FABLE spaces for empowering youth – Developments and future activities

Last week, we had the FABLE partnership meeting in Budapest. During the meeting, we evaluated the outcomes and experiences of the project so far and spent some quality time together reflecting on the socio-ecological and political implications related to the topic of fashion. FABLE aims to connect discussions on sustainability with creativity, particularly in the fashion industry, to create…

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Eliana One Woman Band live at “My Amulet” exhibition

Eliana Nikolopoulou, the person behind Eliana One Woman Band, will appear at the exhibition “My Amulet” for a blues-folk concert. With the raw sound of the Blues and her political lyrics, she will bring together the american Wild West with today’s dystopias and will sing for wanderings, doubt and resistance. Wednesday 19/7, at 19:00 | Shedia Home, Kolokotroni 56…

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Belgrade: Conflict of two (and a half) worlds

When strolling the streets of Belgrade, it is impossible to avoid reflection about the absurdity of war and the different paths this part of Europe could have taken. Romanticising the past comes instinctively. On the one hand because the same nationalist, patriarchal, divisive discourse, aesthetics and symbols are still used by the same shadowy elites that have ruled the…

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Our Eye on the EU | June 2023

Filling the Gaps – is the EU really trying? Youth rights: towards EU rules to ban unpaid internships On 14 June the European Parliament plenary adopted a report calling on the European Commission to propose a directive on Quality Traineeships. MEPs, in particular, want minimum quality standards for traineeships in EU states, with rules on the duration, remuneration, and…

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Super FEM – Doing Different Things Differently

Capacity Building for Youth Workers and Project Managers 30 May – 4 June 2023 (in Balestrand, Norway) Youth Workers and Project Managers working on youth projects from Inter Alia, POKAZ, IRM, Art Fusion and Creative Connections gathered in Balestrand, Norway, to officially kick the “Super FEM” project off and to work on the skills, abilities and processes necessary for…

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Super FEM – Foster, Empower, Mobilise

Project Duration January 2023 – December 2024 Summary “Super FEM” is a 24 months project that promotes equal treatment of all genders by exploring innovative and intersectional learning approaches to achieve personal and collective empowerment, skills development and social integration of the beneficiaries. Target Groups Primary: Young femininities carrying intersecting identities that undermine their representation, visibility and free expression…

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by Martina Tresca* During the annual State of the European Union speech in September 2022, the President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen announced the Commission’s proposal to make 2023 the European Year of Skills. As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine accentuated labour mismatches and high unemployment rates inside the Union, this thematic…

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Reflecting on policy proposals for Degrowth: feasibility and transformations – Op-Ed*

By Amerissa Giannouli** Almost 7 years have passed since I wrote my first article on Degrowth. Back then, I could not have imagined how popular Degrowth would become. I remember searching for videos on YouTube and media articles about Degrowth, and there were only a few. Nowadays, there are promising developments that indicate Degrowth is gaining political momentum (e.g. Professor Jason…

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Up to 600 people drown off Pylos, Greece – only days after EU leaders agreed to further erode the right to asylum

Open letter by over 180 human rights organizations and initiatives together with Tima Kurdi, aunt of Alan Kurdi. Today on World Refugee Day, we jointly demand full and independent investigations into the events, clear consequences for those responsible, an end to the systematic pushback practices at the European borders, and justice for the victims. 10 years after the two…

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