Month April 2016

SDG16 as a foundation for the other 16 Goals

Secretary Sietse Blom writes about a meeting at The Hague Insitute for Global Justice on implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16 of the United Nations. The European External Action Service (EEAS) acquired firsthand accounts on how civil society implements this Global Goal… Continue Reading →

‘Better together?’: Why the EU should understand ‘Brexit’ as a virtue, not a vice

By Johannes Tropper, EST Ambassador to Austria.  Prime Minister of the UK and head of the Conservative Party David Cameron promised the British electorate to hold a referendum on British membership in the EU. Months of negotiations concluded with a… Continue Reading →

Black full beard and Kalashnikov? The portrayal of Islam in two German TV-Satire shows after the Charlie Hebdo Shooting

Lena Vogel received her Bachelor of Arts from the Department of Communication at the University of Münster, Germany. The 7th of January 2015 – the date of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris – showed once again the difficult relationship… Continue Reading →

The European Union: a Powerful Influencer or an Over-Ambitious Meddler?

By Sietse Blom, Secretary of the EST Think Tank. Sietse is following an internship at Cordaid in The Hague this year, after graduating with a BA in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. After the collapse of the communist bloc… Continue Reading →

EST in Brussels: speaking at Maastricht University Campus

Saturday 16 April Student Forum Maastricht hosted a meeting of partners in Brussels. The European Student Thinktank was represented by Kate Perdikis and Sietse Blom. At the Maastricht University Campus various young initiatives were offered the opportunity to speak on… Continue Reading →

Enlightenment 2.0

By Fabian Fechner, from Politix EU Politics, and especially democracy, in Europe have changed. In the old days social cleavages, ideologies, and parties were diametrically opposed. Today we see a more homogenous, seemingly conflict-free political establishment facing distrustful citizens. Years… Continue Reading →

Partnering up with The Sunday Sentinel!

The Sunday Sentinel is a website founded in 2015 that addresses issues of political injustice faced by the youth in indigenous and marginalised communities found in emerging economies, specifically BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and MINT (Mexico, Indonesia,… Continue Reading →

Mobility, education and new media: the European youth at the centre of the stage

By Riccardo Venturi from 1989 Generation Initiative, as part of the Pitching Europe series published with Campus Europe. True “Euro-Enthusiasts” always think optimistically about the possible reforms that could re-shape the European Union, reversing what is probably its biggest crisis… Continue Reading →

Panama Papers: What is next from here?

By Jason Deegan, President of Anti-Corruption International and Ambassador to the EST Think Tank. So here we are, day 3 of the Panama Papers scandal and its already got its own hashtag, (or a number of them) potentially brought down… Continue Reading →

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