Crossing Borders Blog

Youth participation in Ukraine, what does it take?

“The essence of participation is not just in asking people what they want. It’s about people’s desire to make changes themselves.” Does the modern world need a leader? Like other participants, this is a question Bohdan asked himself during the Democracy Hub training. A few months before the project started, this young 17 years-old Ukrainian …

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Women, Climate and Vulnerability: What’s the Link and What can be Done about it?

A Student Research and Crossing Borders Collab We are all aware of the increasing impact climate change is having on our lives, from the direct effects of natural disasters and increasing temperatures to the other sometimes more long-lasting effects on health and well-being – but it’s time to recognise that these impacts are felt differently …

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Conflict & Communication – Online Course review by Lucia Trubenova

  Conflicts are part of our life, and we need to learn how to deal with them. This course’s clear message is that one does not have to avoid conflicts to have meaningful and deep relationships. Do conflicts have benefits for our life? This course argues that they have, and the argument is taken even …

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About the Nordic Welfare Model Course – By Lucia Trubenova

This interactive, online course is divided into three sections, with each segment bringing a unique perception of The Nordic Welfare Model. The first unit introduces the welfare model and reflects on current affairs, while the second part offers a critical analysis of the model from the perception of environmental issues. The third discusses social protection …

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Migration and Refugee Aspects of Life – online course review/article – Emma Hyland

Migration and Refugee Aspects of Life is one of many courses offered by Crossing Borders International College in collaboration with the social learning platform CanopyLAB. Through the collaboration Crossing Borders aims to in provide accessible education to all those with an interest in empowering themselves with the knowledge needed to build a peaceful and sustainable …

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Interview with Lisbeth Pilegaard – A new member of the ALF Steering Committee

Why did you decide to join the Steering Committee of ALF? Firstly, the invitation to become part of the Committee came from good friends and people that I respect in the field of international development, but also I consider myself personally invested in the cause of ALF since I have lived and worked in the …

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