The Founding fathers of the European Union: Sir Winston Churchill

Upon assessing the European project, the British people don’t necessarily spring to mind. However, a British politician played a crucial role in the launching of the EU: Sir Winston Churchill. So how did he contribute to the founding of the European Union? Sir W. Churchill (1874 – 1965) was many things: a politician and head … Lire la suite de The Founding fathers of the European Union: Sir Winston Churchill

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Who’s afraid of being a feminist ?

Let’s face it. The word « feminist » scares you. Well, maybe not you – and in that case I salute you, you are very brave – but everybody else. They may not say it, but we all know it to be true. It is like a magic trick really, as soon as the word is uttered, … Lire la suite de Who’s afraid of being a feminist ?

The EU’s Possible Role in a Future Peace Process in Syria

Picture above: Syrian girls, carrying school bags provided by UNICEF, walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings on their way home from school on March 7 in al-Shaar neighborhood, in the rebel-held side of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (IZEIN ALRIFAI/AFP/GImages) The EU and the Syrian conflict since 2011: The ongoing crisis in Syria … Lire la suite de The EU’s Possible Role in a Future Peace Process in Syria

A Bite of the Big Apple: an Internship at the Goethe-Institut New York

While most students of the MAE choose to spend their summer either writing a master’s thesis or gaining experience as an intern, Luisa is of those who willingly do both, and succeed. Balancing her three-month internship in Manhattan working for the Goethe-Institut NYC, a German organization, and writing her academic paper on the migrant crisis … Lire la suite de A Bite of the Big Apple: an Internship at the Goethe-Institut New York

Athletes or citizens: can sports be apolitical?

As the major sportive event in the world, the Olympic Games are not only associated with the performance of athletes and money, but also with politics, History and international relations. If apoliticism is the refusal of any political commitment, then the Olympic Movement is naturally apolitical. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was created in Paris … Lire la suite de Athletes or citizens: can sports be apolitical?

OECD Forum: Thinking about Bridging Divides

Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organises a two-day forum on a specific issue. This year's edition will be held from the 6th to the 7th of June and has one aim: bridging divides. Whats is the OECD Forum? The Forum is comprised of two days of conferences, speakers and networking. … Lire la suite de OECD Forum: Thinking about Bridging Divides

The Icelandic example: Fighting the gender pay gap

Nýtt lög Íslands ryður brautina í jafnréttið kyjanna, og heldst fyrirmyndir meðal OECD landanna Áttundi Mars 2017 tilkynnti Íslands forsetinn, Bjarni Benediktsson, áætlun sína til að enda launamun kynjanna. Með þessum munu fyrirtækin með fleiri en 25 starfsmönnum þurfa að fá vottorð í því skyni að sanna að þau virði reglu. Jafnvel þó Sviss og … Lire la suite de The Icelandic example: Fighting the gender pay gap

The House of Commons approved Brexit: what’s next?

On Wednesday, 8th of February, the House of Commons has approved the bill allowing Theresa May's government to officially begin the Brexit process. The bill has to now be presented to the House of Lords so that the higher house of Parliament gives out a final decision which could take weeks. The bill was passed … Lire la suite de The House of Commons approved Brexit: what’s next?

The flood of information, a pollution of knowledge?

The introduction and the topic of this article were triggered by a recent visit paid by the Master of the European Affairs to a high school in the suburbs of Paris. The aim of the Master's students was firstly to inform the pupils about the European Union, but what nobody was able to predict was … Lire la suite de The flood of information, a pollution of knowledge?