The Young Perspective on Europe

Europe has to be a “citizen project” in order to succeed. It needs fresh ideas and innovative concepts as well as a strong supportive base from among its younger generations. Outstanding alumni from ten European Foundations get selected into FutureLab Europe. Through their blog, in public debates and through their individual projects they share their young perspective on democratic participation, equal opportunities and identity in Europe.

Europe@debate: New Social and Digital Media in the European Public Sphere

live from Oslo on 1 September, 13.30 hrs to 16.00 hrs, guestions and remarks welcome on Twitter #FLE2014

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Europe@debate: New Social and Digital Media in the European Public Sphere

By invitation of the Fritt Ord Foundation, FutureLab Europe participants will present and debate on 1 September their position paper on the opportunities and challenges that a European public sphere implies. 

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My Europe: What young people care about

Digital innovation could also be of strategic importance to the European Union. The European Union’s digital agenda claims to have 101 activities to make sure EU’s economy gets a reboot and citizens the most out of digital development, but from the Estonian point of view, Europe is not doing anything right. Read the latest article in our series of reflections by young Europeans, prepared in cooperation between FutureLab and Süddeutsche Zeitung Online. 

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Education and training: how to make a dual system successful?

FutureLab Europe will take part in the upcoming Youth Employment Task Force meeting in Brussels on 24 June. Under the heading ‘Education and training: how to make a dual system successful?’, the task force will focus on what is needed to facilitate young people’s transition into the labour market, what makes education and training policies a success and what can be learned from existing practices.

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