To move or not to move – is that the question? The fairy tale of mobility

Posted on 22. March 2014 by Estefanía Almenta ‘Move! If you can’t find a job in Spain, you should move. There are lots of opportunities for people like you’ – I’ve heard these sentences so many times lately that for a moment I almost believed this is the magic solution to move my career forward. I … Continue reading To move or not to move – is that the question? The fairy tale of mobility

To move or not to move – is that the question? Reflections on the debate ‘The future is us! Young Europeans discuss with Wolfgang Schäuble’

Posted on 10. June 2013 by Estefanía Almenta 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 highly qualified and ready to give back to society the fruits … Continue reading To move or not to move – is that the question? Reflections on the debate ‘The future is us! Young Europeans discuss with Wolfgang Schäuble’

Europe beyond lost generations

Posted on 17. September 2012 by Estefanía Almenta Spain is very proud to have the best prepared generation of young people in its history, but not so pleased to confront that all that training is no guarantee for a job. Unemployment in Spain (25%) is twice the average for the rest of the EU, and that … Continue reading Europe beyond lost generations

The M-15 Movement, a Year Later

Posted on 15. May 2012 by Estefanía Almenta A year later, the so-called M-15 protest movement is back in Spain. But was it ever gone? The M-15 movement, also known as ‘Los Indignados’ (The Outraged), started on May 15th 2011 to demand a radical change in Spanish politics. Chanting “They don’t represent us”, this youth movement … Continue reading The M-15 Movement, a Year Later

The epilogue of the European ideal?

Posted on 25. September 2011 by Estefanía Almenta I belong to the Erasmus generation. I have had the opportunity to live and study abroad without the nightmare of getting visas and exchanging currencies. I have friends from all across Europe. I speak four European languages. I feel European rather than Spanish. Oblivious to the political battle, … Continue reading The epilogue of the European ideal?