Socio-Economic Rights and the European Dream

My name is Sebastiano I’m a 24 years old student in Macroeconomics and co-founder of TRAM:E (Theory, Reflection, Action, Movement: Europe). Born Italian, raised Belgian, French, German. Migrant by nature. Boundaries, borders… not my thing. Polyglot. British philosopher Isaiah Berlin once said, during a famous lecture delivered before the University of Oxford in 1958: “’Freedom […]

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EU Elections: Anything New?

My name is Daniel and I am 26-year old European Studies master student from Hanover, Germany. I consider myself as pro-European but EU-critical. As the upcoming elections to the European Parliament are the focal point of current political discussions I’d like to share some of my thoughts about them with you. Nowadays it is hard […]

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This Time, It Has to Be Different!

My name is Stephanie. I am 24 years old and study European Studies in Frankfurt/Oder. A small town in Western Germany. 30 000 inhabitants. A town like many others in this country. Shortly before Easter, holiday season: nothing is disturbing the quiet idyll of this small town. Along the roads politicians on posters send Happy […]

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Is it Really Different this Time?

My name is Julian. I am a 29-year old political analyst based in Berlin working for an independent, non-profit think tank. This time, it’s different. This is the official slogan of this year’s European elections. The innovations of the Lisbon Treaty that will come into effect this year for the very first time offer tools […]

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