07/16/2018 - 20:07
The year 2017 was marked by the national celebrations of the thirtieth anniversary of the Erasmus exchange program. While many European leaders have welcomed the existence and success of this programme, only a few of them have taken a more reserved stance towards it, to the point that this program now appears to be untouchable.
The necessary reform of the Erasmus programme
A diverse program with demonstrable successes

05/16/2018 - 00:00
The recent Independence March on November 11, 2017, on Poland’s National Independence Day, generated much controversy in the international media.
But how did Polish people themselves see the events taking place in their own country?
The Independence March is a Powerful Symbol of Polish Freedom
Perception is reality. The narrative on the Independence March in Poland

05/02/2018 - 00:00
The Czech Republic has recently undergone profound changes, namely with the rise of Euroscepticism. Is it simply a phase of conjuncture or the manifestation of a profound change in mentality? Here is the perspective on the situation of two Czech students – Simon Trantina, studying in Prague, and Alexandra Simaiova, studying in France.
European Union and Czech Republic: an imminent divorce
The Czech Republic and the European Union: a lasting friendship

03/21/2018 - 11:00
The new law on Polish universities, also referred to as the Constitution for Science or Act 2.0 is a comprehensive reform plan of Polish higher education. Everyone agrees that in whichever way higher education is transformed, will have important repercussions for the whole of Polish society. That however seems to be the only common point that everyone can agree on.
Constitution for Science: Farewell to Education
Academia and business joint forces – challenge for innovations

02/18/2018 - 13:18
Modern democracies often tread on a delicate line when it comes to the relation between freedom of speech and religious beliefs. In theory, democracies ensure both the freedom of speech and religious freedom of their citizens. But where does one person's right end to freely criticize a religious belief ? And where does another person's right begin for their beliefs to be respected?
Religion should not be our society’s sacred cow
Religion is never aggressive, but people sometimes are

10/05/2017 - 12:56
This controversy took place a week ago. Colbert was indeed Louis XIV’s minister, but he was also one of the main instigators of the Black Code which regulated slavery in the French colonies. For this reason, some associations deem it unacceptable for high schools to bear his name. Here are the opinions on the matter of two Sciences Po Paris students: Thibault Joannard-Lardant and Marie Hubert.
Don’t burry Colbert !
Colbert : a republican contradiction ?

09/16/2017 - 23:55
“Disillusionment with politics”, “abstentions in elections”, “rise of extremism” are just one of the few phrases we hear more and more about EU member states, especially about the countries of the former Eastern bloc. EU citizens feel that democracies have failed them on many levels but what could be a feasible solution?
Democracy is not a gift
To serve vs.to deserve democracy: the abuse of the meritocratic discourse

08/08/2015 - 14:00
In some places using drugs goes without saying. Should drug remain a taboo or would it be precisely the government's role to establish places for druggies?
Safer injection sites, the flip side of good intentions
Getting off the high horse and thinking rationally

12/07/2014 - 20:00
On November 12, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the threshold of 5000 deaths caused by Ebola has been crossed. Since December 2013, more than 5000 people were killed by this disease in western Africa, especially in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Since Ebola is a very lethal disease, on the verge of becoming a world epidemic, the wealthiest countries certainly have an interest in helping the infected territories to avoid a global contamination. But are their efforts good enough?
"Band-aid" to cure an epidemic
The aid that came too late