Debating Europe: I’m debating what about you?

Debating Europe is a platform that provides us a unique opportunity to exchange OUR ideas with Europe’s leaders. The main aim is to be encouraged a strong and genuine conversation between European policy makers and citizens, and then having experts respond with feedback. The goal of the project is to offer support and critical reactions to citizens’ ideas and mobilize as much as possible the “back and forth discussion” between citizens and the experts who take part in the project.

The debate was divided into five “channels”, based on the theme:

  • Growth Europe: Looking beyond the eurozone crisis
  • Green Europe: Ensuring a sustainable European economy
  • Tech Europe: Building an innovative economy
  • Global Europe: Europe in a new world order
  • Future Europe: Ideas for a long-term vision for Europe

Debating Europe Schools is a new section of the platform which aim to give students the chance to pose questions to policymakers, debate with students across Europe and become aware of  EU. The platform is cooperating with schools and colleges in all the EU member-states to launch a series of online debates.

Find more information and join the debate now HERE!!!

Partners:

  • Friends of Europe
  • Europe’s World
  • European Parliament
  • Microsoft Gallup
  • Skype
  • ING
  • European Students’ Union
  • European Youth Parliament
  • JEF
  • Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
  • ThinkYoung
  • European Movement
  • Youth of European Nationalities
  • Citizens for Europe
  • European Student Think Tank
  • European Disability Forum
  • OneEurope
  • European Youth Press
  • Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)
  • The Berlin Debating Union (BDU)
  • UNICA
  • AEGEE

 

Save Erasmus for students from 2014 to 2020: YES we can, say MEPs

The culture and education committee on Tuesday adopted the new YES EUROPE programme for youth, education and sport, merging all the EU programmes for education, training and sport and Erasmus for higher education. More than five million students, of all ages, should enjoy greater mobility and cooperation abroad thanks to €18 billion in EU funding for the years 2014 to 2020.

Find more HERE.
Watch the recorded meetings  HERE.

Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

“Erasmus for all”? Perhaps not

This year Erasmus became 25 years old. It is one of the most successful programmes that promotes co-operation between higher education institutions and the mobility of students, academic and administrative staff. The programme gives the opportunity to all the University students, regardless of their financial background, to study and be trained in another European country. Consequently, the Commission’s proposal about the new education and training programme is questioned in the European  Parliament.
Video: “Erasmus for all”? Perhaps not: European Parliament TV

 

Source: European Parliament / EuroparlTV