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The M100YEJ participants 2018 are selected!

Potsdam, 16 July 2018. More than 70 highly qualified young journalists from Europe, the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and Russia have applied for the M100YEJ 2018. The 25 selected participants can expect a diverse programme at the interface of web video, social networks and political education.

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We are pleased to announce our media cooperation with Polis180

The M100 Sanssouci Colloquium cooperates with the young European grassroots thinktank Polis 180. The thinktank aims at integrating ideas, analyses and solutions of the young generation through innovative, participative and inclusive Aapproaches in the political discourse, developing alternatives for a constructive European and foreign policy through new and creative formats and translating scientificfindings for political decision-makers. At the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium members of the thinktanks take part in the Sessions and enrich debates with results of studies and surveys.

Victor Erofeev talks at this year’s M100 Sanssouci Colloquium

“Western democracy now looks poor. It is like a tree without roots and with falling leaves. Post-Soviet nations such as Ukraine and Georgia or pro-European opposition movement in Russia aim to follow Europe sharing the same values. But the Western democracy has become a simulacrum and to run after it is the same as to run after a ghost.”

Victor Erofeev, Writer, Russia

Prof. Dr. Andreas Rödder holds keynote at M100 Sanssouci Colloquium

“Europe should learn by experience. Morally overstraining the idea of an „ever closer union“ has pushed up the idea of the European Union too far to an ideology. In this way it has lost the ability for self-criticism and correction – and thereby it endangers its unique historical achievements. Europe needs a smart mix of realism and ideas – a flexible union relying on different member states, since they are (and most likely remain to be) the guardians of democracy.”

Prof. Dr. Andreas Rödder, Professor of Contemporary History, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Visual summary of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium 2017