‘Youth-Maybe-a-Guarantee’: thoughts about the language of the crisis

Posted on 29. August 2013 by Kati Temonen Year 2008 marked one of the most defining moments of my life: I entered university for the first time. For many of the new university graduates it was also a year to be remembered: as we all know, it was the early crisis months, which meant hard work … Continue reading ‘Youth-Maybe-a-Guarantee’: thoughts about the language of the crisis

The future is us! – Young Europeans in discussion with Wolfgang Schäuble, German Minister of Finance

14. June 2013 “The future is us!” was the title of a workshop in which active young Europeans from the network of foundations that organize the Berlin Foundation Week worked out their questions and issues to discuss with the German Minister of Finance. For FutureLab Europe Estefanía Almenta López, James Kilcourse and Zuzana Novakova took part. … Continue reading The future is us! – Young Europeans in discussion with Wolfgang Schäuble, German Minister of Finance

Reflections on the Debate “Cities in Social Crisis”

Posted on 03. June 2013 by Theodora Matziropoulou A lot has been said about the crisis and its social extensions. Middle class, citizens but also cities themselves have been reached by crisis and have to deal with challenging phenomena such as xenophobia, homelessness, unemployment and substitution of the state by solidarity initiatives. All the above were … Continue reading Reflections on the Debate “Cities in Social Crisis”

Europe@stake

Posted on 06. May 2013 by Heidi Beha Reflections on the debate with Commissoner Joaquín Almunia on Europe’s lost generation. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring it looks as if it has become en vogue for politicians to be advocates of the youth. Teenagers could be dangerous with their Facebook revolutions and their practices of … Continue reading Europe@stake

Youngsters fighting for the European dream – some reflections on Europe@debate

Posted on 01. May 2013 by Leticia Díez Sánchez The philosopher José Ortega y Gasset once famously stated “Spain is the problem, Europe is the solution”. This might sound like a harsh declaration, yet for many Spaniards it felt particularly true some seventy years after the famous quote was voiced. In 1986, Spain acceded the EU after … Continue reading Youngsters fighting for the European dream – some reflections on Europe@debate