Citizenship education and the private sphere

Posted on 17. July 2015 by Lukas Brueck and Leticia Diez Sanchez The lack of political engagement among the young and not-so-young is a frequent topic of discussion in contemporary democracies. The world we live in, a complex set of political entities with their corresponding complex institutional frameworks, has become difficult to understand (and to follow, … Continue reading Citizenship education and the private sphere

Don´t confuse me with my country: release Spaniards from their clichés

Posted on 14. February 2014 by Leticia Díez Sánchez I originate from the South of Spain, cradle of most stereotypes that hound contemporary Spaniards. We are said to be lazy, carefree and unconcerned about the future – especially when we get into debts we cannot pay. Reality is that the socio-economic conditions in a rural background … Continue reading Don´t confuse me with my country: release Spaniards from their clichés

Visualising Europe’s futures and their impact on European citizenship

Posted on 18. September 2013 by Leticia Díez Sánchez From 7-9 July, I took part in a scenario-based workshop organised by NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, part of the alliance behind FutureLab Europe. The aim of the workshop was to envision different models of society that might prevail in … Continue reading Visualising Europe’s futures and their impact on European citizenship

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

The EU enters into the business of redistribution – but to whose benefit?

Posted on 15. January 2013 by Leticia Díez Sánchez Once upon a time, the European Union was considered an entity in charge of addressing market failures from a strictly technical perspective. The pursuance of the internal market was something about harmonising pipe standards and the like – a business for the technocracy and independent agencies. Time … Continue reading The EU enters into the business of redistribution – but to whose benefit?