The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union thanks all young bloggers who participated in the 2014 version of the blog ‘Young Voices of Europe’. We proudly present the cast for the new edition:
Miriam Folashade Ajayi (1989) was born in Germany, studies Social Science in Berlin and is an activist.
Juliette Alibert (1992) is from Bordeaux (France) and is a master student in Political Sciences.
Théo Aphecetche (1994) is from France, studies European Affairs at Sciences Po Bordeaux and is vice-president of EUROFEEL
James Bartholomeusz (1992) is from the United Kingdom and is a policy officer at the Project for Democratic Union.
Zsófia Deák (1986) is from Budapest and is programme assistant and coordinator of Hungarian activities at the Prague office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
Jekatyerina (Katya) Dunajeva (1985) is a Russian-Hungarian, who received her PhD from the University of Oregon in Political Science and is a faculty member at Eotvos Lorand University’s School of English and American Studies in Budapest, Hungary, as well as an independent researcher and political analyst.
Antonis Galanopoulos (1989) is from Greece and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Political Theory and Philosophy.
Hoang Tran Hieu Hanh (1990) was born in Germany and studies International Relations in Berlin.
Maria Koutelidaki (1992) is from Greece and works as a trainee lawyer at a law office in Athens.
Bénédicte Laumond (1988) is French and is a PhD Candidate in Political Science working on the state responses to the radical right in Europe.
Daniel Lüchow (1988) is from Germany and graduated in European Studies from the University of Hanover. He currently works for a Green member of the Lower Saxony State Parliament.
Kate Samuels (1990) is based in Scotland and is the International Officer for the ‘Scottish Young Greens’.
Paul Stocker(1989)is from the UK and is currently completing a PhD in History, researching the British far-right.
Nikolett Suha (1985) is Hungarian and is a human and minority rights professional.
And as guests:
Andreas Dafnos (1987) is from Greece and is a PhD student in the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield. He also holds a double Master’s Degree from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and the United Nations University in Public Policy and Human Development. His main publications are: ‘Narratives as a Means of Countering the Radical Right; Looking into the Trojan T-shirt Project’ and ‘Lone Wolf Terrorism as Category: Learning from the Breivik Case’ published by the Journal EXIT Deutschland. His academic interests cover the fields of radicalisation, extremism and violence and migration. Andreas who has already contributed to the 2015 blog Reshaping Europe is a guest on this blog.
Tomáš Nociar (1985) is from Slovakia and is a PhD. student at the Department of Political Science at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. His research interest includes far right ideology and populism in Central Europe. Tomáš is a guest on this blog.
Lukas Spielberger (1993) was born in Mainz, Germany and is a student of European Public Administration at the University of Twente (Netherlands). Lukas who was involved in the Capacity Building on Right-Wing Populism and Extremism as an intern in the European Policy Programme of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union is a guest on this blog.
Patrick Wielowiejski, M.A., born to a German mother and a Polish father in 1989, studied Cultural Studies, Gender Studies and Linguistics in London, Berlin and Oslo. He is currently a PhD candidate at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. His research interests include gender and queer studies, neo-nationalism and anthropology of policy. Patrick is a guest on this blog.