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Articles and voices articles - Sylff Association

Articles and voices articles -  Sylff Association

The Sylff Association secretariat is pleased to share some articles and voices articles on the Sylff Association website.

NEWS: Announcements from the secretariat and other updates to be shared with the Sylff community.

VOICES: Contributions by Sylff fellows regarding their research and social engagement activities. 

The European Citizens’ Panel on Democracy: An Opportunity for a Holistic Approach to EU Values
In this contribution, 2017 Sylff fellow Max Steuer presents his insight on the first session of the European Citizens’ Panel (ECP) on democracy, jointly organized in Strasbourg by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission in September 2021, which he attended as a “citizen participant.” He highlights a key risk as well as opportunities of the European Citizens’ Panels for developing a more robust and inclusive democracy in the EU.

The COVID-19 Pandemic in the Islands 
Maria Riwana Sahib, a 2012 to 2013 Sylff fellow, looks back on how the COVID-19 situation unfolded in her native Fiji. As has been the case everywhere, the pandemic’s impact on the Fijian economy amplified the issues of domestic violence, unemployment, and xenophobia and affected school education. But the silver lining, Sahib says, has been the revival of the barter system, which has helped many weather the pandemic storm.