60 Ideas for Europe

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European Soccer Team

Europe so far is an ingenious product of many brains. What misses is heartfelt, widespread enthusiasm. What could change that? A European Soccer Team. We have seen the impact the World Cup has had on the German people two years ago. Waving a German flag and learning to sing the national anthem, one also had… » read more

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How are we supposed to speak with one voice if we don’t share an eye? Or necessarily not even the same information. The public debate is shaped by the media. So European media would contribute largely to the formation of a European viewpoint. A European newspaper or European TV station would speak out for European… » 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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Conflicts are a reflection of varied opinions and visions. Conflicts are, in a way, essential, or at least inevitable. But differences do not have to be destroyed for our adversaries to see our objectives or how our vision or religion rules the world. A new subject should therefore be taught in every European school, using… » read more

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European Youth Forum

The young people is the most scepticism with the European Union. It´s important to give them more information and clarify everything that is concerned with the European Union. There are a lot of policies that affect the youth, like Erasmus and Leonard aids, the facilities to learn another language in the European Union, and the… » 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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Those countries that have a mandatory military service should pool their resources and create the “World Community Service” instead. Young men (and women) from different countries will work together in a country other than their own on a task of importance for the local community. While learning the language and understanding the culture, they will… » read more

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Today’s education systems focus largely on knowledge that can be reproduced and tested in exams. This does not help much for developing skills. The EU should lead a worldwide learning revolution by phasing out knowledge-based education in favour of a skills-based learning system. Many examples within and outside of education systems exist and they need… » read more

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Among the four rights of EU citizens are the rights to work and study anywhere in the EU. There is the ‘Bologna process’, designed to help streamline the educational systems of the member states, but one essential aspect is missing – a universal grading method. Each country still has a different method of classifying the… » read more

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