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Responsible for the contents on this website:

Klaus Linsenmeier, director
European Union

Rue d’Arlon 15
B-1050 Brussels

Phone: + 32 2 743 41 00
Fax: + 32 2 743 41 09


Website and Social Media Editor

Alast Najafi
Tel. +32 2 743 41 14


Privacy and Data Security

The Heinrich Böll Foundation affirms its adherence to privacy and data security as regulated by German law (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). Personal data will not be collected, stored, processed, or passed on to third parties, unless prior consent has been given. Anonymised user statistics are being gathered with software licensed according to German privacy and data security law with Piwik.


Despite ongoing editorial control, we don’t accept liability for the accuracy, completeness, or actuality of website contents. Articles authored by external contributors and thus designated do not reflect the opinions of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

This website provides links to external sites. The sole responsibility for external, linked contents is with the operators of the respective sites. Unless there is concrete evidence to the contrary, we do not monitor external links for illegal activities.
If made aware of illegal activity, we will immediately proceed to remove the link in question from our website.


Comment Rules
The blog “Young Voices of Europe” should be equally available to all interested users for discussion and exchange. Different opinions and points of view are therefore bound to convene. In order to ensure this accessibility, several rules apply.

Use of the comment function
Each user is afforded the possibility to voice his or her opinion and to ask questions so that the discussion continues by commenting on texts published on the blog. The author of each comment is responsible for the content of his or her comment. General laws and provisions always apply.

When users post a comment in a blog, the related editors receive an email and typically activate the post as quickly as possible. This activation process might be slightly delayed on weekends. The email address of the person posting the comment will only be saved in relation to the comment and will not be published on the website.

Not permitted:

  • inhuman, racist, pornographic, offensive or discriminatory content or content that violates moral principles
  • content that incites hate or promotes propaganda for an anti-constitutional organization, including defamatory or slanderous content or content that may be detrimental to a business
  • spam, chain letters or other content of a promotional nature
  • the publication of personal data including names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc…
  • the publication of private e-mails or messages without consent from the sender
  • the publication of copyright protected works (texts, images, moving images, music) without explicit consent from the copyright holder
  • the use of damaging software

These rules also apply to the use of usernames.