|Participate in the European Values Network|
The European Values Network is a platform of young European scholars and professionals seeking to propose solutions towards enhancing Europe's freedom, safety, strength and prosperity. Every year, new participants join the proposed annual programme and, within working groups, meet to prepare policy papers addressing major European challenges.
The 2009 programme from March to June will consider issues such as the single European market; EU-Russia relations; European elections; the European defence policy; and the integration of immigrants. Participants of the EVN programme will first meet in Brussels to discuss their views in a bid to influence policy- and decision-makers. Each of the follow-up workshops, which are divided into 5 research groups, will focus on one of the identified challenges being faced by Europe and exchange ideas on how these could be tackled.
Over the following two months, individual research work will be undertaken, keeping in permanent contact with their group via e-conferences. The solutions elaborated will then eventually be presented to leading scholars, politicians, professionals, and NGO workers at a final conference in Prague, after which the resulting policy papers are published.
EVN 2009 is supported by the European Commission's "Europe for Citizens" programme. EVN 2008 was held under the patronage of the President of the European Parliament Mr. Hans-Gert Pöttering.
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