A word from the President :
It has now been one year that we are in a new period every week, and often every day. All over the world, people understand better what a new period means.
It means the necessity to be prepared as far as it’s possible to be, and the capacity to understand what happened, without forgetting why it did.
In these rare times, our European Network is in a deep renewal process. It was a need, it became an emergency. We have adopted new statutes, national networks are now ready to join us, and we got foudings from the European Commission to do what we decided to do.
From where, according to wich knowledge, do we have to treat this situation as an emergency ?
I may have an answer, a first one, but we need to give our answer together.
We have to develop national and local networks, we have to expose from which knowledge we speak from an emergency, and that means the involvment of all our territories, of Universities, and of researchers also.
I want here to thank Luis Mesquita for the opportunity he gave to our associaion to be involved in the S2CENE. The first period of the project has started, pushed by Vania Bozhilova from St Klement University of Sofia, with the help of Petra Katana. Congratuations to them! I also thank prof. Eric Brunat from USMB for representing the European Assciation in these very efficient think tanks.
When I say that we are now concerned by an emergency, « we » means first our young people, so called NEETS, who are between 7 and 8 millions in the EU, and they will be much more in the next months. Then, it means the political authorities, because they have to anticipate, and will have to decide. And finally it means us, the organised civil society, able to build answers in time.
Let’s be together, let's build this "we". Let’s gather the strengths of our territories, of our spaces.