Letters to Europe – Female Refugees Telling Their Stories

Empowering refugee women to tell their stories, Letters to Europe – Female Refugees Telling Their Stories touches upon the topics of equal opportunities, European identity, and combatting stereotypes. The tri-national team will reach out to female refugees in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands to share their stories in a book with texts in the original language and an English … Continue reading Letters to Europe – Female Refugees Telling Their Stories

YourThought.eu – All different and all together

Empowering the voice of young people and feeding into the discourse about European identity, YourThought.eu – All different and all together will contrast the academic discourse on what being European means with the views of young European citizens. An interactive online platform will lay the basis for a year-long dialogue with scholars, young citizens in five countries, a workshop … Continue reading YourThought.eu – All different and all together

Skill Up!

Skill Up! will foster equal opportunities for young people in Europe, through a series of social entrepreneurship workshops aimed at empowering young, vulnerable and marginalised groups in Greece and Norway. By bringing together young asylum seekers and unemployed immigrants with young professionals who have strong links to social entrepreneurship, the workshops will aim to increase their chances of … Continue reading Skill Up!

The fog that never fades – welcoming the EU friend who never came

Posted on 20. March 2017 by Adnan Rahimić

1-adnan-rahimicIt was a sunny and beautiful day in Sarajevo on 2 March 2017.  The city was full of blue and yellow flags, signs of celebration from the day before – Independence Day. Flags were left hanging from buildings a day longer, probably on purpose – to gently sway and greet very important guest our country was about to receive: Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission. Her visit to Sarajevo was part of her Western Balkan's tour of countries that are EU member state candidates/candidates-to-be. The plan was to meet with the members of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), to talk about the country’s current issues and problematic path toward EU candidacy and also, to give a lecture on the same subject to the academic community of the University of Sarajevo.

A gender-equal European Commission in the making

Posted on 8. March 2017

by Matilda Flemming

EPC

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s take a second to reflect on the opportunities for change ahead of us. While the current European Commission will soon celebrate its mid-term, the gossip surrounding the makeup of the next College of Commissioners is already picking up speed.

As the speculations and wheeling and dealing for creating the next Commission continues, here’s a shout-out to the power parties of Europe - and in particular to the ones that talk big about gender equality: make an official commitment that in 2019 at least 50% of the commissioners will be women, and that anything below that number is unacceptable!