Posts tagged European elections
Can the UK Solve Its Political Divide Over Coffee?

Can youth-led solutions solve political divisions in the United Kingdom? One youth-led charity is trying to make that a reality.

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Lobbying, for Citizens’ Sake

The Good Lobby—because citizens should lobby too.

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Change the Narrative: How a Swiss Group is Beating Right-Wing Populists

Operation Libero is winning key victories by using fun but hard-hitting messages to tackle fear and pessimism.

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The Thunderous Campaign of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg, 16, is a Swedish climate activist. In December 2018, her speech at the UN Climate Change Summit in Poland made international headlines after she criticized global leaders for their inaction.

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From Macho to Matriarchy: Spain’s New Feminist Wave

Spanish feminists have taken the country by storm, with organizations like Comisión 8M organizing patriarchy-crushing marches and strikes around the country.

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Dreaming About a “Woke” Slovenia

Slovenian rapper N’toko is known for his socially critical and often fierce lyrics in both English and Slovenian. He thinks getting to a better future requires radical change, not just do-goodism.

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The Editor Leading the Fight for Independent Journalism in Slovakia

Despite threats to press freedom in the country, Matúš Kostolný and his team of journalists choose to plough ahead.

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Fighting On All Fronts in Romania

How can the youth change Europe? 31-year old Romanian changemaker Florin Bădiță leads us through his journey.

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Vhils—Destroy. Create. Repeat.

The economist Joseph Schumpeter said that the product of creation is often the destruction of something that existed before. Portugal's Alexandre Farto has reinvented graffiti in this manner by blasting walls to create art.

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Abort Mission: Inside Poland’s Largest Anti-Abortion Lobby Group

For the generation of Polish women who grew up under Communism, the right to abortion is self-evident. But recent efforts to tighten abortion laws enjoy widespread support among the population—particularly the youth.

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Body Politics: These Women Organized the Largest Anti-Abortion Ban Protest Ever in Poland

Marta Lempart and Natalia Pancewicz helped organize a wave of protests that challenged the Polish government's strict abortion laws.

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Stateless in Europe: A Boy's Fight for the Right to Stay

Nine-year old Nemr Salim made headlines protesting his potential expulsion from the Netherlands. What really helped him remain in the Netherlands?

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From #ANGRY to #ACTIVIST

Acting as a bridge between youngsters and politics in the Netherlands, Dutch TV-presenter, producer, and author Tim Hofman isn't afraid of swearing if that's what it takes to get young people to vote.

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Malta’s Leftist Relief

In polarized Malta, a left-wing NGO acts as a voice of reason by campaigning around land-use issues.

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Speak Luxembourgish With Me

Liz Wenger, a Luxembourgish language instructor living in Canada, argues that linguistic fluency and integration go hand in hand—but the perks don’t stop there.

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Who’s Laughing Now? A Talk Show Host Goes Political

A Lithuanian journalist, author and talk show host uses comedy to critique the state of his country’s politics.

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A Blueprint for Democracy: Redesigning Public Space in Latvia

Can well-designed streets and public spaces bring communities together? Two Latvian architects are trying to promote that concept.

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Same-Sex Marriage Standoff in Milan

Homophobia is still a problem in Italy. Some LGBTQ organizations are trying to change that by challenging the right-wing nationalist movements in the country.

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Borders and What We Lose When We Forget the Land

Britain’s ongoing divorce from the European Union has once again made the Irish border a sticking point. But two musicians from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are collaborating to highlight the importance of the land and the people who share it.

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Taking Down Orbán: If You Can’t Beat 'em, Join 'em

András Fekete-Győr, 30, somehow managed to dismantle Viktor Orbán’s attempt to host the Olympics, then founded a political party in the aftermath. But is he ready to continue the fight against Orban?

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