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Postcards from Riga

Looking back at the Riga conference on Dec. 10-11, two things stand out in my mind: The postcards, and the evening event…. Read here what was on the mind of some of the 140 mostly young participants

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A strong union, where we can participate

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Refugees, migration and democracy were the basic themes of the second My!Europe conference, held in Riga, Latvia. Many felt that populist politicians are often out of touch with the people. To get the gist of the conference watch a 32-minutes video from the summing-up video, or read a point-for-point resumé.

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Top of Europe?

Economic growth in the Baltics – the Northern part of the EU, comprising all the eight EU-countries around the Baltic Sea – is more or less stagnating. This is the conclusion of the annual “State of the Region” report presented Monday in Copenhagen. The term “Top of Europe” about the Baltics has got a different ring to it.

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10.000 online signatures may change a law in Latvia

In Latvia, if you want an issue to be debated in Parliament or a law amended,
go get 10.000 signatures through Latvia’s 4-year old system for digital participation.

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Personal stories to open conference

The My!Europe conference in Riga in December will be short, but innovative. And there will be a visitor’s programme for foreign guests.

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Riga: 43.000 people reached 
through social media

The My!Europe conference in Riga, organised by the Danish Cultural Institute to the Baltic states, has brought together 110 participants from 14 different countries and reached out to 43.000 through social media - to debate an issue which has been extremely polarized in all parts of Eastern Europe: Refugees. Read the conference report.

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Take part in Riga conference LIVE

By Ole AabenhusHosting the second My!Europe conference on Thursday and Friday, the Danish Cultural Institute in Riga will stream the entire proceedings as well as the following webinar.

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Should artists contribute to the discussion on the refugee and immigration?

As part of the My!Europe project  the Danish Cultural Institute in Riga has hosted a debate on the role of artists in the ongoing discussion on immigration and refugees. Three video clips give the gist of the debate.

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My!Europe Conference on Migration

There are few places where the debate has been as intense as in the Baltic States writes Niels Skibsted from Riga.The decision of allowing asylum to a limited number of refugees sparked protests and a  political crisis in Latvia.

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How can artists and creative minds contribute to the discussion on the refugee and immigration crisis? Should they? This is the theme for a debate in Riga, Latvia, on Friday - as a forerunner for the next My!Europe conference

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