Five myths on low voter turnout at European elections in post-communist countries

Posted on 10. July 2015 by Veronika Sobolova The voter turnout for the European Parliament elections have been decreasing steadily since the very first EP elections in 1979. This trend persists in spite of the large transfer of competencies to the European Parliament, which gave it a more significant position within the complex system of inter-institutional … Continue reading Five myths on low voter turnout at European elections in post-communist countries

No More Missed Opportunities

Posted on 05. December 2014 by Veronika Sobolova Reflections on the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum During the first official visit of Ms. Mogherini to Germany, Foreign Minister Steinmeier gave her a very clear sign of support at the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum when he stated: “Dear Frederica, we will be team players”. She will need … Continue reading No More Missed Opportunities

Bringing Europe to schools? Still a worthy cause!

Posted on 26. June 2014 by Veronika Sobolova To ensure the future of the European Union, a widespread, active European citizenship is needed. The Europamobil project, run by the Genshagen Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, attempts to take up this challenge. During the project, I was part of an international team that visited 10 different schools in … Continue reading Bringing Europe to schools? Still a worthy cause!

Why democracy needs education

Posted on 14. March 2014 by Veronika Sobolova 10 members of FutureLab from 10 different countries were given the possibility to discuss the challenges of democracy back in our countries on the premises of Kind Baudouin Foundation in November 2013. During the lively debate we identified several problems with the functioning of democracies and we recognised … Continue reading Why democracy needs education

Relation adrift in the haze

Posted on 04. November 2012 by Veronika Sobolova Every American presidential election tends to be the most important in the history. But this really is. What do you think, can we expect a change in the White House after the 6th of November? Barack Obama promised the change in every of his speech four years ago. … Continue reading Relation adrift in the haze