Pitching Europe

Our mission: Inform you on EU events in Brussels and let Brussels know about your EU event!

EU-Events  is the only web portal gathering all EU-related events in Brussels, organised by the European Institutions, regional and national representations, universities, think-tanks, political parties, lobbies and NGOs.

Brussels  welcomes students, trainees, job-seekers and professionals interested in  European Affairs. This makes the  European capital a unique place for networking. To fully enjoy all the benefits of this international environment, we help you to find out upcoming events, attend them and expand your network … and it’s all 100% free!

How we do it

In the simplest way: an intuitive website and a non-stop action on the main social media. You can also subscribe the newsletter from our homepage and write to us at any time at  info@eu-events.eu.

Besides, we can count on a developed network of event organisers and media partners across the continent and beyond to organise and spread the word on all most relevant EU Events affairs taking place in Brussels.

Our principles

Neutrality: we apply no selection or filtering to any of the events and information gathered, being them of any and every political organisation or association, etc.

Completeness: we strive for ensuring the widest range of events relevant to our mission.

Timeliness: we apply our best efforts to upload and promote the events with a reasonable advance. This is to allow you all, from Brussels or abroad, to make arrangements and attend the events.

Although in the EU there are 7.3 million people working in Personal and Household Services (PHS), the current societal evolutions such as changes in family structures, population ageing and a decrease in family carers mean that PHS are increasingly essential. PHS improve the quality of life of elderly and dependent people and enable workers (mainly women) to balance their professional and personal lives. This is why Personal and Household Services should be a political priority from an economic and societal point of view. Nevertheless, public authorities face several problems and challenges when trying to address PHS-related issues.

The EU project Improving Measurement of Public Support to Personal and Household Services (IMPact) was launched in 2014 with the ambitious goal of creating a common and comprehensive EU Guide to help Member States to improve assessment and monitoring of the macro-economic effects of their PHS-supporting measures. As such, the project addressed the following issues on an ex-ante and ex-post basis: job creation, transfer from the shadow economy to the formal economy, net job creation, sustainability/optimal level of public investment and return on investments, which were highlighted in 2012 by the European Commission as the main pitfalls of any monitoring of policies that target PHS sectors.

The long-term objective of the project is to help public authorities to shape the policies that best fit their needs and objectives.  The project was based upon a wide consortium of partners coordinated by the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI). The other partners are: Censis (Italy), IDEA Consult (Belgium), Oxford Research (Sweden), Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (RILSA, Czech Republic), Panteia B.V. (The Netherlands), Pour la solidarité (EU-based organisation) and Uniòn de Profesionales y Trabajadores Autònomos (UPTA, Spain).


It is co-funded by the European Commission through its PROGRESS Programme, which ran from 2007 to 2013 to support projects focused on social protection and inclusion, employment, working conditions and gender equality and that was merged in 2014 with similar programmes to set up the new EaSI Programme (2014-2020).


On 13 April 2016, the European Conference “Policies for PHS, an agenda for IMPact” showed the outcomes of the IMPact project, notably by presenting its final document “PHS Policies – Implementation and Monitoring Guide”. During the conference, project partners will illustrate the different aspects of the Guide and, through constant interlocution with participants, how it can help public authorities in solving problems they encounter when designing, implementing and monitoring PHS policies.

The conference, organised in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), will take place from 11 am to 4 pm at EESC’s premises in Brussels.



Pitching Europe

The EU often deals with issues that are not sexy, especially to young people. Yet, these topics still matter – a lot. With Politix EU we want to trigger a more informed debate about Europe through a better understanding of the underestimated extent of EU legislation. We want to inspire especially young people for a unified and effective Europe and present them with an instrument, which allows them to be able to actively engage in the European debate and shape it.

We believe that people are generally communicative, social beings who enjoy discussing with each other – also when it comes to politics. Yet, when European politics are concerned, most people do not feel sufficiently informed and do not want to get their head around the mess of cryptic information. They feel powerless and without a voice. However, representative democracy is based on interaction between citizens and decision makers. Lack of this interaction in the digital age appears out-dated and unnecessary. Politix EU breaks down the complicated EU law-making-process and facilitates access to information – e.g. by integrating elements from successful and frequently-used social networks especially young users know very well: They can get informed by reading a short abstract of an EU legislative proposal – we call them “bills” – and vote on whether they like it or not (Thumbs up, Thumbs down) – just like on Facebook or YouTube. Users can also comment and share bills through social media and compare how their vote in their home country compares to votes in other countries. We want to give young citizens the chance to get informed and feel empowered to raise their voice and share their thoughts on legislative proposals with the world.

In short, Politix EU is a one-stop shop platform that aims to make citizens aware of EU policies shaping our everyday lives – in plain and simple language. Our goal is to close the feedback loop between politicians and citizens, meaning we want to show citizens what an abstract legislative proposal could mean for their lives and give them the chance to share their opinion on the proposal with policy-makers and the community around them.

