Gypsy Eye

Project 01

Gypsy Eye

Lashio dzies, this means good day! My name is Stan. I am twenty years old, I am working as a volunteer for the association Gypsy Eye. Our idea is that every human being especially Roma and non Roma can be a messenger against discrimination. For this, you just have to be wise and to accept diversity.

  • Name: Ionut Stan
  • Where: Romania
  • Year: 2015

Wandering thoughts from Kyiv

2015
Project 02

Wandering thoughts from Kyiv

  • Name: Alexander Kraev
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Year: 2015

From the Digital Screen to the Brick Walls

Project 03

From the Digital Screen to the Brick Wallse

Social media is a tool, a tool to communicate. By no means it is a means, much less an end. A deadly tool capable of facilitating the overthrow of governments, as proven in the Arab Spring, but also a deadly tool capable of distracting and creating confusion or apathy. Like metal conducting heat or electricity, social media is a conductor of ideas, and if not followed by action, the ideas, like metal, will just turn cold with no hope of impacting or changing the near future.

  • Name: Alexander Vélez Burgos
  • Year: 2015

Bridge

Project 04

Borders

Borders are cultural avenues to different worlds

  • Name: Daniel Hard
  • Year: 2015

ENGAGE

Be inspired or inspire others by ENGAGING on the Quilt or the Look UP platform. You decide what level of engagement you want
Project 05

Quilt

Be inspired or inspire others by ENGAGING on the Look UP platform. You decide what level of engagement you want: -contribute to the Quilt -write an article for Look UP -add a security-related event to the Interactive Calendar -engage in a research project proposed by one of the Competence Centres

  • Name: Quilt

Make some noise

Project 06

Project My Town

Be part of it

  • Send us your : Soundbites
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Be inspired

Interview about water
Project 06

Inspiration

When the international debate takes what I call a generic approach to water, it is not developing the kind of partnership that is required for meaningful co-operation on water. What is required is an organic, incremental, step by step process: policy, not politics.

Expectations

Afghanistan:What next for Afghanistan's security?
Project 07

Expectations

I remember the days when we were afraid of leaving our houses during the Taliban regime. Women were prohibited from public appearance and we had to say goodbye to our schools.

  • Talk: Reza Kazemi
  • Talk: Amrullah Saleh
  • Podcast: podcast "Talking to the Taliban" available from 9 October till 15 October 2015

life after coal

Project 08

Life after coal

“Life after Coal" – was a panel discussion at the National University in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine on March 26. It was part of a two-day international conference, "Strategies of Economic Development in the Globalization Era".

  • Name: OSCE event
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Year: 2015

What do you think

Project 09

what do you think

Ambassadors to the OSCE asking questions.

  • Country: Vienna
  • Year: 2015

March 2015 OSCE Cafes Ukraine

Project 10

OSCE Cafes Ukraine march 2015

Series of OSCE Cafes and events held in Ukraine March 2015. Different cities throughout Ukraine

  • Name: OSCE Cafes
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Year: 2015

Climate Change

Project 11

Climate Change

The future of the planet, the real experts on Climate Change?

  • Name: Fred Tipson
  • Country: United States
  • Year: 2015

Fossil Fuel

Project 12

Fossil Fuel

There is both bad news and good news for world energy supply. The bad news? Oil is running out. The good news? Oil is running out. And not only oil: sooner or later, every type of fossil energy will run out – including fossil uranium ore which is needed to make atomic fuel rods.

Bridge the Gap

Project 13

Bridge the Gape

The world in which I live is not a frightening place. There is no war where I live, or violence. There is no hunger, no reason to believe that there ever will be. I can speak freely and without fear, love and believe as I choose. The world in which I live is wonderful, a utopia, but it comes at a price.

  • Name: Amanda DeNardo
  • Year: 2015

Security through Dialogue:

Jewish-Muslim Encounters
Project 14

Security through Dialogue

Security sounds like something that cannot be achieved by one single person. For security, we need dialogue. For dialogue, however, we only need two individuals. We need two individuals who will look over the rim of their convictions and beliefs and who will make an effort to refrain from long-established stereotypes and prejudices.

