Easter and different traditions

Christians celebrate Easter to commemorate Christ´s resurrection while other cultures sees it as a day to welcome spring. The “normal” traditions in the UK includes attending the mass, making and eating Easter eggs, decorate Easter bunnies as well as eating chocolate bunnies. However, in other places around the world the traditions are very different from ours and…

A day as an MEP in Strasbourg

Euroscola 2016. This year 23 sixth form students from Durham participated in the Euroscola programme in Strasbourg. The students came from Framwellgate School Durham, Teesdale School, Durham Johnston Community School and Consett Academy. The European Parliament set up the Euroscola programme in 1990 and every year since, thousands of students aged between 16 and 18…

A visit from Sweden

In the beginning of this month a group of students from the Linnaeus University in Växjö Sweden came and visited County Hall in Durham. The students are part of a programme that is dedicated to international studies within different sectors. Some of them will study to become teachers and others will continue on with studies about political science….

EU project for the youth

SpunOut is a not-for profit website directed to 16-25 year olds. The aim is to provide the younger generation with information about the European Parliament and their work. SpunOut have an ongoing project right now involving people from all over Europe. Young Europeans are asked to write about their lives, in English, and how it is for them to be…

Open consultation regarding EDICs

A mid-term evaluation have been carried out regarding all the EDIC (Europe Direct Information Centre) offices and as a complementary tool to data collection, interviews, surveys, etc that the external evaluation team uses, they are also inviting the public to have their say. This means that there will be an open consultation between 10/02/2016 to 04/05/2016. Here is the…

International Women’s Day!

The first National Women’s Day was observed in the United States in 1909. After that, from an initiative in Copenhagen Denmark by the Socialist International in year 1910, a women’s day were instituted. This movement meant to honour and support the universal suffrage for women. The women’s day also became a way to protest the…

Intern from Tokyo !

Hello. I’m Yumi Hotta. I live in Tokyo. I’m going to do an internship for 3 weeks in County Hall. I want to go visit local schools and meet pupils and tell them about Japan. I like watching movies in my free time. “My fair lady” is the best movie in my view. And I like…