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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 Decision-making is arguably the most important element of politics. The decisions made in parliaments and institutions all over Europe, at all levels, define both the surroundings that we live… 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 →

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 →

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