  • Name: Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres
  • Country: Austria
  • Year: 2015

A simple word:

“Maih,”
Project 15

Security through Dialogue

“Maih,” said a friend from Afghanistan as he handed me a postcard.

  • Name: Khishigjargal Enkhbayar,
  • Country: Mongolia
  • Year: 2015

Corruption:

Where do you start with fighting corruption?
Project 16

Corruption

In opportunism, corruption shows its most ugly face in mustering all the institutional memory to obstruct, especially because this is increasingly done with a hint of malice. If anything, opportunism especially shows the nexus between corruption and complacency of the international community.

  • Name: Quilt
  • Question: Where do you start with fighting corruption?
  • August: 2015

From collaboration
to co-operation



building bridges with the intention to cross them
Project 17

From collaboration to co-operation

Economic collaboration focusing on the environment is a means of securing access to and exploitation of natural resources, of ensuring sustainable development in order to achieve economic progress. Collaboration builds a bridge between different interests and strategies to ensure the livelihood and survival of communities and nations. Bilateral and regional collaboration becomes complicated when resources are shared, and is easily eroded when environmental degradation endangers the development or leads to a general impoverishment of living space or quality of life.

  • Name: Quilt
  • Question: In which other dimensions can collaboration move to co-operation?
  • August: 2015

Crossroads

Universities relocated from the Donbass. Change and mobility are the new keywords for students. How does it affect you?
Project 18

Cross roads

The summer is coming to an end. A time of transitions: for some the beginning of a new chapter after university studies, for others the beginning or continuation but under different circumstances. Those who followed the relocation of your campuses from the conflict zone and or who have found a new place at existing universities – we all stand at a crossroad in one way or another.
That is why we have started the project Crossroads on the Look UP platform. It is an invitation to ventilate your thoughts and ideas about the various issues that arise given the new situation.

  • Name: Quilt and Engage
  • Project:Crossroads
  • Crossroads: 2015

Questions and Answers

Project 19

Questions and Answers

The month of August is a time for questioning. Take the opportunity, in the comfort of leisure time, to reflect on the things ahead. We are posing a series of questions on different topics and hope you find time to react. Engage and post your opinion to the Quilt.

  • Questions: Quilt
  • Engage: set profile to Associate
  • August: 2015

Radicalisation and extremism

What attracts people to extremism?
Project 20

Radicalisation and extremism

"Economic deprivation and social misery are often cited as major factors that allow extremism to take root. While these undoubtedly play a role, can these be seen as the main causes? Billions suffer poverty worldwide, and discrimination and ignorance are tragically widespread, yet few among these billions commit acts of terrorism.

  • Question: What attracts people to extremism?
  • Engage: set Engage profile to Associate
  • August: 2015

Embracing mobility

How can we make migration into a positive force?
Project 21

Embracing mobility

"I believe we need collectively to build on the conviction that, in the age of globalization, more trade is better. And that you cannot have a global flow of capital, goods and services without the actual lifeblood that supports it.

  • Question: How can we make migration into a positive force?
  • Engage: set Engage profile to Associate
  • August: 2015

Change in the climate

To deal with climate change – do we need a change in the political climate?
Project 22

Change in the climate

A growing inclusion of citizens, who have found effective ways to express their environmental concerns and build networks that challenge existing structures, has created a climate of change in political structures. New models for informed decision-making and new ways for dealing with change are developing. The co-operative approach has a normative element that in an ideal world would forestall opportunistic behaviour, but in an imperfect world might at least mitigate the tendency towards complacency.

  • Question: To deal with climate change – do we need a change in the political climate?
  • Post: set Engage profile to Associate
  • August: 2015

Let the stream stand still

question library
Project 22

Question Library

We created a question library find it here #oscequilt. Let the questions inspire you for contributing to the Quilt or post articles on Look UP.

