Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. She is currently living in South Africa, where she is doing an internship with the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. In her blog, Laura gives you a first-person account of what it’s like for…

Local elections were held all across Hungary last Sunday, voters were electing mayors and assembly members for 5 years. The Budapest mayor election was particularly significant for Hungary’s opposition, which scored an incredible victory against the ruling party (Fidesz) incumbent, István Tarlós. “We have taken back Budapest” – the Hungarian opposition was cheering on Sunday…

After 20 years of negotiations, the free trade agreement between the European Union and the South American common market (Mercosur) becomes reality. It is an agreement comprising political, environmental and social cooperation in two areas totalling 773 million people and 122 billion euros of commerce in goods and services. Nonetheless, the agreement has been framed…

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. She is currently living in South Africa, where she is doing an internship with the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. In her blog, Laura gives you a first-person account of what it’s like for…

Consider why you want to volunteer Any decent organisation that works with volunteers will ask you why you want to volunteer and what your motivations are. You should also think about why you are interested in that particular project you want to contribute to. If you only want to work on a project because you…

International volunteering is a popular choice for people all around the world who want to do their bit in ‘making the world a better place’. Yet the booming business of ‘voluntourism’ has been under attack for perpetuating the ‘white saviour complex’ and for contributing to the exploitation of vulnerable people in developing countries. The term…

For countless Americans, owning a house is part of the American dream, but many younger generations are taking a different path, sometimeseven avoiding homeownership altogether. As of the end of 2018, just one in three millennials ages 34 and under owned a home, a rate that is between 8-9% lower than the corresponding homeownership rates…