It’s a busy week ahead as the European Parliament is set to welcome African leaders, a representative from the European Asylum Support Office, and even children to Brussels. Up for discussion are media in the age of artificial intelligence and a renewed push to eliminate violence against women.
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, children are questioning Parliament President Antonio Tajani on children's rights at an event organised with UNICEF. The Istanbul Convention aims to eradicate violence against women at a national and EU level. Parliament is to discuss how the Convention is ratified and implemented. The EU Parliament's scientific body is hosting its annual lecture, focusing on media and flows of information in the age of artificial intelligence. The African continent is set to become the youngest and most populous continent in the world by 2050. African leaders will gather in Brussels to discuss issues such as security, migration, and human rights. Asylum seeker applications in the EU actually decreased compared to 2015. The director of the European Asylum Support Office in Malta is coming to Brussels to present the 2016 annual report.