We believe that projects like this are imperative to keeping the European spirit alive and to deeply anchor the sentiment of European citizenship in people’s mind. In terms of our own European identity, we have partnered with the European Student Think Tank and the Student Forum Maastricht and are working with a grant from Advocate Europe (which is part of the German Mercator Foundation).


If you are also passionate about digital democracy, simplifying politics or just interested in the project, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch via email or our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).

also, check this youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41nyExkKX44

Pitching Europe

When the goal of your organisation is to ‘end extreme poverty’ the task can sometimes seem quite daunting! With over 7 million supporters, however, it gets a little bit easier. The ONE Campaign, an international campaigning and advocacy organisation, channels these unified voices to put pressure on world leaders to eradicate extreme poverty, fight hunger and ensure good health and well-being for all.

Because if we work together, it can be done! Over the last 20 years, extreme poverty has dropped by 66% – from 37.1% in 1990 to 12.7% in 2012 and it could be potentially eliminated by 2030. World leaders will need continuous pressure over the next fifteen years from people like you and us in order to keep up this momentum.

That is why ONE’s 7 million members, coming from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum, take action day in, day out — organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive. ONE also has a team of over 300 Youth Ambassadors based in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium who will take part in the year-long scheme to help fight extreme poverty. Youth Ambassadors are engaged, motivated, young volunteers who work together to organise events, lobby politicians and get their stories heard in the media.

All of these campaigns work towards achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030. The 17 Global Goals were agreed upon last year by world leaders and aim to provide a better life for all of us. It is one of the most incredible to-do lists ever written and provides a multifaceted approach to sustainable development, equality and justice for all.

In Belgium, ONE’s Youth Ambassadors will be putting pressure on the European Union institutions to keep aid promises, secure new agreements on financial transparency, and deliver ambitious new funding to tackle malnutrition.

In the next months they will be using all their ingenuity and creativeness to help raise awareness about malnutrition, which is linked to the deaths of almost 3 million children under five each year. As less than 1% of development aid is currently devoted to nutrition-specific programmes, we really need to put pressure on political leaders to increase funding. Research shows that a significant increase in funding for nutrition will be needed by 2020 to reach Global Goal 2: zero hunger.

So far the Youth Ambassadors have held a Flash Pub Quiz in Place Luxembourg to challenge people’s knowledge on nutrition and recently they made their own fortune cookies to distribute at upcoming events to help #EndMalnutrition.

While grassroots campaigning is one aspect of their work, the Youth Ambassadors also engage with political decision-makers. On April 25th, for example, our activists attended the European Commission’s High Level Event on Innovative Ways for Sustainable Nutrition, Food Security and Inclusive Agricultural Growth. At the event they asked each expert for their views on how to tackle malnutrition. At the end of the day, they collected all the recommendations and presented them to Klaus Rudischhauser, acting Director General for Development Cooperation at the European Commission.

After the success of our 2014 and 2015 Youth Ambassador programmes, where the ONE Youth Ambassadors convinced more than half of the European Parliament to join the fight against extreme poverty, and where they ensured the EU aid budget was not cut, it will be brilliant to see what they can achieve in 2016. Coming from 26 different countries and possessing countless different skills and experiences, the sky is the limit!

As the Youth Ambassadors have proved, your actions really can make a change. So please join ONE and stand with 7 million ONE members to help fight extreme poverty by signing up at https://www.one.org/international/


Watch out for the Belgium Youth Ambassadors at the Poverty is Sexist karaoke night on the 11th May at Pangaea in Leuven, on the 28th May on the Esplanade of the European Parliament for the European Institutions Open Doors Day and on the 15-16th June for the European Development Days.


Pitching Europe

Anti-Corruption International (ACI) is an innovative non-profit organization aiming to bring together young people from around the world to research and combat corruption related issues, share experiences and develop ideas in a constructive environment to fight corruption and to put pressure on institutions to implement anti-corruption mechanisms. We know that ACI can bring about revolutionary change in the world and we are determined to make a world free from corruption a reality.  Following the International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT), we were successfully established the 20th March 2015 and have been expanding across Europe and indeed the world, establishing national chapters and working on local and international corruption issues. Our first national chapter was launched in Dublin, Ireland, the country where the international organisation is now registered.

From our early stages of development we have sought to ensure mutual growth through collaboration, and working with partners such as the European Student Think-tank has been a tremendous help for the work we do. So if you are interested in ensuring corruption finds no home within Europe, then you are more than welcome to join the work we do. Over the next months we have a number of plans to revolutionise not only how corruption is discussed but to explore how it impacts core underpinnings of such important values as democracy, rule of law and development. For us it is important to ensure that young people use the energy and motivation to ensure that we harness their propensity for change and see real tangible results. In this regard, during the next few months we will be working on launching our first young African leaders summit in Uganda and also kicking off projects in Germany on whistleblowers and corruption. We are really excited to be a part of the Pitching Europe project: It is so important to highlight how valuable it can be to work together towards a common goal(s) and we look forward to working more with this initiative over the coming months and years to come.

