60 Ideas for Europe

Archives for Development

The EU has come a long way since the initial six members founded the Coal and Steel Community in 1951. Since then, the EU has grown, not only in terms of members, but also in terms of substance. Membership or rather the prospect of membership, coupled with the very substance of EU cooperation, e.g. Justice… » read more

Posted by Danish European Movement

Living Lab is a new concept for R&D and innovation to boost the Lisbon strategy for jobs and growth in Europe. So what are Living Labs? The answer depends on who you ask because of the big differences between running Living Labs. But one thing is common for all of us; the human-centric involvement and… » read more

Posted by EMI

CAP is out of date

European agriculture is characterised by a massive overproduction each year, hence the so called “lakes of wine/milk” which are so often referred to. For instance, billions of liters of wine are not sold each year, especially in France, Italy or Spain and yet the CAP still pays for wine makers to produce as much. Since… » read more

Posted by EMI

Though EU has a Cohesion Policy, among the horizontal policies like Sustainable Development and Equal Opportunities, that are compulsory for the project financed from its structural instruments, there isn’t mentioned Community Development. Or, what kind of cohesion can these instruments create if people will continue to migrate in waves from a region to other in… » read more

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A Euro Peace Corps

Drawing on the ideas of Kjell Kühne and Isabel Aspe-Montoya, what Europe needs is an overarching volunteering organisation in the model of America’s Peace Corps and Britain’s VSO. Under the jurisdiction of the UNDP’s volunteering branch (UNV) this pan-European organisation could be deployed to pool the resources and manpower of the different national volunteering organisations… » 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is still a necessity to ensure general food security and rural livelihoods, but its current structure is still badly outdated and it chews up far too much of the EU budget.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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Problèmes: Europe de l’Est est priviligiée par rapport à l’industrie, les investissements, etc… L’Afrique continent malade L’Afrique pauvre en direction L’Afrique pauvre d’administration Relations bilatérales priviligiées: France / pays Maghreb Belgique / Congo Grande Bretagne / Afrique du Sud Nationalisme africain et la fin du Colonisation : avenir politique incertain. L’Afrique sujette aux convoitises de… » read more

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Europe and Globalization

We are living in the era of Globalization, and democratization of the countries which still have the style of Stalinism or one political party system, which rules those countries. There are genuine efforts to open up such societies like the Arab countries, but the political reforms as well as the work of NGO are going… » read more

Posted by EMI