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Clip of Cohesion #76 – Let’s find out together if the EU is achieving its goal of being more connected, thanks also to the trip our European correspondents took to visit us

Clip of Cohesion #75 – SAVE THE DATE: Eu Factor Next will be present on 17 May at the University Radio Festival in Rome organised by Raduni. On 18 May we will be in Forlì at the European Youth Event with a dedicated stand and many joyful activities. Come and visit us!

The date of the European Youth Event (EYE), the big event promoted by the European Parliament and dedicated to young people aged between 16 and 30, is approaching. They are called upon to discuss Europe and make their own contribution in terms of vision and planning.

The biennial event, organised in Strasbourg since 2014, is coming to Italy for the first time this year: from 17 to 19 May, Forlì is expecting 4,000 young people from all over Europe and beyond, with a very rich programme of 200 free activities, workshops, laboratories, including artistic ones, debates, guided tours and sports tournaments proposed by 200 youth organisations that answered the call.

In the run-up to the European elections, the European Parliament is funding four national EYE editions this year, in two capitals, Berlin (Germany) and Vilnius (Lithuania), in Brežice (Slovenia), as well as in Forlì.

The Italian event is promoted by the University of Bologna, in cooperation with European institutions and EYE Forlì partners.

EU Factor Next will be present with a dedicated stand to inform participants about the project activities but, especially, to hear from the voices of young Europeans what hopes and priorities the Europe of the future should embody.

The stand will be animated by three European journalists from Spain, Croatia and the Netherlands, who will interview EYE participants at the Video Corner of EU Factor Next. Other interviews will be conducted at the Campus and broadcast to the public via TV, radio and live social media.

Eu Factor Next – for a cohesive, sustainable and fair Europe, is the project led by Legacoop Emilia-Romagna and its service company Innovacoop through the co-financing of the European Commission, which aims at communicating and disseminating the Cohesion Policy and the impact that European investments have on the lives of citizens, young people and enterprises not only in Italy, but in several Member States.

CHECK OUT THE EYE PROGRAMME

Clip of Cohesion #73 – Are young people ready and prepared to vote in the upcoming European elections? We also discover the Imola-based cooperative Hibou, which works with Europe on a daily basis

Clip of Cohesion #72 – The European Parliament approved the directive to increase energy performance in buildings by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the sector by 2030 and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050

Interview with Daniele Vimini, deputy mayor and councillor for culture in Pesaro

Clip of Cohesion #71 – From 4 to 6 April, Ferrara hosted the European Projects Festival, an annual event dedicated this year to the European elections and the role of young people in building the Europe of the future

A very interesting publication (downloadable free of charge, in several languages, from this page) discovering women and men who contributed vision and commitment to the birth of the European spirit.

Resistance fighters, Holocaust survivors, political figures and even a film star: the visionary leaders described in this booklet inspired the creation of the Europe we live in today.

They were a diverse group of people moved by the same ideals: peace, unity and prosperity in Europe. Many of them worked to bring an end to conflict in Europe after the horrors of the two world wars and to promote peace and solidarity between peoples, acting as champions of the fundamental values on which the EU is founded: freedom, democracy and equality; respect for human dignity, human rights and the rule of law; solidarity and protection of all members of society.

The aim of this booklet is to testify to the importance that the contributions of these personalities have had for the foundations of the EU. The pioneers of the EU worked for peace and prosperity and for the elimination of social exclusion and discrimination. They helped bring about the systems that led to economic stability and eventually to a single currency, and promoted Europe’s rich cultural heritage. Without their drive and imagination, we would not be living today in the peaceful and stable Europe we know.

These short biographies are an excerpt from the full articles available online at: https://european-union.europa.eu/principles-countries-history/history-eu/eu-pioneers_it

Interview with Guido Pellegrini (Sapienza-Roma), one of the PON Research and Innovation evaluators

Since 2013, the EU has been promoting tools to support NEETs, in particular to foster their integration into training and vocational pathways. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, which worsened the conditions and numbers of young people in fragile situations, the EU set new targets to reduce the number of NEETs by 2030. The Emilia-Romagna Region has acknowledged these guidelines and also thanks to European funding has launched local projects and initiatives to respond in a concrete and effective way to the needs of NEETs in Emilia-Romagna.

To continue reading, click on the following link: https://regioneer.it/vv446e1v

Edited by Europe Direct Emilia-Romagna