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IFAIR as Input Giver at a Seminar about “War and Peace”

On the May 8th, 2019 IFAIR’s Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Katharina Lange, was invited to give a talk at a seminar hosted by Akademie Frankenwarte in Würzburg, Germany. Within the seminar’s overall context of “War and Peace – How secure is the world?”, the participants had the chance to analyze and discuss security challenges and perspectives of the 21stcentury. Katharina Lange held her presentation about “Current conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa”. After giving a broad overview about the region of Sub-Saharan Africa and some of its peculiarities, she talked about resource conflicts, border conflicts and religious conflicts – all of […]

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IFAIR’s Semiannual Meeting in February 2019

Between the 22ndand the 24thof February members of IFAIR’s core team and the Executive Board met in Berlin for IFAIR’s first semiannual meeting in 2019. They took this opportunity to get to know in person those members who have joined the IFAIR core team only recently, to plan IFAIR’s activities for 2019 and to discuss current issues in international relations and foreign affairs. In particular, the team reflected on the development of IFAIR’s Think Tank and held a discussion round gathering ideas and perspectives for new Impact Groups that could be founded within the course of this year. Not only […]

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Annual Report 2018: Many New Faces and Fresh Ideas

In 2018, we witnessed attempts of reconciliation, as between North and South Korea. At the same time, other countries such as the UK distanced themselves, and populist ideas gained wider acceptance. Against this backdrop, it becomes even more important that young people from different regions of the world have a chance to exchange their ideas and make their voices heard. This represents one of the main goals of IFAIR. In order to get closer to this goal we organized numerous events and kicked off new projects last year. To start off the new year, we want to reflect on our […]

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Collaboration with SomosIberoamérica

LACalytics 2018 is delighted to announce a collaboration with SomosIberoamérica.org. SomosIberoamérica is a web portal that offer relevant information about Ibero-American Cooperation topics through analysis, research and debates contributing to give visibility to the knowledge that is being produced in the region. On its web portal, SomosIberoamérica is going to publish selected articles of the LACalytics Programme. It is the first time that SomosIberoamérica and LACalytics are working together.

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Media Partnership with Energía Limpia XXI

LACalytics 2018, the second edition of the LACalytics programme, proudly announces a media partnership with Energía Limpia XXI. Energía Limpia XXI is a group of journalists and “dreamers” who believe in a fair and sustainable planet for all. Since its foundation in 2014, the main aim of Energía Limpia XXI has been to share information and create awareness on key issues such as renewable energy, sustainable development, climate change mitigation, electric cars and other creative ways of transport. Within this collaboration, Energía Limpia XXI is going to publish the articles on environmental issues, which have been written under the LACalytics […]

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LACalytics 2018: Final Publication

We are more than delighted to share with you the final publication of LACalytics. Students and young professionals co-wrote in bi-regional teams, with one thinker coming from Europe and the other one coming from Latin America and the Caribbean, articles on Politics, Economics, Environment, Civil Society & Culture as well as Science, Technology and Innovation. Under the title “Strengthening EU-LAC Cooperation: Sharing Experiences for Present and Future Developments”, the best articles written for the programme, have been published in English and Spanish. You can find the final publication of LACalytics 2018 in English and Spanish here.

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LACalytics Conference – October 23, Hamburg

Looking for young, fresh and innovative insights into EU-LAC relations? Join our LACalytics participants, experts and policy-makers on October 23 in Hamburg for the LACalytics final conference! Topic: Strengthening EU-LAC Cooperation: Sharing Experiences for Present and Future Developments The Conference will be a platform to discuss the current situation, challenges and advancements relating to cooperation between Europe and the Latin America-Caribbean region (LAC). LACalytics participants will seek to share experiences and best practices based on their research and concluding policy papers and a panel of academics, policy-makers and other stakeholder will discuss with them the future of EU-LAC relations.The public is […]

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IFAIR participates in Foreign Office event on the role of young political think tanks to shape the p

IFAIR was invited by the International Club in the German Foreign Office to take part in the event ‘Political Participation 4.0: Are young political think tanks the answer to shape the political landscape beyond traditional ways’ on 5 Oct 2018 in Berlin. The other organisations that took part in the discussion were the European Moment, Polis180 and DGAP. Perched at the top floor of the Foreign Office building in the centre of Germany’s capital, the event was held to an audience of young international diplomats and civil servants, entrepreneurs and experienced members of the German diplomatic corp. The event had […]

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