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The EST visits the Council of Europe Liaison Office to the European Union

On May 29th, we visited the Council of Europe liaison office to the EU in Brussels and had the opportunity to meet staff members of the Council of Europe. Our speaker Ms Gisella Gori (Children’s Rights Division) presented the work… Continue Reading →

New Colourful Realities in Europe; New Art?

The new reality of Europe is that the majority of its inhabitants is no longer of one certain group; Europe has become superdiverse. The biggest cities in Europe are no longer homogenous but consist of Europeans with different backgrounds (Crul,… Continue Reading →

The Arts, Human Rights and the Legal Dimension

What is the extent of our artistic freedom and how is our right in expressing our views through art forms protected and stimulated in the EU? How can we stimulate the artistic and cultural expression of children specifically through education?… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on the role of youth in decision-making

In or out? Open access to decision-making for all young Europeans In the context of the EST’s participation in the European Youth Event, we asked our ambassador to reflect on the theme of the workshop we held at the European… Continue Reading →

Report on attending a conference entitled “Understanding European Crime and Criminal Justice and its Research: the past 25 years, the present and the future”

On the 25th of January, 2018, I attended the conference “Understanding European Crime and Criminal Justice and its Research: the past 25 years, the present and the future”, which was held at Maastricht University. The conference was organized to celebrate… Continue Reading →

Qatar–Gulf crisis: What does the EU stand for?

The diplomatic isolation of Qatar from several Arab countries since June 2017 can be considered as one of the biggest crises in the Gulf region in the last few years. So far, a great number of explanations has emerged without… Continue Reading →

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 →

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