My Europe Week

Celebrating Europe Day from May 3rd to 9th!

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Time for some more “My Europe” posts! Remember, you can also follow the latest “My Europe” posts on Bloggingportal as they’re added to the site here.

Rory in Berlin asks us:

“Is this the right time to celebrate Europe, with riots in Greece and on the cusp of a new era in British politics?”

He’s got a good point – and he’s written a thought-provoking “My Europe” post on his blog here.

Daniel Antal’s contribution argues that the Greek financial crisis shows we need a federal Europe now more than ever.

Ralf Grahn is setting out his vision for Europe in a full week of posts, with the latest installments here, here and here.

Mathew Lowry has posted his idea for Europe here, and he hopes to look back on it in a year’s time to see how his ideas have evolved. This is a fantastic idea – recording your current thoughts on Europe and seeing how events change them.

Nosemonkey has also taken part, offering us a pragmatic vision of a multi-tier Europe where those nations that want to co-operate closely can do so, and those that feel uncomfortable with European integration can take a step back.

On Twitter, the #MyEurope hashtag meme has been a hit with eurogeeks microblogging their ideas for the future of Europe. Some of the best:

@kosmopolit In #myeurope everyone that lives and works in another EU country should be given the right to vote in national elections in that country.

@mteu In #myeurope caring about the society you live in is being considered cool and helping out in your neighbourhood the most natural thing.

@simonblackley In #myeurope, the UK would join the euro, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and Schengen…

@joelitobarski In #MyEurope, the weather would be harmonised across Europe, and minimum sunlight and warmth standards would be implemented.

@hughbs In #myeurope “market Europeans” would be welcomed as builders, not feared as destroyers

@JulienFrisch: #myeurope is a Europe where it doesn’t matter whether my plumber speaks Latvian or French as long as she fixes my tap.

We expect a lot of posts to come on May 9th – the official EU “Europe Day” – but keep them coming today and tomorrow as well!

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Written by Joe Litobarski

May 7, 2010 at 8:55 am

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