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Will the new European asylum policy be more secure and fair?

Will the new European asylum policy be more secure and fair?
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Author: Karina Oborune Currently, Member States responsible for examining asylum applications are countries of first point of irregular entry. This policy has led to a disproportionate responsibility on certain Member States and encouraged uncontrolled and irregular migratory flows. Migrants also often refused to make asylum applications or comply with identification obligations in the Member State […]

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The Lost Generation: Euro-Scepticism among European Youth

The Lost Generation: Euro-Scepticism among European Youth
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 Author: Karina Oborune Since the outset of the economic and financial crisis in Europe, the level of European identity and solidarity has seemed to lessen. The crisis has caused much political controversy, electoral volatility and civil strife, affecting political parties, voting behaviour and governing institutions. Euroscepticism is no longer just a British disease – the […]

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EU Member States struggle in teaching local language to refugees

EU Member States struggle in teaching local language to refugees
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Author: Karina Oborune While Greece lacks enough budget to support language learning programmes for refugees, in the Baltic States there is a lack of experience of teaching second-language to asylum seekers with Muslim background. Similarly in Slovenia there is a problem that special textbooks for adults do not exist and textbooks for children are used. […]

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Universities’ Response To Refugee Crisis in Europe

Universities’ Response To Refugee Crisis in Europe
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Author: Karina Oborune Enrollment figures for Syrian tertiary education had been climbing steadily upward. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, in 2002 college-age population was 12%, rising up to 26% in 2012. From the onset of the armed conflict in Syria in 2012, half of the 22 million people living in the country have been forced […]

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What does research tell us about Erasmus+?

What does research tell us about Erasmus+?
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Author: Karina Oborune Erasmus+ was launched in 1987 and so far has given opportunity to more than 3 million students, who received a first–hand insight into the social, cultural and political reality of different European societies. For many of them this was a life-changing  experience, giving a true meaning of ‘Europe’ for hundreds of thousands […]

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