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Are you an Erasmus-student or are you just thinking about spending a semester in a multicultural environment? What do you think about the idea that by harmonising academic degree standards, Europe’s doors become more open for the next generation? Does mobility in education increase young people’s competitiveness or job opportunities? The Y Vote 2009 project… » read more

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European identity refers to both the sense of personal identification with Europe, and to the identity possessed by ‘Europe’ as a whole. ‘Europe’ is widely used as a synonym for the European Union even though there are millions of people living on the European continent in non-EU states. The prefix pan implies that the identity… » read more

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Multiculturalism

Since the arrival of the new millennium, a number of developments have given intercultural dialogue (ICD), cultural diversity and social cohesion a more prominent place on political agendas such as: migration flows that have significantly changed the population diversity of some European countries; EU enlargement; globalization and geopolitical changes; new means of communication and a… » read more

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Migration

All European states are now net immigration countries. For more established host countries such as France, Germany, the United Kingdom (UK), Benelux countries, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark, this has been the case since at least the 1960s. Despite a decline in migration after recruitment stops in 1973-4, immigration flows have been continuous, for the… » read more

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EU and the world

Since its birth in the 1950s, the European Union has been developing relations with the rest of the world through a common policy on trade, development assistance and formal trade and cooperation agreements with individual countries or regional groups. The EU began providing humanitarian aid to those in need around the world in the 1970s.… » read more

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Employment

” The Community shall have as its task….to promote throughout the Community a harmonious, balanced and sustainable development of economic activities, a high level of employment and social protection..” Employment and occupation are key elements in guaranteeing equal opportunities for all. They contribute strongly to the full participation of citizens in economic, cultural and social… » read more

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Regionalism

Regionalism is the idea or practice of dividing a country into smaller units for political, economic, social, and cultural purposes. Politically, regionalism is linked to decentralized or federalist governments. Regionalism is both cultural and political, as its political success is linked to the development of a regional culture. The promotion of regionalism has indeed been… » read more

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