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Open Europe debate
A discussion to discuss future scenarios of the European Union and developing countries and to review the period of Lithuania’s membership of the EU, to consider how important EU membership is in our lives, how much we can contribute to the future of Europe, what more concretely we can do, how much action in Europe and in the world affects us, the inhabitants of a small town. We will also discuss how much we are and we can be open – to other nations, to other cultures, or just to people who look differently. The following will take part in the debate: Laimutė Pilukaitė, Head of Policy Analysis and Review Group at the Representation of the European Commission in Lithuania, Martinas Žaltauskas, Public Policy Analyst, and Vladas Polevičius, Director of the Institute of Society and Business Development. The discussion will be moderated by regional policy expert Ričardas Diržys. Open questions will also be available from the room, either by asking live or by writing on a leaflet.
LT-68298 Vytauto g. 22 Marijampolė, Lietuva
Event reportThe following took part in the debate: Laimutė Pilukaitė – Head of Policy Analysis and Review Group at the Representation of the European Commission in Lithuania; Martinas Žaltauskas – Public Policy Analyst, NGO Information and Support Centre; Vladas Polevičius – Director of the Institute of Public and Business Development. The term “Open Europe” is broad, ranging from the free movement of goods, services and persons to fundamental human rights and the respect for a dignified life for all EU citizens. However, as Europe and the world face mass challenges such as COVID-19 or refugee crises, to what extent does that Europe remain open? The fears arising from ignorance and ignorance, the misunderstandings arising from the intertwining of legal and disability migration and the problems of illegal refugees faced by Lithuania were discussed. It was concluded that good practices should be disseminated as widely as possible in order to promote openness.
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