People being beaten up by the police just for trying to vote, a government which declares a referendum binding even though parts of the electorate where not able to vote and a large number of ballots where confiscated, and finally nearly the whole democratic elected government either in prison or in exile – the events around the Catalan independence referendum where unexpected and incomparable to any political development the old EU member states experienced since the end of the dictatorships in the South. Camilla Crovella from Italy tries to find explanations for these developments and looks also for future solutions by asking students both from Catalonia and Spain about their views and opinions. Joaquim Candel (22), Economics student from Barcelona and active member of the Catalan Moveme...[Read More]
After a long camapaign the Austrian Voters finally elected Alexander von der Bellen as new president. The candidate of the far right party FPÖ, Norbert Hofer, got more than 46 percent of the vote. With this the FPÖ, a party which is strongly connected with the new emerging right wing movement of the Identiarians, has found its path into the centre of the Austrian society. But who are the Identitarians? What do they stand for and how will this change the Austrian society?
What exactly is going on in Austria? What are young people thinking on the candidates and Austria’s future? We decided to activate our European network and #CallVienna to ask two young voters to explain their choices.
From 2 to 9 September 2015 fifty young Europeans from 19 countries visit the Polish city of Olsztyn for the Second Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue. They research the multicultural history of the region and share their impressions and experiences of the day in the daily blog. Find out more about different concepts of Homeland and Regional Identities
From today on we have every day new ‘guest bloggers’, who share their experience from our workshops, lectures, discussions. So today Ashley, Ghislaine and Andreyan will give insights into day1 of the Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue. They research the multicultural history of the region and share their impressions and experiences of the day in the daily blog. Find out about their first impressions, nerds and Polish history.
Tomorrow the Second Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue will start in Olsztyn, Poland and today is the day, when 50 participants from all over Europe arrive. Some of them already started their journey a day earlier and we asked them what they expect from the History Camp. See what Eden and Ella from Israel, Jordi from Spain and Erika from Lithuania have to say and follow our @work blog, where we cover life and work during the History Camp on a daily basis. Insights into day 0 of the Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue, a project initiated and financed by the Koerber Foundation and the Council of the Baltic Sea States, with additional funding from EUSBSR.