Discussion on the "refugee crisis"
In 15 to 20 years, our pension systems cannot be financed without a population increase that stems from refugee's (and immigrants'). Of today's population more than 50% will be over 60. But immigration shouold run in a controlled way, according to group conclusions from Pardubice.
On being foreign, in Europe and beyond
"Dear EU, I know you can make it", "Dear Europe, I don't trust you anymore", "Dear Europe, protect us from immigrants" – this is what some of the participants wrote on postcards at the My!Europe's conference in the Czech Republic – to be brought over to the German conference in May.
New questions on European democracy
A new version of “Ideas and questions” for a Declaration on a more democratic Europe have just been released. Please consider such questions as “Should there be a better interaction between European citizens and the European political level?” and “How could we make European relations at grassroots level more stimulating and more inclusive?” Participation is open to all.
The My!Europe conference in Pardubice was short - only two days - but lively, as can be witnessed by the photos here.
Dealing with refugee issues
Risks and opportunities of immigration and ways to live together with refugees in our countries. Report from a working group.
129 participants from 11 countries
Ukraine, Belarus, Switzerland and Moldova were represented at the My!Europe conference last week in Pardubice, the Czech Republic. Here are some of the 129 participants.
Battle over migration policies
The Czech Republic: The final program for the My!Europe conference in Pardubice is now out. One of the titles puts "Western Europe versus the Visegrad group".
Czech conference: The Visegrad point-of-view
The My!Europe conference in April, in the Czech university town of Pardubice, will discuss Europe’s role in relation to the Czech Republic, but also to the other Visegrad countries, i.e. Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Schengen important to the Visegrad countries
Free movement is a priority for the four Visegrad countries, says the Czech foreign minister Lubomír Zaorálek (social democrat) in an article in the Social Europe web magazine. He calls for solidarity and support for frontline states, “especially Greece”.