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Today’s education systems focus largely on knowledge that can be reproduced and tested in exams. This does not help much for developing skills. The EU should lead a worldwide learning revolution by phasing out knowledge-based education in favour of a skills-based learning system. Many examples within and outside of education systems exist and they need… » read more

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Sustainable development is something that is talked about, but action is often deficient. We need the EU to set a clear target of achieving a sustainable energy supply. This means that it is 100% renewable. This needs to be clearly stated and steps to reach this goal need to be specified. Long-term planning is not… » read more

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As stated in the Agenda 21, children and youth have a right to participate in all decisions that will affect them. This is the case for most political decisions. So far there are only a few examples of full-scale youth participation in political decision-making processes in Europe. In most cases it is limited to “listening… » read more

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There are many public policies that go counter other public policies, especially as concerns the environment, but also in other fields. Therefore I propose to create an institution that will investigate conflicting goals of different EU institutions. It will get the relevant actors together and have them work together to find a solution.

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Every country has slightly different ideas on citizenship and naturalisation. Some have jus sanguinis, others jus soli. Some have short periods required for naturalisation, others longer, some don’t easily allow naturalisation at all. This means that within the supranational space of the EU, there is one rule for some and other rules for the rest… » read more

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Among the four rights of EU citizens are the rights to work and study anywhere in the EU. There is the ‘Bologna process’, designed to help streamline the educational systems of the member states, but one essential aspect is missing – a universal grading method. Each country still has a different method of classifying the… » read more

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The Common Agricultural Policy is still a necessity to ensure general food security and rural livelihoods, but its current structure is still badly outdated and it chews up far too much of the EU budget. Why not instead divert a significant proportion of the CAP’s funding structure towards growing biofuels and also biofuel research? 1.… » read more

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European Civic Education

As the gap between the EU and its citizen is constantly widening,thus weakening its cohesion and capacity to act,civic education appears essential to start filling the gap in 4 phases:1.Define European citizenship in our time 2.With the help of a multidisciplinary pedagogic task force,define the content of EU citizenship educational modules ranging between 10-20 years… » read more

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Proposal to implement innovations in the most efficient manner which would comply to the urgent EU -e.g. environmental- issues and policies as seen in their global light. Establishment of a Projectmanagement Agency: – Actively reviewing all previous, closed, current and future research which Europe might need to implement in relation to priority of policy in… » read more

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