Office | August 27, 2012
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Office | August 1, 2012
Citizens of Europe e.V. In cooperation with Vuste Envis, Informal Education Initiatives and Foundation for Democratic Youth invite you to take part in the fifth and last seminar of the „How we shape our past” project. The seminar will take place in the historically recognized city of Weimar, from August 31th until September 3rd, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
Office | July 27, 2012
Citizens of Europe is looking for 3 people aged 18 – 30 who currently live in Germany and are interested in working at the “Open Youth Center FIALTA” in Minsk for 10 months as a volunteer. All cost will be covered, lodging and a health insurance will be provided, each volunteer will receive a “pocket money” of 90 Euro per month. Read the Details and contact us as soon as possible!
Office | July 22, 2012
Our Turkish partner “Guven Education and Health Foundation” is looking for a volunteer (resident in Germany aged 18-30) who would like to work in Ankara in September and October. Together with colleagues from Norway, Portugal and Poland, you will be involved in organizing regular workshops with 15 -20 orphanage children, participate in a wood painting workshop and support the realization of a traditional Turkish music workshop with gypsy childen from a poor district in Ankara. All cost will be covered, lodging is organized and you will receive pocket money. For more information, please have a look at our download. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask us!
Office | July 20, 2012
Citizens of Europe e.V. in cooperation with Rota Jovem, Pro Eco Scientia, Magyar ENSZ Modell Diákegyesület, and Fair Trade Hellas cordially invite you to take part in the Seminar „Beyond the Crisis: Hopes and Dreams of a Lost (?!) Generation”, which will take place in Berlin and at Lake Müggelsee in the Southeast of the German capital from September 5th until September 11th, 2012.
The main aim of the Seminar is to explore the impact of the current financial crises and its political consequences on the citizens of Europe, in particular on the young generation. Interested applicants should send the application form together with the motivational letter (up to 300 words), curriculum vitae and his/her questionnaire proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1st, 2012. .
Office | July 19, 2012
Youth unemployment is a growing threat. What role can creativity play in tackling it? How can youth workers use it? Deepen your understanding of creativity, face your creativity barriers, reflect on the new role of youth workers!
We address youth workers, who are not working directly on employability as their main topic, but who are sharing with youngsters part of their time and who are willing to keep in mind the issue of employability when organizing activities and projects, as well as when defining learning objectives.
We want to look at creativity’s potential as a tool and approach for youth workers and how it can foster employability.
Employability in this sense is not ?getting the job?, but rather a self development and empowerment process, that might culminate in creating one’s own job, being fit for the labour market, or anything in between…
- To tackle youth unemployment through creativity;
- To promote a reflection on the new role of youth workers.
Cost and reimbursement:
70 % of travel cost will be re-imbursed
Participation fee: 40-80 Euros
Trainers: Rui Montez, Slawomir Muziol and Virginia Bertelli
Further information at SALTO YOUTH
Rui Montez | June 19, 2012
As an enthusiastic pro-European I have always valued EU’s integration, enlargement and overall development as a political entity that strives for equity, solidarity, justice and mutual respect at international level.
I might have been blind and naïve – some will say. It took me long to realize and accept what today is undeniable: nowadays European Union is not much more than a political entity driven by and aiming at protecting financial interests.
The gap between discourse and actions is enormous. Some, like me, might believe that there was a fundamental shift in the past 15/20 years. Other will argue nothing changed. Reality just become clearer and the discursive camouflage no longer serves.
One thing is true: between what is said by commissioners and other EU politicians and what is done there is a tremendous difference. National politicians are caring much more for their own interest than for a solidary common development. Rules are not clear and in any case they are not the same for every country.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” wrote Orwell. And within the EU some countries define and change rules – just like pigs in Animal Farm. Others are “asked” to follow… or imposed to do it.
I never really cared much for football. And even less for international competitions. However this year I am enjoying the EURO. Oppositional parties are very clear and very sincere in that. Germans can now openly hate Greeks and wish to expel them from the EURO. No conscience problems. No judgements from the outside.
In football rules are very clear. They do not change over time. And they apply for all! At the end, there is a winner.
One ball, two goals, one referee, two linesmen. All these seem to have been dispensed from European politics. As Mr. Moritz Schuller puts it: “in Europe already since many years the goal is carried wherever the ball is currently flying to […] playing times are prolonged at will” (Der Tagesspiegel, 8 Jun 2012).
Until mainstream politicians do not recognize that competition is actually a form of politics of domination, that our actual political and economical system produces unmeasurable brutality and that a change is urgently needed… I better forget about EU’s pretty discourse and enjoy the other championship: the sincere and open competition of nations.
I will keep believing in a programmatic, anti-hegemonic and compassionate change. And I will continue acting for it in my environment.
But I will stop listening to Mrs. Merkel, Mr. Durão Barroso & Co. I’ll listen to live football matches comments instead. They tell us more about Europe than most politicians currently.
So let’s see what happens on Friday: will Germany finally expel Greece from the Euro, as they have been threatening for so long? Or will Greece counter attack and manage to expel Germany from the Euro?
This text represents solely the author’s opinion and not Citizens of Europe e.V.
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