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Global Challenges: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict

05 December 2022, 19:00-20:30

Location: Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Building 22 Room 302

Muge Kinacioglu (Leiden University) will visit Fulda University of Applied Sciences to give a lecture on "Global Challenges: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict".  The lecture will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

For online participation please register here.

Global Challenges: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict
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Democracy And The Freedom of Speech

29 November 2022


European Home Parliament

22 November 2022

"Do We Need Deeper Cultural And Political Integration?". Master students of Intercultural Communication and European Studies will discuss different questions related to this. We are excited to hear what students will say.

Roundtable Discussion: The War against Ukraine and EU Studies - A Zeitwende?

November, 3 2022: 18:00-19:30

The discussion will take place in Fulda Transfer, Veranstaltungssaal, Eingang 1a. Everyone is warmly invited to come. The discussion chair is Michèle Knodt (TU Darmstadt). Panelists are Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University of Applied Sciences), Philipp Genschel (Jacobs University Bremen), Doris Wydra (University of Salzburg) and Knud-Erik Joergensen (Aarhaus University).

 The discussion will be streamed. If you want to register for an online participation, please write an email here.

November, 4 2022 there will also be a workshop on the topic "The war against Ukraine and EU-Studies" with international scholars discussing on the topic. Find more information in the program below.

Find more information here
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MUN Seminar Fall Semester 2022/2023

18 October, 2022

This winter semester the prepatory seminar for the MUN 2023 next summer starts.

Find out more about dates and content here.

„Alter Europe“ – Europas Zukunft in unseren Händen

EUROPE DIRECT Fulda und Pulse of Europe Fulda laden dich zum philosophischen Workshop ein: „Alter Europe“ – Europas Zukunft in unseren Händen


Meike Gleim (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin der HS Fulda, Künstlerin und Philosophin) und Loretta Mesiti (Dramaturgin) aus Brüssel leiten den Workshop. Dieser wird in Kooperation mit dem Fulda Centre for Transnational Governance durchgeführt.


📅 📍 Wann & Wo? Der Workshop findet am 15. September von 17:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr im Hochschulzentrum Fulda Transfer, Heinrich-von-Bibra-Platz 1a statt.


“AlterEurope” ist ein philosophischer Workshop, der dich dazu einlädt, Europas Zukunft mitzugestalten und sich gemeinsam mit Philosoph*innen und Schriftsteller*innen zu fragen, wie ein anderes Europa - ein AlterEurope - aussehen kann. Paul Valéry fragte vor hundert Jahren, ob Europa in Zukunft das sein wird, was es in Wirklichkeit ist, ein Zipfel des asiatischen Kontinents? Diese provokante Frage zeigt uns, welche Aufgabe vor uns steht. Was können wir tun, damit Europa den Herausforderungen der Zukunft begegnen kann?


Wenn du Interesse an einen Dialog über Europas Zukunft hast, melde dich bitte formlos per E-Mail bis zum 12. September an: europedirect-events@hs-fulda.de. Bitte beachte, dass die Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung begrenzt ist. Du wirst eine Bestätigung zu deiner Registrierung erhalten und alle weiteren Informationen.


Wir freuen uns auf einen spannenden Austausch zur Zukunft Europas mit dir!

Fulda Model United Nations


June, 30-July, 06, 2022, Fulda University of Applied Sciences

The PATRAPO (Practicing Transnational Politics) and Transnational Governance and Human Rights (HAW International) projects will host a Model United Nations (UN simulation) from July 4th-6th, as well as an associated social program from June 30th-July 2nd, 2022. We invite you to attend events at this year's MUN as visitors or observers, in order to gain insight into how the international delegates negotiate, draft and pass resolutions on the topic of the Ukraine War.

Students from Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv (Ukraine), University of Zagreb (Croatia), and MacEwan University in Edmonton (Canada) will participate in the MUN, along with Fulda University of Applied Sciences students and an online delegation from the Autonomous University of Madrid.
We are looking forward to your participation!


The Fulda organization team: Claudia Wiesner, Philip Liste, Meike Schmidt-Gleim, Muriel C. Pluschke, Maria Keller, Clara Umstätter.


