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Magis 2010 Hungary – More or Less?

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 11 / October 2010.
Magis Hungary

Magis Hungary - image: Ludger Joos

Magis 2010 Hungary – More or Less?
a young adult from Ireland

“Best experience ever”, “opened up the world to me”, “impossible to articulate the impact it has” – these were some of the descriptions given by friends who had been involved in previous Magis experiences, so as you may appreciate these led me to be somewhat curious as to what it was all about. Then I started to read a little about ‘Magis’, the ‘more’ for the greater glory of God; despite the best efforts of the various authors whose work I dipped in to, I began to associate this idea of magis with an image of a demanding God, one who is never quite satisfied. And so, when the opportunity to participate in Magis Hungary 2010 presented itself I was happy to leave aside the impressions of friends and the expertise of Ignatian spirituality writers and discover Magis for myself. Continue reading

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Youth and employment

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 11 / October 2010.
Young adults at work

Young adults - image: h3nr0 (cc: by)

Youth and employment
José Ignacio García Jiménez

A recent round table in Brussels brought together experts to discuss the difficulties of assuring access to the labour market for young people, and European policy responses.
In many contexts, statistics may mask dramatic realities. In the case of youth unemployment the figures, themselves shocking, do not convey the pain and struggle of millions of young people in Europe who have lost their jobs, or who have never again gained a first access to the labour market. Continue reading

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Choisis ton Europe!

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 05 / April 2009.

Europe is your choice

Europe is your choice

Tu as l’âge de voter, en juin prochain choisis ton Europe!
Catherine Roba-Rabier

Tu aimes l’Union européenne ou tu la détestes? Tu la voudrais plus à droite ou plus à gauche?
Alors, pourquoi laisser à d’autres le soin de choisir celles et ceux qui détermineront ton avenir et celui de près de 500 millions d’Européens ?

Début juin 2009, les élections européennes permettront aux citoyens des 27 Etats membres de l’Union d’élire au suffrage universel les 736 députés qui composeront pendant les 5 prochaines années, le Parlement européen. Il s’agit de la plus grande élection transnationale de l’histoire. Continue reading

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Voting – useless?

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 05 / April 2009.

Voting - useless?

Voting - useless?

Voting – useless?
Susanna Reck (20), Dominik Tute (20), Georg Henkel (19), Jan Henrik Weischede (19)
(Jesuit European Volunteers, Brussels)

Electing a parliament means to influence or to change the way politics are handled to better reflect one’s own interests. But what are our interests regarding the European Union? Does my vote change European policy? Do the resolutions or generally the decisions of the European institutions really affect us? Continue reading

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[magis] – it’s all part of the experience

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 03 / October 2008.
Magis Australia - image: Elaine Rudolphi

Magis Australia - image: Elaine Rudolphi

[magis] – it’s all part of the experience
Elaine Rudolphi

“[magis]” is the name of the Ignatian pre-programs to World Youth Day and of events between World Youth Days. MAGiS08, this years’ program, gathered about 1300 enthusiastic young adults from over 40 countries in Australia. It started in July 2008 with so-called “experiments” across South-East-Asia and Australia, converging on Sydney for the an Ignatian Gathering before the start of WYD. Continue reading

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