Europa United contributor is not happy with the current status of the European federalist movement and while Brain sets out to expose some of the myths about European concepts of federalism, he is not here to beat it up – quite the contrary actually because Brian is hoping […]
I am a social anthropologist who specialises in the human rights of children. In practice I have worked on the street with 'street children', child labour, young migrants, young people with HIV and AIDS. My work has taken me to around 40 countries, most of them developing nations, at least four of them have been in a state of conflict or war, thus taking me to the front line in two. My theoretical work began with migration; I have worked on, written and published on citizenship and generally best know as an 'expert' on the human rights of children. I have a broad knowledge of human and civil rights for all ages, environmental issues and have been politically active most of my life. I am an internationalist and supporter of the principle of European federalisation.
Over the last ten years, EU investment in youth initiatives has been substantial but has the end result been the rise in populism while middle income earners and older generations feel neglected and left out of the union? This was a discussion between a number of Europa United’s team and […]
We Europeans usually value one of the qualities our continent has produced is civilisation in its present and almost universal form. The exceptions are few and very far from this continent, yet for all of the ‘primitiveness’ of the way some of them live, there are traits here […]
At present Europe is seeing a war of words between political parties of the right, centre and left leaning. In general the centre is holding its ground but the left is at an all time low and the right always very present and beginning to be electorally successful. […]
When the campaign preceding the UK’s EU membership referendum began and the ‘we want our sovereignty back’ catchphrase merged, it was almost immediately apparent it came from mostly people who have little or no notion of political structures and institutions that would support what they were saying. Then […]
At present we are rightly concerned with the growth of hard right political movements and parties. They thrive on the situation of those who are the least well off, often of lower educational levels, whose socioeconomic wellbeing repeatedly appears to be threatened by outsiders, often foreigners, what they […]
When we look at the history of what is now the European Union, but may one day be a more ambitious federation or confederation, it often seems that the present is where we begin and end our knowledge and opinions. At present some of the political stability in […]