Category Archives: Upbringing and Education

Lower and middle-class youth becoming tiny cogs in a larger whole that they cannot control

When looking at the youth of today, for me it looks like we are confronted with a “pampered” or “spoiled” generation. The apparently well-adjusted, mainly conformist, upper and middle-class youth may be said to typify success within a specific cultural … Continue reading

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Auschwitz survivors providing a warning of rising anti-Semitism and exclusion of free thinking

Certain voices of survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau were preferred not to be heard by certain state leaders, who felt as if they and their regime were attacked, or who according to them should not have received a voice because they did belong to communist and/or rebellious groups.
The negative reactions against some survivors speeches made it clear that our Western so-called civilised society has still to go a long way and has to make sure an objective education shall be given, with some good historical background and insight how manipulation and propaganda should be recognised and avoided. Continue reading

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2019 was #1 a Year of Raising fire and voices

It looks like it were only a few days which were given us to prove once more how mankind is a hero in putting its head in sand. Worst of all, was to see how millions of animals did not … Continue reading

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Tackling climate change can be a driver for growth and jobs

The Commission has published the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review, this time dedicated to the theme of sustainability. The 2019 report shows that tackling climate change and preserving growth go hand in … Continue reading

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Defeating populism in the EU by education of the young people

We sincerely should make some more work to have the young people come to see how it comes we may live in a peaceful Western Europe for nearly 75 years. Some years ago students still had separate classes of geography … Continue reading

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American social perception, classes and fear mongering

Some may find it not right to see the the vote for Trump as a reflection of the deepening racism and chauvinism within the working-class and consider the reality to be quite the opposite. I (or perhaps “We”) in Europe … Continue reading

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United in an open society relying not on command and control but on freedom

Danger of one person having everything in his hands When looking at what is going on (or going wrong) in the United States I cannot prevent myself from making a few remarks for the success of a unitary state. The … Continue reading

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Education has key role in building the democratic and rule of law culture

Education, both formal and non-formal, has a key role in building the democratic and rule of law culture. The diversity of political cultures in Europe makes the task more difficult. However, there are successful historical examples in which democratic values … Continue reading

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Skills and competences acquired in civil society organisations – how to recognise and value them in the labour market

Not able to go to all the conferences of my interest and to prepare papers for discussions my thoughts still keep grinding on those matters to be discussed and to be solved. Continue reading

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Avoiding to get Water at the price of gold #1 Global risks landscape

Last year the media in Belgium had to bring warnings about the availability of water and requested people to use water scarcely. In February and March again a water alert went out, not about having to much water, like one … Continue reading

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