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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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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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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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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The European Quarter – international exchange point and power centre of the EU
May25

The European Quarter – international exchange point and power centre of the EU

A district of Brussels which was not mentioned in my last contributions is the European Quarter. However, the fact that this part of Brussels has not yet been examined in more detail does not mean that it is not important (to me), but exactly the opposite. The European Quarter is in fact the heart of Brussels, to which this article is intended to give special importance.

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Let’s explore Alsace: the Ecomusée d’Alsace
May12

Let’s explore Alsace: the Ecomusée d’Alsace

Alsace, a region located on the eastern border of France close to Germany and Switzerland, is a magical place full of surprises. In this new series, we will take you to this very special place and give you a taste of the many wonders it has to offer.

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Learning to be human in the time of Covid-19
May05

Learning to be human in the time of Covid-19

Two months have passed since the first case of Coronavirus in Codogno. I still remember the feeling of disbelief when all the newspapers reported on the front page ‘‘First case of Coronavirus in Italy’’. None of us were ready, no one really knew what was going to happen shortly thereafter. Personally, I was building my future that day, but at that point I didn’t know that I would have to wait for it. Now, many days have passed since that fateful day, February 21, 2020, the disbelief and initial uncertainty have been overcome and the time has come to draw conclusions.

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