UPF & CFE & This Time I'm Voting / EU-WEEK
20-26th of May

From the 23rd to the 26th of May 2019 European citizens across the Union will head to the polls to elect representatives to the European Parliament.

Sometimes labelled the “forgotten election” the EP election flies under the radar for most people. This is very unfortunate given that as much as 60 to 70 of local and regional decisions are impacted by EU regulations. What does the EU do? And what policies are the Swedish parties pushing for?

Monday 20th of May:
"Intro: The European Parliament & The Elections"

Anamaria Dutceac-Segesten, researcher at the Center for European Studies, will teach us the basics of how the EU works, how the European Parliament is composed, what type of issues it decides on, and what groups the Swedish parties are a part of. Markus Bonekamp, head of the European Parliament’s office in Sweden will tell us about why it is important to vote.

Where : SOL
When : 18.30
Speakers : Anamaria Dutceac-Segesten and Markus Bonekamp
Facebook event

Tuesday 21st of May:
Disinformation in Europe

In the age of digitalisation the spreading of misinformation and disinformation is a growing democratic problem. In this lecture Oksana Pinsker and Niklas Bernsand are talking about the impact of targeted disinformation on the European elections and how the ukrainian NGO StopFake deals with that problem.

Where : SOL
When : 19.15
Speakers : Oksana Pinsker and Niklas Bernsand
Facebook event

Wednesday 22nd of May:
Future Alliances in Europe

The future of intergovernmental cooperation within the EU is far from being settled. Brexit, the continuous rise of populist parties throughout Europe and a geopolitical environment that is challenging from a security perspective cast doubts on the status of the EU as a credible international actor. On Wednesday 22/5 the question of future alliances within the EU will be discussed by state-representatives from different member states. More detailed information will be released as we get closer to the event.

Where : Palaestra
When : 19.15
Speakers : German Ambassador to Sweden, more TBD
Facebook event

Thursday 23rd of May:
EP Debate w. Swedish Party Candidates

Arguably the headline event of the week, candidates for the Swedish parties currently in the EP will join us for a debate on what type of future they would like to turn your vote into. There will be both a debate and a chance for you to ask questions to the candidates.

Where: Palaestra
When: 18
Debate : Candidates from Swedish parties currently in the European Parliament
Facebook event

Sunday 26th of May:
"Valvaka" / Election watch party at Eden.
Arranged by the department for political science, with knowledgeable experts providing coverage and information throughout the night.
Where: Eden
When: 16:45
Election watch party
Facebook event

Sexual Harassment Contact Persons

On the first Tuesday of every month 16:00-16:30, the office on the 5th floor of the AF building will be open for anyone wishing to speak to our Sexual Harassment Contact Persons Joel Ekström and Linda Kivi. If you have anything that you want to discuss with them, don't hesitate to drop by.

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Travel blog update!
 Read more about our fantastic travel committee's recent adventures in Georgia!

Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 11:31am

This years Nordic Convention on International Affairs is coming to an end. Our last speaker is Thomas Van Hare. Thank you to all who attended the weekend and to the working teams who made it happen. #NCIA2019

Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 8:26am

The second day of #NCIA2019 has started!
The first topic of the day is Nordic involvement in the global climate challenge, with the panelists Richard Gröttheim, Susanne Stormer, Johan Schaar and Lotta Vellin. The debate is moderated by Peter Bjerregaard.

Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 5:06am

One Ban to Rule Them All: A Wider Perspective on the Alabama Abortion Ban - by Signe Davidson