Europe

Spanish Island to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Posted: 2016-08-04
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eco energy , europe , green energy , spain

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A tiny Spanish island with just 10,000 residents is about to do something amazing. El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, plans to completely sever ties with the traditional power grid and move entirely to renewable energy. The island plans to become completely self sufficient next month when its 11.5 megawatt wind farm kicks into gear. El Hierro already has a water turbine that generates electricity, and the added wind power will enable the island to go totally off-grid.

by KRISTINE LOFGREN

Kristine is a writer and designer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Passionate about green design and pretty words in equal parts, she spends her days blogging, writing, designing and working towards her Masters in English at the University of Utah. Kristine discovered her passion for the environment while growing up on the trails of the Rocky Mountains and has had her feet (and hands) in the dirt ever since.

Will Brexit boost Marine Le Pen’s Front National?

Posted: 2016-07-25
Category: Europe
Tagged: , debates , debating-europe , eu

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Has the Front National benefited electorally from Brexit? It is, of course, too early to say for certain. If Britain thrives outside the European Union, then it might make a vote for the Front National seem less like a leap into the unknown.

The day after tomorrow: What is next for the UK and the EU?

Posted: 2016-07-18
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , future , uk

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The time we all have been afraid of has arrived. The area we have entered is totally uncharted. This is not a characterization that promotes terror but it sure is a characterization that tries to figure out the unknown. For the first time in its history, the European Union will say goodbye to a member state. But is this goodbye forever? I think it is not. Maybe this won’t be the very end of a long lasting relationship.

By Leonidas Asimakopoulos

10 интересных фактов о Франции

Posted: 2016-07-14
Category: Europe
Tagged: , celebration , europe , facts about france , france , national day

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Франция. Как много в этом слове. Для кого-то это символ романтики и признаний в любви.. для кого история, Наполеон, вино или стиль жизни. Так или иначе, — о Франции не слышал только ленивый. Сегодня в рубрике интересные факты-Европа, — 10 фактов о Франции, посвященные Национальному празднику 14 июля.

Знакомство с European Art Forum вместе с Александрой Берлинер

Posted: 2016-07-13
Category: Europe
Tagged: , alexandra berliner , europe , european art forum

От редакции: Александра Берлинер представляет проект European Art Forum с места событий, — Брюсселя.

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С 25 по 27 июня в столице Бельгии прошел European Art Forum, где принимали участие художники, архитекторы и музыканты со всей Европы.

Проблема бедности в ЕС: реквием по мечте?

Posted: 2016-07-12
Category: Europe
Tagged: , бедность , дискуссия , ес , неравенство , проблема

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Глобальный экономический кризис охвативший планету создаёт всё новые формы неравенства. Реальности уровня бедности и социального неравенства в ЕС шокируют. К такому выводу приходит Синтия Бернава в своём исследовании, основанном на последних данных ОБСЕ.

Follow Your Dreams - CANCELLED: Facing Reality of Social Exclusion and Poverty in European Union

Posted: 2016-07-11
Category: Europe
Tagged: , analysis , eu , expert , poverty , povetry , strategic

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The global  financial and economic crisis has created new forms of insecurity and social exclusion. The latest research "Focus in Inequality and Growth" of  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  reveals that the gap between rich and poor is now at its highest level in 30 years in the most developed countries. The number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion has increased also in most European Union.

Победа Украины на Youthvision

Posted: 2016-07-05
Category: Europe
Tagged: , azerbaijan , ukraine , youthvision

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Украинский певец и победитель "Голосу країни. Перезавантаження" Игорь Грохоцький завоевал для Украины  ПЕРВОЕ МЕСТО на международном песенном конкурсе под названием Youth Vision 2016. (На фото Победитель Игорь Грохоцкий и жюри от Украины Валерия Манзюк радуются победе)

UN Human Rights Council resolution on youth and human rights: a step forward for youth rights

Posted: 2016-07-02
Category: Europe
Tagged: , human rights , un , youth

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30th June, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations adopted a resolution on Youth and Human Rights, which emphasises the importance of young people’s political participation and calls for a panel on youth and human rights in the autumn at which youth organisations should be represented.
 

See Beyond: Training entrepreneurship

Posted: 2016-06-28
Category: Europe
Tagged: , entrepreneurship , eu , hungary , skills , training

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Training Course

25 July - 3 August 2016:  Creative Space, Hollókő, Hungary

See Beyond is a skill and self-development training course using the Synergy Method to improve yourself as a youth worker and as a young entrepreneur in order to realize how you create your own impact.

Brexit. EU referendum results in full

Posted: 2016-06-24
Category: Europe
Tagged: , brexit , eu , refendum

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Britain has voted by a substantial margin to leave the European Union. The picture that is emerging is of a heavily polarised country, with remain areas coming in more strongly for remain than expected, and leave areas more strongly for leave. Geographically, Scotland and London have voted overwhelmingly for remain, but outside the capital, every English region had a majority for leave.

Youthpass is much more than simply a certificate

Posted: 2016-06-16
Category: Europe
Tagged: , citizenship , eap , eu , europe , youth , youthpass

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The demand for a qualified workforce in technology and research intensive sectors is and will remain at a high level, with an impact on the demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics related skills. Modern and  knowledge-based economies require people with higher and more relevant skills.  The economic crisis has increased youth unemployment and risks of social exclusion of young people to unacceptably high level.

