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MEP Baltic Sea Region

Reykjavík, Iceland
March 16–22, 2013


I. Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (1)

The question of the protection of biodiversity

The EU strives to protect and restore flora and fauna by creating e.g. a network of nature reserves Natura 2000. This might entail limitations on sectors such as recreation, agriculture, fishing and housing, with consequences for employment. How can these competing interests be addressed?


II. Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2)

The question of how to fight global warming

Global warming is the increase in the Earth’s temperature as the result of greenhouse-gas emissions. As the phenomenon continues, devastating consequences might be felt across the globe. The ocean may be one of the hardest hit of the world's resources. How can the problem be fought?


III Committee on Social Affairs

The question of youth unemployment in Europe

Europe’s young people are suffering disproportionately in the economic crisis and might become ‘a lost generation’. How can the problem be tackled?


IV Committee on Culture and Education

The question of how to educate young people to become global citizens

The mobility of young people is essential in promoting a sense of belonging to Europe and enhancing social and occupational integration. However, the mobility of young people is not widespread. In what ways can mobility be increased?


V Committee on Constitutional Affairs

The question of how to bring the EU/Europe closer to its citizens

In times of crisis many European citizens seem to lose interest in the EU and focus more narrowly on national matters. In what way can this lack of interest in the development of the EU be addressed?