Europe

Photoproject: Scream for Freedom

Posted: 2015-06-15
Category: Europe
Tagged: , freedom , latvia , photoproject , portugal

Editor's note: Social Photography Collaboration Project with Joao Joaquim in Portugal.

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Scream for Freedom
*Grito pela Liberdade!* - PT*
Sauciens pēc brīvības* - LV 

Photographers:

Sintija Bernava (Latvia) and Joao Joaquim (Portugal)

Where should the limits to freedom of speech be set?

Posted: 2015-06-04
Category: Europe
Tagged: , debates , eu , freedom , hatespeech

Editor's note: New debates on the Debating Europe! Now the topic is.. freedom of speech.

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It’s very easy to say there should be ‘no limits’ to freedom of speech. However, most people would agree it should be illegal to publish a person’s address along with instructions on the best ways to rough them up. Almost all countries have laws against harassment, or incitement to commit crimes, as well as restrictions on libel or slanderous speech.

Can social media help engage young people in politics?

Posted: 2015-05-17
Category: Europe
Tagged: , future , tech

Editor's note: Debating Europe start important debates on social media and young people engagement in politics. Follow the @Eunetwork!

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32% of Europeans use the internet to follow politics. However, that number is even higher for young people, and over 40% of Europeans aged 15-24 say they have expressed their views on public issues via social media in the past two years versus only 25% of 45-54 year olds. And, despite declining voter participation, a wave of so-called “populist parties” are challenging mainstream traditional political parties in many European countries, often making effective use of social media in order to do so.

Перерыв на войну: блиц-интервью + комментарий организаторов

Posted: 2015-05-13
Category: Europe
Tagged: , efimova , ekaterina-efimova , europe , riga , russia , ww2

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Молодёжный кинофестиваль «Перерыв на войну, — это взгляд на события 70-летней давности глазами современных молодых людей, чьё желание высказаться на тему продиктовано исключительно личными и творческими мотивами. Это честное кино, непредвзятое и некоммерческое, от потомков тех, кто воевал во Второй мировой войне. 

Мы предлагаем эксклюзивное блиц-интервью с организатором фестиваля из Санкт-Петербурга Екатериной Ефимовой, а также комментарий Руслана Панкратова, депутата Рижской Думы.

The European Dream on Europe Day

Posted: 2015-05-08
Category: Europe
Tagged: , 8may , europe , russia , victory

Editor's note: Celebrating the great union of the European peoples. Publication by Ana Maria Ducuta. Ana Maria is a Master's Degree Student of International Relations, PhD candidate in History and also popular writer. 

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Now that the spring season is coming to an end and we enter into the next phase of seasonal life, with the blossoms billowing from the trees carried on the sweet scented air that marks the run up to the summer, my mind turns to what can be stated as the greatest political achievement of all time.

Chernobyl Is Burning, But Who's to Blame?

Posted: 2015-05-04
Category: Europe
Tagged: , chernobyl , disaster , ukraine

As Russia recovers from massive wildfires in the Siberian regions of Khakassia and Zabaikal, Ukraine has encountered an even more alarming problem: a 400-hectare wildfire dangerously close to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

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Written by Aric Toler.

Social ARTpreneurship for Innovative Solutions

Posted: 2015-04-22
Category: Europe
Tagged: , erasmus+ , mobile , salto , trainings , youth , youth-in-action
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Training Course | 15-22 June 2015 | Llinars del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain

The project aims at making an important contribution to the promotion of "Social Entrepreneurship" at European level, emphasizing the possibilities that art and culture can offer to young people, in order to improve their working conditions.

Application deadline: 10 may

WATCH LIVE: Student Forum Maastricht 2015

Posted: 2015-04-16
Category: Europe
Tagged: , debating-europe , maastricht , students

Debating Europe is hosting great online debates project. They had over 2,000 questions and comments sent in to date as part of our Diversity Project. Topics have ranged from language, to youth participation in politics, to racism and discrimination, to immigration and asylum policies. In order to get a response to some of these comments, we will be co-hosting a panel discussion at 20:00 CET today at the Student Forum Maastricht, an annual student conference bringing together students from all over Europe with EU policymakers.

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Taking part in the debate (and answering questions from our commenters) will be:

Rebecca Harms MEP, Co-Chair of Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance, Member of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

Marian-Jean Marinescu MEP, Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party, former Romanian Member of Parliament

Michael Theurer MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE)

Jakob von Weizsäcker MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs for the Socialists and Democrats (S&D)

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of the European Centre For International Political Economy

Hand in Hand to a Better Ukraine

Posted: 2015-04-02
Category: Europe
Tagged: , dnepropetrovsk , eyp , marathon , sport , ukraine , youth

On April, 18-19 EYP-Ukraine is organising a Marathon dedicated to Global Youth Service Day'15 which will unite 4 EYP-UA Weekends in cities of Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Ternopil and Chernivtsi. 

