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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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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Interview – Daring New Spaces – Summit on the European Public Sphere

10.12.2020 How will the EU Council Presidency continue to work on a European public sphere, as Portugal takes over from Germany? Michael Roth, State Minister for Europe from Germany, and Tiago Antunes, Secretary of State Assistant to the Portugese Prime-Minister were interviewed on this and other European matters. Watch the...

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Desktop diplomacy: Training for European Diplomats

19.09.2020 60 European diplomats gathered for the first module of the 21st European Diplomatic Programme. On September 17-18, 2020, FRI fellows and Global Diplomacy Lab members Amarachi A. Igboegwu and Stefan Cibian, together with Marina Rduyak, held a training session on Transformative leadership for successful crisis management and effective multilateralism...

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences on European Union’s initiatives for youth

14.08.2020 After months of lockdown and strict measures imposed by the governments to control the spread of the new coronavirus, the European Union (EU) is now facing difficulties in “getting back on track” when it comes to youth initiatives like the Erasmus+ program and the European Solidarity Corps. Author: Alexandra...

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