Gene Editing

Live Webinar - Register here!

In this online event, experts will respond to questions such as: How does gene editing work? What can it achieve? How does it compare with older-style genetic engineering technology? Who is promoting it and why? And what does it mean to maintain the EU’s regulatory framework or not?

Research for transition


What kind of research do we need to make European farming and food systems sustainable?

WATCH THE EVENT LIVE OBJECTIVE The conference needs to focus on the pioneering role of organic f...

Transport policy and climate agenda (COP 21)


A Greens/EFA conference

This conference will deal with the impact of the different means of transport on our climate. What are the lessons to be learned on testing emissions from cars ? Do we still underestimate the impact of the air sector on the atmosphere and greenhouse gas emissions?

A longer life-time for products


a win-win solution for European consumers and businesses

It seems we have to replace consumer products more and more frequently. Often it is cheaper and easier for consumers to buy a new product than to repair it or replace parts. There is little incentive to prolong the life of a product through repair, nor to re-use or recycle it. It is ever more apparent that resources are becoming scarcer and in the future this can cause serious problems for the environment and the economy. This Greens/EFA conference therefore aims to examine the win-win benefits of a longer product lifetime, for consumers, businesses, society and the environment.

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Recorded press conference


Turkey's crisis and how to ensure a peaceful solution, with Leyla Zana

This press conference addressed the concerning situation in Turkey, with leading Kurdish politician and rights activist Leyla Zana (winner of the 1995 Sakharov Prize). The European Parliament will debate the situation in Turkey on Wednesday, with the Greens/EFA group having initiated a cross-political group appeal for peace in Turkey two weeks ago.

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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing


Recorded press conference 6 october 2015 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group

Internet as a Commons


Public Space in the Digital Age

The Internet as a whole has become an important part of our global public sphere. Internet provides access to a wealth of information and knowledge, and the possibility to participate, create and communicate. This public space made up of internet infrastructures is increasingly threatened from two sides; by the centralization and commercialization through the dominant positions held by giant telecom and Internet companies, as well as by an increasing trend in state regulation and censorship of the net. This poses important questions about how we choose to organize and regulate our digital societies, and how Internet governance models can be developed and implemented to ensure fair and democratic participation.

Searching for a new narrative


the hopes of European Muslims

WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE EVENT INTRODUCTION Radicalised young Muslims in Europe seem increasi...

European Mobility Week


Launch Event

Launch event of the European Mobility Week, from 16 to 22 September 2015

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Sounds from Science


National Expert Views on GMO Risk Assessment

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) present many risks and uncertainties. However, well-founded scientific comments from national authorities are often neglected during the risk assessment carried out by the European Food Safety Authority. A close look at unresolved scientific questions is a necessary first step in order to achieve a more democratic and responsible way of dealing with risk technologies.