Author Archives: Mathieu Soete

Don’t mention the E-word. Or the H-word.

Indian ecologist Sunita Narain on international environmental agreements May 27, 2013 — As the 21st anniversary of the Earth Summit 1992 in Rio de Janeiro approaches, one cannot help looking back at the progress made so far. Or not made. Equally so, … Continue reading

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When young people talk about sustainability

What do young people understand when talking about sustainability? Where did they learn about this? And how would they like their organisation to be involved with this topic? Finding out the answers to these questions was the aim of the … Continue reading

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What can young people do for Europe?

In response to “What can Europe do for young people?” by Bart Staes (Belgian MEP for Greens/EFA), published in Knack on May 9, 2013 “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for … Continue reading

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What can Europe do for young people?

By Bart Staes (Belgian MEP for Greens/EFA), translated by Mathieu Soete Original publication: Knack, 09-05-2013 Almost a quarter of the European young people are unemployed. In Greece and Spain more than half of the young people are without a job … Continue reading

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Fighting Climate Change Starts At School

“The Ministry of Magic has always considered the education of young witches and wizards to be of a vital importance. Although each headmaster has brought something new to this… historic school, progress for the sake of progress must be discouraged. … Continue reading

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European Commission supports young entrepreneurs

AEGEE-Europe warmly welcomes the “Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan” published by the European Commission last month. As an organisation striving to provide young people with the necessary tools to take their future into their own hands, and concerned by the dangerously … Continue reading

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Umicore is “world’s most sustainable company”

DAVOS—Reason for celebration during the World Economic Forum for the Belgian clean-tech and recycling company Umicore, as they have been ranked as the world’s most sustainable company in the Global 100. Umicore CEO Marc Grynberg: “This recognition shows that we … Continue reading

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