After Cologne – the Changing Face of Germany

Dear friends, After the sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, many of you have contacted me to ask me if I was alright in Berlin and how I see the events, which was very attentive and sweet. Indeed, these attacks have contributed severely to a more aggressive debating style among the German citizens, […]

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Youth Unemployment: Did Education Fail Us or Did We Fail the Companies?

When I was little girl, my parents told me I could be everything I wanted to be as long as I put enough effort in it and educate myself. I believed them, this is how things worked in Germany. You either chose the path of the apprenticeships or academia and afterwards you started to work. […]

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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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