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Visionary, prudent, and successful

Albrecht Sonntag |

On 22 January 2023, France and Germany celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, rightly praised as a milestone in Europe’s post-war history. But the Treaty only institutionalised on governmental level a process towards reconciliation that civil society had already initiated without waiting for politics. This is the third post of a series of […]

Living with the graveyard

Albrecht Sonntag |

On 22 January 2023, France and Germany celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, rightly praised as a milestone in Europe’s post-war history. But the Treaty only institutionalised on governmental level a process towards reconciliation that civil society had already initiated without waiting for politics. This is the second post of a series of […]

How did you do it?

Albrecht Sonntag |

On 22 January 2023, France and Germany celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, rightly praised as a milestone in Europe’s post-war history. But the Treaty only institutionalised on governmental level a process towards reconciliation that civil society had already initiated without waiting for politics. This is the first post of a series of […]

Why We Need to Understand How EU Governments Communicate About Borders

JCMS |

In March 2020 EU governments unilaterally began closing state borders in an ad hoc reaction to the rapid spreading of SARS-CoV-2. Within a few days, one after the other announced that border crossings would be suspended until further notice. These executive decisions gave us pause: democratic governments are required to communicate and justify their decisions to maintain legitimacy.

A Fieldwork Trip to Geneva

Cecilia Manzotti |

Cecilia Manzotti was awarded a UACES Microgrant. It enabled her to travel to Geneva to interview the Head of the Legal Services for asylum-seekers at Caritas and to collect precious information and resources for her research.

Denmark’s Golden Anniversary

eu!radio |

For our weekly “Ideas on Europe” editorial by UACES, the University Association for European Studies, we welcome Dr Helene Dyrhauge, from Roskilde University, in Denmark.

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