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Who is Seated at the Table? Where Identity Politics, Social Activism, and the Arts Meet

The era of global interconnection seemly questions who is seated at the table, the table being the grandiose metaphor of democracy, power and representation in society. In the West, this metaphorical table has been predominantly dominated by the white male… Continue Reading →

An Event at the European Parliament: Refugee integration in Brussels

As part of my traineeship at the European Parliament, I was afforded the opportunity to organise a panel event on refugee integration with the support of the Schuman Traineeship Committee. In the last few years, Europe has become a home… Continue Reading →

Champagne, Chauffeurs, and Monet: The Problem of Art as Just Another Luxury

The world of the wealthy is easy to picture. It’s one of glamor and indulgence; one of beautiful people surrounded by beautiful things. It’s a world envied by many but enjoyed by few. In addition to the Rolexes, jewels, and… Continue Reading →

What Do You Think About Art? – A report on young Europeans’ perception of their cultural environment

Culture represents one of the most powerful resources Europe can make use of. Think about how Intercultural dialogue can help to bring individuals closer together or how cultural cooperation can foster processes of democratisation and also about its strong economic… Continue Reading →

The Scream of the Past and The Starry Night of the Future

ART. Three letters, one word, and no universal meaning. This seemingly simply word can itself already cause you to either get really excited or roll your eyes. But ‘art’ is so much more than just paintings or drawings, it can… Continue Reading →

Mind the GAP – The Gender Action Plan as a milestone for Climate Justice

2017’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) was a milestone for feminist policies: the first Gender Action Plan in COP’s history was adopted on 14th November in Bonn, Germany. Two months before the conference, the Chief Negotiator for the COP23… Continue Reading →

Will China rule the world by 2049?

The 19th Communist Party Congress, which took place on 24th October 2017, highlighted the power and ambition of its leader, Xi Jinping, who has remained in power – at least – for another term. His ambitious vision for growth, national… Continue Reading →

Visegrád perspectives: Fuss about refugees in the Czech Republic

In this new series of articles, EST ambassadors of Visegrád countries will focus a certain issue in their country. This article concentrates on refugees in the Czech Republic and will focus on two different aspects: the political one and media… Continue Reading →

Middle East’s challenges for the EU in terms of the war and terrorism: the cases of Syria and Iraq

During the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Palestine at the United Nations (UN), Federica Mogherini – the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – declared that ‘the international community does not and cannot give up… Continue Reading →

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