Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Refugees at the European Borders

In her article, Atiena Abed Nia puts the focus on the refugee’s situation at the European borders and the EU’s corresponding policies and actions. With Morocco as an example, it deals with the European migration policy and takes a closer look into the ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’. Finally, Atiena gives her own assessment of the EU’s necessary actions for the future.

In Focus: 3rd Semester || Internship at the Institute for Minority Rights

Interview by Laura de Boer Katherine Arena (2020-2022) has done her Bachelor in European Languages and Cultures at the University of Groningen, where she majored in European Politics and Society. Her first Semester of Euroculture was spent in Groningen and her second in Udine. She is currently doing her internship at the Institute for Minority … Continue reading In Focus: 3rd Semester || Internship at the Institute for Minority Rights

Cultivating Consent Culture: Shifting Attitudes in Public and Politics

By Loura Kruger-Zwart This article is the third of a short publication series in which articles written by the new editorial team will be showcased. This article is written by Loura Kruger-Zwart (from Australia and New Zealand, cohort 2021/2023), currently doing her first semester at the University of Groningen. Content Note: this article discusses rape, … Continue reading Cultivating Consent Culture: Shifting Attitudes in Public and Politics

Pushbacks in Poland – putting Human Rights enforcement in the EU in focus

This year, Poland experienced a large influx of refugees arriving over the border of Belarus. The refugees are victims of a geopolitical struggle, which does not seem to end soon. The EU, self-proclaimed promotor of Human Rights, now sees violations of these rights on its own territory. What is the EU’s role in this conflict and with the new geopolitical tensions? 

Europe’s response to Belarus after a year of protest and repression

Ever since Alexander Lukashenka rigged the results of the Belarusian elections in 2020, his country has been mired in turmoil. The state has doggedly persecuted activists and protestors and increasingly committed grotesque Human Rights abuses. These actions have led to harsh condemnation from Western powers and some action, chiefly imposing sanctions against leading figures in Minsk. But to what degree have powers such as the European Union (EU) confronted Lukashenka’s regime? 

#StandWithBelarus: Looking back at six months of protests

Supporting the Belarusian people on the Day of Solidarity with Belarus, in our newest article, Hannah Bieber, editor-in-chief and Leyre Castro, editor at the Euroculturer Magazine have gone through the development of the events in Belarus since early August 2020, the constant human rights abuse and the international response to them. #StandWithBelarus