Social Inclusion down Slaughterhouse Road

[video width="960" height="540" mp4="http://euroscopemag.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Abattoir-1.mp4"][/video]   An old abattoir seems like an unlikely place for cultural and social endeavours in the EU capital of Europe, yet it seems to be happening all under one roof –…

Religion at work, squaring the circle

“Infrabel provides places of worship for Muslim SNCB employees” wrote the Bulletin in 2015. After tis announce, the reactions were very emotional. Why do these measures provoke such hostility ? Isn’t it a step towards…

Growing Groningen

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se27FcpqrKs#action=share[/embed] Alex Hendricks and Loly Velasco Out of the despair and misery caused by the earthquakes, came something special. That being an opportunity for Groningen to become a leading innovator and green energy producer. Something…

Shaking things up

The recent earthquakes that have hit Groningen these past few years have done more than shake the ground. They have shaken up people’s lives and the future of Groningen. Right now, The Netherlands is the…

A Tale of Two Waterfronts: how Belfast can…

The development of Hobart’s urban centre can learn from its long-lost European cousin, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Samantha Dixon and Emily Jarvie [caption id="attachment_6497" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Hobart’s waterfront is an iconic area for locals and tourists. Source: Pete…

Well Grounded at The Dock

[caption id="attachment_6508" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Source: Emily Jarvie[/caption] The Dock café looks very similar to any other city coffee shop: the smell of coffee in the air, warm bowls of soup and bread on tables, and…

Whistleblowers : vital or harmful ?

Sometimes portrayed as heroes, sometimes as traitors, the whistleblowers who expose to the world wrongdoings are omnipresent in the news. The recent Luxleaks trial illustrates perfectly the ambivalence of the politicians about whistleblowers, claiming the…

Art in the heart of the EU

[caption id="attachment_6333" align="alignnone" width="300"] Visitors area during Slovakian presidency, European Parliament, Credits: Marijn Meijer y Bodisco Massink[/caption] Campbell’s Soup Cans; it’s the first thing you see when you enter the European Parliament in Brussels, after…

The retirement of the migrant crisis

[caption id="attachment_6293" align="aligncenter" width="773"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Eurocrisis, refugee crisis, Brexit, Trump. European headlines are plastered with crisis after crisis. But little attention is being directed towards Europe’s demographic crisis and how to solve it. One…

Lost in Migration

[caption id="attachment_6283" align="alignnone" width="782"] A migrant boy looks through a window onboard a train for Serbia. Source: Robert Atanasoviski/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption]   Gulwali Passarlay grew up in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan during the Taliban era.…

(Il)legal?

The purchase of a marriage has been globally accepted and since then, it’s consequences have also gone ignored. In the 19th century, American women were purchased from well developed areas to marry men on the…

European Democracy goes digital

The world is drowning in ones and zeros. Communication, trade and education take digital forms, giving us social networks, internet banking and online courses. But will technologies digitize the way we choose our future? Europe…