Newsletter February 2017

Upcoming Events

Mar 13

On Prosperity without Growth and Paths to a Sustainable Society


Mar 20

Moving Forward with Europe!

The liberal democracy crisis and the future of the EU
Berlin Livestream  

Apr 01 – Apr 03

Democracy Camp 2017

A Training Summit for European Immigrant & Minority Leaders  

May 22 – May 23

Current Populism in Europe and the Role of the Media


European Union

Joint Programming – the Long Path towards Better European Development Funding Cooperation

Feb 02, 2017 by Arne Langlet

EU Joint Programming aims at closer cooperation in development policies and European donor countries. The decentralised and flexible approach is showing initial signs of success.

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"A Coalition is not a Love Match" - Interview with Ralf Fücks

Jan 24, 2017 by Krisztian Simon

Are the German Greens compatible with Angela Merkel? How can we explain the success of the xenophobic ‘Alternative for Germany’ (AfD) party? And what awaits Europe in the year 2017? An interview with Ralf Fücks.

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Gender Sensitive Trade? A Feminist Perspective on the EU – Mercosur Free Trade Negotiations

Feb 22, 2017 by Lea Kress

EU trade policy mostly neglected integrating a gender perspective. Introducing complementary policies and binding implementation mechanisms could mitigate negative effects. 

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Our blogs

We are proud to present the 2017 version of our Reconnecting Europe blog! For the 2017 version we welcome aboard:

  • Jelena von Helldorff, Senior Policy Advisor at CEIPA (Centre for European and International Policy Action), Brussels: migration/refugee crisis

  • Dr Kirsty Hughes, Senior Fellow, Friends of Europe and visiting fellow, Constitutional Change Centre, University of Edinburgh: Brexit

  • Dr Péter Krekó, senior associate at Political Capital Institute, think-tank, Budapest: populism

  • Dr Eleni Panagiotarea, Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens: eurozone

  • Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst EPC (European Policy Centre), Brussels: EU-Turkey relations

  • Dr Łukasz Pawłowski, managing editor and regular contributor at Kultura Liberalna, Warsaw: transatlantic relations

  • and others

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hbs Office of the Month

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a global network of more than 30 offices worldwide. Once a month, we will present you in this section one of our offices and its work.

Our Southeast Asia Regional Office operates in Bangkok/ Thailand since 2000 and is work inter alia on the effects of transboundary labor migration, consequences of investments flows and infrastructure projects for the living conditions of rural and indigenous communities as well as changing spaces for civil society in Southeast Asia. .

Check out the latest article of the office, in which Janice Lee makes inquiries into the palm oil industry & junk food and asks if we are junking the forest for poor nutrition?

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