Find the detailed program here
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European Home Parliaments/European Week

12 May 2022, 15:20-16:50


As part of the European week, the CoG will participate in the European Home Parliaments.

European HomeParliaments are an initiative of the NGO “Pulse of Europe”, an independent citizens’ initiative founded in Frankfurt am Main in 2016. “Pulse of Europe” aims at making the idea of European Citizenship visible and audible, and at strengthening the links between EU-politicians and ordinary citizens.


A Home Parliament is a private discussion group of 4 to 8 people with the slogan ‘‘Have a say in the big issues!‘‘. It is moderated by a host, who can either invite his/her friends  or have him/herself assigned to an interesting discussion group. It all takes place either online via Video-HomeParliament, WebEx, Zoom etc. or in a face-to-face meeting.

Find out more by checking last years event here.

For more information and registration contact Maria Keller.



Discussion Round: Central Banking, Capitalism and Global Crisis?; Prof. Dr. Joscha Wullweber, University of Witten/Herdecke, Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesner, Fulda University of Applied Sciences

10 February 2022, 9:50-11:20

Central Banks have decisively changed their role in the last decades.
While they had for a long time mainly been seen as guarantors of
monetary stability, they more and more took on the function of political
players in manifold respects. This change intensified during the
financial crisis after 2008, and once again in the COVID pandemic.
Prof. Dr. Joscha Wullweber (Universität Witten Herdecke) and Prof. Dr.
Claudia Wiesner (Fulda UAS) will present their work in this field and
discuss the changed function of Central Banks.

Wullweber, Joscha (2021): Zentralbankkapitalismus, Suhrkamp

Macchiarelli, Corrado; Monti, Mara; Wiesner, Claudia; Diessner,
Sebastian (2020): The European Central Bank between Financial Crisis and
Populisms, Palgrave Macmillan

Find the event at Fulda University of Applied Sciences.

 If you wish to participate, please register here.

Find more information about the discussion here
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Lecture and Discussion: Investigating and regulating Big Tech: the European Commission’s enforcement of the competition against Google; Nicholas Khan, Legal Services, European Commission

27 January 2022, 17:00-18:30


The European Commission has found Google to be dominant on various internet markets and between 2017 and 2019 adopted three decisions against Google, condemning as abuses of Google's dominant position various practices relating to; the promotion of Google’s own specialised services in search results, Google’s exploitation of the Android operating system for mobile devices and Google’s imposition of exclusivity requirements towards certain customers of its internet advertising service.

The talk will explain the conceptual and practical challenges relating to the application of EU competition law to the internet, through the process of lengthy investigations conducted by the European Commission, followed by litigation before the European Courts. The talk will also consider how competition law enforcement fits into the wider policy concerns about the dominance of internet services by a few companies, looking ahead to the regulatory initiatives now being taken in Member States and by the EU’s proposed Digital Markets Act.

 If you wish to participate, please register here.

 Find the event at Fulda University of Applied Sciences.


Find more information about the presentation here
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Lecture and Discussion: Public Design - democratizing decision-making for a common future; Caroline Paulick-Thiel, Politics for Tomorrow

20 January 2022; 9:50-11:20


The public is a sphere with special features. This special space between state and society does not exist per se but needs to be brought to life and be cultivated - again and again. Both, state and society struggle with silos, which in part can only be brought to mutual exchange through major efforts. This raises the responsibility of the citizens, especially in the face of the upcoming systemic transformations, which demand participatory impact assessment and collaborative governance.


All of us can build bridges and open new horizons for deliberation: By broadening our imagination, we can reconsider the existing, question assumptions and create something new.

New architectures for decision-making have to be designed with anticipation and by co-creation - in order to change the way in which public administration and politics deal with complexities and capacities. Too much too ask or a prerequisite for a common future? Caroline Paulick-Thiel will present selected examples from her work with Politics for Tomorrow and open them for debate.


Caroline is strategic designer and expert for responsible innovation and transformative learning. Educated in Design (BA) und Public Policy (MPP), she has extensive experiences in the development and direction of co-creative processes for public challenges.


 If you wish to participate, please register here.


 Find the event at Fulda University of Applied Sciences.

Find more information about the presentation here
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13-15 January, Online

A group of master students of Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society (MAHRS) and Intercultural Communication and European Studies (ICEUS) will take part in an international model of a European Council meeting.

