Capturing the Zeitgeist of an Era – Interview with Opera Director Jochen Biganzoli

Interview about the future of opera with the director Jochen Biganzoli – check it out!

33 European cities declare themselves as safe harbours for migrants

What a fantastic outcome of the conference “From the Sea to the Cities”: 33 European cities formed the International City Alliance of Safe Harbours aspiring to provide legal corridors for migrants with local municipalities at its centrum. The hybrid meeting of city mayors took place in Palermo on 25 and 26 June 2021. It wasContinue reading “33 European cities declare themselves as safe harbours for migrants”

3 interesting projects to tackle societal issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Anyone who seeks help in your neighbourhood? Find it out via the newly created website http://www.coronahelfer.eu which was developed in the frame of the German government´s hackathon #wirvsvirus from 20 to 22 March 2020. The platform protects vulnerable people and supports those who work in the health sector or other endangered sectors. It builds uponContinue reading “3 interesting projects to tackle societal issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic”

Hackathon #wirvsvirus by the German government shows highly creative potential in Europe

For the first time, I took part in a 48 hours hackathon and it was a great experience despite my lack of programming skills. According to Wikipedia, a hackathon seeks to create a functioning software or hardware by the end of the event. Also this hackathon´s goal was to develop solutions with the help ofContinue reading “Hackathon #wirvsvirus by the German government shows highly creative potential in Europe”

Saving migrants on the Mediterranean is a moral and legal obligation

The number of people drowning in the Mediterranean Sea is horrifying: according to the IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, 843 deaths of migrants were so far recorded in 2019. Merkel said recently that it is a matter of morality to support rescue ships operating in the Mediterranean Sea in the frame of a dialogue with theContinue reading “Saving migrants on the Mediterranean is a moral and legal obligation”

What I learnt from engaging with Seebrücke

“Seebrücke” or “Sea-bridge” is an international civil society movement advocating for a safe passage of asylum seekers on the Mediterranean Sea. Everyone can be engaged in the movement, let it be by participating in a demonstration or a flash mob. What I learned is that one does not need more than an idea and theContinue reading “What I learnt from engaging with Seebrücke”

Meet Samar, student and hobby photographer

Today, I met Samar in a Flixbus going from Amsterdam to Hamburg. She is a 25-year-old student of electrical engineering in Braunschweig and went to the Netherlands for camping over the weekend. Albeit the technicality of her studies, her passion is photography. Coming from Tunisia to Europe to pursue her studies, she started her adventureContinue reading “Meet Samar, student and hobby photographer”