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The Academic Focus of Brno 2017
Committee on Constitutional Affairs I (AFCO I) – See EU later: With the British government triggering Article 50 on 29th March 2017 to for- mally start the process of withdrawing its EU membership, what stance should the EU take in Brexit negotiations?
Committee on Constitutional Affairs II (AFCO II) – Rethinking the European Project: With EU membership on the line in several national elections in the year of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, what reforms should the EU implement in response to the issues highlighted in areas where Euroscepticism is high, such as the Visegrad Group, in order to maintain peace, stability and prosperity in Europe?
Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) – America first: With the election of President Donald Trump raising questions about the future cooperation between the US and the EU on security, trade and the environment, how should the EU proceed in relation to one of its most important bilateral partners whilst up- holding its values and ideals?
Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) – Cleaning the dirt o sport: With FIFA scandals, doping allegations and abusive behaviour in stadia highlighting the shortcomings of the European Council’s previous two Work Plans on Sport, what further steps should the EU take to help to rebuild a positive image of sport?
Committee on Development (DEVE) – Hungry for change: With the UN warning that the world is facing its largest humanitari- an crisis since the end of The Second World War and that 20 million people are under the threat of starvation and famine, what more can the EU do to ensure resilience to food crises and help countries achieve food security?
Committee on Human Rights (DROI) – Huddled masses, muddled laws: Taking into account that current EU asylum policies have been unable to respond e ectively to the significant movement of refugees and are under heavy criticism from certain Member States and civil society, what action should the EU take to create workable policies that ensure responsibility is shared while protecting the rights of refugees?
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) – A failed project or a phoenix in the ashes: With Eurozone countries having di erent mon- etary policy needs, what steps should the EU take to aim for solid growth for all Eurozone countries?
Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) – Solution not pollution: Given that the Air Quality in Europe 2016 Report highlights that 21 out of 28 Member States are falling short of EU targets despite the adoption of the Clean Air Policy Package in 2013, what further steps should the EU take in order to ensure the right to clean air is protected for all its citizens?
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) – Girls just wanna have fundamental rights: Given that economic and societal inequality re- mains between men and women despite legislative measures and promotional work, what further steps can the EU take to reach gender equality in the workplace?
Committee on Internal Markets and Consumer Protection (IMCO) – Sharing is caring: With the collaborative business model firmly establishing itself in Euro- pean markets, accompanied by concerns over the protection of consumers and providers alike, what stance should the EU take in regulating this new economy?
Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) – Welcome to the future: With self-driving cars looking set to become reality on European roads due to rapid advancements in autonomous technologies, how should the EU regu- late this new industry, and what precedent should it set for future legislation on robotics?
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs I (LIBE I) – Believe it or not: Given the recent surge in fake news and with the establishment of the East StratCom Task Force, what further steps can the EU take to protect the freedom of informa- tion of its citizens?
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs II (LIBE II) – Millennials – The lost democratic generation: With recent election results failing to repre- sent the majority opinion of 18-29 year olds despite a significant increase in young voter participation, how can the EU tackle increasing disillusionment with politics among young people and foster young voter engagement?
Committee on Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) – Heaven or Hell: With a recent Oxfam report suggesting that four EU Member States are among the world’s leading corporate tax havens and the EU’s commitment to publishing a tax haven blacklist, what steps should the EU take with regards to tax havens both inside and outside its borders?
Committee on Security and Defence (SEDE) – They might have guns, but we have flowers: Having witnessed acts of terrorism in Brussels, Nice, Berlin and London since the launch of the European Counter Terrorism Centre in January 2016, what further steps should the EU take to prevent acts of terrorism within its borders?