March 8, 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Sylke Tempel Essay Prize 2022 | "Thinking Foreign Policy Digitally"

The call for proposals is aimed at women under the age of 35 who are interested in foreign policy and its influencing factors. The winning essay will be awarded a prize of 1500€ and published in the journal Internationale Politik. The deadline for entries is 30 June.  Read more...
March 8, 2022

Alumnae on International Women's Day 2022

"Important progress has been made in recent years, but women are still affected by structural discrimination in the working world in 2022. In order to make progress here, the social debate must be further broadened and courageous decisions are needed from policymakers."  Read more...
March 7, 2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Mercator-IPC Fellowship Programme

With the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Programme, you can turn your project idea on the topic of EU/German-Turkish relations or climate change into reality. Apply until April 3!  Read more...
Feb. 25, 2022

In Solidarity with Ukraine

The EU and its partners have not succeeded in diplomatically preventing a war on European soil. After Russia's attack on Ukraine in violation of international law, our thoughts go out to the suffering people in Ukraine and to all those in Europe and elsewhere who are working for democracy, peace and freedom. This includes many of our alumni from and in Ukraine, for whose well-being we are concerned and whom we especially include in our thoughts.  Read more...
Feb. 18, 2022

In retrospect: PROSPECTS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY IN EU-TURKEY RELATIONS | Alumni Workshop No 1

Both academic and public debates on relations between the European Union and Turkey often focus on cooperation in economic, energy, and migration policies. But what about civil society relations?  Read more...
Feb. 10, 2022

Spotlight on: Jakob Peter

In 2020, Germany has achieved its goal of reducing emissions by 40% compared to 1990, mainly due to the special effects of the Corona pandemic. In 2021, Germany will probably miss its climate protection target. Mercator alumn Jakob Peter is the Secretary General of the Expert Council for Climate Issues and responsible for identifying climate protection gaps. In an interview with AufRuhr, he told us about his work and his professional career.  Read more...
Jan. 20, 2022

Alumni Voices: Monika Sus

"Relationship status" - complicated. Polish-German relations are certainly not at their best, but both countries in the EU are destined to cooperate for the good of Europe, says Monica Sus.  Read more...
Jan. 17, 2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Turkey Europe Future Forum (TEFF)

How do geopolitical rivalries between China and the USA affect relations between Turkey and the EU? How can cooperative structures be ensured in times of global realignments? How does ideological competition affect civil liberties and human rights?  Read more...
Jan. 12, 2022

Spotlight on: Andrea Schill

Germans buy on average sixty items of clothing per person per year. These clothes are usually produced under very poor working conditions. Mercator alumna Andrea Schill explores the question of how working conditions in the textile and clothing industry can be sustainably improved.  Read more...
Dec. 22, 2021

Call for Applications | YGC Recoupling Award

The Global Solutions Initiative is calling for applications for its "Young Global Changers Recoupling Award 2022"! Successful applicants are invited to Berlin to present their projects to a high-level jury at the Global Solutions Summit 2022. The application deadline is January 10, 2022.  Read more...
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