Our students will represent the countries Poland and Cyprus and take up the roles of the European Council, the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) and the Environmental Council (ENVI).


We are looking forward to three interesting day filled with new learnings, fruitful discussions and international encounters.

Politics and Policies in the EU - Lecture and Discussion "Voices from the Past: Economic and Political Vulnerabilities in the Making of Next Generation EU"

16 December 2021, 9:50-11:20

This week's guest is Prof. Dr. Klaus Armingeon of University of Zurich. He will present a paper that he has written together with the collegues (Caroline de la Porte; Elke Heins; and Stefano Sacchi) and will focus on the recovery fund Next Generation EU which has been established in response to the economic crisis resulting from the covid-19-pandemic.


You are welcome to join and discuss with us.

If you wish to participate, please register here.

Find the presentations abstract and more information here
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Politics and Policies in the EU - Workshop and Discussion "Covid Rescue and Gender"

9 December, 9:50-11:20

"How gender responsive were Finland's covid-19 recovery policies", Dr. Anna Elomäki

"Large-Scale and Green? The German Covid-19 Stimulus Package in international comparison", Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster

"The German covid-rescue package and gender equality", Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesner

The second event of the lecture series politics and policies in the EU focuses on covid rescue packages that were introduced in response to the covid-19 pandemic. There will be a focus on how gender-repsonsive these packages were by using Germany and Finland as an example.

Everyone is welcomed to participate and discuss with our three presenters, Dr. Anna Elomäki (Tampere University, Finland); Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster (TUM, Germany); Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University of Applied Sciences).


Please register here.

Find detailed information here
Here you can find an overview on the topics and presentations of this event.
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Politics and Policies in the EU - Lecture and Discussion with Amrei Bahr

"Research counting for nothing:

How competion, quantification and key performance indicators affect #ichbinhanna and the quality of research"

2 December, 9:50-11:20, Webex

The guest of our first event of the lecture series "Politics and Policy in the EU" is Dr. Amrei Bahr of Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf. All faculty students of Fulda University of Applied Sciences and everyone interested is warmly invited to join the discussion.

If you wish to participate, please register here.

Find more information here
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Research counting for nothing - Slides
You can find the slides of Dr. Amrei Bahr's presentation here.
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Virtual Visit of the European Commission and Fulda University of Applied Sciences

18 November 2021, 9:50-13:45

The European Commission will virtually visit Fulda University of Applied Sciences and the master students of Intercultural Communication and European Studies. Three different topics will be presented:

1. EU-Asylum Policy presented by Unit Asylum of the Directorate general for Migration and Home Affairs

2. The Green Deal (achieving climate neutrality and financing the transition) presented by the Unit Climate Finance, Mainstreaming, Montreal Protocol by the Directorate genderal Climate Action

3. Development and cooperation presented by the Unit Political Strategy and Communication by the Directorate general International Partnerships


We are looking forward to very interesting visit!

View the whole program here:
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Engin Eroglu, MEP, is coming to Fulda University of Applied Science

30 November 2021, 17:10-18:40

We are very happy to announce that MEP of Hesse, Engin Eroglu, is coming to Fulda University of Applied Sciences to talk to students of the Department of Social and Cultural Studies and answer their questions. He is member of the Committee on Economic and Social Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. All interested students are welcome to participate and ask questions.

We are looking forward to an interesting visit and discussion!

Call for Application - Global Model European Union (GLOBALMEU)

January, 13-15, 2021


We warmly invite all interested students of the Fulda University of Applied you to participate in the Global Model European Union (GLOBALMEU).

GLOBALMEU is the simulation of a European Council Meeting in Brussels with students from other European and non-European universities. Students will play the roles of member statedelegations, heads of governments or ministers, European Commissioners
or members of the press.

Apart from the students' own preparation, there will be a 1-2 hours preparatory meeting in advance.
The participation at GLOBALMEU will be online.
The event can be attended as additional element of the Europazertifikat. All participants will also receive a certificate of attendance.
If you are interested or have any further questions, please contact:
Maria Keller: maria.keller@sk.hs-fulda.de

Find more information about GLOBALMEU here
Global MEU Brochure, Brussels, Jan 2022.
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