Some photos taken at the AEPL conference on 9 March 2024 Photos taken by Nathalie Houlmont (Etalle, Belgium)

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Animal welfare

Published on 01/03/2024

On Tuesday 13 February 2024, the European Court of Human Rights handed down an important ruling on the issue of the ritual slaughter of animals and the decrees issued by the Walloon and Flemish Regions, which now require...

The European Parliament gives the AEPL the floor

Published on 16/02/2024

We have been invited by the European Parliament, on 13 February 2024, to take part in this meeting on the theme of "The importance of dialogue under Article 17 to raise awareness of disinformation and foreign interference". Programme here /...

A world first: the European law on Artificial Intelligence

Published on 18/01/2024

The "Artificial Intelligence ACT" or "Artificial Intelligence Regulation" will soon be in force, protecting EU citizens from the potential excesses of AI while giving the EU a major role in the global AI industry. After several months of...

Past events

09/03/2024 - 13:00

Europe facing the future, digital technology and defence

Maison des Associations Internationales, 40 rue Washington, 1050 Brussels

21/10/2023 - 10:00

Luxembourg European Meeting

Athénée de Luxembourg

AEPL Conference on 9 March 2024 - Photo gallery

Published on 15/03/2024

Some photos taken at the AEPL conference on 9 March 2024 Photos taken by Nathalie Houlmont (Etalle, Belgium)

AEPL Conference on 9 March 2024 - Video

Published on 11/03/2024

Speech by the Belgian Minister of Defence, Mrs Ludivine Dedonder, at the AEPL conference on 9 March 2024

26th European Meetings in Luxembourg

Published on 08/09/2023

In 2019, the European Union launched the "Green Pact for Europe", with the main aim of making our continent the first in the world to be climate neutral by 2050. How can we translate this political will into action?

AEPL Report "Religion and the EU's external policies

Published on 01/01/2021

Religion and the EU's external policies. A critical analysis. Summary. The European Free Thought Association has noted with interest the document drawn up by the European Parliament's Research Service on the links between the EU's external policies and...

AEPL report "Governance of AI".

Published on 15/06/2020

For better European governance of Artificial Intelligence. The European Union wants: AI that puts people and citizens first; technologies that are reliable and therefore trustworthy; to put these technologies at the service of a society...

AEPL "Future of Work" report

Published on 01/07/2019

EUROPEAN UNION: DIGITAL TRANSITION, WORK, EMPLOYMENT AND NEW FORMS OF SOLIDARITY. Claude WACHTELEAR and Eric MAERTENS, coordinators of the Working Group The spread of digital technologies and its effects cover various fields: ethics, education, culture, work. AEPL is well aware that there are links...

Letter from AEPL "Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Human Values".

Published on 17/11/2023

Dear AI-ACT co-rapporteur, Dear Mr Tudorache, Member of the European Parliament, We, the undersigned, Guy T'hooft and Joël De Decker, would like to thank you for the very clear answers you gave at the conference "Bridging the Gap: Artificial...

Letter from AEPL "In Veritate Prize to the President of the European Parliament".

Published on 13/10/2023

Dear President of the European Parliament, Dear Mrs Metsola, The European Association of Free Thought notes with disapproval the publicity you have given to the In Veritate prize you have received. This prize is awarded to...

Letter from AEPL "30 years of the Single European market".

Published on 10/07/2023

Dear First Vice-President of the European Parliament, Dear Mr Karas, Thank you very much for organising a seminar on Monday 27 June 2023 as part of the Article 17 dialogue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the EU's single market, by looking...

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