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Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
education

Flowers instead of grenades? Deradicalizing Austrian youth

While in Austria we have little experience with radical Islamists, we are experts in dealing with right-wing extremism. No wonder Austria joined a major, European-level counter-radicalization project.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
15 Dec 2017 Austria

Deradicalization -- a buzzword but above all a big challenge  

In counter-terrorism strategy “deradicalisation” is a key term. But what does it actually mean? How do we disengage ISIS fighters? No country has the perfect solution. Yet the story of Omar shows it can be done.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
14 Dec 2017 Belgium

Not Irish enough for free university fees

Irish emigrants who have been living outside the EU for at least three years lose their entitlement to free fees at Irish third-level colleges and universities. Why?
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
13 Dec 2017 Ireland

Why Austria should finally remember Maly Trostinec

In Belorussian Maly Trostinec, around 13,500 Austrian Jews were murdered, more than anywhere else. Despite this, it does not have a place in our collective memory.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
12 Dec 2017 Austria

The Hungarian Roma hero who has never received justice

After a long and undignified ordeal, Bela Puczi, the „Roma hero” who protected Hungarians during a pogrom was finally commemorated with a plaque. Although he is considered a hero, he has never been treated like one.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
12 Dec 2017 Hungary

Former King of Romania Mihai I dies aged 96

In communist history books, the Romanian monarchy is not mentioned. The Romanian kings simply didn’t exist. Our parents learned that Stalin was “the Father” of Romania. 
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
8 Dec 2017 Romania

Two-speed spread of computer culture in Romania

Only two thirds of Romanian families have a computer at home. Yet the country boasts one of the top internet speeds in Europe.
Delia Budurca recommended by Delia Budurca NEWSMAVENS, Romania
5 Dec 2017 Romania

Education reform -- Is Austria entering a new Dark Age?

The education strategy of ÖVP and FPÖ is under heavy criticism. Will the future coalition’s hostility towards science and transparency push Austria into a post-truth reality?
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
4 Dec 2017 Austria

Slovakia may soon face a teachers shortage

When Sandra graduated from university, she became a shop assistant at the meat department of an Austrian supermarket. Her story reflects many others, in which a young teacher cannot survive on a teacher's salary in Slovakia. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
23 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Hungary's bravest educational activist is only 19 years old

Though Bendeguz Bradanovics is not yet 20 years old, he sends chills down the spine of the Minister of Human Capacities whenever he speaks in public. Despite his young age, he has long been a critic of the Hungarian education system.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
22 Nov 2017 Hungary

Slovakia will not host the European Medicines Agency

How could we expect to persuade hundreds of specialists and authorities to come to our beloved Slovakia, if we cannot even hold our own talented young, who leave in massive numbers every year to work and study in the West?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
21 Nov 2017 Slovakia

BiH's weak commitment to educating the disabled

At the beginning of 2018, parents and their disabled children may witness history repeat itself. Will they have nowhere to go and no one to turn to once again?
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

When villains become heroes 

Promoting WWII Nazi collaborators as “national heroes” is endemic in all of the former-Yugoslavia states. Their watered-down biographies replace the term “collaborationist” with “controversial” and/or “anticommunist”.
Tijana Cvjeticanin recommended by Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
6 Nov 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wanted: Teachers in Bratislava

Elementary school teachers can no longer afford to live in the capital of Slovakia. If the costs of living continue to rise and teachers’ salaries don’t, Bratislava will be looking at full classrooms with no one to work in them.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
2 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Polish sex education moves to social media

On Oct 28 artists and public figures began uploading sex education videos called #SexEdPl to social media because the Polish government removed the subject from school curriculum
Anna J. Dudek recommended by Anna J. Dudek Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
30 Oct 2017 Poland

Tackling the educational monopoly of the Catholic church

The Basic Christian Community of Italy declared that it is "incongruous and anti-historical" for the Italian Bishops' Conference to monopolize religious instruction in schools.
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
27 Oct 2017 Italy

Bullying -- naming a blind spot in Hungarian youth culture

Bullying has always been present in youth communities but only recently did it become clear that it is not an inevitable part of growing up. Educating children on how to recognize abuse and teachers how to help has only just begun. 
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
25 Oct 2017 Hungary

Where there’s a will to counteract radicalization, there’s a way

As Belgium confronts the problem of foreign and 'homegrown' terrorists , headmistress Karin Heremans has emerged as one of the leading figures in the debate. She warns that teachers have no tools to disassemble radicalization in schools.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
16 Oct 2017 Belgium

If at first you don't succeed, stall stall again

Leaving the Central European University in limbo was a strategic move from the government: 6 months out from parliamentary elections it could not risk a deal with "the enemy", nor could it risk a storm of indignation.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
15 Oct 2017 Hungary

Would you find these jokes funny?

Teachers expressed concern over racist jokes in a kids mag. We still live in a country where a fascist political party got 8% in the last parliamentary elections and some teenagers proudly wear badges with that party's logo.  
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
12 Oct 2017 Slovakia
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