This Week In Europe

UK Toppling of Slave Owner Statue Sparks Anti-Racist Uprising Across Europe

Photo courtesy of PA Media. In case you haven’t heard, a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston was torn down this week during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol, South-West England. According to the BBC, after the statue was toppled, a protester was pictured with his knee on the figure’s neck — reminiscent of the […]

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Citizens & Experts Talk Future of Europe: How has Social Equality been Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

To mark Europe Day – otherwise known as Schuman Day – the European Future Forum (EFF) joined up with Citizens Takeover Europe for a panel discussion as a part of the #EuropeFutureFringe initiative. This Q&A session enabled both experts and citizens to discuss the future of Europe in light of the current situation with the […]

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FGM: The Human Rights Violation Still a Taboo in Europe

It’s high time we talked about combatting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – and without fuelling hate speech through our words. Last week, the End FGM European Network and the World Solidarity Forum (WSF) co-hosted a seminar in Brussels on how to sensitively and effectively discuss FGM and other forms of gender-based violence – to inspire […]