Internship during the COVID-19 pandemic: Louis Ducarme
During the Covid-19 pandemic, remote work became the new normal, and so did virtual internships. Louis Ducarme, a 30-year-old law graduate from Belgium specialized in EU Law started his internship with the Regional Office for Europe in Brussels in March, just two weeks before the country and the regional office went into full lockdown.
What should the EU do to better protect democracy in the digital age?
In December 2020, the European Commission launched both the European Democracy Action Plan and the Digital Services Act. The race to regulate the digital space is on and most approaches place the responsibility for content moderation with companies, often with limited transparency and emphasis on takedowns rather than protection for lawful speech. UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe and the Center for Democracy and Technology brought together EU policy-makers and international experts for a discussion on where to strike the balance.
EU Digital Services Act
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has sent a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in response to the public consultation on the EU’s Digital Services Act.
Building Back Better: Strengthening social protection in the EU
On 23 June 2020, the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe and ILO Brussels invited experts for a public webinar on the human right to social protection in the aftermath of COVID-19, welcoming over 130 participants from around Europe to the discussion.
Webinars for female activists of African descent
CALL FOR APPLICANTS:
Webinar series for female activists of African descent
"Fulfilling the human rights of girls and women of African descent in the European Union." -
Deadline for applications: 18 May 2020