Sven Giegold

Europe Calling “Hong Kong – What can the EU do?” with Joshua Wong and Agnieszka Brugger MP, on 7th January at 17:30 CET

Limited places, register now:


Dear friends, dear interested,


The protests in Hong Kong did not stop over the holidays. Next Tuesday you will have the chance to speak directly with a member of the opposition! This is a rare opportunity, because the government and Beijing are taking a tough stance and imposing travel bans on opposition leaders, such as our guest Joshua Wong, one of the most well-known faces of the opposition. So a webinar is the only possibility to talk directly to the civil rights activists there!


Take the opportunity and register right here:


The situation in Hong Kong is explosive: hundreds of thousands, mainly young people, have been protesting for years against the Chinese government’s attempts to attack Hong Kong’s special status and curtail their civil rights. The Beijing government is trying to cut off support from the pro-democracy opposition by imposing exit bans and using massive intimidation.


That is why we want to use the next issue of our online discussion format “Europe Calling” to talk to activists in Hong Kong despite the repression. We want to hear directly from them what the situation is like and what Europe can do to support the opposition movement.


Date: Tuesday, 07.01.2020 from 17:30 to 18:30 CET


I am especially happy about our two guests.


Joining us from Hong Kong is civil rights campaigner Joshua Wong. Joshua is one of the well-known faces of the opposition movement and Secretary General of the opposition party Demosistō. Among other things, he has been campaigning for support for the opposition movement on trips to Europe and the US. He has been imprisoned several times in Hong Kong for his work in the opposition and is currently not allowed to leave the country.


Agnieszka Brugger is deputy leader of the parliamentary group of Bündnis90/Die Grünen in the German Bundestag and as coordinator of the working group “International Politics and Human Rights” one of the most prominent foreign and human rights politicians in Germany.


The interactive online format of Europe Calling allows all participants to ask questions and join in the discussion. The discussion is open to all interested people. The discussion will be in English and simultaneously translated into German.


The number of participants is limited, so register here:


I would be very happy to discuss with you. I would also be pleased to distribute this invitation to other interested parties.


With European green greetings and happy holidays

Sven Giegold




This is how Europe Calling works:


To participate in Europe Calling you don’t have to go anywhere, you can follow the discussion from your sofa at home and have your say.


European discussions hardly reach many people, although they affect all of us. Via online events we can talk to each other about German and European politics without having to travel to one place. You see the discussion participants in a video window and can listen to them. You can join the discussion yourself via chat or microphone. All of this is easily done from a computer, mobile phone or landline. In this way, European politics comes directly to you without having to travel – almost like a panel discussion on site! These webinars on current topics can be attended by several hundred guests.


Register now for the webinar (technically necessary):


And there you go: Register for the webinar in advance using this link, follow the confirmation link sent by e-mail and then dial in at the start time of the discussion. All this is simple and self-explanatory: The speaker or a presentation is displayed on the screen. Via the chat, you can register word contributions or write them directly. As an alternative to the computer, you can also simply listen on the phone. And I as a moderator lead through the presentation and discussion.


Technical problems? My local assistant in the Düsseldorf office, Maximilian Fries, is available for questions before and during the discussion: +49 (0) 211 936530-11 /

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