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European Civic Education

As the gap between the EU and its citizen is constantly widening,thus weakening its cohesion and capacity to act,civic education appears essential to start filling the gap in 4 phases:1.Define European citizenship in our time 2.With the help of a multidisciplinary pedagogic task force,define the content of EU citizenship educational modules ranging between 10-20 years… » read more

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Immigration is currently one of the largest challenges facing European societies. This has been declared the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, and one of its objectives is the promotion of interaction between Europeans and different cultures, languages, ethnic groups and religions on the continent and elsewhere. Erasmus has proved to be one of the most… » read more

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New EU-TV- Channel

One reason, why EU citizens haven´t developed a common society and collective memory is the dominant position of national media. The need for a single media source available for all citizens at the same time would enhance an EU wide common knowledge. Therefore, the creation of an EU TV channel seems overdue. Daily news, and… » read more

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The EU at the Olympics.

“In 2008 I hope to see the EU Member State teams in Beijing carry the flag of the European Union alongside their own national flag as a symbol of our unity,” said Romano Prodi. If this were possible what a great message this could send to Euro-sceptics when they see the EU gaining an estimated… » read more

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Pan-European Mass Media

Mass Media are powerful tools to create a community and society consciousness. As such, there is a very important need to promote the development of new Pan-European media that truly portrays the impact of EU legislation and decision on all country members. That, and not just a mere translation of news, could help people from… » read more

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Education européenne

Le principe de subsidiarité est coulé dans la jurisprudence européenne. Trop souvent appliqué dans une perspective unilatéralement étatique, il pose de réels problèmes dans le champ éducatif. D’une part, il évacue la dimension ” common values”, d’autre part il ignore la dimension transnationale en matière éducative et culturelle( notamment quand des enquêtes du type Pisa… » read more

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Universities for Europe

Universities are far too disconnected from Europe. Indeed, there are many personal relations between professors and students across Europe. But what is lacking is an involvement of the Universities as institutions – rectores, boards, faculties – in European integration. It is said that culture and education are not covered by the Treaty. This may be… » read more

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