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Why Europe Matters...

  • Why Europe Matters is a campaign based on a combination of innovation workshops and a survey exploring young Europeans’ views about Europe and the EU, their education and employment, and their hopes and expectations for the future.
  • The survey, which opened on 1 September 2017 and will close on 31 December 2017 and is available in eight languages, can be taken here www.whyeuropematters.eu/survey/
  • By leaving your email address at the end of the survey, you could win a ticket to the ‘Create’ conference hosted by JA Alumni Europe, which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia from 29 August to 2 September 2018.
  • A dedicated team of researchers from the Eastern Norwegian Research Institute will analyse inputs and draw conclusions from them.
  • The work is funded by the ‘Why Europe Matters’ consortium, whose members can be found here, for which JA Europe and the European Round Table of Industrialists  act as the secretariat.
  • Our aim is to secure responses from 10,000 Europeans aged between 16 and 25 years.
  • In conjunction with the survey, eight national JA organisations in Europe will host a series of innovation workshops to shed light on what matters to European youth.
  • In March 2018 policymakers will be presented with the key conclusions in the form of recommendations for an action-oriented agenda at a conference in Brussels.

Latest News

HOMEPAGEMEDIA
December 8, 2017

Students say “Why Europe Matters” to them

During November 150 students from 26 schools brainstormed in workshops in three Member States to come up with answers to some of Europe’s most intractable questions. How can we improve domestic waste recycling rates? Students in Spain thought that the best recyclers should be rewarded with discounted prices on new goods. How can Europe attract high quality investment from major…
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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
November 2, 2017

Why Europe Matters: Young Bulgarians speak out

Ask students how to make Europe a better place and what do they come up with? Innovative ideas addressing not only the issues that matter most to young people but also the challenges confronting the communities in which they live. These were outcomes of a recent event hosted by Varna’s University of Economics. Varna is the third largest city in…
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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
October 19, 2017

The future of Europe is now

By Brian Ager, Secretary General, European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). The European Union seems to be in a better shape than little more than a year ago, when the EU was put under pressure as a result of the disappointing Brexit referendum outcome and the highly mediatised rise of populist anti-EU political movements in several Member States. The Dutch…
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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
September 12, 2017

Why Europe Matters

By Caroline Jenner, CEO at JA Europe. We read about how important young people are to Europe’s future but how often do we actually bother to ask them what they want? Too often young people’s views are assumed or – worse - taken for granted. A survey sponsored by JA Europe and the European Round Table of Industrialists will change…
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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
September 1, 2017

Join the Social Media Campaign on Why #EuropeMatters

You took the Survey on Why Europe Matters and would like to share your view about Europe? Send us your opinion in a few words + a photo and we'll share the best ones on our Social Media channels! (more…)
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