Nous avons commencé cette année universitaire en apprenant avec effroi les attentats d’Ankara le 10 octobre 2015. 102 morts, des centaines de blessés. Tout ça au cours d’une manifestation joyeuse organisée par les syndicats de travailleurs et le parti progressiste HDP. Nous n’étions pas prêts pour ça et en quelques mois, la Turquie a changé, … More La Turquie, laissée pour compte de l’Union
During the 1960s, when the United Kingdom begged and failed (twice) to secure admission to the EU’s forerunner, the talk on the continent was of a “credibility gap” underlying Britain’s applications. Desperation-fuelled, the UK was just looking for an economic boost, the cynics claimed. Britain did not really accept the core political values of the … More Brexit: It is time the In campaign got passionate
Numerous people saw the excellent attempt by some of our colleagues advocating against “Brexit” in a video encouraging British voters to vote for “Remain a member of the European Union” in the referendum of 23rd June. The effort was admittedly touching, the reactions positive, everyone congratulated the participants for the outstanding scenario and performance. Nevertheless, … More Was the “Letter to UK” really delivered?
At the time when I’m writing this article I’ve just completed a visit to our College’s Polish campus. A nice dinner in Natolin is always a good idea, especially in the good company of fellow students. Without much effort the topic of conversation turned to Brexit and its possible consequences for the future. Since … More So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye?
The College of Europe this year has borne witness to a few divisive arguments on the issue of gender equality. These discussions have ranged from the gender pay gap to the implicit gendered biases and stereotypes that we internalise unconsciously. SAGE (Student Association for Gender Equality) held events discussing the gendered implications of EU policy … More Gender Equality – The Hidden Side of EU Policy-making
If your ambition in the future is to be “patron de promotion” at the College of Europe, you have to be an outstanding European. You also have to be dead. But it helps significantly if you’re also male, white and from an ‘old’ Member State. The College has been naming each promotion after outstanding … More What is 93% male, 99.3% white and 90% Western?*