In the first six months of 2016, it was the Netherlands' turn to assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During this presidency the Dutch parliament organised six conferences for its fellow MPs from the EU member states and members of the European Parliament. The conferences were on such themes as energy and circular economy, human trafficking in the digital age, security, defence and foreign policy, and economic coordination and governance. In addition to this, the members of the parliamentary committees for European Affairs came together in the so-called COSAC conferences.
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The e-zine not only covers the conferences themselves, but also the innovative ways we used to shape them, which included digital media, collaboration with various partners from the fields of politics and academia as well as non-governmental representatives, and new forms of debate. The e-zine also offers you a look behind the scenes.