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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
April 11, 2018

“Why Europe Matters” campaign wins Out of the Box Award 2018

On 11 April, JA Europe and ERT received the “Out of the Box Award 2018” for the “Why Europe Matters” campaign. The award recognizes good practices of collaboration between companies, the civil sector, universities and young people in promotion of the European dream. The “Why Europe Matters” campaign was selected thanks to its combination of the promotion of entrepreneurship, solidarity,…
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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
March 23, 2018

Youth Speak Up for a better quality education, jobs and a safer Europe

The final event of the 'Why Europe Matters' campaign took place on 21 March at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The occasion - held under the patronage of the Bulgarian EU Presidency - was designed to foster the dialogue between young Europeans, policy-makers and business representatives. Lilyana Pavlova, the Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency , opened the…
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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
March 23, 2018

PHOTOS-Innovation Workshop in Brussels

On 20 March 2018, prior to the "Youth Speak Up" conference, JA students from 9 European countries took part in a innovation workshop to bring new ideas for the future of Europe. Their worked with volunteers from ERT companies who help them to shape their ideas on the three main concerns highlighted in the "Why Europe Matters" survey: Quality Education…
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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
March 22, 2018

PHOTOS- Youth Speak Up

On 21 March, the 'Why Europe Matters - Youth Speak Up' event took place in Brussels, gathering 34 young people from across Europe, to engage in a dialogue with policy-makers and business representatives. Young people presented ideas on how to improve quality education, youth employment and security in Europe to a high level jury composed of several MEPS, ministers, CEOs…
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HOMEPAGEMEDIA
March 22, 2018

The European Union matters to young people

An article published in POLITICO. Whatever the topic, whether it’s employment, education, security, or the environment, more Europe and closer co-operation is the answer. This is, in short, the conclusion of a survey amongst more than 4,500 young Europeans between 16 and 25 years of age, from across 31 countries.
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MEDIA
March 19, 2018

Young people: The pulsing heart of the Future of Europe

By Anna Widegren, Secretary General, European Youth Forum The future of Europe is a Europe where young people will grow up and grow old. We are the pulsing heart of Europe, and we are burning for a better and brighter future. Despite this fact that young people are the present and future of our societies, it amazes me how often…
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MEDIA
March 12, 2018

A new North-South dialogue? ‘Why Europe Matters’ workshops in Finland and Greece

Young Europeans in Finland and Greece debate policy initiatives to create a resilient and innovative Europe. Policy ideas for the better integration of refugees and to promote an app to help young Europeans address the challenge of social exclusion were the winning proposals selected by juries in Finland and Greece. The jurors were assessing the work of 17 teams participating…
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MEDIA
February 7, 2018

Fresh thinking from workshops in France and Germany

French and German students propose policy innovations whilst developing their own business skill sets. “Europe means team spirit, solidarity and freedom – and the chance to travel, live and work anywhere in Europe.” So said two students from Germany’s Gymnasium St Christopherus in Werne. They were participants in the ninth and last workshop, part of the ‘Why Europe Matters’ campaign…
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Why Europe Matters workshop JA Portugal
MEDIA
January 16, 2018

“Europe really matters for our futures” say Portuguese students

Seventy students attending a workshop in Porto last month agreed that the European dimension really mattered to them now and as they plan their futures. For their own education and employment prospects, for the protection of the environment and in so many other ways, they saw the European Union as support, stimulus, and guide for decisions taken at national level.…
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MEDIA
December 22, 2017

Portuguese students challenged to present solutions to European issues

Under the auspices of the “Why Europe Matters” initiative, around 70 young students aged between 16 and 25 took part in a challenge set by the European Round Table of Industrialists together with Junior Achievement Portugal. It was with enthusiasm and sense of responsibility that our team of volunteers embraced the mission to discuss the future of Europe among the…
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