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Why the ’youth’ don’t need a guarantee

Why the ’youth’ don't need a guarantee

Lena Jacobs

Lena Jacobs is an MA candidate in Public Policy with a focus on EU Public Policy. Prior to this, Lena worked as a communications officer for the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in the Republic of Ireland.

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Lena Jacobs The Youth Guarantee – along with the Youth Employment Initiative – are two of the most far-reaching and heavily funded EU schemes for employment – arguably of any active labour market policy. It is unsurprising that it has come in the wake of the financial crisis, where unemployment rose from 8.6 percent in […]

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Lobbying law in Croatia: haven’t we waited long enough?

Lobbying law in Croatia: haven’t we waited long enough?

Andrija Visic

Andrija is currently an MA candidate in Public Policy at the Central European University. Prior to his studies he had been working as the Head of Office of the Croatian Lobbyist Association in Zagreb, Croatia. His current work involves research on lobbying regulation in the EU member states.

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Andrija Visic Imagine yourself working in a state of legal uncertainty, not really knowing what you are allowed to do and what not. Have you? Good. Now remember that there is a regulation in place that protects you as worker (by defining your profession) giving you certain rights, as there is at least one for […]

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Wealth and Progress

Wealth and Progress

Wolfgang Klotz

Co-founder and Director of the Central and Eastern European Online Library; from 2009 to mid-2012, he was the Director of the Belgrade office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

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In 2011 the „Enquete-Commission Growth, Wealth, Quality of Life“ of the German Bundestag installed a special working-group. Its task was defined as the „Development of a holistic Indicator for Wealth and Progress“. Author: Wolfgang Klotz In the group report[1] published in early 2012 the „holistic“ ambition means that the growth of GNP, used till then […]

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European Space Policy: Time to wake up from hibernation?

European Space Policy: Time to wake up from hibernation?

Justina Vaikutyte

Justina is currently an MA candidate in Public Policy at the Central European University. Prior to her studies she had been working as a researcher in the Public Policy and Management Institute in Lithuania. She was responsible for EU-wide research and evaluation projects delegated by the European Commission, mainly in the area of education and training.

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The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission created an unprecedented moment of space exploration by putting a spacecraft on the comet’s surface for the first time in history. The Philae lander managed to accomplish the primary goal of its mission and then hibernated for an indefinite amount of time. So did the European space policy […]

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The Case for Governmental Regulation of Net Traffic (Part II)

Graham Patterson

Graham Patterson is currently finishing his second year of graduate school at the University of York in England, working towards a Master’s in Public Policy. Previously he spent five years working in the government and NGO sectors after receiveing his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His primary academic interests are intergovernmental fiscal transfers, partnerships between government and the private sector, and lately he has taken an active interest in mediation used for diplomacy. His hobbies are traveling, scuba diving and working in local/student government.
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Read part one here. As debate over the future of the internet rages, there are three things to consider for those who hope to achieve their preferential philosophical outcome; the current realities, the proposed options, and the political winds most likely to lead to their chosen result. The first part of this article addressed the […]

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It takes two to tango

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  . On 15th December, the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang shook hands with his Serbian counterpart opening a transit bridge that is to connect two, up to that point, divided sides of Belgrade. The bridge built by the joint effort of the Chinese and Serbian construction workers, engineers and architects, costs 226 million US […]

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Dan kada je student postao subjekt

Aida Džanović

Aida Džanović holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Sarajevo. The title ofher thesis is“European migration policy and the position of migrant workers from the Third world countries in the EU (case: BiH workers in Slovenia)”. Aida works as a researcher and a collaborator on many international and regional projects. She is an author of many research articles published in BiH and Serbia. Aida has organized and presented on many international conferences, took part in international seminars and summer schools. Focus of her research is the European migration policy from the viewpoint of the theory of biopolitics.
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Na Fakultetu političkih nauka u Sarajevu, jedna omanja grupa studenata ‘okuražila’ se da kroz program edukacije i obuke pokrene studentski časopis i web platformu. Program za cilj ima da studentima sarajevskog univerziteta obezbedi prostor gde studenti ‘mogu slobodno da pišu, i da imaju neki vid prakse’ (parafraziram jednog od organizatora ovog programa). Program se sastoji […]

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The Case for Governmental Regulation of Net Traffic (Part I)

Graham Patterson

Graham Patterson is currently finishing his second year of graduate school at the University of York in England, working towards a Master’s in Public Policy. Previously he spent five years working in the government and NGO sectors after receiveing his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His primary academic interests are intergovernmental fiscal transfers, partnerships between government and the private sector, and lately he has taken an active interest in mediation used for diplomacy. His hobbies are traveling, scuba diving and working in local/student government.
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Stepping onto the battlefield that rages over the issue of net neutrality, even as an observer, is enough to make your head spin. There is a vast amount of often contradictory information to process, with each faction that provides it chanting vigorously in defense of their own viewpoint. Soon you realize that each outcry sounds […]

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“In the second round we will take our country back”

Andrei Fărcaș

Andrei Fărcaș is a graduate student at the Central European University in Budapest. He was one of the organizers of the late 2014 protests in Romania.

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. The mandate of the Romanian president Traian Băsescu will end this December, so a first round of new presidential elections was scheduled for November 2nd. Shortly before the elections it was clear that there will be a second round, as none of the 14 candidates would have managed to obtain 50% of the votes. […]

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A Lesson in Civic Education

Nermina Mujagić

Ms Nermina Mujagić is a University Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo, where she teaches courses on the political science and communicology departments. She is an author of many books (Political de/re-socialization and media, Outside of politics, Politics as a spectacle, Silent speech of Bosnia…), monographs and articles. Her field of research are social and political conflicts, the culture of human rights, civic virtues, the media and the democratization of the public sphere.
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Minutes from the Youth Parliament Session – Bosnia and Herzegovina The Youth Parliament was organized thanks to the UNICEF BIH team. Several courageous women working at UNICEF have been organizing activities for years now only to promote the idea of children’s rights in our country, coping to find different ways for children’s problems to be […]

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