European Youth Choice

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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EU Social model

The European social model is rooted in values and fundamental rights, which evolved to form a common ground across the Member States, driving concrete policies. People are at the centre of this model. They benefit, for example, from the protection of human dignity and health, and access to social security. But the European social model… » read more

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Mobility

Mobility is essential to foster intercultural dialogue and to fight stereotypes, helping the foundation of a European identity. It has always existed but has not always been viewed in a positive light. Today, mobility is seen above all as an asset to professional life, because it makes reference to jobseekers’ capacity to adapt and their… » read more

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Creativity

The modern world puts emphasis on better use of knowledge and rapid innovation. It therefore requires a broadening of the creative skills base involving the whole population. In particular, there is a need for skills and competences that enable people to embrace change as an opportunity and to be open to new ideas in a… » read more

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Education

Politicians at European level have recognized that education and training are essential to the development and success of today’s knowledge society and economy. Nowadays, lifelong learning is key to jobs and growth, as well as to allow everyone the chance to participate fully in society. The EU’s strategy on Education emphasizes countries working together and… » read more

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