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When school doesn’t teach you everything – Zagreb

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Dec 10, 2012

When you want to hear young people complain, ask them about their education. This is something which we have learned early on during this Europe on Track project. Wherever we have gone, the same shortcomings of the formal education system have been reiterated. While it does teach you a lot about the topic of your […]

The shortcut to sustainability

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Dec 10, 2012

In our post from Berlin, we introduced the three most frequently cited obstacles encountered by young people on the road to sustainability—lack of information, time, and money. So now that we have identified the main problems, let’s take a look at the current efforts of young people, and some possible solutions they are offering. First, […]

A way to tackle youth unemployment – in Italy

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Dec 09, 2012

„Europe does not seem to be united these days and this is the root of many problems. For the greater integration of Europe there is a need for knowledge, mobility, exchanges among the people and young people are the ones doing that. Still it is a shame that they are often excluded from the decision-making […]

Budapest: East, Central or West?

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Dec 08, 2012

The central question to our project is “Where is Europe heading?” For many young people, this is inextricably linked to the question where their own country is heading. In a country with a troubled past—and a lot would say also present—such as Hungary, this is not always an easy question to answer. This is why […]

History is part of the story – Bratislava

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Dec 07, 2012

When on the road, one encounter often leads to another. A week ago we were at the Against Hate Speech Online event by AEGEE-Katowice, where we met Lencka, one of the participants and a member of AEGEE-Bratislava. We started talking about Europe on Track, she asked if we were coming to Slovakia, and before long, […]

Educate yourself!

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Dec 07, 2012

Erasmus, Bologna, mobility. The air is full of buzzwords on the form of our education. But what about the content? Does our education system prepare young people for their role in society? Does it give them awareness, interest, and tools for the bigger things in life? A better chance at finding a job? “You learn […]

Investing in youth and volunteering – in Naples

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Dec 06, 2012

For our first stop in Italy, AEGEE-Napoli has organised an event with about 30-40 attendees, mostly the members of AEGEE-Napoli were present to discuss the focus topic of Europe on Track. Their problems, expectations and possible solutions were brought to light both regarding Italy as a whole and their own city as well. Asked about […]

Vote at 16 – Wien

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Dec 06, 2012

Things 16-year-olds can do: Pay income taxes, be tried as an adult, get married, start driving lessons, join the army,… Things 16-year-olds cannot do: Vote. Unless you are Austrian. Or from Nicaragua, Brazil, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey, Ecuador, or Argentina. But unfortunately Europe on Track does not call at any of these destinations, so […]

Ile-de-France or Ile-d’ Europe? – From Paris with love

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Dec 05, 2012

Asked about their identity young people responded that they feel Parisian at the first place, then European and then French. Generally we can already say that most people politically don´t think in European terms, the first is always the national perspective. In London we experienced the same. And it appears that here the capital city […]

The bumpy road to sustainability

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Dec 04, 2012

So far, the interviews indicate that young people are mostly preoccupied by our increasing dependency on fossil fuels, closely followed by the threat of resource shortages and the treatment of waste produced by our high-consumption society. But what are they doing about it? How much are young people aware of their own impact on the […]