When children become political tools
As the Hungarian elections approach, children are frequently used by politicians to boost their image. This is considered to be a political “investment” in future voters.
9 Mar 2018
Being a woman in modern Israel
Women's day special report
Being a woman in modern Israel
Women in Israel enjoy full empowerment, strict gender segregation and everything in between. Is a common standard of gender equality possible in Israel’s diverse religious and cultural landscape? Editors from P. See magazine share an insider's view.
Barcelona brings down statue of slave trafficker
Following requests from the civil society, Barcelona no longer commemorates Marquis de Comillas, a 1800s businessman and slave trafficker.
5 Mar 2018
Keeping up with "The outrage democracy"
Media expert Bernhard Pörksen paints an image of social networks as one of the greatest modern enigmas. He believes them to be explosive devices moving too quickly to catch.
1 Mar 2018
Austrian social democrats divided over headscarf ban
Barbara Novak, the new party manager of the Viennese branch of Austria's Social Democratic Party (SPÖ), has caused considerable inner-party upheaval by advocating for a headscarf ban in schools.
23 Feb 2018
Some Irish students can finally 'opt out' of religion classes
As the population of Ireland diversifies and religious belief weakens, schools must provide alternative options to religious instruction or worship. However, not all children will enjoy that freedom.
21 Feb 2018
New to the Netherlands? Good luck learning Dutch
The Netherlands is finally seeing the consequences of its clumsy integration procedures. Over 110 students filed complaints against language schools preparing them for Dutch integration exams.
13 Feb 2018
Literature textbooks warn children against terrorism
Recently published textbooks are mixing current politics with school curriculum, causing students to learn about terrorism and migration in a dangerously simplistic way.
12 Feb 2018
Violence against students is widespread
A group of Hungarian teachers launched the "Violence Free Schools" movement after it came to light that two of their colleagues beat students.
1 Feb 2018
Most Macedonian professors want to emigrate
The Macedonian Institute for Strategic Studies and Education revealed in a recent study that around two-thirds of higher education teachers in Macedonia would consider moving abroad for better opportunities.
1 Feb 2018
Slovak professors advised students to publish in fraudulent journals
At the International Relations Faculty of the University of Economics in Bratislava, two thirds of articles which should have been published in respected international journals, were sent to Ukrainian predatory journals instead.
31 Jan 2018
English invasion in Dutch universities
The right-wing Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf published an article urging universities to "stop this English madness." In a country where 60% of degree courses are taught entirely in English, over-internationalization can become a real problem.
30 Jan 2018
German businesses in Slovakia struggle to find fluent speakers
Because fewer children have been studying German in Slovak schools, German businesses say they are struggling to find employees who speak the language.
23 Jan 2018
Parents of disabled children in Bosnia are denied funding
In one day, two legislative bodies in Bosnia denied public funding for education and safety of children with developmental disabilities.
22 Jan 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Knowledge gap between poor and rich Slovak children is alarming
Each year, Slovak fifth-graders undergo national tests aimed at exposing the level of education of different regions. The 2017 results leave no doubt as to the chances of underprivileged children in comparison with wealthy schoolmates.
19 Jan 2018
Corporate greed leaves children hungry
A large food catering company is serving nursery schools food that's full of sugar and empty of nutrition -- leaving parents concerned and young children malnourished.
11 Jan 2018
Are the Balkans the capital of fake news?
The epidemic of pseudo-news sites that has spread across the region makes it difficult even for journalists to tell facts and fakes apart. A small Macedonian town played a surprising role in the process, when it became known as “Trump’s Veles.”
9 Jan 2018
What challenges lie ahead of Romania upon its 100th anniversary?
On December 1, 1918 the modern state of Romania was established. Hundred years later, the leading national politicians voice their concerns about the future. According to the president, 2018 may be the most difficult year so far.
9 Jan 2018
Students in Serbia and Croatia are taught to dislike each other
More than two decades after the war, former Yugoslav countries still have no consensus about their difficult past. What they have in common is teaching their students partial history.
4 Jan 2018
Over 20,000 Romanians accompanied King Michael on his last journey
People queued outside of the Royal Palace, in the cold, often for up to 8 hours, only to say goodbye to the former king of Romania. What drew them to the long-forgotten monarch?
19 Dec 2017