It’s been almost 15 years since the 2003 Thessaloniki promise of EU membership for the Western Balkans, and the countries in the region are still in the EU’s ‘waiting room’. The European Commission’s ‘White Paper on the Future of Europe’, published on 1 March 2017 does not mention EU enlargement at all. In the context of the 2017 Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, the first one to be organised after the Brexit vote, Miruna Troncotă (Ro) and Hatidza Jahic (BiH) ask: Are the Balkans forever stuck in the EU's waiting room?
The book and theatre project “Letters to Europe – Female Refugees Telling Their Stories” is asking for your contributions! “The refugee crisis in Europe has raised tempers and become a subject of debate in almost every country. Over the course of the process, a stereotype has evolved, painting the ‘young, male and Syrian refugee’ as the … Continue reading Call for Stories – Letters to Europe
Posted on 15. January 2016 by Linda Ohman
World politics is becoming increasingly tangible to Europeans. Recent events such as the war in Ukraine, deteriorating relations with Russia, as well as the migration wave to Europe bring foreign affairs – and especially conflicts – closer to home. These events not only take place in Europe and its immediate vicinity, but are also increasingly intertwined, succeeding one another at an ever higher pace. Their complexity and the uncertainty brought with it makes foreign affairs more challenging to grasp, but also increases the need for a basic understanding of foreign policy and foreign policymaking.Read more ...
Lotta Schneidemesser (25, Germany) “You can consider yourself to be very lucky to do an internship in our company. We have chosen you from a large number of applicants because of your qualifications.” I was told this on my very first day of my internship. And naturally I was very happy to hear it. But: … Continue reading We Are Not A Problem – But Your Future
Marian Cramers (28, Belgium) I am an internal European migrant, landed in the London technology hub several years ago, and I experience first hand what the economic holy grail of 'innovation' looks like in reality. A bumpy ride, and rarely so for lack of good ideas. Young people lead the restless digital miracles that enrich … Continue reading Internships and short-term positions forever?