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January

Did you know that the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive sets rules for the EU to achieve a target of 20% renewables for final energy consumption by 2020? And that EU member states have already agreed on a new renewable energy target of at least 27% of final energy consumption in the EU as a whole by 2030? At the same time, the European Commission has set goals for a clean energy transition that mark a major step towards the creation of a European Energy Union.

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February

How are European cities employing strategies for resiliency in the face of climate change? What are the considerations in governance of education and housing to promote social justice? How is technology being employed to create Smart cities with better transportation networks and energy grids? And how have European cities built networks within the European Union to share best practices and fund urban redevelopment?

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Amb. Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to the United States was the keynote speaker of the two-day EU conference on Feb. 12-13. She will present: "EU Security Policy in a Transatlantic Context and Beyond”

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The Nordic Green Economy: Exploring Innovative Policy Approaches to Sustainability", a panel made up of governemental representatibes from the five Nordic Countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland)

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March

Vi invitiamo a discutere con noi delle recenti elezioni in Italia, e delle loro possibili immediate conseguenze. Prenderemo in considerazione i risultati, e il modo in cui le varie coalizioni si sono sviluppate durante la campagna elettorale. Questa discussione a videoconferenza sarà condotta in italiano, e vi offrirà l’opportunità di fare esercizio di lingua. È possibile partecipare di persona o a distanza.

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The Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland Conference: “100 Years Independent Poland and Centuries of Polish-American Relations” by Ambassador Piotr Wilczek

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‘May 1968’ is synonymous with the unrest that unfolded in Paris and beyond between students, trade unions, the police and the government over four long weeks. The events culminated in parliamentary elections later that summer, in which the Gaullists won an even bigger majority than they had previously held, and the resignation of President De Gaulle the following year and his replacement by another Gaullist leader.

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April

As part of our public diplomacy EU-grant 'Getting to know Europe', European expert on climate adaptation and resilience, Alberto Terenzi, met with the Miami-Dade Community at large. What do we mean by resilience in the context of European cities?

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May

As part of our public diplomacy EU-grant 'Getting to know Europe', we celebrated Europe Day on May 9th. European Consuls General and diplomats in Miami—France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, and Spain—shared their points of view on building transatlantic communities between Europe and the United States.

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