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Arno Krause

Arno KrauseWir trauern um

Arno Krause
(1930 – 2018)

Robert-Schuman-Medaille – 1970
Medaille „Pro Merito“ des Europarates – 1984
Gründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender der Europäischen Akademie Otzenhausen
Gründer und Präsident der Fédération Internationale des Maisons de l’Europe (FIME)

Mit Arno Krause verliert die europäische Zivilgesellschaft einen weltgewandten und überaus erfolgreichen Europäer, der sich leidenschaftlich für die Freiheit und Europa, sowie für die europäische Zusammenarbeit und die politische Bildung eingesetzt hat. Er war intellektuell brillant, schätzte und pflegte geistige Unabhängigkeit und vermochte mit Direktheit, Humor und Warmherzigkeit zu verbinden und zu vermitteln wie nur wenige andere.

Wir werden den Rat dieses großen Europäers, seine Unterstützung und seine inspirierende Offenherzigkeit sehr vermissen.

Unser tiefes Mitgefühl gilt seiner Familie und den Kolleginnen und Kollegen der Europäischen Akademie Otzenhausen.

Das Präsidium des European Network for Education and Training (EUNET)

Call for Participants: Education on Europe

Education on EuropeThe growing importance of the European Union for policy making shines a spotlight on the need for European Citizenship Education. Active European Citizenship requires an understanding of how politics works on the European level. Educational programs in this field do not reach enough young people.

Education on Europe is a program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for citizenship educators on European issues. The program aims to create, try out and evaluate new approaches to make European integration and EU politics more accessible to learners. It fosters the emergence of concepts to reach young people not usually included in European political thinking.

The program is comprised of three consecutive phases:

  • Phase I is a one-year capacity building scheme for 15 practitioners from the field of citizenship education who are already working on European issues or are interested in doing so. It includes four seminars during which the participants share their experiences, learn from experts and create new ideas. At the core of this phase is one question: How do we make European issues more accessible to young people with little affinity to Europe?
  • Phase II starts with a competition in which the most promising ideas developed in Phase I will be awarded with a grant for a pilot project.
  • Phase III brings all participants together once more to evaluate the experiences and lessons learned from the pilot projects. We will share both successes and failures in order to draw conclusions for the emergence of citizenship education concepts capable of making European politics accessible to all young people. The results will be collected in a publication.

Read more and apply

Deadline for application is January 29th 2018

Your input is needed on the shrinking Civic Space in Europe

EUNET is member of Civil Society Europe (CSE), the coordination of civil society organisations in Europe, which gathers platforms and networks in various fields such as human rights, citizenship, education, culture, social rights, youth, disability, anti racism, development cooperation and the environment, amongst others. The main focus of CSE is to work on issues that are transversal to civil society organisations such as civil dialogue, civic space and access to funding.

CIVICUS MonitorA critical area for CSE work is highlighting increasing restrictions to the freedoms of association, assembly and expression of not for profit associations in Europe and raising awareness of EU decision-makers of the need for action. In order to support policy action, it is critical to gather sufficient data on this phenomenon.

For this reason, Civil Society Europe has launched in cooperation with Civicus an annual survey to map out key trends on civic space in Europe over the last year. The survey covers the European Union, the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Switzerland, and the countries candidate to EU accession (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey).

The survey is open to civil society organisations at national (or local level).

We would like to ensure that the perspective of the the variety of the civil society is included, and therefore call on you to participate and disseminate within your network. Responding to the survey will take 10-15 minutes of your time. The findings will remain anonymous and will be made freely available for your information and use.

The survey runs until end of December 2017. Please disseminate widely

Please access  the survey in English here

Please access the survey in French here

Please access the survey in Italian here

Youth Wiki

The Youth Wiki is an online platform presenting information on European countries’ youth policies.

Youth WikiThe main objective of the Youth Wiki is to support evidence-based European cooperation in the field of Youth. It does so by providing information on national policies in support of young people – in a user-friendly and continuously updated way – following the adoption of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field 2010-2018 (EU Youth Strategy).

The overall purpose is to help the European Commission and Member States in their decision making, by providing information on state of play on reforms and initiatives. The collection of qualitative information also allows the exchange of information and innovative approaches and can substantiate peer learning activities. Currently, 27 countries participate in the Youth Wiki.

Youth Wiki

Call for partners: VET internship project

VET internshipLa Maison de l’Europe Le Mans is building a new project about VET youth internships in Europe, and is looking for partners abroad

The Maison de l’Europe lead a consortium of 9 VET establishment located in Le Mans and the county. All those establishments are proposing professional diplomas such as certificate of professional competences and professional baccalaureate.
All VET establishments would like to include in their training the opportunity for an internships in another country of the European Union in order to develop some skills like independence, skills in another language, another way of working…

The consortium will apply for Erasmus+ VET Internships in February 2018. If the project is accepted,  around 150 youngsters every year will be send in European internships.

Read the detailed project description including the financial framework and join the project!

ME Le Mans VET internship project