Noora Lampinen (25, Finland) Today education is no guarantee for employment. In the past, higher education and obtaining a masters degree from a University secured a job path for life. Today, recent university graduates face refusals and end up seeking unemployment benefits, with the shadow of enormous loans taken to finance the studies and unpaid … Continue reading Higher education for a career in unemployment?
Estefanía Almenta López (29, Spain) I was born in Spain in a family of very humble means. My parents never had the opportunity to study, but I did thanks to the effort of my country, which paid for my education. Now I’m qualified and ready to give back to society the fruits of all the … Continue reading To move or not to move – is that the question?
Theodora Matziropoulou (25, Greece) Since my 17th birthday, I have not missed any voting opportunity given to me. I am a frequent habitué of the polling station, where I vote in for the Municipal, National and European elections. However, there are times when I am not quite sure I am doing the right thing. Exactly … Continue reading Since we are in the European Year of Citizens should restoration of trust be prioritized?
by Leticia Díez Sánchez During this session, we have tackled the current European crisis from various perspectives. Such crisis has not been the first one in a political sense: as reminded along the discussions, events such as the "Empty chair" of the 70s and the French "Non" to the Constitutional Treaty did already put the … Continue reading How can the European project be salvaged? A debate on the future of the EU