Germany, don’t worry!

Last Sunday, Italians were asked to the ballots in what are likely to have been the most crucial local elections in recent times, with major cities like Milan, Turin, and Rome electing their representatives. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi´s candidate Giuseppe Sala, a former successful CEO at EXPO 2015, won with a slight majority in Milan against his centre-right rival. More significantly, however, the Five Star Movement won in Turin with Chiara Appendino… Read More

2nd International Workshop – Athens

The end of the European civil society utopia? Economic, cultural and political surveys in Athens Our first international workshop on Europe and its crisis in Oviedo (Spain) in 2015 is now followed up by an economic, cultural and political meeting in the capital of Greece. We invite citizens, students and representatives from the civil society, local initiatives, start-ups and other entrepreneurs to join our discussion on contemporary challenges of being European. What… Read More

Defending the European Project

Europe is witnessing one of the most difficult phases of its history.  Euroscepticism and nationalism have fused into an explosive mixture that has not only increased intolerance and racism against immigrants, but has also drawn into question the entire European project. The growing lack of human and social solidarity is a reminder of the need to reconstruct the European project in its most authentic and original form. «Any society that is not… Read More

1st International Workshop – Oviedo

After the Crisis? Social, Economic and Political Tendencies in Europe and its Regions What are the new challenges posed by inequalities and corruption and how can be palliated? Which kind of economic policies do we need? Is the whole capitalist system into question? What is the role of civil society in the new contexts? Which Europe do we want or expect and what are the dilemmas concerning nationality, sovereignty and collective identity?… Read More

Wake Up Europe!

Germany and Italy together for Europe RUB-European Dialogues – Germany and Italy together for Europe is an initiative promoted by the Wakeup Europe Foundation and the research group of the University of Bochum RUB-Europadialog. We are early career scholars from all around Europe who strive for European integration by promoting transnational projects on the topic “Europe as crisis and discourse: ideas check – venture practice – take responsibility”. In particular, the aim… Read More

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