European Student Think Tank

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November 2017

The European Student Think Tank hosts Spanish Parliament United Nations and EU Youth Session

On Monday November 27 the European Student Think Tank hosted a Youth Session in Spanish Parliament on the United Nations and the European Union. The event, hosted by our Ambassador Carlota Núñez Strutt, brought together more than a hundred young… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on European Identity – Part II

How would you capture Europe? Or a European identity? Our Ambassadors of the European Student Think Tank have made up their minds about what European identity means to them. Not surprisingly, their views differs from country to country and from… Continue Reading →

Brussels joins the global movement to repeal the Eighth

A few weeks ago, people gathered in Brussels holding signs with ‘Repeal the 8th’ written on them to show solidarity with the Abortion Rights Campaign’s March for Choice. This event was part of a world-wide movement, in which over 21… Continue Reading →

Watch and learn!? – Women’s empowerment in Europe’s right-wing populism

“Young, wild and patriotic – Our daughters against the sons of Islam“. This was the headline of the February edition of a German right-wing magazine with Marion Maréchal-Le Pen on the front cover. Europe’s right-wing populists are united in a… Continue Reading →

Bonn Climate Change: there is no planet B

This year’s 23rd edition of the ‘Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’ (COP23) started in Bonn last Monday, 6th of November, and consists of two weeks of negotiations. The island of Fiji is… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on European Identity – Part I

How would you capture Europe? Or a European identity? Our Ambassadors of the European Student Think Tank have made up their minds about what European identity means to them. Not surprisingly, their views differs from country to country and from… Continue Reading →

Introductory Piece #6 – The European Identity: Reality or Aspiration?

After having written a master thesis on the issue of European identity this summer, what conclusions could I draw on the topic?  Three main points stand out. Firstly, such a thing as the European identity doesn’t really exist – at… Continue Reading →

Did you know that … Europe’s cultural encounter with ‘the Muslim world’ is not a recent phenomenon?

If I got one euro for every time someone made a blanket statement about ‘those Muslim refugees’ coming to Europe and how they cannot be integrated because ‘they’ are so different from ‘us’, I would have enough money to bail… Continue Reading →

Introductory Piece #5 – Leaving the Past to Shape the Future

Brexit. Islamophobia. Nationalism. The rise of the far-right. In light of these divisive current trends we often forget that the European Union is more than just the sum of its parts, more than a mere borderless trade area of convent… Continue Reading →

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