Sven Spengemann : « Often, the willingness of refugees to integrate is underestimated »

BORN IN GERMANY, SVEN SPENGEMANN WAS ELECTED LAST OCTOBER MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN PARLIAMENT FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY IN THE CONSTITUENCY OF MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, WHERE HE MOVED IN HIS MID-TEENS. INTERVIEW OF A COLLEGE ALUMNUS WHO ALSO SERVED IN THE UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN IRAQ FOR SEVEN YEARS. When he came to the College … More Sven Spengemann : « Often, the willingness of refugees to integrate is underestimated »

Seeking +, not war

Erasmus+ is an important instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds, especially newly arrived migrants, in response to critical events affecting European countries.” (Page 7, 2016 Programme Guide)   The yearly Erasmus+ Programme Guide was published late October last year. The grand majority of us are likely to be familiar with this … More Seeking +, not war

Valentine’s day, what’s all the fuzz about?

Having felt like dying from anxiety about asking your crush out for Valentine’s, you probably never asked yourself why this particular day was causing you so much stress? Why the 14th, why Valentine’s and why flowers and all this stuff?   The origins are shrouded in mystery but go back to the late 3rd century … More Valentine’s day, what’s all the fuzz about?

Dangereuses tensions dans le golfe Persique

Face à une république Islamique d’Iran qui, suite à la levée des sanctions occidentales, est la puissance montante de la région, l’Arabie Saoudite apparait isolée et fait cavalier seul. De manière assez inhabituelle, la dynastie des Al-Saoud prend des risques dans sa confrontation avec Téhéran alors que le pays est confronté à plusieurs défis majeurs, … More Dangereuses tensions dans le golfe Persique

Exclure l’humanisme de Schengen ?

Cette histoire commence en séminaire de régulation des services du département de droit. En apparence, rien à voir avec les réfugiés. Et puis à un moment, le professeur cherche à donner un exemple sur les services sociaux, et évoque alors une excursion qu’il a conduite sur l’île de Samos dans le cadre de l’Université Démocrite … More Exclure l’humanisme de Schengen ?

Another kind of love? Slovakia’s ongoing commitment to the LGBT community

Almost one year ago, on 7 February 2015, there took place a controversial referendum on “the protection of traditional family“ in Slovakia. It was initiated by the conservative Alliance for Family with massive support from the Slovak Catholic Church and some political parties. Slovak voters were asked to express their opinion on three referendum questions. The … More Another kind of love? Slovakia’s ongoing commitment to the LGBT community

Ukrainian dream vis-à-vis European Union

Who could find more idealistic approach towards the European Union than the one we saw during the Euromaidan in Ukraine? The events of 2013-2014 in Kyiv have proven true aspiration of Ukrainian citizens to share European values and to stand for a rapprochement with the European Union. Since then, slogans and manifestos from the street … More Ukrainian dream vis-à-vis European Union