Guide de Bonnes Pratiques – La Nouvelle Génération dans les Jumelages

Guide de Bonnes Pratiques – La Nouvelle Génération dans les JumelagesDepuis 2015, la Maison de l’Europe de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées a lancé un projet européen de réflexion et de mise en place d’actions sur le thème « La Nouvelle Génération dans les Jumelages » ; avec le soutien de EUNET, la Région Occitanie, Toulouse Métropole, la Fédération Française des Maisons de l’Europe et le FDVA.

Après avoir réalisé une enquête européenne sur la place des jeunes dans les jumelages et organisé deux séminaires européens à Toulouse en octobre 2015 et 2016, elle publie un guide de bonnes pratiques destiné aux comités de jumelages qui souhaitent développer de nouvelles actions avec et pour les jeunes. Ce guide sera amené à évoluer et peut être participatif. N’hésitez pas à nous faire partager votre expérience en tant que comité de jumelage!

Guide de Bonnes Pratiques – La Nouvelle Génération dans les Jumelages

Themenblätter: Zukunft der Europäischen Union?

Zukunft der Europäischen Union?Was hat es mit der EU eigentlich auf sich? Welche Motive steckten hinter ihrer Gründung? Was bringt mir selbst diese Union? Welche Argumente für und gegen den Verbleib des eigenen Landes in der EU (Stichwort Brexit) gibt es? Und wie stelle ich mir die Zukunft der EU vor?

Diese Fragen stellen die Themenblätter Nr. 112 der Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung. Sie regen dazu an, der „großen Politik“ im eigenen Lebensumfeld nachzuspüren und einmal die Gedanken schweifen zu lassen: Wie sähe meine ganz persönliche EU eigentlich aus? So werden aktuelle Fragestellungen auf den Alltag der Schülerinnen und Schüler bezogen; diese sind aufgefordert, selbst aktiv zu werden – zumindest im Klassenzimmer.

Die Ausgabe der „Themenblätter“ enthält einen Klassensatz von 32 doppelseitigen (identischen) Arbeitsblättern im Abreißblock. Die umfangreichen Hintergrundinformationen für Lehrkräfte bieten einen Überblick zur Entstehung der EU, ein Quiz zum Einstieg sowie didaktische Anregungen zum Einsatz der Arbeitsblätter und weiterführende Hinweise.

Themenblätter: Zukunft der Europäischen Union?

30 years of Erasmus+

30 years Erasmus+In 2017, we celebrate the 30 years of what is, without a doubt, the most successful European Union initiative: the Erasmus exchange programme.
Concomitant with the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, founding stone of the Union, this one year long campaign will celebrate diversity, tolerance, citizenship, democracy, all the values the Union is built on; and education, key instrument in bringing Europeans together.

The Erasmus programme was officially adopted in 1987. In its first year, it allowed 3 244 students to travel abroad. Between 1987 and 2017, it has given 9 million people the chance to study, train, volunteer or gain professional experience in another country.
Grounded on the fundamental principle of the freedom of movement of EU citizens, the programme has shown great added-value to youth employability, not only thanks to the language skills it allows to develop, but also due to a certain approach to life, fed by curiosity, intercultural understanding, entrepreneurship and problem-solving.

Indeed, 92% employers are looking for transversal skills; 64% state that graduates with an international background thus soon acquire greater professional responsibility. The programme also contributes to greater social cohesion, reaching out to people from all backgrounds and supporting those with lesser means, bringing all together in a shared experience. Erasmus also contributes to modernising education and training thanks to the exchange of practices between teachers, encouraged by multi-disciplinarity and cross-sectoral cooperation.

Events will take place throughout the year, with a topic in focus each month. These will include conferences, forums, dialogues, celebrations, debates, and exhibitions.

To stay tuned on all that will be happening, subscribe to the Erasmus+ 30th Anniversary Newsletter and follow events near you!

European Solidarity Corps

The European Commission has launched the European Solidarity Corps.
With the new European Solidarity Corps, participants will have the opportunity to be placed with a project either for volunteering or for a traineeship, an apprenticeship or a job for a period between 2 and 12 months.

Participants will be able to engage in a broad range of activities such as education, health, social integration, assistance in the provision of food, shelter construction, reception, support and integration of migrants and refugees, environmental protection or prevention of natural disasters.

The European Solidarity Corps has been officially launched on December 7th and young people can already register (http://europa.eu/solidarity-corps), but we see that a number of issues still need to be clarified. It is not clear why this was done so quickly and there is a risk to raise expectations that cannot be adequately fulfilled.

EUNET contributed to a position paper of Civil Society Europe where we believe that the initiative needs to fulfil a number of conditions to be successful:

  • A participatory setup and implementation of the programme
  • Integration in a broader strategy and adequately resourced
  • Subscription to a Quality Charter
  • A clear distinction between volunteering and employment
  • Quality training, mentoring and support
  • A clear role for civil society organisation
  • Clarifying financial and logistical aspects

Europe for Citizens: New Programme Guide 2017

The revised Programme Guide 2017 has now been published and includes the European Solidarity Corps as new feature of the Europe for Citizens Programme.

EN Europe for Citizens Programme Guide 2017
DE Europa für Bürgerinnen und Bürger Programmleitfaden 2017
FR L'Europe pour les citoyens Guide du programme 2017

Please note that the authoritative source of information is the English version. If there is any conflict between the translated versions and the English, the latter takes precedence.