May a hard Brexit clear the air after all?

Since the United Kingdom in 2016 voted not to remain in the European Union, Britain and the rest of Europe seem to move further apart, especially with a no-deal Brexit. Though we may learn more about each other during the transition period. I spoke to our sister-think tank in the UK about topics that are crucial in the eyes of young foreign policy experts.

An Interview with AK Glück and Agora

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Ist Deutschland bereit für vier weitere Jahre Trump?

Alle vier Jahre blickt die Welt gespannt auf die Wahlen eines Landes. So auch dieses Jahr, wenn in den USA wieder knapp 240 Millionen Wahlberechtigte zur Wahl des nächsten Präsidenten, des Repräsentantenhauses sowie 1/3 aller SenatorInnen aufgerufen sind. Ein Rückblick auf die US-Wahlnacht 2020 und ihre Bedeutung für die deutsche Außenpolitik.

Ein Beitrag von Esther Kern und Julius Kerkhoff

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Call for Participation – Online Residency for Data Experts and Artists

To strengthen social self-determination in the process of digitization and involve various perspectives in the reflection on and development of data-driven solutions and technical products, we initiate an #onlineresidency, in which 3-5 tandems of #dataexperts and #artists work together on questions concerning the handling of data in the EU.

Georgia’s youth is taking European association to another level

In this article, we highlight the role of Germany and #EU2020DE in the framework of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) with a focus on Georgia and our ongoing project #GEOYOUTH2020 – ‘Manifesto Engaging Youth in Politics in Georgia’, while discussing the role of funding for civil society cooperation to support democratisation processes in the region.

A Comment by AK Glück and Frauke Seebass

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O Captain! My Captain! – Navigating e-learning and its pitfalls

Remote working is hardly limited to paid labour or office work. Many people all over the globe spent their time working in education: in schools, universities, or vocational schools. Rising Covid-19 cases and consequential lockdowns in various countries forced educational institutions to adapt to a new way of management and teaching at an unprecedented scale. Often with varying degrees of success.

A Comment by Christoph M. Abels and Nicole Stein 

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21 OCT | #GEOYOUTH2020 Presentation and Discussion on Youth Participation in Politics

On 21 October, the team of #GEOYOUTH2020 invited experts and representatives of youth organisations to join our presentation of the Youth Manifesto which had been presented to party representatives in Tbilisi already in September. With the elections in Georgia less than two weeks away, speculations of future coalitions and consequences for the country’s youth were chief among the discussions in the Berlin Federal Centre for Political Education (LpB) and online.

Political apathy in Georgia: Why don’t young people vote?

As the 2020 Parliamentary Elections approach, low electoral and political participation among young people remains an issue. Topics of interest to young people are rarely addressed – either in party rhetoric, or at the level of governing. Additionally, young people, whose votes could influence the elections results, often do not participate in the electoral process – what is the reason for their low electoral participation?

A Comment by Nino Samkharadze

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