J’accuse…!

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF ESTONIA

Mr. Ratas,
In case you have not noticed yet, the cold war is over. Therefore your system of mandatory military conscription in Estonia cannot be justified. Neither in terms of security policy nor democratically. Refusal of serving is punished by imprisonment. What kind of democracy is that?! This system is not only ridiculous, it is simply outdated!

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Persecuted Beyond Borders

A view into Italian journalist, Claudia Torrisi’s, say on the troubles facing the LGBT community in Italy

After such a great reception of the article we shared entitled ‘Persecuted beyond borders: why Italy needs LGBT refugee shelters’, the YCF decided to interview the author of this piece. Claudia Torrisi is an Italian journalist who has a passion for social issues, migrations and human rights. She has a master’s degree in Law and […]

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Europe’s youth must stand up against populists

Commentary by Prof. Pohl

Now it has also reached Germany. The fact that a right-wing populist party, the AfD in Germany moves into the Bundestag with official provisional results of 12, 6% is another warning for Europe. Everywhere in Europe, tendencies to close the borders, return to the nation state and abolish a common currency can be seen.

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Everything seems impossible until it is done

As Nelson Mandela, one of the most famous politicians said “Everything seems impossible until it is done”, other problems and challenges could occur that we might face. Yet we, as human beings have responsibilities to protect the refugees. When properly managed, the refugees may have far-reaching potentials and their communities as well. And consequently they would serve as part of the society which contributes for the economic growth of the country, overcoming ethnic differences and winning the fight for position among other people.

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We should be the change!

4. prize writing contest – Sofia Workshop Nov 2016

The climate-change refugee crisis has been known to exist since the second part of the 20th century. Many politicians have talked openly about the problem. But still nowadays not many of us understand the threat that’s been lurking around for years and the climate-change refugees are just the beginning. Personally, I think this global problem should be voiced whenever, especially from the youths because as many surveys say the adults start to acknowledge the things they used to dismiss when a youth starts to tell his opinion. In order for our mission to begin and be successful we have to start from somewhere, we have to help raise the public awareness and I think we, the young generation, should be the beginning. We should be the change!

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