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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…
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…
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…
October 13, 2017

Innovation workshop on why Europe matters in Bulgaria (University of Economics – Varna)

JA Bulgaria organises the first innovative workshop on "Why Europe Matters". 50 students will gather at the University of Economics in Varna to discuss the future of Europe and bring innovative ideas with support of business volunteers from Solvay. The project has three strategic objectives: to promote active civic behavior; to give voice to the importance of Europe (EU); to…
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…
March 24, 2017

EU celebrates 60 years of Rome Treaties and looks to future

On 25 March, EU leaders celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which paved the way for a Union of peace, solidarity and democracy. The Treaties of Rome – signed by six founding Member States – paved the way for the European Union that we know today: a reunited continent of peace, founded on the values of solidarity,…
March 24, 2017

Press release: New project to re-engage young people on why Europe matters

A major new initiative labelled ‘Why Europe Matters’ is today being launched to re-engage Europe’s youth in a multinational debate with politicians and business leaders. The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) and JA Europe are to survey more than 10,000 youngsters about their hopes and concerns. The cross-border project – launched to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty…