European Union, don’t go away: the Social Pillar Prescription

European Union, don’t go away: the Social Pillar Prescription For way too long European Union has been on “trial”. The crisis which has been affected our home since 2008, finally seems giving Europe time to breath; however, the sense of disaffection is truly a common feeling that mostly Europeans share. If the …

Global Citizenship Education for a new Century!

GCED – Transforming Education for an Interconnected 21st Century! Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is one of the strategic areas of UNESCO’s Education Sector programme for the period 2014-2021. According to the official definition given by the UN, the primary aim of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is nurturing respect for all, building …

An European Perspective on Global Education

An European perspective on Global Education The great challenges that humanity is currently facing require that individuals own global competences, and that they contribute with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to fostering a more sustainable and inclusive world. As a consequence, education systems are increasingly asked to prepare children and students to understand global issues, as well …

Apprenticeship for young people: the Italian dual system works!

Apprenticeship for young people: the Italian dual system works! After an initial phase, the Italian Government is funding 80 million Euros with the Budget Law for 2018 (Law 205/2017), plus an additional 50 million Euros for the current year alone, for improving the dual system. An important resource not only for young people, but only …

The perception of the economic crisis in EU Member States national newspapers

The global financial crisis that started in 2008 created considerable stress in the euro area. The common shock produced different problems in each euro-area country. National problems and solutions took centre-stage in national discourses leaving systemic euro-area issues largely unmentioned. A common economic narrative on the risks faced by the …