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The art of Active Listening

Think about how many times you use the pronouns “I” and “me” in your every day life. How many times you have asked your friends and your colleagues to look you in the eyes.  How many times you find yourself demanding from others to listen to you when you talk, but you do not do the same when they talk. Taking all the above into consideration, what does it mean to you to be a good listener, a good friend

The two sides of refugees’ education in Greece

School boys

“Today me and Katerina went to the refugees’ camp for our lesson and almost half the class was missing. We should have noticed what have happened because of the silence that was all over the room and the students’ faces that were sad. ”Where are the other guys” I asked “did they miss school again?” and someone answered the obvious answer that they were deported. Our smiles were gone “this is the end!” I said and it was a stupid

Greece in our minds!

Last “European Youth Voice Seminar” took place in Athens, the capital of Greece. One of the main aims of this seminar was – for the participants from 10 countries (Poland, Latvia, Germany, Estonia, Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria and Spain) – to become more familiar with the situation in Greece and Europe in general during the Crisis, as well as, help us to understand some of the main principles of the Greek society and mentality which can only be

More crisis, less democracy?

greek_parliament

In the last few years when the world mass media refer to Greece there is only one theme; the financial crisis. Reporters and analysts discuss for long about unemployment rate, austerity measures and budget cuts. But is it all about money? In Greece, there is the sense that the crisis except economy has affected democracy in a very negative way. Recently, the government shut down suddenly the Public Broadcaster (ERT). It was a pointless decision since ERT was a profitable

WHY AND HOW TO IMPROVE OUR SOFT SKILLS

Nowadays, we live in a world full of changes in all aspects of life due to one of the most serious economic recessions ever existed. A highly affected sector is the labor market. We all know to what extent unemployment level across Europe has increased and how negatively this situation impacted unemployed people’s psychology and perspectives. Such has been the distance between the demand and the offer of employment that enterprises have set very strict criteria when it comes to

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