"Climate Change and the EU" Event: Linking the Local and the Global

On Thursday October 28th, Sciences Po will host the event “Climate Change and the EU: From Evidence to Action” in the context of their partnership with CIVICA—the European University of Social Sciences—and the Tours d’Europe lecture cycle.

The event will be facilitated by journalist Dalal Mawad and feature researchers Carola Klöck from Sciences Po, Sebastian Levi from the Hertie School, László Pintér from the Central European University, and Swenja Surminski from LSE, who will share their expertise when it comes to climate change and the role of the European Union. They will engage with students from across the CIVICA alliance who will share their perspectives on their home countries’ strengths and weaknesses when it comes to fighting climate change to gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand and engage the local and global community.

CIVICA’s Tours d’Europe Public Lecture Series

The “Climate Change and the EU: From Evidence to Action” event will take place in the context of CIVICA’s WP7 project “CIVICA for Society: Reaching out”. For CIVICA, the Tours d’Europe Lecture Cycle is an opportunity to engage with the local community to promote democratic values, and work to enact change within European society.

In partnership with CIVICA, Sciences Po aims to engage with the current European and global reflections on climate change in the context of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference that will take place from November 1st to 12th in Glasgow. With the common goal of understanding and addressing the current proposals designed to mitigate and adapt to climate realities, they will thus assemble a kaleidoscope of perspectives from across Europe and generations.

Linking the Local and the Global

“We would like to connect our universities together—teaching, learning, research—but also we would like the university to connect with society. The local society in the country where we are, but also the European society at large,” notes Chrys Margaritidis, Dean of Students at the Central European University. Indeed, what are the ways in which we—as students, researchers, members of a larger global community—can work to connect local societies and the larger European community to fight climate change? This is precisely this question that the event hopes to answer.

Join experts from CEU, Hertie School, the LSE and Sciences Po, as well as students from all over Europe, for an online event on Thursday, October 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will be translated into both French and English.

To sign up for the event: "Climate Change and the EU: From Evidence to Action"

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