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[…]

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