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EYMD 2016: Do we have enough rebelious people to create the European Silicon Valley?Posted on: 07.06.2016

Strasbourg, May 20, EYMD 2016 Text by Marta Dancs, Hungary Silicon Valley is considered to be the land of opportunities. Therefore, it seems logical that Europe should have one as well. But is there any chance to build up a European Silicon Valley in the times of acquisitions, brain drain and failures-next-to-the-success-stories? This kind of […]

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EYMD 2016: EYE robots: The future of technology and work-life balancePosted on: 07.06.2016

Strasbourg, May 20, EYMD 2016 Text by Erin Stewart, Australia   A fifteen-hour work week will be the norm by 2030, according to the predictions British economist John Maynard Keynes made in 1930. He argued that technological change would lead to such abundance that people would no longer need work to subsist. Of course, the fifteen-hour work […]

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EYMD 2016: Open borders of fortress Europe?Posted on: 07.06.2016

Strasbourg, May 20, EYMD 2016 Text by Orsolya Lehotai, Hungary   Should internal and external borders in the European Union be open or controlled? Young Europeans living close to European borders tell their stories. This talk and discussion of the European Youth Event 2016 was organised by Fronterras – European (border)lines and invited approximately 40 young people […]

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EYMD 2016: Refugees want to act!Posted on: 07.06.2016

Strasbourg, May 20, EYMD 2016 Text by Kaja Puto, Poland   If we talk about refugees’; inclusion into society, we usually discuss what Europe could do. But refugees also want to act, and they do. Meet Sarah Mardini, an incredible 20-years- old Syrian girl, who saved life of 20 people she was travelling with on their road to […]

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EYMD 2016: How to “sex up” green issues: A modern-day communication challangePosted on: 07.06.2016

Strasbourg, May 20, EYMD 2016 Text by Bilal Muftuoglu, Turkey/France   Raising awareness on the Internet is definitely not an easy task today when our social media accounts are constantly bombarded by copious amounts of posts and our attention span is shorter than ever. The task gets even harder when it involves an issue that is difficult to […]

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EYMD 2016: The working young humans of EYE 2016Posted on: 07.06.2016

Strasbourg, May 20, EYMD 2016 Text by Erin Stewart, Australia   We spend much of our adult lives working, and in turn figuring out how to fit in family time, hobbies, relaxation, and other activities. For young people thinking about the future, the question of balance is important. Are we prepared to work long hours for a […]

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EYMD 2016: Derettence or dialogue – The future of EU–Russian relations and the role of public opinionPosted on: 07.06.2016

Strasbourg, May 20, EYMD 2016 Text by Luca Karafiáth, Hungary   Today, Europe is still at odds with Russia for the annexation of Crimea and the country’s continuous military presence in Eastern Ukraine. There are active economic sanctions and diplomatic relations remain poor. This is hardly a surprise, considering that for the Western public at large, Russia […]

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EYMD 2016: [Opinion] pay taxes, but not from our salaries?Posted on: 07.06.2016

Strasbourg, May 20, EYMD 2016 Text by Kaja Puto, Poland Europe needs legal regulations that ease the process of integrating immigrants into the European labour market. Rejecting this thesis as “unfair for born-Europeans” will not make people go back to their countries. The birth rate in Europe is not going to increase, and that is why we […]