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Europe should promote peace all around the world. The most important achievement of the European integration process has been the reconciliation of the European continent. Peace is the most important asset that Europe can export worldwide. PEACE should therefore be one of the most important and visible commitments of the European society as a whole,… » read more

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European Youth Forum

The young people is the most scepticism with the European Union. It´s important to give them more information and clarify everything that is concerned with the European Union. There are a lot of policies that affect the youth, like Erasmus and Leonard aids, the facilities to learn another language in the European Union, and the… » read more

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To create a EU consciousness and therefore have the coming generation of adults fully involved within European events, it would be a great thing to generalise exchange programs at all educational levels. This would be one way of developing relations between citizens of EU. Such exchange could prepare children to going later on an Eramus… » read more

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The European Commission’s delegations in third countries must be able to function as consular offices to offer basic services to the citizens of the EU. This is especially important when the Member States do not have embassies in respective countries or no formal recognition is available (e.g., in Taiwan). Thank you.

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Drawing on the ideas of Kjell Kühne and Isabel Aspe-Montoya, what Europe needs is an overarching volunteering organisation in the model of America’s Peace Corps and Britain’s VSO. Under the jurisdiction of the UNDP’s volunteering branch (UNV) this pan-European organisation could be deployed to pool the resources and manpower of the different national volunteering organisations… » read more

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The EU suffers badly from ‘three Ds’ – the democratic deficit, and disinterest. Institutions such as the European Parliament are dull and opaque; I’m a fairly well-informed and articulate citizen but I can’t name who represents me in Brussels/Strasbourg. That’s shameful, but I’m not alone. Rather than going through the motions of selecting MEPs every… » read more

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The CAP and structural funds for developing regions still take up the lion’s share of the EU budget. While both of these are necessary to an extent, neither is going to help the EU face off the most serious threats to its long-term prosperity – competition from China and India. If Europe is to remain… » read more

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Those countries that have a mandatory military service should pool their resources and create the “World Community Service” instead. Young men (and women) from different countries will work together in a country other than their own on a task of importance for the local community. While learning the language and understanding the culture, they will… » read more

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