STC Financial Audit March – July 2018

In an unprecedented move, the Schuman Trainees Committee have published their first ever Financial Audit report, fulfilling our policy pledge to be completely transparent in all areas of our operation. The report features our incomings and outgoings, and also evaluates risks of fraud, risk of wasted money, and verification of …

An Interview with Eurocities’ Nicola Vatthauer

By Anissa Mebrouk-Schmidt I recently met Nicola Vatthauer, Communications Director at EUROCITIES. EUROCITIES is a network of major European cities, founded in 1986 by the mayors of Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milano and Rotterdam. They agreed that a key task was to put the issue of cities and their economic, …

Trainees of the EU #1: Patrícia Gonçalves

“I have always been interested in human behavior. That’s why I decided to study psychology. There are so many stimuli in our environment that influence human behavior, without even noticing. Most of us are driven by these automatic and spontaneous reactions. That is super interesting and it happens all the …

Meet Klaus Linsenmeier, Director of the EU office of Heinrich Böll Stiftung

By Marie-Armelle Raverdeau Klaus Linsenmeier is the head of the Brussels office of the Foundation Heinrich Böll Stiftung, a German political foundation affiliated with the European Union the Greens/ALE. He welcomed us into his office to discuss the role of political foundations in promoting democracy in Europe, his own career …