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3 de Julho de 2019.

The European Elections

The European elections never really mobilised people. Since 1979, the rate of abstention is in freefall in France. However, at this time of political and environmental crisis, the next ones in May could represent high stakes for the future of everyone. Usually used by the French politicians as a sort of instrumentalization of the national politics, this year those elections should carry a more important meaning. The opposition of Macron’s politics would like to sell those elections as a referendum against the actual government in power in France. Beyond this national dissension, appears an actual dichotomy through the all European Union between those who still believe in a Union in agreement with the historical project started in 1945 and those […]
2 de Julho de 2019.

Junho mais quente na Europa

Dados revelados pelo programa Copernicus mostram que Junho de 2019 foi o mais quente de que há registo na Europa, ao mesmo tempo que um outro estudo do World Weather Attribution revela o impacto das alterações climáticas na recente onda de calor europeia. Este foi o mês de Junho mais quente na Europa desde que há registos. De acordo com dados revelados esta terça-feira pelo programa Copernicus da União Europeia, a temperatura média na Europa no mês passado foi a mais alta de todos os meses de Junho, com valores médios cerca de dois graus Celsius acima do normal. Os especialistas vão ainda mais longe, acrescentando que os dados mostram que a temperatura média global de Junho de 2019 foi […]
1 de Julho de 2019.

EU: the challenges of the future!

Nowadays the European Union must face many challenges which affects the image of this institution. Elections for the European Parliament are coming, which means this is the only occasion for the nearest 5 years for citizens of Europe to have an influence on the shape of the EU body structure, as European Parliament is the only one institution among the EU which is chosen through elections in EU countries. This is a very important institution, as it approves most of the legal acts and budget for European projects, at the same time it is the most transparent and open organization. Currently the EU faces a lot of problems, such as the migration crisis, Brexit, braking European values, social system, protection […]
1 de Julho de 2019.

Observatório de raios gama

Empreendimento marcará a edificação do primeiro laboratório de observação de raios gama no hemisfério sul. Custo da construção estimado em, pelo menos, 50 milhões de euros. Portugal e mais oito países juntaram-se numa colaboração internacional para construir um observatório de raios gama na região dos Andes, para procurar sinais de matéria escura no centro da Via Láctea. O anúncio foi feito em comunicado esta segunda-feira pelo Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (LIP), que representa a participação portuguesa. Além do LIP, estão envolvidos mais 37 institutos de investigação, oriundos da Alemanha, Argentina, Brasil, Estados Unidos, Itália, México, Reino Unido e República Checa. A concretizar-se a sua construção, será o primeiro observatório de raios gama no hemisfério sul. Já […]
28 de Junho de 2019.

Together we can do better!

In May, the call for European elections is opening and all European citizens are needed to express their desire to get involved in politics. These are not simple elections, this is an international event in which we are involved as protagonists because the future of the European Union depends on us. The EU is experiencing a moment of crisis due to the national political transformations that are happening, the international emergency related to the migratory fluxes that are occurring and the lack of common intents between the countries that constitute the monetary and economic Union. The number of populist parties that are rising in power in national contexts is increasing as a result of the boom in nationalism, economic autarky […]
27 de Junho de 2019.

Expressões que deviam ser proibidas

Copo com água? Literalmente? Norte-americano? Perca? Não. Não. Não. Por favor, não Toda a gente tem duas ou três palavras que não aprecia por aí além, porque as acha deselegantes, de mau tom e pior som. Eu tenho uma longa lista. Só de repente, lembro-me de requeiro, caberão, compito, compila e cômputo, cujo, blinda, brioche e broche, adição, vi-vos e fá-lo, eslovaca, xaputa e disputa, pariu e podido. Umas percebo porquê, outras nem por isso. Mas longe de mim querer bani-las. De que outra forma poderia dizer “Requeiro uma xaputa e um brioche”?, ou “Eu compito em disputa pelo primeiro lugar, mas caberão três pessoas no pódio”, ou “Fá-lo tu, que eu não tenho podido”? Há, no entanto, outras palavras […]
26 de Junho de 2019.

United EU, a project by Thomas More

To be honest, writing about the importance of the next election in the European Parliament is really tough. Even though I have always been interested in politics, if you do not do research on your own, you might not know a lot about EU-politics. For me the next elections are going to be quite important in the sense of which parties will allow what kind of national policy. In theory the word “Öxit” used to exist but has not been used since at least two years. Austria knows it would be nothing without the EU and since this knowledge arrived in peoples heads, even the right wing party FPÖ stopped using this topic for their populism. Since Madeira is what […]
25 de Junho de 2019.

