Day Two: 36°53’23.6″N 27°18’10.9″E, Kos

7:00am Wakin‘ up has never been that easy -why? Cause we had a long day of sailing ahead of us! #jk7amsucks 3:30pm „Marlene“ (our sailing boat) almost reached its limits bending over in stormy waters … 5:00pm .. however, we arrived safely on the beautiful (and touristic) island of Kos where we’ll stay for the…

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Day One: 36°37’08.8″N 27°50’15.6″E, Simi

07:00 Being woken up far too early by our big boss08:00 Setting sail after a greek style breakfast and coffee08:06 Apesing Rasmus, God of the Sea09:00 sailing10:00 sailing11:00 still sailing12:00 no wind, stuck on the boat and starting to wonder why we are here13:00 learning basic knots and sailing know how – in case the…

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Start of our Summer School Programme 2019

Tomorrow we open the season for our Summer School Programme 2019. The first group will arrive in Rhodes tomorrow and will be on board for the next 10 days.The preparations have been made and we are looking forward to the participants.We will inform you daily with small blog entries about our discussions, current topics and…

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JOIN OUR CREW THIS SUMMER!

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS About the project The participants of the summer school, organized by the Hans Farmont Foundation, are invited to spend time with young people from Europe on a ten-day sailing trip in Greece and Turkey. On the foundation’s sail boat, the fellows receive the opportunity to realise a project idea concerning Europe, to…

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Day 6 – still online

After roughly a month we are coming back together – still online, still figuring out what is ahead of us. Since today’s aim is to make it more clear, what we want to work on during our time on the boat, we are collecting topics and tools that we want to use and discuss first…

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6. Meeting – Creating a project plan

We finally met again one month after our 5-day online forum. In the last meeting, we decided that we would be working on a project together, but we still did not know what that project would be, so today we presented our ideas to each other. After exposing our thoughts, we ended up agreeing on…

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Day 5 – Lack of Leadership

During the last session of the summer school the topic discussed was “Lack of Leadership in EU Institutions – Looking for a better framework for common decision-making” The EU has entered an era of transformation, facing challenges of a global scale and facing a rise in nationalism and populism and with the legitimacy of the…

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Day 4 – Human Rights and the Migrant and Refugee Crises

Topic: ‘Human Rights and the Migrant and Refugee Crisis: Treatment of asylum-seekers in Europe’ The keynote speech focused on exploring how the EU has dealt with the large numbers of asylum seekers entering or attempting to enter its space from 2015 until today. The general framework to which it was connected was the dilemma between…

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Day 3 – What is Europe?

What is Europe? For citizens of EU member states the EU is often equal to Europe and vice versa. However, Europe spans further and covers European countries that made the deliberate choice to either stay out of the EU from the very beginning, such as Switzerland, or leave in tge process, such as the UK.…

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Day 2 – Bubbles and Collaborations

We are diving into critical discussions, questions of self-reflection about privilege and ideas for sustainable change. After focussing on philosophical and anthropologist approaches to the definition of collaboration and being more than just an individual in a sealed and closed space, but rather always being a part of bigger pictures, encounters and relations with other…

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Day 1 – First look and many questions

Today was our first meeting on the sailing ship called “Zoom”. After introducing ourselves and our houseplants we started the meeting with a little game to break the ice. We searched for an object in our room that represented our idea of being European. It became very clear that all of us had very different…

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5. Online Meeting

After four days of getting to know each other, inspiring discussions and thought-provoking questions the first part of the our online summer school has been coming to an end. We used the day to reflect on our take-aways and our feelings regarding the past four days. Our team discussions revolved around topics such as the…

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3. Online Meeting

We entered the third day looking at populism – through the lens of political parties across Europe – hoping to find answers or at least clues for the rising success of this ‘ideology’.   First, we delved into the definition of populism, but we quickly ran into some issues finding a clear and well-structured definition…

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