Europe


When Work Impacts Mental Health: Burnout, a Silent Crisis in Global Health – A European Analysis

Burnout is silent and – at times – invisible. Exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced self-esteem are among the main consequences of such work-related stress. As evidence shows, professional distress can provoke serious mental manifestations, as depression disorders and anxiety. In general, when a person experiences burnout, any sphere of his/her life will automatically be influenced by… Read more “When Work Impacts Mental Health: Burnout, a Silent Crisis in Global Health – A European Analysis”

Wrestle Like a Girl – The Effect of Gender Stereotypes on Women’s Participation in “Masculine Sports”

In theory, women and men are equally able to access sports in Europe: that is, no law forbids girls from participating in a specific sport. In practice, gender stereotypes stand in the way, affecting men and women’s beliefs and behaviour. Not only do gender stereotypes lead people to comply with gender roles but transgressing them… Read more “Wrestle Like a Girl – The Effect of Gender Stereotypes on Women’s Participation in “Masculine Sports””

A Public Private Partnership for the Free Provision of Menstrual Hygiene Products by the French Government

The French government’s recent announcement of its will to subsidize menstrual protections calls upon reflection of the factors leading to menstrual precarity. Of course, the societal taboo around menstruations is responsible for the lack of accessibility of menstrual products, which, unlike many necessary products, have been deemed women’s responsibility and even classified as “luxury products”… Read more “A Public Private Partnership for the Free Provision of Menstrual Hygiene Products by the French Government”

The invisible walls of asylum : the ineffective application of asylum law in a postcolonial Europe

If the international protection of refugees and stateless persons is guaranteed by the Geneva Convention of 1951, the colonial legacies of the European continent keep influencing the policies of asylum. Indeed, theses lack of effectivity and the fundamental rights and human rights of the refugees are often not respected. This paper assesses how this lack… Read more “The invisible walls of asylum : the ineffective application of asylum law in a postcolonial Europe”

Deconstructing the Myth – The 1992-1995 Bosnian War: The Many Faces of Women in Conflict

This paper aims to explore the multifaceted involvement of women in conflict, as soldiers and violence perpetrators, as systematic rape survivors and as prominent figures in the state order. By deconstructing diversified identities of women in conflict, it casts an alternative narrative of the Bosnian War. This massacre has been studied from a gender perspective… Read more “Deconstructing the Myth – The 1992-1995 Bosnian War: The Many Faces of Women in Conflict”

European grand strategy: In the age of weaponized migration

This paper will analyse the cultural, regulatory and socio- economic factors affecting TCM use, specifically in France and Italy. Comparisons between the two countries will help to illustrate the significance of the different factors. This analysis will provide insights into areas in which potential changes and policies can be implemented to remove existing barriers and… Read more “European grand strategy: In the age of weaponized migration”

Cultural, regulatory and socio-economic factors governing the attitudes and uses of traditional Chinese medicine in France and Italy

This paper will analyse the cultural, regulatory (legislative) and socio- economic factors affecting TCM use, specifically in France and Italy. Comparisons between the two countries will help to illustrate the significance of the different factors. This analysis will provide insights into areas in which potential changes and policies can be implemented to remove existing barriers… Read more “Cultural, regulatory and socio-economic factors governing the attitudes and uses of traditional Chinese medicine in France and Italy”

Addressing Health Needs of Immigrants in France

In view of the specific needs of migrants and their often precarious health status, this article examines the recommendations of the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP) for the first medical visit of incoming migrants (primo-arrivants). Being their first point of contact with the French healthcare system, the medical visit that incoming migrants receive… Read more “Addressing Health Needs of Immigrants in France”

Post-Crisis Policy: Proposals for Comprehensive EU Asylum Reform

The 2015 refugee humanitarian crisis and the policy responses of the European Union (EU) illuminate the pressing need for a comprehensive approach to forced migration into Europe. The policy responses of the EU and member states undermine many of the foundations upon which the Union was built: Solidarity among member states and adherence to human… Read more “Post-Crisis Policy: Proposals for Comprehensive EU Asylum Reform”

Time for Change: Rethinking the European Union Refugee Policy in Lebanon

The European Union (EU) has increased its cooperation on the management of the refugee influx with the Lebanese government and has been the leading donor in Lebanon in the context of Syrians’ displacement. In its turn, the Lebanese government has indirectly delegated key responsibilities in refugee protection and assistance to supranational organizations. Despite the fact… Read more “Time for Change: Rethinking the European Union Refugee Policy in Lebanon”

An outlook on Migrant and Refugee children’s access to Education in France

The paper aims at analysing the situation of migrant and refugee children’s access to education in France. While a fundamental right, guaranteed both by international and domestic law, in practice access to education for migrant and refugee children are limited by strict immigration policies and the French educational system, which fails to include migrant and… Read more “An outlook on Migrant and Refugee children’s access to Education in France”

The black sheep of Europe: Orbán’s Hungary as a political grey zone

Since assuming power in Hungary in 2010, the Fidesz Party under Viktor Orbán has gradually but decisively moved towards more authoritarian rule. Though Hungary remains a member of the European Union and is far from a dictatorship, the growing power of the executive branch has raised concerns about the future of the country. In hopes… Read more “The black sheep of Europe: Orbán’s Hungary as a political grey zone”

LGBT+ Communities and Inclusive Policies: What are the Key Challenges in Paris?

In recent years, Paris has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting LGBT residents as well as visitors, with the ambition of becoming “the capital of LGBT tourism and inclusion”. By signing in 2015 the “Charte d’Engagement LGBT”, the City of Paris has confirmed its intention to fight discrimination and homophobia within its institutions. Furthermore, by… Read more “LGBT+ Communities and Inclusive Policies: What are the Key Challenges in Paris?”

From Policy to the Street: A Review of French Asylum Policy Surrounding the CAOs

In 2015, in response to an increase in the size of unauthorized refugee camps in places such as Calais and Dunkirk, the French government created a network of centers for the welcome and orientation of migrants, known as les Centres d’Accueil et d’Orientation (CAO). However, since their creation, and due partly to the central role… Read more “From Policy to the Street: A Review of French Asylum Policy Surrounding the CAOs”

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