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Europe This Week – Week 19


Fears over NATO’s credibility amid Russia’s aggression prompt debate over a European nuclear umbrella. French President Macron’s proposal gains traction in Germany, highlighting divisions ahead of the EU elections. With potentially wavering support in the U.S., Europe faces the need for defensive self-reliance, while debates on nuclear deterrence intensify.

Italy faces a population crisis with low birth rates and rapid aging, straining welfare and healthcare systems. Government initiatives aim to address the issue, but lack consensus. Calls for EU intervention highlight the severity of the challenge for Italy and the broader Western world. In the meantime, Pope Francis is stepping up his campaign to urge Italians to have more children


European Solidarity Corps: If you are between 18 and 30, you can volunteer as an individual or as part of a team with the European Solidarity Corps in your home country or abroad. The European Solidarity Corps offers a wealth of volunteering opportunities in many different fields – from digital technologies, to health, the environment, and many more. You can also volunteer with the Corps for projects in the field of humanitarian aid if you are between 18 and 35.

  • Sign up for the European Solidarity Corps by registering online and indicating your preferred areas of work.


Free trip to Utøya (Oslo, Norway): Join a partnership-building activity to get to know each other and explore the possibility of making an international Erasmus+ project together. July 15-20. Deadline! May 19. Sign up here.

Free trip to KulturHaus (Bremen, Germany): Join the conference “The Get Together: Time for You – Stories, Connection, Reflection and Recharge”. August 26-30. Deadline! May 19. Sign up here. 

Free trip to Trakai (Lithuania): Join the training course on digital competencies. July 4-10. Deadline! May 20. Sign up here

*To join the training courses, you need to be a member of an association. If you are not, you can always join AMIS

Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matache
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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