Government Europa Quarterly Issue 24

This edition of Government Europa Quarterly (GEQ) takes a special focus on culture in light of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, features the European Commission’s creating a value chain for energy storage, and hears from a number of stakeholders arguing for better support and funding for Europeans with mental disorders.

What is the future of European transport?

How is energy becoming more sustainable?

How is mental health being treated?

  • Nessa Childers MEP, the co-founder of the European Parliament’s Interest Group on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Brain Disorders details the EU’s current action; and
  • Paul Farmer CBE, CEO of Mind, offers the UK as a case study for how mental health is treated in Europe and how his charity is driving change.

How is the EU celebrating the Year of Cultural Heritage?

  • Adele Gambaro from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe discusses the role of culture in upholding democratic principles and reconciliation in post-conflict situations;
  • In a special culture section, the European Cultural Centre highlights its work alongside EU networks, universities, foundations and festivals; and
  • Marshall Marcus of the European Union Youth Orchestra talks about the organisation’s future.

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