Hannes Swoboda writes on the role of art in peacebuilding
The relationship between Europe and Africa is complex and has a long and unique history. It is an intense relationship rooted in economic, political, social, institutional and cultural ties interaction, characterized by a series of different phases and by multiple layers concerning the countries involved. What is the role that young people play in the Africa-EU Partnership? How has it evolved over time? What are the perspectives? These are the main questions addressed in the paper.
The panel discussed China’s relations with the US, Belt and Road initiative, as well as its role in the currently shaping new global order.
Odessa was - again - the place where this year International Neighborhood Symposium took place - organized by Prof. Dimitrios Triantaphyllou of the Kadir Has University Istanbul and co-sponsored by the IIP.
Odessa is a good place to speak about a Europe which is non-nationalistic and comprehensive especially including East and West. Odessa, which is as such relatively young (founded in 1794) had been planned and built upon the basis of ideas of architects and politicians from many different countries. Furthermore, it had its best times when it comprised people with very different cultural, religious and language background. These were also the times of flourishing commercial exchanges. The worst times came with nationalism, ideological narrowness, war, and ethnic cleansing. Especially the Jews have been the victims of these times, but not only them.