30 Years Erasmus: success figures but no passion – Pulse of Europe: passion only

At its launch, the ERASMUS programme was revolutionary and provided literally unbelievable mobility. After 30 years, the stats and results are impressive. However, the look-and-feel of ERASMUS reports and events suggest a political and administrative focus rather than a celebration of a European spirit and integration. Other initiatives, like Pulse of Europe, show enormous spirit but lack the content or structure of established programmes. A combination of spirit and structure would be ideal – but is only found in few initiatives, like AEGEE.

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Seven Changes that make your Gender Equality work impactful, accepted and valuable

Hundreds of leading women at the World Women Leadership Congress in Mumbai filled the large ballroom with stunning expertise and vibrant engagement. The only panel of that day, 17 February, discussed a delicate question: The invisible dynamics of gender bias. The only man on the panel, Michael Stuber, shares his top recommendations from 20 years of experience in advancing Gender Diversity on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March).

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Gleichstellung in den Bundesbehörden: Glanzvolles Vorbild oder Nebelkerze?

Der Ton zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft ist seit je her scharf, wenn es um Frauen in Führungspositionen geht. Die Politik hielt stets die Definitionsmacht und die Deutungshoheit in Händen. Die eigenen Fortschritte, zum Beispiel in den obersten Bundesbehörden, blieben lange Zeit im Unklaren. Seit 2015 herrscht Transparenz in Berichtsform. Die Deutung der eigenen Zahlen fällt aktuell positiv aus.

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D&I could be a powerful alternative to Nationalism – if pitched effectively

It felt as if overnight many achievements of 20 years of D&I work were ruined when nationalistic and post-truth campaigns received support and were partially successful. A root cause analysis shows how badly managed globalisation and virtualisation led to fragile communities. D&I has the power to offer an alternative – but for that, it needs to be re-framed.

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