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Who is Who?
So I guess you want to know more about this blog and some private details about the strange bloggers that write this blog “Kosmopolito”? Well, the easy answer is: just read the blog and I am sure you’ll figure out… Anyway, this blog is the new version of the reasonably successful Kosmopolit blog.
In a nutshell: Kosmopolito covers topics related to politics and culture from a European perspective. Mostly EU politics, with a dash of Eastern Europe and internet politics – and the occasional rant about international politics – and everything else the authors consider as being interesting and important… (did that really help?) The word “Kosmopolito” is derived from Esperanto and can be translated as ‘cosmopolitan’. And you can also get in touch with us here.
What else would you like to know? Maybe something about the authors:
- Kosmopolit is working on a PhD on EU politics. Location varies, but most of the time you can find him somewhere between the UK, Belgium, Germany and Eastern Europe. He was the editor in chief of the first edition of Think about it and he also co-founded bloggingportal.eu. Now he is also responsible for ideasoneurope.eu. Follow him on twitter @kosmopolit
- Tanchi, multi-talented culture geek. Lives close to different EU borders in East and West.
- Doru, project management professional. Lives in a former European capital of culture.
Our 15 minutes of fame:
- Winner of the Satin Pajama Award for the “Most Underappreciated Weblog 2007“
- Editor’s Choice on Bloggingportal.eu
- Finalist for “Best European Blog 2008″
- (Traditional) media coverage
Kosmopolito posts were featured several times in the blog section of the printed New Europe newspaper. We were mentioned on EuroparlTV and SME Dennik, one of the biggest daily newspapers in Slovakia, reprinted the #censorban pic. Well, to be honest, we don’t really keep track of media coverage. At some point we were quoted by the Huffington Post, France 24 and we were featured by Spiegel Online. Moreover, interviews with our bloggers were published on several websites. We were even on German radio a couple of years ago. More important for a blogger is that we have been slashdotted (a weird experience for a EU/politics blog)!
- Projects and conferences
Kosmopolit was co-founder of bloggingportal.eu, the main hub for blogs on EU affairs. During the European Parliament elections in 2009 , Kosmopolit was involved in the first ever European blogging competition (project consulting, project editor). In 2010 Kosmopolit started working with ideasoneurope.eu – an academic blogging platform on European Studies.
Bloggers at Kosmopolito have been invited to speak at several tech conferences, most notably PdF Europe 2009 in Barcelona as well as many smaller workshops on social media and politics in nice cities such as London, Brussels or Luxembourg.
If you have any questions, comments, invitations or job offers* (we do all sorts of things…) feel free to contact us! Usually we are based in Belgium, Germany, in the UK and in Ireland – but we love to travel!
* although we would do all sorts of things you should take into account that we all have a background in social science with a strong interest in everything you can find on this blog (politics obviously, EU politics, international politics, journalism, NGO projects, as well as social media and internet politics).
More specifically can help you with the following:
- writing a policy paper or article
- organising trainings and workshops
- conference presentations
- from time to time some of our bloggers are job-hunting, get in touch to find out more!
- consulting projects
If that sounds promising, you should definitely get in touch with us!
– “ubi bene ibi patria” –