13. September 2018 FutureLab Europe is looking forward to our upcoming photo exhibition and panel debate “Crossing Identities: Diversity and Inclusion in Europe”, taking place on 24 September at 6pm at Atelier 29, Rue Jacques de Lalaing 29, 1000 Brussels. In the context of the FutureLab Europe 2018 Autumn Conference, the exhibition will showcase the … Continue reading Photo exhibition in Brussels: discussing diversity and inclusion in Europe
Posted on 3. April 2017 by Fiona Fritz
Closing borders, limiting immigration and a faster expulsion of criminal asylum seekers. These topics currently dominate the discourse on migration all over Europe. The numbers of people seeking refuge in Europe has been on the rise for the last 5-10 years. But since 2015 this topic is on the front pages of news outlets in Germany almost every single day. Merkel's "Wir schaffen das!" (We’ll make it!) was met with scepticism by parts of the population and many politicians.
9. April 2016 by Sandra Grindgärds
Observing how Europe manages the current influx of migrants, I wonder, is Europe losing it? How much longer can we hold on to our credibility of being a society built on human rights, tolerance, equality and social capital? Growing racism, justified hate-speeches and human beings being marked as security risks all indicate that an enhanced ‘we versus them’ culture is rising. A culture that says some human beings are superior to others, that compromises social capital and the ability to trust each other.Read more ...
12. October 2015
For several years, Europe has witnessed people arriving on its shores after embarking on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea. Increased media attention, the magnitude of recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and a spike in the number of people reaching the EU’s southern borders from Europe’s conflict-ridden neighbours have culminated to give the so-called refugee crisis a pan-European dimension. The crisis is now on the political agenda of every European country.