Is Europe losing it?

9. April 2016 by Sandra Grindgärds

Sandra GrindgärdsObserving 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.

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Learning from the past – or how to make sure there will be no shortage of female candidates when the 2019 Commission is formed

Posted on 30. October 2014 by Matilda Flemming and Sandra Grindgärds Most of the upheaval surrounding the appointment of the European Commission has passed by now – including the discussion regarding the need for some kind of gender balance in the commission. 10 of the 28 commissioners-designate are women, thus the call of the departing female commissioners has been … Continue reading Learning from the past – or how to make sure there will be no shortage of female candidates when the 2019 Commission is formed

When my country changed

Posted on 05. May 2014 by Sandra Grindgärds In April 2011, when the parliamentary elections took place in Finland, something happened to my country. It was spring and I was having the time of my life as an Erasmus student in Rennes in France. However, on the election night I had told my friends I … Continue reading When my country changed