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“We Need to Break the Silos”

The Women in Migration Network advocates for the rights and interests of women who have left their home countries to start new lives elsewhere.

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Stronger Together: A New Agenda for Africa and Europe in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to Africa and Europe. What opportunities for an equal partnership can grow out of this? 

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The Many Faces of Inequality

Rana Zincir Celal explains, why working at the intersection of multiple layers of discrimination is required to achieve social justice – and why everyone will benefit from this approach.

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“Migration Has to Be a Reason to Show Humanity”

We asked migration experts and practitioners from around the world for their hopes for 2021.

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The Environmental Economist with a Penchant for Justice

New Robert Bosch Junior Professor Linus Mattauch wants to explore how climate protection can be made into an economically attractive prospect around the world.

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Reviving the Transatlantic Relationship

Joe Biden won the U.S. presidential election. His victory will provide a major opportunity for the U.S. and its European allies to rethink the nature of their relationship. An essay by James Goldgeier and Agneska Bloch.

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Science Without Barriers

Every year, the “Falling Walls Engage” forum honors projects that break new ground in science communications. We are presenting four of the winners.

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Go Big or Go Home?

These days, one in three Germans lives in a mid-sized town, and this trend is on the up. For this year’s World Cities Day, we asked: What is it that makes towns with under 100,000 inhabitants so appealing?

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“Mayors Have the Opportunity to Be Part of the Solution”

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr talks about loss as a major theme in debates on migration.

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The World is More United than Divided

To mark its 75th anniversary, the United Nations launched a global conversation and asked people in all parts of the world: What developments are decisive for our future?

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The Power of Education

For Jeremias Thiel, education plays an important role in his life. He talks about why that is.

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Urban versus Rural Areas: How Can Integration Work?

The study “Two Worlds”, examines local integration policies in close to 100 German municipalities. We present two examples.

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The Digital Election Campaign Industry

Influencing voters through social media is becoming increasingly important. The election campaign industry, especially in the USA, is convinced of that. A glimpse into that industry’s tool box – and at the consequences for democracy. 

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Tackling Digital Inequality Together

The courage to think in new directions – something IT researcher Catherine Mulligan says is vital if we are to overcome inequality in the digital sphere. 

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Promoting Peace and Human Rights

75 years ago, 50 states signed the Charter of the United Nations. To mark its anniversary, the organization wants to listen to people’s aspirations and fears for the future.

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Digital Learning: Schools in the Age of Corona

From one day to the next: switching to digital learning at home. A herculean task. Schools that had already embraced digitalization before the coronavirus pandemic had a significant advantage.  

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How Digitalization Is Changing Our Lives

Artificial intelligence, big data, and algorithms are increasingly setting the course of our lives. It is up to us whether the opportunities or the risks win out.

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Undercover with Extremists

First virtually, then in real life: using a number of false identities, the extremism researcher Julia Ebner investigates far-right online communities. 

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Fighting Historical Fake News with Facts

Myths and falsehoods spread like wildfire on the Internet. The historian Theo Müller confronts those lies head on – and, with the GeschichtsCheck.de project, goes into battle against the Internet users who spread historical fake news.  

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