Upcoming Event: Armed Forces Under Democratic Control. From National to European Oversight

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Placing armed forces under democratic control is one of the major achievements of Western democracies in the last century. Parliamentary oversight mechanisms were established with the aim to hold armed forces democratically accountable towards state and society and make sure that their deployment is controlled by elected authorities.

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Upcoming Event: Animate Europe International Comics Competition 2017 – Award Ceremony

Animate Europe International Comics Competition 2017

Award ceremony, exhibition and reception

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 18.30-21.30

Venue: Belgian Comic Strip Center, Rue des Sables, 1000 Brussels

The EU has surely experienced easier times – outside forces and
internal struggles are shaking the once strong and confident body to its very core. The European heartbeat has lost its rhythm. What can we do to “Re-Animate Europe”? That is the question the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom asked comic artists and graphic novelists in the third round of their international comic competition “Re-Animate Europe”. Find out what vision our seven finalists, selected out of more than 70 entries, have for a newly revived Europe”!

Have a look at the entries and meet the artists!

Programme

18.30 Registration

19.00 Award ceremony

20.00 Reception/ atmospheric music by Sofie la Digue & the Blue Skies

Kindly register for this event before 7 July 2017: https://tinyurl.com/reanimate2017 *

Welcome
Willem De Graeve
Director, Belgian Comic Strip Center

Remarks
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Zumpfort
Member of the Board of Directors, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Gesine Meissner MEP,
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Maura McHugh     &       Gert Jan Pos
Comic Book Writer        Teacher, editor, photographer
Re-Animate Europe Jury Members

 Awards
Hans H. Stein
Director European and Transatlantic Dialogue, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

*Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly, please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the FNF website, social media, in the press, FNF marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.

„Größte Herausforderung ist der Anstieg eines autoritären Populismus“

The “Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights” is the Human Rights Institution for Security and Cooperation (OSCE). The Friedrich Naumann Foundation spoke to direcotr Michael G, Link about what the OSCE can do to secure Human Rights in Europe.
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From 75 to 7: Our „Re-Animate Europe Finalists“

From personifications of the mythical Europe, from stories of refugees and migration to tales about European art and culture – we were overwhelmed by the record number of entries for our “Re-Animate Europe” comic competition.

By our deadline in early February we received 75 entries from 24 different countries.  Our expert jury surely didn’t have an easy job selecting our seven finalists.

In the end, however, they found consensus and agreed on the following artists (in alphabetical order):

Jordana Globerman (UK): “My Uncle’s Dream”
Find her here: http://www.jordanagloberman.com/

Stefan Haller (Switzerland): “Back to the Grass Roots”
Find him here:
http://www.stefanhaller.ch/illu/comic1.html

Štepánka Jislová (Czech Republic): “How to Save the World”
Find her here:
http://www.jislova.com/

Noelle Kröger (Germany): “There’s a Way”
Find her here:
https://noellekroeger.tumblr.com/

Magdalena Kaszuba (Germany): “Spaziergang durch Europa/ A Walk Through Europe”
Find her here:
http://magdalenakaszuba.blogspot.de/

Davide Pascutti (Italy): “The CreatEUre”
Find him here: http://davidepascutti.deviantart.com/

Paul Rietzl (Germany): “A Dream of Europe”
Find him here: http://www.paulrietzl.de/website/pages/page_start.html

The seven finalist were now asked to send in their full eight-page comic story. End of May, our jury will meet once more to determine the winner of this years’ competition.

We’re more than looking forward to getting our hands on the completed stories – and finding out who has the most convincing story of how to “Re-Animate Europe”!