60 Ideas for Europe

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Je profite de l’approche du 9 mai, fête de l’Europe, pour soulever un problème qui me semble préocupant. Au jour d’aujourd’hui et c’est un fait les jeunes générations ne savent pas bien ce qu’est l’Europe, ce que sont ses enjeux, et son importance pour leur futur. Alors que ces enfants sont l’avenir de l’Europe, nombre… » read more

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Europe Day 2008

Make all citizens aware of the 60 years of progress of the European idea by getting your Council local press and media involved in the civic activity of celebrating Europe Day on May 9th. Repeat this each year and reflect on 60 years of peace, prosperity and achievements that all citizens continue to enjoy. This… » read more

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The EMI must not ignore the reality of countries within the European landscape which have Islam as the official religion: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and possibly, in the future, Kosovo. The first premise with respect of these countries is that they should be included in future enlargements. However, a further consideration cannot be avoided. Namely, if individual… » read more

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Most museums, schools, governments and cultural organizations complain about the lack of interest for arts, culture and cultural heritage by younger people. Attempts to lure a younger public of diverse cultural backgrounds into our cultural institutions usually end in tears and frustration. But lets be honest here: if you have to decide between having a… » read more

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In an integrating Europe and globalizing world, stop changing names of cities each time you cross a border! There should be, as from say 2010, only one identification. Each city or public place should have only one official name, that is as called by the citizen who lives there. Instead, today, the archaic habit persists… » read more

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The twinning of towns within the EU has resulted in initiatives that have been clearly insufficient, although it is true that they have provided pleasure to many citizens, which in itself is positive. We need a true European network of towns and cities, which is both designed and supported by the Committee of Regions.

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We need to improve the measures aimed at achieving bilingualism, starting from an early age. We also need to go one step beyond this and aim to achieve trilingualism. As far as bilingualism is concerned, the simultaneous learning of the mother tongue and one of the so-called EU working languages must be compulsory in both… » read more

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I am almost 100 % sure that everyone of us has some stereotypes. Is it bad??? It’s difficult to say. We talk about Europe, its standards, values, etc. – so why can’t we discuss such a thing as European stereotypes? Are there any stereotypes concerning Europeans (as a nationality or may be a breed xD)?… » read more

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