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Every election seems to highlight what divides us. But what do we know about the local, regional and national elections, opinions and issues? What do we know about the opinions of young people? #callEurope and find out!

One People, Two Peoples, Neighbours or Enemies? North Macedonia and Bulgaria

Kristijan from North Macedonia and Liliana from Bulgaria discuss the tense relationship between their countries regarding history and identity.

Climate Warming: no Momentum to Lose in Bulgaria

Is climate change a hot topic in Bulgaria? Liliana from Sofia discusses the Bulgarian public attitudes towards environmental issues.

Climate Warming: Knowledge not Transmitted in Romania?

“Fridays for future” have become part of students’ weekly routine in some Western European countries. Collins Dictionary even crowned “climate strike” word of the year 2019. In South-Eastern Europe, however, this trend d... (more)

Climate Warming? “Greece is Already Used to High Temperatures”

“Fridays for future” have become part of students’ weekly routine in some Western European countries. Collins Dictionary even crowned “climate strike” word of the year 2019. In South-Eastern Europe, however, this trend d... (more)

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Polish Populism Plague

The Polish law students Witold Janas and Marek Kaczmarczyk sum up what happened with the Polish judiciary system since 2015 and give their view on actors and incidents in this drama.

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If the Crisis or War Comes: Swedish Defense in the New Millennium

Recent years have seen a rise in the number of nations across the world undergoing rearmament. Military strength has become more important again in International Relations. In pursuit of this trend, and incited by increa... (more)

Of Dogs, Virtual Discos and Civic Engagement. Young Europeans in Times of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus is everywhere: in the news, on social media, our personal communication and even in our thoughts. High numbers of infected and dead people on the news frighten many of us as much as the lockdown impacts o... (more)

#callBelarus: “Goodbye Minsk. I Don’t Need a Return Ticket!”

The last one turns the lights off. Brain drain, the exodus of the young affects many countries all over Europe: Economic reasons and future perspectives are the main reasons for this widespread phenomenon of emigration. ... (more)

Voting4Europe: Will the Superhero of Democracy Return?

Jonas from Denmark is excited to  go to the ballot boxes for the first time and shares his thoughts on the election campaign and young voters in Denmark.

Voting4Europe: No One Left to Believe It? Serbia Between EU-Euphoria and Disillusionment

“EU report on Serbia likely after European election” – these headlines turned the spotlight once again to the debate of Serbia’s access to the EU. Divided between Europe where it belongs to geographical... (more)

A Spanish Surprise? How the Right-Wing Vox Catches the Youth

Miguel from Andalusia, Spain, looks at the reasons for the rise of the extrem right-wing party Vox and reactions to last year's unexpected victory – bearing in mind that European elections are just around the corner.

Voting4Europe: “I feel more European than German”

What current and future challenges is the European Parliament facing? And how did the elected body develop in the first place? Gregor spoke with Mechthild Roos, who is doing research on exactly these questions.

Voting4Europe: This Time I’m Voting for a European Slovakia!

With the unexpected victory of Zuzana Čaputová in presidential elections Slovakia got into the focus of European public. Even so the success of the environmental lawyer is considerd as sign against politival apathy, vote... (more)

Abortion in Ireland: The Upcoming Referendum

Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? This divisive question concerning women’s reproductive rights is taking centre-stage in Europe: In March 2018, ten thousands took to the streets in Poland protesting against the toughening of the ... (more)

Catalonia: Outbreak of Illegal Nationalism or Oppression of a Democratic Movement?

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, a... (more)