QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by Chris Bauer

When debating the merits of the European Union, there are two points of view: pro-European and anti-European (Eurosceptic). The question is which point of view becomes dominant when there is an increase in education about the EU. The most important factor when answering this question is to produce non-biased arguments and to present them in Read more about QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by Chris Bauer[…]

QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by Laura Krawczyk

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for more “EU education in schools across Europe to prepare the next generation and to nurture a European approach”. It has been proven that education is the best weapon one can acquire and nurture. To be educated is to be knowledgeable; to be knowledgeable is to think for oneself. It Read more about QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by Laura Krawczyk[…]

QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by YEM London

Of course more knowledge about the EU decreases euroscepticism, the question is how to successfully transmit this information from the source to the sceptic. On a local level, we’ve found that this is one of the rare instances where quantity trumps quality. Only by uploading a constant stream of good information onto our social media Read more about QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by YEM London[…]

QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by YEM Warwick

Euroscepticism is often based on underlying narratives that have questionable grounding but that are easily sold to the public. Take for instance Farage’s most recent claim that open-door immigration is the reason for traffic congestion on the M4, which is nothing short of scapegoating. The external is so confidently presented as the reason for the Read more about QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by YEM Warwick[…]

QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by Chris Powers

Knowledge can only take you so far. If we throw one figure into the ring, the Eurosceptics will simply throw another. By the time the wombles over at the BBC have established we are the ones telling the truth, the debate will already be over and we will be dead in the water. What we need Read more about QOTM: Would more knowledge about the EU decrease euroscepticism? by Chris Powers[…]

QOTM: The fall of the Berlin Wall means… by YEM Cambridge

Celebrations in Berlin, November 2014 Apparently a butterfly flapping its wings in Japan could set a tornado off in the Indian Ocean. That fateful night there was no butterfly, and the physical distance between the bureaucrat reading a note in front of astonished journalists and the waves of popular rejoicing did not exceed a few Read more about QOTM: The fall of the Berlin Wall means… by YEM Cambridge[…]

QOTM: The fall of the Berlin Wall means… by YEM St Andrews

    The Fall of the Berlin Wall means that the hopes and dreams of a whole generation were finally fulfilled and not only Germany, but the whole continent of Europe was peacefully reunited. The wall was the physical manifestation that symbolized oppression and abuse of power. It represented the political, economic and mental divide Read more about QOTM: The fall of the Berlin Wall means… by YEM St Andrews[…]

President Juncker endorsed by European Parliament, congratulations from JEF-Europe

The EB of the Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) sees potential in the new Commission from a federalist perspective but is worried about the distressing gender imbalance.   JEF-Europe congratulates President Juncker and the whole College of Commissioners for their endorsement by the European Parliament today. Juncker now is the first Commission President elected by the European Read more about President Juncker endorsed by European Parliament, congratulations from JEF-Europe[…]

YEM (and JEF’s) history of practicing solidarity!

30 years ago we supported the Soviet Union’s satellite states. Today, we must commit to support them again.   In 2014 we bear witness to the most self-evident show of aggression conducted by Russia since the Soviet era. We did nothing in 2008 when Georgia was carved up in the name of separatists, we did Read more about YEM (and JEF’s) history of practicing solidarity![…]

Why being a Historian (or an active YEMer) is difficult..

YEM UK President Chris Powers on History, the EU, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, wondering why people can’t just learn from the past? When I applied to study History at university, I used what I thought was a quote deeply personal to me at that time: “Those who do not study the past are condemned to repeat Read more about Why being a Historian (or an active YEMer) is difficult..[…]

The unbelievable short-sightedness of British politics

By Claire Darmé It has been a few months since the issue of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) last made the headlines of British newspapers. Regularly enough, this government has been announcing it was considering taking the UK out of the ECHR, mainly under the argument that the latest development would prevent the country Read more about The unbelievable short-sightedness of British politics[…]

European elections 2014 – will YOU be voting?

Never voted in a European election before? Fear not, YEM UK is here to cover all what you need to know for election day tomorrow! – Who do I vote for anyway? The European Parliament is currently composed of 766 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who are elected by the 28 EU Member States. Read more about European elections 2014 – will YOU be voting?[…]

YEM St Andrews – What you can do in a short time!

YEM St Andrews have had an interesting year. Starting from virtually nothing they’ve made close friends, learnt new skills and put on events as diverse as debates and brunches to bake sales and meet and greets. In terms of what they’ve managed to achieve it’s a great example about what can be achieved in a Read more about YEM St Andrews – What you can do in a short time![…]

MOVEurope Forward 2014

The European Elections are the biggest opportunity for young people in the UK and across the European Union to set the tone and direction that is taken for the next five years. That’s why they matter to us, and they should matter to you! Join us at http://www.moveurope.eu/

Democracy under Pressure| 2014 Pan European Action

WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN BELARUS BUT THIS YEAR IT’S DIFFERENT For eight consecutive years the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) have organised the pan-European “Free Belarus Action” in numerous cities across Europe on the 18th of March.  In the UK we’ve even had embassy staff come out and take photographs where we have been standing Read more about Democracy under Pressure| 2014 Pan European Action[…]

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