60 Ideas for Europe

Archives for Citizenship

La société européenne doit reprendre l’initiative de l’utopie et de la construction d’un avenir commun. Nous proposons pour cela l’idée d’Assemblée européenne de citoyens. Qu’est ce qu’une Assemblée européenne de citoyens ? C’est un processus de dialogue construit dans la durée. Une réflexion collective associant les différents acteurs de la société européenne et portant sur… » 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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An exercise could be that European citizens one day hold a big conference on how they would like the constitution of Europe to look like. They could invite all kinds of experts have debates and workgroups and in the end vote a constitution. Citizen could be randomly selected thought making sure that all kinds of… » read more

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Europe-wide

Much done; many new ideas to find and turn into reality… There are likely to be “telethon” events in your country as there are in the UK. In the UK we have Comic Relief, Children in Need, Sports Relief and maybe some less regular ones. Would it be beneficial to have a European “telethon” event… » read more

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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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Ciudadanía Europea.

Realizar encuentros voluntarios entre distintas ciudades europeas de distintos paises que tengan intereses comunes en algún sector (economía, educación, tradiciones, historia, antepasados,…)

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Solidarcite the “city year” for young volunteers in Belgium. The principle is to offer to young people from diversified backgrounds to act during a certain period of their life as active volunteers involved in different social projects. The “city year” is based on 3 main principles: – A commitment to serve the community: In practice,… » 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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A European Passport

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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