Quo Vadis Civil Society in Europe’s Neighbourhoods?

25.05.2021 Our colleague Stefan Cibian authored a chapter entitled “The SDGs and Cities from the Black Sea Region: Exploring Macro-challenges Limiting a More Sustained Engagement.” The chapter is a part of the report “Quo Vadis Civil Society in Europe’s Neighbourhoods?” edited by Nadiia Bureiko and Dimitrios Triantaphyllou and explores macro-challenges...

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Effects of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – article

25.03.2021 “Global crises caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, since early 2020, can compromise the world commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Authors: Kalterina Shulla · Bernd‑Friedrich Voigt · Stefan Cibian · Giuseppe Scandone · Edna Martinez · Filip Nelkovski · Pourya Salehi The article discusses critical aspects...

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Effects of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – article

18.03.2021 Our colleague Stefan Cibian, co-authored an article on COVID-19 impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  “Global crises caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, since early 2020, can compromise the world commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” The article discusses critical aspects of the global pandemic for...

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Migration, media, and the pandemic

09.03.2021 In her article, Migrations, media, and the pandemic, Majlinda Aliu from Ekonomiks focuses on how the media impacted the perception of the pandemic and its influence on migration and migration policies. The article is published by  Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropea. In Majlinda’s words “In recent years, migrations have...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on asylum and migration in Europe

05.02.2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact across most aspects of EU asylum and migration policies. Among others, it has impacted remittances from Europe, seasonal workers, access to asylum and resettlement, and highlighted the disproportionate barriers migrants face in accessing healthcare and basic rights. Author: Olivia Sundberg Diez...

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Transformative leadership for successful crisis management and effective multilateralism – Workshop

“Together for Europe’s Recovery” – is not only the motto of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union but also the overall motto of the first module of the 21st European Diplomatic Programme 2020/21, a training programme organised annually by the European External Action Service and the European...

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Book Launch – The Demographic Dividend and the Power of Youth

27.01.2021 Edited by Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) Members Eirliani Abdul Rahman, Elsa Marie D’Silva and Sonja Peteranderl, and including essays by several other GDL members, including Elizabeth Maloba, FRI Associate Fellow and Stefan Cibian, Ph.D, FRI Research Fellow. The compendium puts forward good practices of how governments can effectively manage...

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Presentation of Effendi Villa, Mineralito & @HomeinFagaras

19.12.2020 On the 19th of December, we concluded the series of presentations as part of the project “Community spaces and their role during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.” Three community spaces presented the way they work in these pandemic times – Effendi Villa from Georgia, Mineralito from Mexico, and @HomeinFagaras...

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Presentation of StechlIn-Institut – The former Prussian mansion of Neuroofen

18.12.2020 The Stechlin-Institut is a resonance chamber for informed and enlightened people who are conscious of the political, social, and ecological transformations of society to come and for those who create artistically eco-sufficient and resilient environments. On the 18th of November 2020, Romy and Stef Richter, initiators of the Stechlin-Institut,...

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Daring New Spaces – Summit on the European Public Sphere

10.12.2020 FRI Executive Director Stefan Cibian took part together with over 100 participants at the Daring New Spaces Summit on the European public sphere on December 10, 2020. In keynotes and debates, and listening to pitches and poetry, the participants envisioned what Europe and its public sphere could and should...

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