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It is the second time for «European Youth Parliament – Ukraine» to organise Marathon of Weekends for high school students from different Ukrainian regions, yet the weekends are not about relaxing. 4 sessions, structured according to the European Parliament procedure, will involve more than 240 participants from all over Ukraine and Europe.

Should Europe be more active in the fight against terrorism?

Posted: 2015-03-31
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , global-security , nato , security

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Debating Europe are starting new round of the discussions about European sensitive issues. Today's topic: Europe and terrorism. After the September 11th attacks, European support for the “War on Terror” was high. Large majorities in Britain, France and Germany initially supported the US-led War on Terror, and it was not until the 2003 invasion of Iraq that that support began to evaporate. Even in the post-Bush era, a 2012 German Marshall Fund poll found that 71% of EU respondents approved of US President Obama’s efforts to fight international terrorism.

Edgaras Katinas: we want to see human rights violation will go down

Posted: 2015-03-20
Category: Europe
Tagged: , aci , anti-corruption , corruption , global , human-rights

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Check the interview with Edgaras Katinas and we have a surprise in practical work :) Edgaras is Master Student in Uppsala, Sweden, and a member of the International Board of Anti-Corruption International (ACI). In order to successfully combat corruption on an international level, ACI has members from all over the world. ACI uses all means of technology to easily and quickly trade ideas and information, to communicate and stay connected in order to find solutions for corruptive problems and promote a world clean of corruption.

Александр Чепусов: Париж без цензуры

Posted: 2015-01-09
Category: Europe
Tagged: , migrants , paris , shooting

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Парижский теракт или как облажались королевские мушкетеры. Европа в очередной раз подверглась атаке религиозных террористов.

Пресса всего мира готовит статьи на завтрашние полосы газет дабы обсмаковать подробности Парижской трагедии.

Sintija Bernava: we say EU, but think Latvia!

Posted: 2014-12-17
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , latvia , presidency , priorities

Editor's note: Sintija Bernava has a long-standing professional experience working for the Parliament of Latvia (Saeima) and the Government of Latvia, now chairman of the NGO "DONUM ANIMUS" . Sintija points out important priorities of the Latvian EU Presidency in the 2015. With this publication we also would like to start debates and welcome different opinions on the topic. 

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Latvia is a member of the EU since 2004 and from January 1, 2015, it will become the presiding country of the Council of the European Union (hereinafter — the EU), taking over the lead from Italy, which held the Presidency of the Council for the second half of 2014. Then following Latvia the Presidency will be taken over by Luxembourg in the second half of 2015.. The so-called Trio Presidency of the EU Council has been introduced since 2009, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. Practically the Trio Presidency means that each Presidency is being implemented jointly by three Member States, each assuming the presiding role after the other. Each Trio country consecutively holds the Presidency for six months, based on a joint work program established for that Trio.

Original text in Latvian look here.

I see a red door and I want to paint it black

Posted: 2014-12-15
Category: Europe

От редакции: Валерия Михайлова, по ту сторону Берлинской стены.

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Фотография выше – теперь реликвия. В ночь с 11 на 12 декабря 2014 года группа молодых людей закрасила чёрной краской всемирно известные граффити берлинского уличного художника BLU. Нет, это сделали не городские власти, и даже не строительная компания, планирующая застроить  соседний участок. Это сделали – по желанию самого художника – его друзья. Почему? Пожалуй, стоит начать со скучных фактов.

Версия: что случилось с крымской весной

Posted: 2015-07-20
Category: Europe
Tagged: , corruption , cremea , crimea , economics , europe , geopolitcs , russia , ukraine

От редакции: блог пост активистки организации "Таврический Союз" в Крыму на актуальную тему.

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Вот прямое доказательство того как наши нынешние чиновники обесценивают и позорят Крымскую весну и испаганили возвращение Крыма в Россию. Человек возмущался тому как плохо работают ФМС и паспортные столы, минздрав и многое другое... я попросила только не винить в этих проблемах "Весну" потому что это слишком драгоценное и важное для крымчан и истории событие...

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Posted: 2017-09-16
Category: Europe
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Tool: Secret of Happiness

Posted: 2015-12-10
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , training , youth-work

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A combination of activities based on researches of Positive psychology that gives possibility to increase people’s happiness, learning results and work achievements.

