60 Ideas for Europe

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Since the large majority of Europe’s heritage assets are privately owned and public funding for their upkeep is insufficient, the EU Institutions and all Member States need to adopt incentives for private investments in repairing, restoring and maintaining historical buildings and cultural heritage, such as a reduced rate of VAT. In 1999 the European Council… » read more

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One of the reasons for the current European malaise is a total absence of a truly federative structure capable to federate young Europeans in a common goal. Personally, I am developing in France the EUROCLIPPERS project which intends to develop navigation in crew for youngsters on board tall ships, along Europe’s coasts, ocean voyages, and… » read more

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I think EU should create a new program of scholarships: Erasmus Iberoamerica-European Union. It consists students from Iberoamerica can realize interchanges or one period of studies in european universities and the same way can be applied to the european union citizens. In order to apply this idea it would be important to realize cultural and… » read more

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To go beyond the Erasmus programm and to offer ALL young people the opportunity to spend a few months of their life in another EU country, working and exchanging with other young people all around Europe. The young people should be working for non profit organisations or public organisations. The actions could deal with culture,… » read more

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L’Europe devrait adopter une stratégie globale de protection et de mise en valeur de son patrimoine culturel. Un label du patrimoine européen a été lancé en 2007 et il est important de créer, soutenir et renforcer de telles initiatives en faveur de notre patrimoine. Il est primordial que les citoyens européens, dont les plus jeunes,… » read more

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In many European countries Life Long Learning programs and institutions are active (ex: Open University) it would be could that we make in Europe an exemplary continent by enhancing already existing exchange and integrating these projects and institution more profoundly with existing European Universities. In a time where it is most likely one changes jobs… » read more

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Why not start from the scratch with the view of bringing the EU closer to its citizens!?! let’s draft a common lecture about the basics of the EU (institutions, functioning, and impact on day to day life) that would be taught in each school on the territory of the European Union!

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Making 9 May, the anniversary of the Schuman declaration, a common public holiday across the EU would be a small but significative step forward to build our European identity. Celebrating together the 9th of May would help everybody remember what we have achieved over 50 years of European integration. It would also be a great… » read more

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