 

New training course in Zaragoza: Dis-connect

Posted: 2016-06-10
Category: Europe
Tagged: , erasmus+ , mindfulness , spain , youth

Training Course
15-24 August 2016 | Sierra de Vicor (Zaragoza), Spain

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Dis-connect is an innovative training for youth workers focused on providing the participants with applicable tools for a more conscious use of technology and a more effective use of time, through specific techniques based primarily on -Mindfulness.

European research universities form a new lobby organization—but did they need it?

Posted: 2016-06-06
Category: Europe
Tagged: , denmark , eu , italy , netherlands , norway , students , univercities

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Nine European universities that invest heavily in research have set up a new group to lobby the European Union's institutions. The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities, announced on Wednesday, includes the University of Oslo, the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and the University of Bologna in Italy. It's seeking new members before its official launch in November.

Почему Великобритания останется в Евросоюзе

Posted: 2016-06-03
Category: Europe
Tagged: , brexit , eu , france , germany , politics , uk , великобритания , ес

Я ничего не желал бы менять в Англии, кроме погоды. Оскар Уайльд

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В контексте референдума о выходе Великобритании из ЕС Brexit сегодня говорят по всей географии Европы. Страсти — страстями, но для того, чтобы понимать почему вообще будет проходить референдум нужно понимать английскую политическую культуру. Политики могут нагнетать обстановку, но это не более чем игра.

Присоединяйся к новому музыкальному конкурсу, — Youthvision!

Posted: 2016-05-16
Category: Europe
Tagged: , contest , music , show , youth , youthvision

Дорогие друзья! Присоединяйтесь к новому молодёжному международному музыкальному конкурсу Youthvision 2016 в Баку! Ждём коллективы из Латвии!

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Profile of Young people’s health in the European Union

Posted: 2016-05-05
Category: Europe
Tagged: , age , culture , eu , europe , style , youth , youth culture

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The health status of each person in any age results from a combination of several factors: genetic characteristics, personal behaviour, socio-economic background and physical environment. The transition from childhood to adulthood is very specific period, thus  it is important to have a clear picture of the particular health condition and risks affected by biological, psychological,  economic, social and cultural circumstances.
 

World Press Freedom Day 3rd May: This is your right!

Posted: 2016-05-03
Category: Europe
Tagged: , freedom , press freedom , un , world

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“In politics, the pen is at its heaviest because it is weighed down by the collective responsibility it holds towards its people and their future in the eyes of the world.”

Aysha Taryam

Surviving—and Even Thriving—Through Tragedy

Posted: 2016-05-02
Category: Europe
Tagged: , opinion , psychology , resilience

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Research shows that positive emotions lead to resilience.

Прогулка по этнографическому музею Закарпатья. Ужгород

Posted: 2016-04-10
Category: Europe
Tagged: , europe , hungary , karpaty , romania , slovakia , ukraine , uzhgorod

Этнографический музей Закарпатья расположился почти в самом центре Ужгорода, недалеко от старинного замка, который повидал многое на своём веку. Первое впечатление от музея, - почти как дома, в Риге, но чем глубже разбираешься в культуре, тем интереснее становится. Начать можно с того, что испокон веков в закарпатье проживали мирные люди, для которых быт и уют домашнего очага были впереди.

The Freedom Of The Press Struggling To Be Free

Posted: 2016-04-03
Category: Europe
Tagged: , europe , freedome , press

Press freedom remains one of the most important and reliable guarantees of human rights. Good comeback in 2013.

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In a European democratic society or even elsewhere, in any democratic society, it seems unthinkable that journalists would have to submit work to state censors before publication. But for journalists from Burma, a country in Southeast Asia, this was a normal process they had to go through before publishing any newspaper.

By Ana Maria Ducuta.

Novi Sad: Strategic partnerships and activities for promotion of youth work

Posted: 2016-03-19
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , novi sad , serbia , sport , training , youth work

Full name of the project: Strategic partnerships and activities for promotion of youth sport work during the European Week of Sport

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Training Course
 
31 May - 8 June 2016 | Novi Sad, Serbia
 
TC empowers youth sports workers to improve in their work by strategic networking and implementing youth sport work events for European Week of Sport as opportunities for “sport for all” activities, inclusion & intercultural acceptance in our communities.

Four cornerstones to battle youth unemployment

Posted: 2016-03-13
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , europe , youth , youth guarantees

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The idea of a Youth Guarantee is becoming more popular across Europe: Sweden and Finland have already gone ahead.

Expedition - Designing Adventure in Rural Environment

Posted: 2016-03-10
Category: Europe
Tagged: , lithuania , trainings , youth participation , youth policy , youth work

Training Course14-22 May 2016 | 

Daugirdiškės, Lithuania

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You work as a youth worker in rural environment? Youngsters complain that there is nothing to do there? You want to use digital technologies and develop their adventure skills in the middle of nowhere? Then come to 'Expedition'!

Emmet Tuohy: The Real Fight for Ukraine’s Future

Posted: 2016-02-29
Category: Europe
Tagged: , cis , eu , europe , future , nato , russia , ukraine

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BY EMMET TUOHY

As rain clouds sweep in from the west on a winter morning, the Ukrainian Black Sea town of Mykolayiv does not present the most welcoming picture. Up to three feet of standing water obscure the city’s main intersections, where stray dogs and homeless people rush to traverse four lanes of traffic before the next taxi driver hydroplanes through. Local newspapers are filled with advertisements touting the “dignified, legal pay” of $60 per month for janitorial work, or seeking “women 18-35” who can earn $120 per month as “online chat hostesses, English language skills preferred.”

Photo: Near city hall in Mykolayiv, Ukraine, a large mural declares, “Wherever Ukraine lives, peace prevails.” Credit: Emmet Tuohy