Interview with Vivien Pawloff
What do young people think about European Union? What do they feel about it?
A short fragment of the story

Young people are critical. When we talk about the European parliament we ask ourselves why we need it if nothing is actually decided there. The parliament busies itself with environmental politics or the length of the bristles on toothbrushes. To young people, this seems rather unnecessary and a waste. A united Europe is important for keeping up peace, but rather as an opposite pole to the USA. 


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Why this story is important
This story is important because it reflects the point of view of young people regarding the European Union. It makes us think about the original meaning of it and about what it became.
How this story was created
This story is part of the stories selected as finalists for the “Telling Europe!” Award, created within the “European Memories” project, Grundtvig Multilateral Project – 2008 – 344 / 001-001, created by UNIEDA-Italian Union of Education of Adults (coordinator), ADN – Fondazione Diaristico Nazionale-Onlus, European Information Center (BG), Danish School of Education, University of Arhus (DK), Community Development Foundation (ES), SL- sozial.label eV (DE), VIDA – Association for Intergenerational Enhancement and Active Development (PT).
It is an autobiographical narrative.


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