Edge of Europe

Project 27

Edge of Europe

The crisis of the European Union has two sides. One is political, about the lack of democracy within European institutions; the other is philosophical, about the erosion of Europe as a source of and home for universal values, notes Yale University historian Timothy Snyder in a recent article published in the New York Review of Books online.

Legacies

Project 28

Legacies

Negative legacies, including those left by mining, represent a burden to be alleviated and to be prevented in the future. On one level this means avoiding the technological short-sightedness that led to current problems such as radioactive waste inherited from abandoned mines. Legacies can also be less tangible, but no less dangerous: corruption or mistrust inherited from the past. The legacy of a past unjust political system can be an excuse for a country to remain forever in transition.
But a negative legacy can be transformed into a positive future, by counteracting the inertness that comes from celebrating it as an alibi for legitimizing the status quo. This is possible because history is more than just an accumulation of data.

Face off social media

How to avoid the pitfalls of social media?
Project 29

Face Off

Modern electronic media open up unprecedented possibilities for communication across borders, but unfortunately also for manipulation and an indiscriminate spread of preconceived notions that can increase polarisation.

How do you make them listen

Check out the projects Crossroads, The Wall and Dialogue
Project 30

How do you make them listen?

We must not ask young people to express themselves without really listening to them: to their aspirations and ideals, to the solutions they propose – on climate change, corruption or political governance. So how do you make them listen?

OSCE CAFE

Meet officials of the OSCE
Project 30

OSCE Cafes

At the OSCE Cafe, there is a chance to meet with peers to discuss your projects or exchange ideas. This is also an opportunity to find out more how to go about setting up a project and how to use the resources of the OSCE or meet like-minded people to start working together in the spirit of connecting people, with cities, with ideas.

Life without Dialogue

Project 30

Dialogue

The consensus approach holds the 57 participating states in a quest for a balance between a values-driven policy and Realpolitik.striking that balance is difficult but ultimately manageable. “What it does not permit is withdrawal."

Mediation

Project 30

Mediation

International Conference "Dialogue Tools to Respond to Crisis Developments: International Experience and Prospects for Application in Ukraine" Odessa, 10 to 12 December 2014 Organized by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine in response to requests from the Odessa Oblast State Administration and the Odessa Regional Group on Mediation The conference was part of the National Dialogue Project, implemented with financial support from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, and Japan. Take a look at some of the idea's about mediation voiced by different participants

One Line(ers)

on Human Rights
Project 30

One line on Human rights

One line on Human rights-Leave your one liners on Human rights

Good Governance

Building a security community
Project 30

Building a security community

In the Declaration on Good Governance adopted at the Ministerial Council in Dublin in December 2012, the OSCE participating States declared: "We underline the importance of enhancing the contribution of academia, the business community and civil society to raising awareness of impediments to economic growth, including barriers to market entry, trade and investment and of the need for greater transparency to foster sustainable economic development." This implies an understanding of sustainable development that goes beyond mere technical collaboration:.......

Impressions

A big thank you to our hosts, participants and speakers!!! “OSCE Cafes in Ukraine, 22-25 September: Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kryvyi Rih ”
Project 30

Impressions

A big thank you to our hosts, participants and speakers!!!
“OSCE Cafes in Ukraine, 22-25 September: Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kryvyi Rih ”......

"Invisibles"

Shevchenko park in Kharkiv Protecting victims of trafficking?
Project 37

"Invisibles"

Recently, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened an exhibition of figures, "Invisibles",at Shevchenko park in Kharkiv, dedicated to the problem of trafficking in human beings, calling to tell the stories of victims, people living among us. Oleksandr tells another story...

  • City: Kharkiv
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Author:Oleksandr

"SCRATCH"

the I Culture
Project 38

"Scratch"

Use your finger on phone or tablet or the mouse to scratch the image! Scratch the surface-find out whats behind it!

  • Author:Quilt