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Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2013
School name: 
Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych nr 1 w Rydułtowach
Country:
 Poland
Pupils' age: 
17




We want a Europe where…: 
We want a Europe where... all generations might be able to appreciate and promote the heritage of regional cultures: folklore, traditions, native languages, cuisine, religions and celebrations. It is fundamental for the process of integrating and enriching a European community of the future. This is our EU citizens' right and a major duty to build links between past and present as well as to look for the unity over differences and prejudices. A special focus should be given to removing barriers between the elderly and the young. Young people ought to use the knowledge and experience of the elderly to upgrade the authenticity of the value of newly obtained civil rights. The elderly are supposed to teach the respect for the past and actively help shape the young generation’s attitudes and understanding of the multi-cultural Europe. The younger should feel obliged to share some key competences of Life Long Learning (e.g. ICT skills, mobility experience) they have obtained in order to make their grandparents' lives more active, interesting and Europe-oriented. Both groups will definitely benefit from the cooperation. We strongly believe that implementing the European citizenship ideas together with respect for the past and also developing key competences of XXI century will definitely enrich both generations' lives in order to pass on a better Europe to those who are going to live here in future.