Bolsa de estudo para alunos ciganos

Esta segunda-feira assinala-se o Dia Nacional da Pessoa Cigana. Também serão lançados projectos para promover a formação e emprego das pessoas destas comunidades. Uma centena de bolsas de estudo, programas de inserção profissional e um guia para a elaboração de planos locais de integração. As três medidas, todas direccionadas às comunidades ciganas, vão ser apresentadas em Tomar, pela secretária de Estado para a Cidadania e Igualdade, Rosa Monteiro, nesta segunda-feira. As bolsas de estudo, destinadas a jovens de qualquer ano do secundário que queiram continuar a estudar, fazem parte do programa Roma Educa e são uma das medidas que integra a Estratégia Nacional para a Integração das Comunidades Ciganas. Em antecipação das medidas apresentadas no Dia Nacional da Pessoa Cigana, […]
24 de Junho de 2019.

France and the european elections

About the European project and the next elections, France is quite divided, such as numerous countries in the Union. Firstly, about the elections for the European Parliament, France is not really involved, the people don’t really care about this election, this one of the elections with the highest rate of people who don’t vote. And this is for many reasons, first because Brussels and the Parliament always seem to be far away from the National needs. There is also a big lack of trust in the European institution. Like in almost all the European countries people are afraid to lose political power and ability to take some decision in profit of the European Parliament. But this election is still important, […]
24 de Junho de 2019.

Fotógrafo de Astronomia de 2019

A fotografia “Lua de titânio” de Miguel Claro está entre as nomeadas para o concurso de fotógrafo de astronomia do Real Observatório de Greenwich. A nossa Lua em tons de azul numa fotografia tirada no Observatório Oficial do Dark Sky Alqueva. É esta a fotografia de Miguel Claro que fez com que o astrofotógrafo português integrasse a shortlist da 11.ª edição concurso Fotógrafo de Astronomia de 2019 da Insight Investment, do Real Observatório de Greenwich. Este ano a competição recebeu fotografias de mais de 4600 fotógrafos amadores e profissionais. Anunciada esta semana, a shortlist tem imagens de nebulosas, de auroras boreais, de Saturno, do Sol ou da Lua (algumas dessas imagens estão na fotogaleria). Entre essas fotografias está a “Lua […]
26 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in the Basque Country

The comparison with the Nordic Santa Claus was inevitable. Christmas Traditions: Olentzero Olentzero is a character from the Basque Christmas tradition. He is a mythological collier that brings Christmas gifts to homes in the Basque Country, on both sides of the Pyrenees. Olentzero is represented as a thick man, unkempt, stained with coal. His main characteristic is that he lives isolated from the society dedicated to making charcoal in the forest, enjoying eating and drinking well and every winter he goes down from the mountains to the villages. The most widespread hypothesis is that the origin of Olentzero predates the Christianization of Navarre and that the character of Olentzero must be located within the celebrations of the winter solstice. There […]
24 de Abril de 2019.

A Europe of Traditions

The Traditions of Christmas, Carnival, and Easter in Germany. In my home country, Christmas time starts with the 1st of December, children receive “Adventskalender”, a calendar made mostly out of chocolates, which are used as a count down until Christmas Eve. This period is called the time of advent, from Latin adventus meaning arrival. Each Sunday during these four weeks is especially important, as, on these Sundays of Advent, we are lighting up one candle after another on our Advent wreath, until at the end, there are 4 candles lit: the sign that Christmas has come. On the 6th of December, we celebrate Saint Nicolaus day, in the night from the 5th to the 6th, children put out their boots […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in Holland

Everybody goes out on the streets and wears orange. The traditions of Christmas Santa is not a prominent figure in the traditional Holland Christmas celebration. Instead, children look forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas in November. St. Nicholas wears red bishop’s robes and is accompanied by a helper who is known as Zwarte Piet or Black Peter. Children are told that St. Nicholas and Black Peter spend the year writing down good and bad behaviors in a large book and preparing a list of presents that they will give the Dutch children who have been well behaved. If children have been bad, however, they are told that Black Peter will chase them with a stick! In Holland, presents are […]
19 de Abril de 2019.

Important holidays during the year

Poland is a country in which traditions and religious holidays are still very strongly cultivated. Two of the most important during the year are, of course, Christmas and Easter. Christmas days are family time. The celebration begins with supper on December 24, when the first star hits the sky. It is a symbolic reference to the Star of Bethlehem announcing the birth of Jesus. Before sitting down to the dinner, family share pieces of a wafer and everyone is wishing each other all the best for Christmas and New Year. This custom is a reference to the Last Supper and the sharing of bread. On the table should appear the traditional 12 dishes, under the table there is hay, and […]
17 de Abril de 2019.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related to travel, accommodation, and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history, and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, Portuguese volunteers, and […]
17 de Abril de 2019.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related to travel, accommodation, and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history, and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, Portuguese volunteers, and […]