Even 60 years after the conclusion of the Elysee Treaty, there is still no international or European public sphere. Although many political and social issues affect France and Germany equally, discussions and solutions often take place separeately in each country. In journalism, national politicians are interviewed, national experts give their opinions and the countries’ own interests and protagonists are shown. The project Futur2 provides the audience and readers with international, especially French-German topics, from an international point of view.
54 journalism students from two universities – from the journalism department at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and from the CELSA journalism school at Sorbonne University – met in Cologne to work together on topics such as nuclear energy, police violence, eating habits in France and Germany and its deep cultural roots, on gender pay gap across cultures, gender sensitive language, feminism in politics or food waste: Continuer la lecture de « French-German journalism #Futur2 »
Inclusive language has been debated for several decades in France and Germany. Some see it as a feminist advance and an issue of visibility for women in society. But others find it unnecessary or even degrading for their language. A comparative view on the debate via political science, history and (variations) linguistics.
A feminist advance for some, a decline in language for others. Gender sensitive language is constantly debated, both in France and in Germany. But what differences regarding this topic exist between the two neighboring countries? And are there perhaps even similarities? The following article compares both countries in regards to usage and arguments of gender sensitive language, viewpoints of institutions and presents expert opinions, as well as an in-depth interview. Continuer la lecture de « Gender Sensitive Language: A Franco-German Perspective to Understand the Debate #Futur2 »
Nika Shakarami, Hadis Najafi and Sarina Esmailzadeh are three Iranian women lately portrayed by the German Auswertige Amt. The three young women between 16 and 22 years old were Iranian feminists who were beaten or shot to death during protests in 2022. Their fates are just three examples that stand for several hundred other demonstrators of different genders who were killed during protests against the Mullah regime. What they all have in common is that they call themselves feminists, a characterization that can be found in many contexts. What does this term mean and what is behind it that people are even killed for it today? Continuer la lecture de « The Instrumentalisation of Feminism: When Feminist Goals become Rightist Paroles #Futur2 »
Lots of practice in the company, attractive remuneration and good career opportunities after training: A matter of course at a German vocational school. But in France, things look quite different.
German vocational training takes place largely in a dual system, in which trainees are employed in a company and complete the practical part of their training there. At the same time, they attend the vocational school, where the theoretical part of the training takes place. The dual system is an essential pillar for covering the shortage of skilled labor in Germany and is chosen by more than half of the age group as an entry into a skilled professional and gainful employment. Continuer la lecture de « Looking across borders: The great comparison of vocational high schools in Germany and France #Futur2 »