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A thought-provoking approach to the biggest refugee crisis of our time

By | December 4th, 2017|Alexandra Pihet, Citizen Journalist - Poverty & Development|

Alexandra Pihet Migration experts from different countries met mid-November in Istanbul (Turkey) within the framework of the project "Ladder—Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising Awareness". The conference, titled "From Local to Global: Migration's Challenge with Civilization" indeed focused on the massive migrant influx due to the Syrian crisis. The event, hosted by [...]

Mind the ‘Gap’! A programme for gender participation in climate policies

By | November 29th, 2017|Chiara Soletti, Citizen Journalist - Tolerance & Inclusion|

Chiara Soletti At the Conferences of the Parties (COP) for negotiations on climate policy for just under a decade various interest groups - referred to as 'Constituencies' - have existed and operate within the sphere of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to promote policies and projects relevant to their values ​​and [...]

Social justice involves access to renewable energy

By | November 23rd, 2017|Chiara Soletti, Citizen Journalist - Climate & Energy|

Chiara Soletti During sessions of the Conferences of the Parties the UNFCCC organises meetings dedicated to the most urgent climate issues. Yesterday a Gender Day was held at the COP23 Conference, a day dedicated to gender rights and the various adversities that women and men have to contend with in relation to climate change. On this [...]

Reproductive health as a form of resilience to climate change

By | November 17th, 2017|Chiara Soletti, Citizen Journalist - Poverty & Development|

Chiara Soletti The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published the first Report on the relationship between human rights and climate change at Geneva in March 2009. This was indeed an important moment for the international community because the social, cultural and economic consequences of the phenomenon were formally recognized. Climate change exacerbates the state of discrimination [...]

“Where are the Romas?”

By | November 7th, 2017|Citizen Journalist - Tolerance & Inclusion, Maria-Daniela Maris|

Maria-Daniela Maris Participation Day Budapest (2017): Empowering Roma through participation. Let us stop looking up to best practices models for a moment. Talking about the integration of the Roma community in Europe and the many challenges that are faced during this process acknowledging and learning from failure may bring a better perspective to the situation. [...]

4th Participation Day & 6th EUSDR Forum 2017 – “A secure, connected and prospering Danube Region”

By | November 7th, 2017|Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation, Dorothea Iordanova|

Dorothea Iordanova To be part of the 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) on 18-19 October 2017, as well as the 4th Participation day (PD) on 17 October in Budapest were a great and fruitful experience. For anyone new to the topic I will introduce the Strategy and then focus on [...]

Should the Participation participate?

By | November 7th, 2017|Anna Chepizhko, Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation|

Anna Chepizhko The Danube Participation Day, that took place on 17-18th October in Budapest (Hungary), is the unique networking and experience exchanging platform, that already for the fourth time was organized by the civil society actors from Danube Region. NGOs from diverse social spheres, politician of different levels, educational centers, students and other engaged actors are brought [...]

Experiencing Danube Participation Day in Budapest

By | November 3rd, 2017|Ádám Zágoni-Bogsch, Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation|

Ádám Zágoni-Bogsch The 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and the 4th  Danube Participation Day Workshops offered a great opportunity to all participants to broaden their horizons regarding many topics from good governance to ideas of improving the situation of the roma minority. Furthermore, it made possible to meet dozens of representatives [...]

4th Danube Participation Day: Science meets Participation, Innovation and Sustainability

By | November 2nd, 2017|Citizen Journalist - Climate & Energy, Margaryta Udovychenko|

Margaryta Udovychenko Arriving to Participation Day I did not know exactly what to expect. It was my first time attending this event and surely not the last one. I was excited and highly motivated to absorb as much as I can. Many topics have been discussed during the day – we’ve got much scientific [...]

4th Participation Day, Budapest 2017

By | November 2nd, 2017|Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation, Iryna Gumenchuk|

Iryna Gumenchuk The 4th Participation Day (PD) within the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) was held on 17-18th October in Budapest under the headline “Science meets Participation”. The main goal of the Participation Days is to bring together civil society actors, local, regional, national state representatives and other stakeholders from the European institutions in [...]