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TEDxMaastricht: Sustainability and innovation in our daily life

I simply love TEDx conferences. As an entrepreneurial innovation freak I cannot get enough of the atmosphere of new discoveries and people who want to put their great ideas into practice. As I have moved to Maastricht to pursue my degree in European Public Affairs, I knew that I cannot miss such eye opening TEDxMaastricht ‘9…

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A visit to Islamic Relief

On the 14th March a group UpRisers had an opportunity to visit the global headquarters of Islamic Relief, which is one of the most prominent international relief and development organisations. First, the UK Director Jehangir Malik gave us an overview of Islamic Relief’s development and its current operations, followed by a Q&A session. Then, we…

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Civil Service Live comes to Birmingham

On 15th April, UpRisers spoke at Civil Service Live at the International Convention Centre. The topics of the CSL included informing about key government initiatives and how delegates could get involved.  The UpRising delegation composed of four speakers: Zehra Zaidi, the Project Leader; Waheed Saleem, the Chair of the Steering Committee; and two selected UpRisers:…

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The Polish Elections- Bringing Human Rights Back to the Agenda?

The rise of women in the parliament, the prospect of a full in-vitro fertilization refund, the heated debate over displaying the Catholic cross in  public places, Poland’s first transsexual and gay Members of Parliament, – these events indicate that Poland is becoming less of a ‘Catholic bastion’ and more a ‘European’ state. However, is this…