The Chamber of Deputies will commemorate the anniversary of the Czech Republic’s entry into the EU with a visit by the President of the European Parliament and conferences focused on the young generation and diversity

This year, the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic will commemorate the 20th anniversary of our country’s entry into the European Union. On that occasion, several thematic activities and related events will take place in the lower chamber.

Everything will start already on February 14, when the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, will visit the Chamber of Deputies. “The President last visited Prague shortly before the start of the very successful Czech presidency of the EU Council the year before last. I look forward to continuing our discussion on the challenges we face together in the European Union,” said the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarová Adamová.

On March 25, a student simulation of the proceedings of the Chamber of Deputies called “I am a Member of Parliament” will take place. This time, the discussion in the plenary session of the parliamentary chamber will be devoted specifically to European topics that Czech legislators are currently dealing with.

From April 24 to 25, the Chamber of Deputies will also host a two-day conference focused on the significance and contribution of the past two decades of our country in the family of EU member states. The conference will bring together veterans participating in the Czech journey to the EU and today’s students who were already born in united Europe and have lived their whole lives in it.

“We want to not only celebrate this year’s round anniversary but above all to use it to highlight the indisputable advantages resulting from our membership in the European Union. We intend to focus especially on the young generation, who are the real future of Europe and for whom the future is precisely a united Europe,” said Speaker of the Chamber Markéta Pekarová Adamová on the occasion of the upcoming jubilee.

The European Day of Diversity will take place on Friday, June 7. It is a conference traditionally organized by the Business for Society alliance and is the traditional ceremonial end of May – the pan-European month of diversity. “The topic of diversity is directly linked to the basic motto of the European integration project itself – unity in diversity”, concluded the chairwoman Markéta Pekarová Adamová.