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Thursday, May 26

17:00 GMT
19:00 CEST
20:00 EEST
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Let’s reduce EU educational inequalities – But how?

1 in 4 children in the EU is at risk of poverty or social exclusion. These children are more likely to underperform at school and have difficulty finding a decent job as adults.

This inequity has been reinforced by school closures during the coronavirus pandemic. Children from disadvantaged families often lack internet access, parental support or an adequate educational environment, which made learning more difficult for them.

This inequality must end. Because children are our future. What can the EU do to promote equal educational opportunities and stop social or geographical discrimination?

Let’s discuss this with Victor Negrescu (MEP S&D), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education. Ask your questions & share your ideas!

Tuesday, May 31

17:00 GMT
19:00 CEST
20:00 EEST
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Communicating the EU Asylum and Migration Policy  

With the Pact on Migration and Asylum, the European Union is setting new standards for migration policy in the 21st century. Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson underlines the importance of immigration for Europe’s future: “Legal migration is essential to our economic recovery, the digital and green transition and to creating safe channels to Europe, while reducing irregular migration.”

But the Ukraine crisis, which has resulted in several million refugees, is once again testing European solidarity. At the same time, images of protective walls at external borders, pushbacks, and refugees on unsafe boats regularly make headlines.

Is the current situation a turning point in the European Union’s migration and asylum policy? How is the EU managing this crisis and communicating about its response?

Let’s talk about it with Tina Zournatzi from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs