Tag Archives: Europe

Europe wakes up – Rally in Berlin for victims in Paris

by our Berlin correspondent Tobias Koch Against the background of the recent cruel attacks in France, people suddenly find themselves standing next to each other united in their will to defend their free society against anybody who attempts to harm it. The pictures of a large number of heads of states from the march in […]

Perceptions of Democracy: Youth Participation Outside the Ballot Box, Yerevan, Armenia, 2014

by Kerli Kirsimaa From November 5th to 12th  2014 a group of international young people from countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, Romania, the Neherlands, Denmark, Germany, France, Bosnia, Estonia and Moldova, took part in a training course called ‘Youth Participation Outside the Ballot Box’, A project organized by Danish organization of Support Initiative for Liberty and […]

One Baltic Sea Region – Possibility or Dream?

A review of the One BSR final conference in Helsinki ’The Region is chasing a Phantom’ Anthony Jay, Council of the Baltic Sea States by Kerli Kirsimaa The closing event of the One Baltic Sea Region Project[1], a two-year venture as part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, was held on 4th […]

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Youth Unemployment in Europe

Many young Europeans these days are facing the same option – should they stay in their home country where career options appear to be increasingly limited or should they go abroad to attempt their luck elsewhere. Even many of us that are involved in Crossing the Baltic have chosen the latter option. Karina Rinaldi-Doligez looks […]

Digitalization of Democracy: Is the EU falling behind?

by Teodor Kalpakchiev The recognition of the role of Internet and digital technologies can easily be judged by the self-criticism in the latest Digital Agenda for communication in Europe[1]. With the presence of 50 million wireless devices by 2020, Europe should provide the necessary digital solutions to pave the way to the already existent ICT growth. […]

A Note from the Editors: Our New Co-operation with the European Student Think Tank

Crossing the Baltic is very happy to announce its new co-operation with the European Student Think Tank (EST). Founded in 2010 EST has now become an extremely successful enterprise. The European Student Think Tank advocates a greater participation and involvement of students and young Europeans in European politics. Moreover, EST functions as a platform where […]

Ikea on the Border: Cross-National Co-operation in Lapland

by Leena-Mari Laukkanen As we have pointed out in our recent article about the Øresund Bridge  cross-national cooperation in the Nordic World is an interesting phenomenon. In Southern Sweden and Northern Denmark, Malmö and Copenhagen have together created a working concept of a twin city. The Øresund bridge linking the two towns gave their inhabitants the […]

The North and the Notion of Space: Mental Geographies in the Baltic Sea Region

by Anna-Cara Keim East, West, North or South? The notion of geographical space is always subjective. What we view as North or East constitutes South or West for those living respectively further North or further East. However, in most cases mental geographies are very conscious constructions, and geographical space is no longer simply formed by […]


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