The Past, Present and Future of Live Music During the Pandemic
Oct16

The Past, Present and Future of Live Music During the Pandemic

Musical production has traditionally been marked by the seasons, both in terms of education and on stage. Every year, two different periods can be distinguished: between the months of September and June, when the school year and concert seasons take place, and the summer period, consisting of holidays and festivals. This year, as we all know, the situation that has generated the pandemic caused by Covid-19 has resulted in a series of changes in the live music scene. Will these changes alter our cultural habits forever?

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The marvels of Switzerland: The discovery of a hidden treasure
Oct13

The marvels of Switzerland: The discovery of a hidden treasure

Switzerland is a rather small state. Nevertheless, it offers numerous sights worth discovering. Today, we will introduce you to a marvelous treasure, located on the banks of the Rhine and well guarded by the local community.

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Cohesion policy and Covid-19: the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative
Oct03

Cohesion policy and Covid-19: the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative

The Cohesion policy is the EU’s strategy to promote an even development of all the European regions. Its main aim is therefore to strengthen economic and social cohesion and to reduce disparities among regions. In the 2014-2020 timeframe, the Cohesion policy (also called Regional policy) received circa 32,5% of the total EU budget.

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The revenge of flea markets and the “ugly”
Sep17

The revenge of flea markets and the “ugly”

Fashion globalisation or a worldwide opportunity to reinterpret fashion according to an ethnological and social taste?

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Cooking with Grandma: Chocolate salami
Sep03

Cooking with Grandma: Chocolate salami

In the following Meeting Halfway article we reveal the recipe for chocolate salami: with both Portuguese and Italian origins, it owes its name to its appearance, which is reminiscent of a cured meat but it is actually a cold dessert made of biscuits and chocolate. Very quick and easy to prepare, it only requires a few ingredients and is perfect for hot summer days since no cooking is required.

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The marvels of Switzerland: Schaffhausen and the Rhine Falls
Aug26

The marvels of Switzerland: Schaffhausen and the Rhine Falls

Switzerland is a rather small state. Nevertheless, it still offers numerous sights worth discovering. Meeting Halfway takes you on an imaginary journey of discovery to the Northeast of the country, which shares a border with Germany.

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FROM PERSON IN NEED TO HERO INDEED: WHEN MAYOTTE’S ASYLUM SEEKERS BECOME VERITABLE CHANGE MAKERS
Aug21

FROM PERSON IN NEED TO HERO INDEED: WHEN MAYOTTE’S ASYLUM SEEKERS BECOME VERITABLE CHANGE MAKERS

Between denied rights, discrimination and never-ending bureaucracy, daily life was already challenging for asylum seekers in Mayotte, France’s youngest overseas department located in the Indian Ocean. The government’s strict confinement rules during the Covid-19 pandemic have added to asylum seekers’ precarious situation. Two asylum seekers set themselves to help others and share their stories.

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Would you like a cup of coffee?
Jul20

Would you like a cup of coffee?

Everything you need to know about Italian coffee: the vast diversity of this beverage and its legendary history: about a battle of the religions and a Pope with a sweet tooth…

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Representation of municipal interests for a strong Europe
Jul06

Representation of municipal interests for a strong Europe

As I have already mentioned in one of my last contributions, I had the opportunity to spend three months abroad, more precisely in the Belgian capital, as part of the practical phase of my Public Management studies. In the previous reports, I took a closer look at the city of Brussels and all its sights. Now, I would like to introduce you to my internship position, and give you an insight into my activities at the European Office of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB).

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Our vote counts!
Jun25

Our vote counts!

Information about and participation in European decision-making

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