Kāpēc tu to dari?

Posted: 2015-08-17
Category: Europe
Pagāja nedaudz vairāk par diviem mēnešiem, kopš atgriezos no apmācību kursa “Get your message across”, kas norisinājās Ungārijas galvaspilsētā Budapeštā. Kopā ar jauniešiem no citām Eiropas valstīm mēģinājam noskaidrot, kā tad izdarīt tā, lai tavs message nepazustu starp simtiem vienu un to pašu messedžu. 

Liwah Wong: Real Story of German Energiewende

Posted: 2015-01-12
Category: Europe
Tagged: , asia , germany , greenpeace

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Hiya, Greenpeace East Asia is organizing a workshop namely "Real Story of German Energiewende" on 5th Feb 2015 in Beijing, China. We are looking for a case study from Germany. If you are an expert in German Renewable Energy (i.e grid system, energy policy, etc), we are more than happy to publish your case study/project! 

Buzz me! I hope to talk to you very soon!

Liwah Wong

Антон Старостин: Уроки Махабхараты для современности

Posted: 2014-12-11
Category: Europe
Tagged: , india , mahabharatha , religion , sociaty , teachings , values

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От редакции: Антон Старостин, IT предприниматель и блогер проводит параллели происходящего в современном мире с индийским эпосом Махабхарата.

Эпос Махабхарата, главным образом описывающий события происходившие около 5 000 лет назад, был записан не случайно. В Махабхарате, содержится послание будущим поколениям. Послание которое оно в себе содержит несёт морально-нравственные принципы позволяющие добиться величия как в этой жизни так и в следующей.

Volunteer in Poland: choose Olawa

Posted: 2014-11-29
Category: Europe
Tagged: , evs , latvia , poland , volunteer , youth

 

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(On the picture: Olesnica Castle)

That is the unique opportunity for youth of Moldova, Latvia and Bulgaria. Submit the application as soon as possible!Polish non-profit organization “East-West Mutual Understanding” Association is looking for 3 volunteers from Moldova, Latvia and Bulgaria (age 18-30 years), who want to come to us for 12 months to work in 3 youth centres in Olawa (near Wroclaw city) as volunteers within the European Volunteer Service (EVS) project called “Academy of Alternatives” within Erasmus+ EU Programme. 

Project venue : Olawa near Wroclaw (20 km), Poland.

Host organization: City Council in Olawa (3 youth centres in Olawa).

Co-ordinating organization: “East-West Mutual Understanding” Social-Cultural Association, Olawa, Poland.

Duration of the project: 12 months – from 15.12.2014 to 15.12.2015.

International training course: Fast Forward

Posted: 2014-11-24
Category: Europe
Tagged: , ec , eu , latvia , training , youthwork

This course is developed for youth workers/leaders who are directly involvedin working with young people and interested in supporting young people on how to deal with the challenges and choices they face in their lives.

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Organizer:
B*COME vzw 

Евгений Гамерман: Евросоюз и Россия "наелись" от взаимных санкций

Posted: 2014-11-11
Category: Europe
Tagged: , donetsk , elections , power , resources , russia , ukraine

От редакции: на EUNetwork продолжаются активные дебаты по Украине. Евгений Гамерман, доктор политических наук дал эксклюзивный комментарий EUNetwork.

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Украинский кризис, сам по себе, не является чем то исключительно новым для международных отношений, с чем никогда не сталкивались современные акторы. Это классический конфликт, в который вовлечены ведущие мировые игроки на нейтральной территории при наличии (и активном взращивании) внутренних предпосылок для его возникновения. 

What does it mean to YOU to be “European”?

Posted: 2014-11-03
Category: Europe

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The question of what it means to be “European” comes up regularly on Debating Europe. In the past, we’ve debated whether a common European identity is possible, whether you feel European, and what EU citizenship means to you. These are all important questions, and your opinion on almost every topic we cover – from immigration, to Eurozone bailouts, to relations with Russia – will be informed by what “Europeanness” means to you (and that’s equally true for our non-European readers).

Eurosceptics often point to the lack of a “European demos” as a fundamental flaw in the project of European integration, whereas pro-Europeans argue that Europe’s common identity is based on common values and a shared way of life.

2 ноября: Выборы против выборов. Как решается судьба Украины

Posted: 2014-11-02
Category: Europe
Tagged: , donetsk , elections , elections2014 , harkov , lugansk , novorossia , ukraine

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От редакции: Выборы против выборов. Как решается судьба Украины в блиц-интервью EUNetwork рассказывает эксперт и преподаватель Харьковского Национального Университета Георгий Довгаль.