Instil european values.

Posted by Theodoric on 19/08/08

New citizens to the EU should undergo a cermony much like the american, where the theme of the ceremony is to honor european values as freedom, equality and scientific progress. Likewise should european school children have time set aside for learning about the foundations of which the continent has been built.

In an age where Europeans have sheded their religious spirituality for the most part, what is better than to replace this void by a semi-spiritual approch to the european values. The citizens of the EU should believe that the EU stands for something positive, which influences them in their every doing and creates a continent of aware freedom loving citizens, that value western values and work towards keeping them on honoring them.

3 Responses to Instil european values. »»

  1. Comment by Antal Dániel | 2008/08/20 at 17:24:15

    Do you remember the debate on the role of Christian heritage in the Constitutional debate?

  2. Comment by jackieh | 2008/08/28 at 15:14:56

    I have been thinking for a long time that at least the history of the European Union should be taught in European schools. I am glad to see that I am not alone :-)

  3. Reo
    Comment by Reo | 2008/09/29 at 20:32:22

    I happily agree. Happy to see that anyone else see the point.

    The EU was build on some particular values, which are dear to us. (dear to me). EU is aiming for a vision, stands on shared positive values and hopes.

    So, why not make them to manifest? By tutoring the immigrants, trying to pass to them our understandings what really matters, we will not only teach them who we are, and what we want to achieve, but we will also ultimately help remind ourself! And we badly need it too.

    (But I would be cautious to mention any “replacements”)


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