Anti-Corruption International is looking forward to working with the EST in Macedonia within the next months, where we have a series of Anti-Corruption workshops planned to promote transparency and create corruption awareness amongst citizens and students.

President of Anti Corruption International, Jason Deegan, was an EST Ambassador two years before founding the organization. About his experience in ACI, Jason has stated:

“This is where I am writing from now, because of my experiences in the EST I have been inspired to work with young people from around the world to tackle a global issue, the issue of corruption. Within 6 months we have expanded rapidly and consider to do so, we are reaching out to build partnership with youth organisations such as the EST and will continue to work with young people from around the world in relation to how we can best tackle corruption”.

Pitching Europe


“The future is yours. Shape it, think loud. I ask you to succeed.” This was the ambitious mission that Valéry Giscard D’Estaing, president and patron of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s Conference on the Redefinition of the European Mission, bestowed on us in his closing remarks.

With the Eurozone malaise still looming over Europe, an unstable neighbourhood both in the East and South and waves of immigration that have spurred nationalistic relapses and plunged Europe into a deep identity crisis, the future of the Union is in jeopardy. Change is necessary! Yet, the European Union often seems exhausted or too politically remote and lacks the political will to reform itself. Fresh impetus is desperately needed – a new vision capable of inspiring and uniting in a fast changing world must be found.

Our generation, the 1989 generation – often decried as disinterested, disunited and disaffected – has to face the long-term effects of these new realities. We are the generation upon which the responsibility of future European leadership rests. Without our ideas, actions and ownership, the European project will decline, then founder. Our generation, the Erasmus-, Easyjet- and Euro-generation, needs to take on the challenge and assume a leading role in re-articulating the mission of the EU.


“A strong voice for the 1989 generation”

This is why we have founded the 1989 Generation Initiative. We are a team formed of more than 50 individuals from over 20 European countries and determined to mobilize our generation to give it a face and a stronger voice. We aim to create a pan-European process with the 1989 generation at its centre to envision and build consensus for the future of a united, democratic and inclusive European Union. Through broad engagement, intergenerational dialogue and vision-building, policy ideas can be developed and projects implemented that will add new dynamism to the European project.

To start this process, we have hosted the Conference on the Redefinition of the European Mission, which was attended by 25 renowned senior officials and academics, as well as 45 delegates from the 1989 generation coming from all across Europe. In four roundtables on European economic policy, institutional affairs, foreign policy and identity, we have developed eight specific proposals for policy reform.


The development of one uniting message

The United States of Europe are no more than utopia. Yet also the current European system, though noble in its ideals, has hit a wall. Which direction do we want the European integration process to go? What is the Union’s aim for the next 25 years? It seems that heads of governments act in opposition to the fundamental European values such as solidarity, some even against freedom of expression. EU member states are torn when it comes to fundamental questions: how to overcome the structural flaws of our monetary union? When can the basis of the current European public sphere, the Schengen area, be broken? What role should Europe play in the world? Are we to fight for an ever-closer Union, and if so, under which conditions?

These questions will be answered by debating a bold and new vision published in our Manifesto mid this year, and by proposing specific reform proposals which include for instance 1) establishing a single supervisory authority for capital markets as well as a common employment insurance, and 2) develop a new Security Strategy, comprising a Cyber security union, as well as installing a ‘Regional Cooperation Framework’ instead of the current Neighbourhood Policy. In the next month, we will publish these proposals in four separate articles in greater depth on this blog.


We are very thankful for Campus Europe and the European Student Think Tank and their great idea to establish this new project: it is time to get our voice heard and reenergize the European public space. We cannot do this alone. We need all of you – pitch in for Europe!


You share our enthusiasm for the European Union? You are unhappy with the recent developments that threaten to tear the Union apart? You have your own ideas of how to overcome these problems? In short: you want to contribute to a better European Union? Then sign up for our newsletter and get in touch, follow our blog on Euractiv, engage in our crowd-sourcing campaign, participate in our webinars and discuss with us the future shape of the Union. Have your voice heard! Come on board of the 1989 Generation Initiative and be part of one of the hottest European youth movements on the block!


Pitching Europe

Campus Europe is excited to announce the start of its  promising initiative “Pitching Europe” in cooperation with our partner, the European Student Think Tank. As a new category on Campus Europe:

  • We are aiming to bring together political and social youth leaders from all over Europe to share their ideas with a wider audience. Throughout the month, representatives of European youth organizations will take turns in presenting what they see as the most pressing issues of our time and generation, and outline their ideal solutions on www.campuseurope.eu and www.europeanstudentthinktank.com.

In case you are interested in joining the initiative, feel free to contact us via our email account pitchingeurope@gmail.com or write to either Campus Europe or the European Student Think Tank.

We are happy to provide you with more information on the initiative and hope you stay with us. Let’s pitch in for Europe!