Education Archives

  • Teach peace

    Med & South 16-11-2015

    Education is the way to disarm the processes that can lead to radicalisation, by undermining prejudice and fighting ignorance and indifference, writes Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

  • Education, the best route to employment

    Social Europe & Jobs 16-11-2015

    Jobs remain the best route to inclusion, but only high-quality education and a broad mix of relevant skills lead to employment, writes Tibor Navracsics.

  • EU budget: When contradictions cost lives

    Development Policy 28-10-2015

    As the European Parliament is voting today on the draft EU’s budget for 2016 in Strasbourg, member states are pushing for cuts to programmes to fight extreme poverty, writes Tamira Gunzburg.

  • The refugee crisis: Four steps to be taken

    Justice & Home Affairs 08-10-2015

    Sharing the burden of the refugee crisis is not just about relocating refugees, says Ivailo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

  • What Europe can learn from India

    Languages & Culture 30-09-2015

    Pundits often point to the US as a model for Europe. They should be looking east instead, writes Amit S. Mukherjee.

  • Greenland: Towards internal market inclusion?

    EU Priorities 2020 24-04-2015

    After the signing of a new joint declaration further deepening ties between the EU and the self-governed Arctic territory, the inclusion of Greenland in the internal market should be the goal to achieve, write André Gattolin and Damien Degeorges.

  • For universities, EU membership matters

    Brexit 13-04-2015

    Collaboration amongst the universities of the EU is crucial to drive research and continue the contient's tradition as a knowledge economy, argues Nicola Dandridge. To safeguard this, the EU must protect its Horizon 2020 funding and the UK must embrace the EU.

  • Empower young European entrepreneurs through financial literacy

    Euro & Finance 11-03-2015

    Public policy and businesses must act now to help the EU's youths improve their financial literacy skills. This is crucial if they are to find a job or become successful entrepreneurs, writes Nick Jones.

  • Malala to world leaders: ‘Do better’ in 2015

    Global Europe 10-12-2014

    2015 must be the year the world wakes up and delivers a safer, more just future for children and young people, writes Malala Yousafzai in a letter to world leaders.

  • Abortion: Choice is a human right

    Development Policy 09-12-2014

    In many developing countries today women and girls have their human rights violated by their own government, resulting in mental torment, horrific injury or even death, write MEP Heidi Hautala, Greens, Finland and MEP Sophie in 't Veld, ALDE, Netherlands, Co-chairs of the European Parliament Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Development (EPWG). 

  • New global development plan risks failure if it ignores young people

    Development Policy 19-11-2014

    In 2015 – the European Year for Development – it is our responsibility as European politicians to make sure that the European Union and all EU member states ensure that gender equality, the rights of young people - especially girls - are central to discussions that will craft the new global agenda, write Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP, Finland) and Marie Arena MEP (S&D, Belgium).

  • The jobless generation deserves better

    Social Europe & Jobs 08-10-2014

    While the EU holds yet another 'special employment summit' today in Milan, in Brussels the Commission fine-tunes its related departments and  priorities. Caroline Jenner argues that more change is required, chiefly between schools and companies, in the countries.

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