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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Space: Where science and communication meet
Jul28

Space: Where science and communication meet

Elon Musk has changed how we view space travel. Using the successful communication strategies established in the automotive industry, namely through the Tesla brand, Elon Musk has gone on to take over the ISS (International Space Station).

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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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How the European Union fights misinformation
Jun18

How the European Union fights misinformation

In a historical period called “post-truth”, misinformation represents a real threat to the freedom of citizens, to the functioning of institutions and to democracy. During the Covid-19 global pandemic, the rapid expansion of fake news and myths, especially political ones, put the public health at risk. Ensuring free and reliable information is a priority and a duty on the part of citizens and institutions. So, how is the EU committed to combating misinformation?

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A World Full of Pasta!
Jun07

A World Full of Pasta!

Italy is appreciated throughout the world because of the quality of its food and it being the native country of a series of simple but irresistible delicacies: pizza, icecream, pasta… We are not talking about stereotypes, these dishes represent an essential part of an Italian’s diet and their use in cooking follows rules which seem obvious to the Italians – but are not for the rest of the world!

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