The Cracks of the American Dream

Rags to riches, from the bottom to the top – the American Dream is one of the symbols of the USA everyone knows. The belief that one can achieve everything simply when putting enough effort into the own goals, has made the country a popular destination for people around the world. And, in fact, comparing […]

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Today’s decision makers don’t understand tomorrow’s employees

Only yesterday I found myself on the “Digitising Europe“ Summit in-between CEOs and managers of companies like Huawei, Intel and IBM among others, politicians, journalists and decision makers from the public sector. The Vodafone Foundation had organised the event and the ambitious goal was to debate about opportunities in digital business for the future generation […]

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Inequality – Again Part of the Public Debate?

Inequality has been an issue in many different spheres – regardless if speaking about human rights, social mobility and access to education or global economic inequality between developed and underdeveloped countries, we see concerning dynamics emerging from too big gaps of distribution of goods, rights, economic capacity, etc. Nevertheless, inequality hasn’t been perceived as a […]

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TTIP – where is the civil opposition?

The negotiations about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the USA and the European Union are floating like a shadow through media and political debates. Characteristically for a shadow is a blurred shape, which changes its location depending on the light source and it cannot be completely grasped. This metaphor is reflecting exactly […]

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Qualified and Poor – the Limits of Education

Education has been perceived as one of the most effective tools to lift people out of poverty, assuring social mobility and giving chances. The premise that knowledge and education are crucial for personal development and the economic performance of a country led to the general assumption in Western countries that there are almost no limits […]

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Human trafficking in Copenhagen – obvious but invisible

I had just arrived recently to Copenhagen and firstly didn’t notice anything special when I was waiting in Istedgade – a street on the backside of the central station – on a Saturday night after a party for some friends. Shiny lights, many young people laughing and hopping from bar to bar, holding cans of […]

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Data shows why Bulgarian protests did not succeed

Bulgaria’s citizens are protesting for more than a year already and the unsatisfactory passivity of the politicians perpetuates the movement. Still, people are hoping to achieve the desired change and the end of corrupt structures in politics and economy and reinforce social policies to fight poverty and inequality in the country. Nevertheless, only minor steps […]

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„Outside“ perspective – quo vadis Europa?

Quo vadis Europa? Europe is still debating about the success of the far-right and populist parties, the reasons for the low turnout at the European elections and the question, if Jean-Claude Juncker might become the President of the European Commission. The blurred fight of the key players about the future of the EU, leaves currently […]

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Dubious Bulgarian businessman entering the European Parliament?

Bulgaria will most probably elect a highly dubious businessman and media mogul – Delyan Peevski – to become a Member of European Parliament. In 2013, 33-year-old Peevski was a target of the biggest protests in the country’s history – so how is it possible that his way to the European institutions already seems to be […]

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The big lie about Generation Y

If you google “Generation Y” there are 276.000.000 hits, 90.400 sources on Google books appear and you’ll find 3.640.000 videos on Youtube, including TED talks and scientific presentations. Obviously people are interested in this topic, but what are we actually talking about? Generation Y (or Millennials) is the generation born between 1980 and the middle/end […]

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