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Remmelt de Weerd

Remmelt de Weerd

Remmelt is former managing director and final editor at The Broker. He has a BSc in Human Geography from Utrecht University and an MSc in Political Geography from the University of Amsterdam, where he focused on the political geography of Central and Eastern Europe. This made him The Broker’s point person on Central and Eastern European issues. Besides his work at The Broker, Remmelt worked as a research journalist for the Dutch journalism platform ‘De Correspondent’, focusing on investigative reporting. His general interest as a geographer lies with conflicting scales of power in a globalizing world. He is also well informed on European politics and initiated an EU-fact checking website in 2013.

Exploring Europe’s ‘Squares of resistance’

Recent mass protests in Eastern Europe deserve our attention. The Broker aims to draw lessons from such movements’ conceptions to outcomes.

Paper ‘Integrated approaches to food and nutrition security’ published

The definition of food and nutrition security requires an integrated understanding of food production, distribution, access, utilization and stability. To achieve maximum impact on food and nutrition security an integrated approach is required at all levels (local, regional and international) in order to understand the complexity of the food system. To see how various approaches to integration are actually being implemented The Broker, commissioned by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), conducted a study on integrated food security interventions consisting of a systematic mapping of integrated projects.

Student blog competition on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Got a thought-provoking view on the SDGs? Join our student blog competition and get your piece published!

  • 13 June, 2016

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Publication by The Broker on smuggling in the Sahel for Clingendael Magazine

Is criminalizing smuggling in the Sahel the right way to stem the huge migration flow from Africa to Europe? This is the central question in a recent publication by our Sahel Watch programme leader, Karlijn Muiderman, in Internationale Spectator, the specialist journal on international relations from the Clingendael thinktank in The Netherlands.

  • 9 May, 2016

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