 PM13:15

Lecture with Vitalina Koval, LGBTI Activist from Ukraine

Amnesty International Gothenburg's Student Group and Brännpunkt Europa invite you to an interesting lecture with Vitalina Koval who will share her story and talk about the situation for LGBTQI people and their rights in Ukraine and in Europe.

Vitalina Koval is a LGBTQI activist from Ukraine who has always wanted to raise awareness for LGBTQI people and their rights, especially in her home country. She has organized and attended many demonstrations and has experienced a lot of hatred and violent attacks.

One of them happened at 8th of March last year, when some attackers threw paint on her, causing burns to her eyes. Still one year later, no official investigation of the case has yet been conducted.

Date and time: 2nd of April, 12:15-13:15
Location: Dragonen, Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatan 19
NOTE: The event will be held in English // FREE Lunch baguettes for the first 30 arrivals

For more information about Vitalina please follow this link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2018/06/vitalina-lgbti-activist-in-ukraine/

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Amnesty International Göteborgs Studentgrupp och Brännpunkt Europa bjuder in till en intressant föreläsning med Vitalina Koval, som kommer att berätta om situationen för HBTQI-personer i Ukraina och Europa.

Vitalina Koval är en aktivist från Ukraina, som tar varje chans hon får att sprida kunskap och öka medvetenheten om HBTQI-personers situation i samhället idag, speciellt i sitt hemland. Hon har organiserat och deltagit i flera demonstrationer och har till följd av det få utstå mycket hat och våldsamma attacker.

En av dem skedde under 8:e mars förra året, då några åsiktsmotståndare kastade färg på henne, vilket orsakade brännskador i hennes ögon. Nu, ett år senare, har fortfarande ingen officiell utredning av fallet genomförts.

Praktisk info:
När? : 2e april, 12:15-13:15
Var? : Dragonen, Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatn 19
OBS: Eventet kommer hållas på engelska // GRATIS Lunchbaguetter till de 30 första deltagarna

För mer info om Vitalina, se denna länk:
http://aktivism.amnesty.se/delta-i-en-kampanj/brave/aktionsmaterial-brave/vitalina-koval/

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US Foreign Policy on Iran
Apr
3
12:15 AM00:15

US Foreign Policy on Iran

Brännpunkt Europa invites you to an interesting lunch lecture about the US foreign policy on Iran and its withdrawal from the JCPOA.

The speaker will be Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is a former Pentagon official who has lived in Iran, and other countries in the region. Michael is the author and co-author of several books exploring Iranian history, American diplomacy, and Kurdish studies. He has a Ph.D. and M.A. in history from Yale University.

Michael will talk about whether US-Iran reconciliation is possible. Iran is quickly becoming one of the most significant topics of disagreement between the United States and Europe. Why do U.S. policymakers distrust European outreach to Iran so much? Why was the Trump administration so hostile to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)? Is it possible not simply to renegotiate arms control agreements, but to actually bring rapprochement between Tehran and Washington? Can Europe play a role in bringing these adversaries together?

Date and time: 3rd of April, 12:15-13:15
Location: Sappören, Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatan 25
NOTE: The event will be held in English // FREE Lunch baguettes for the first 30 arrivals

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Visions for the EU - A Panel Debate with MEP Candidates
Mar
22
1:15 PM13:15

Visions for the EU - A Panel Debate with MEP Candidates

Brännpunkt Europa in collaboration with the City of Gothenburg European Office invites you to an exciting panel debate with Swedish candidates for the European Parliament upfront the European Parliament election, which takes place on the 26th of May. The debate will focus on the candidates' visions concerning the EU and will be centered around three important topics: sustainability, social policy and foreign policy.

The discussants will be:
Linus Glanzelius, Socialdemokraterna
Emma Nohren, Miljöpartiet de Gröna
Henrik Sundström, Moderaterna
Abir Al-Sahlani, Centerpartiet
Malin Björk, Vänsterpartiet
David Lega, Kristdemokraterna
Stina Svensson, Feministiskt initiativ

The event will be kicked-off by a speech from Catrine Norrgård from the City of Gothenburg European Office in Brussels and Tiia Mustonen from the European Parliament Office in Stockholm, followed by a lively debate among the MEP candidates.

Date and time: 22nd of March, 13:15-15:15
Location: Sappören, Campus Haga, Sprängkullsgatan 25
NOTE: The event will be held in English // FREE Lunch baguettes for the first 30 arrivals // Registration is mandatory: https://bit.ly/2UDxs0A

Photo source: static1.persgroep.net

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