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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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Call for Articles: South, East and Central Asia

Are you a student or young professional with a keen interest in Asian Affairs? Or an aspiring researcher looking for an opportunity to see his/her work published? Interested in gaining access to a network of experts in international affairs? The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR) is looking for contributions to its publications on South, East and Central Asia!  Send us your article or analysis (500 – 1500 words) in English or German on a subject of your interest or research. There are no limits regarding the focus of your work – as long as it centers around a current affairs issue in a South, East or Central […]

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Call for Applications: EU External Policy – Project Assistant

IFAIR is looking for a motivated student with a passion for EU/international relations to take on the role of project assistant for the 4th edition of the EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue (EUAP). The EUAP project will be conducted for the second time in cooperation with the German Foreign Office. The position is a chance to gain substantial hands-on experience in planning and implementing an international project with major institutional and civil society partners in Europe and Southeast Asia. This is a home-based volunteer position which will last for the duration of the project (Aug 2018-Apr 2019). Candidates based in Berlin or […]

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