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  • is sport the answer?

    By on Oct. 24, 2013

    Dr Syed Kamall MEP, Co-Chairman of the Friends of Sport in the European Parliament talks about whether sport has the ticket to a healthy and meaningful life

  • Few words for OurSpace from Czech Republic

    By on May 13, 2013
    Natálie Mochelová OurSpace enables people to experience a feeling of direct decision-making in the issues they are interested in. It gives them a chance to bring politicians on both national and European level face to face with their opinions.
  • In youth we trust!

    By on May 7, 2013
    Nifemi Alonge By far the biggest issue facing young people today must be trust; trust in our government, trust in our public services, trust everything really. The way the world is structured – the bureaucratic hierarchies and the never changing systems of oppression – leave young people feeling disconnected and futile.
  • Is Margaret Thatcher a role model for the young women of today?

    By on May 1, 2013
    Written by Ruth Turner, 22, UK Madrid's mayor, Ana Botella, has revealed plans to name a street in the Spanish capital after Margaret Thatcher. Mayor Botella is a self-confessed fan of the Iron Lady. She praises 'her authority which allowed Great Britain to recover a position of leadership' but focuses specifically on her role as a 'pioneer' of women in politics.
  • The Judgement of Young People

    By on April 7, 2013
    Isobel Shaw-Pritchard, 17, Exeter, UK In 2011 London riots had newspapers describing young people involved as “knife-wielding children,” “feral rats” and “the most unpleasant and violent in the world.” As I’m sure you are aware, the youth of today are presented as hooded, foul-mouthed addicts, lurking down alleyways ready to pounce on the passing elderly, living off benefits and drug money.
  • The concept of Matrix into european politics

    By on April 1, 2013
    John Papadimitropoulos for OurSpace, Political Scientist, Patras, Greece A few years ago, when the Matrix trilogy was released, a collection of essays was also published on the philosophical ideas that Matrix touches upon; "Taking the Red Pill"(ed. G. Yeffeth, Summerdale Publishers, 2003).
  • If at first you don't succeed...

    By on March 13, 2013
    Young people, social mobility and 'failure resilience'. Written by Ruth Turner, 22, UK This time last year, I remember being slightly bemused when I heard that a school I knew was hosting a 'Failure Week' encouraging their pupils to 'embrace risk, build resilience and learn from their mistakes'.
  • Welcome to OurSpace Austria!

    By on March 13, 2013
    Right before the general election in Austria in September 2013, the Austrian pilot of OurSpace launches to discuss topics relevant for Austrian youth and to vote on proposals to get your ideas across to politicians and decision makers. What other people say A topic relevant for net politics is data security.
  • Youth enfranchisement: the one and only democratic voice?

    By on Feb. 20, 2013
    When it comes to youth and politics, the problem in Europe is no longer to get young people interested. It is no longer to make their voices heard. Challenges arise when it comes to politicians acting upon this feedback. And the one and obvious way to ensure this, is of course by having the power to either keep them in or kick them out of government.
  • OurSpace, a digital tool for young Europeans to protect democracy

    By on Nov. 28, 2012
    How would you find the idea of an online platform where you can discuss politics and contact directly your politicians? This is OurSpace , www.joinourspace.eu In OurSpace, us, young Europeans, have the opportunity to express ourselves over politics and society, make recommendations, propose solutions and vote best proposals. Not much different from a social network over politics.