Europe’s 2020 Migration Pact: an analysis

By: Katya The European Commission published a new Migration Pact on 23rd September 2020 in the attempt to right previous wrongs and balance the ever changing situation. Migrant journeys span a diverse range of factors; security, socio-economic, environmental, political. For hundreds of thousands each year, reaching Europe is the goal and for many, gaining asylum, the […]

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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SCHOOLS IN EUROPE

By: Sara Mariani The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of today’s society, bringing to the fore the weaknesses of what were thought to be the strong points of institutions, such as education. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the near-total closures of schools, universities and colleges. Teaching has turned […]

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3 REASONS WHY WE ARE NOT EQUAL IN THE FACE OF THE COVID19 THREAT

Are we equal in the face of the Covid19 threat? There are three categories of people more exposed to risks. Let’s see which one. By: Sara Mariani Covid 19 has been coming into our lives for about two months now.  Quietly, in small steps, it approached and began to carve its place in the minds […]

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“I AM MUCH MORE THAN THIS”

STORIES OF MIGRANT WOMEN. By: Sara Mariani. Gender issues and equal opportunities for men and women are an integral part of the topic of migration, which involves 214 million migrants worldwide, half of whom are women. (1) Migration is “a mighty but silent river…an expanding revolution of movement and empowerment, but one that remains largely […]

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WHY INTERCULTURALISM IS NECESSARY IN A MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT?

An overview of the Bewogen Festival in Brussels By Sara Mariani. Multiculturalism is what I perceive when I walk through the streets of Brussels, when I sit on its metro and see books in the hands of people of all languages: English, French, Flemish, German. In Belgium, Brussels-Capital is the region where, in proportion to […]

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HOW TO FACE DISCRIMINATION IN ITS MULTIPLE FORMS?

Overcoming the margins: intersectionality. By Elena Alban. Even if in advanced and developed countries, the judiciary system has developed consistently during the history and many results have been reached in the recognition of human rights toward all humankind, in the practice people still face many obstacles in having their rights granted. In the article “Mapping […]

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THE BREXIT: NEW CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUNG GENERATIONS.

But who will be more affected? By Elena Alban. On the 23rd June 2016, an event marked the history of the United Kingdom and the European Union. «Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?>> was the question that could change the future of Europe. And it […]

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IMMIGRATION AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION.

The refugee status: a distinctive factor that must be understood as such. By Elena Alban. “Financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered in a responsible and sustainable way.” World Bank definition. Financial […]

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WHAT DOES IT LAY BEHIND THE THIN VEIL OF OUR FREE AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY?

If at the end you feel good for nothing, freedom is just another word. By Elena Alban. “It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism” Fredric Jameson This is a strong statement that, unfortunately, hides some truth. Mark Fisher, a famous English cultural theorist, used this expression several […]

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DEMOCRACY: CAN IT STILL BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED?

The opening of a new scenario: the first European Union rule of law crisis. By Elena Alban. The Article 2 of the European Union Treaty states: “The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons […]

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