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12 de Junho de 2019.

Elections and the future of the EU

Europe is going through quite a difficult period; facing turbulent times and big important questions coming along forces the EU to think how it is going to shape its future. What kind of solutions it will it be able to make and how well will they work eventually. The European Union has survived before, so now it just needs to focus on solving problems in a innovative way and try to keep people trusting and believing on the work of Union. Europe has to be able to react quickly for the changing reality and to turn the challenges in to possibilities. This next citation is about the motto of the EU (”United in diversity”) and so, according to the European […]
11 de Junho de 2019.

A ciência enquanto bem público

O ensino superior e a ciência têm de estar no cerne da agenda política para o país. O ensino superior e ciência em Portugal tem sido palco de um crescimento continuado ao longo das últimas décadas. Este crescimento traduziu-se, por exemplo, num importante aumento dos recursos humanos ativos, com destaque para o crescente número de doutoramentos, no aumento muito notável da produção científica, traduzida em artigos publicados, e também na capacidade de captação de financiamento internacional. Contudo, este crescimento ocorreu num quadro de subfinanciamento crónico das instituições e de crescente precarização laboral. Entretanto, os indícios de afunilamento das áreas de investigação; de transferência parcial das responsabilidades de investimento em ensino superior e ciência para o setor privado; de insuficiências na […]
10 de Junho de 2019.

Election time

The occasion for a young Italian man to discuss about European unity. In this exact historical moment Italy is facing some troubles on the road to European unity: year by year too many governments have risen to power, each of them ruled by different parties and political figures, sometimes with diametrically opposed ideas about how to deal with Europe and its politics. Now more than ever, it is essential to work towards unity; in a world where the powers become bigger and more centralized there’s no space for fishes that swim alone. Moreover the European dream is not anymore something unavailable and far from our reality, it is slowly happening in front of our eyes, and an initiative such as […]
8 de Junho de 2019.

Flexibilidade curricular e Eurydice

Tempos atribuídos nas matrizes curriculares nas Ciências e Estudos Sociais foram ignorados pela rede Eurydice, o que impede a comparação de Portugal com outros países. O mais recente relatório da Eurydice, a rede europeia de informação sobre educação, que analisa os tempos dedicados ao ensino, não contabilizou, este ano, as horas que Portugal dedica à instrução das disciplinas incluídas nos campos das Ciências Naturais e dos Estudos Sociais. Porquê? Segundo o próprio relatório Recommended Annual Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe 2018-2019, porque estas são áreas “obrigatórias com flexibilidade de tempo”. Ou seja, o alargamento, este ano, a todas as escolas, da flexibilidade curricular levou a Comissão Europeia a deixar de fazer estas contas no caso nacional. O […]
7 de Junho de 2019.

European Union and the elections

This article is about the importance of the European Union and the next European election. Since I applied for my voluntary service on Madeira I realized how important European connections and projects are to get to learn new languages, cultures and moreover to develop further as a human being, such as a big community. Being part of the European Union makes me aware of many benefits we have because of this interconnectedness. Our possibility to go abroad has changed a lot in the last few years and it is getting easier with every year. As a result of the EU, we have more chances to take part in Erasmus projects or student exchanges than ever before. But being part of […]
5 de Junho de 2019.

50% professores do ES com excelente

Menos de 5% tem resultado negativo. Sistema de apreciação do desempenho não agrada nem às instituições nem ao sindicato do sector. Na última vez em que foram avaliados, mais de metade (53,8%) dos professores do ensino superior tiveram uma classificação de “excelente”, a mais elevada possível. Em sentido contrário, menos de 5% tiveram um resultado negativo, revela um inquérito feito pelo PÚBLICO às instituições públicas. O sistema de apreciação de desempenho dos docentes do sector parece não agradar a ninguém e tanto o sindicato do sector como representantes das universidades e politécnicos defendem mexidas. A recolha de informação feita pelo PÚBLICO junto das instituições mostra ainda que, além dos 53,8% de docentes com “excelente”, outros 23,5% tiveram classificação de “muito […]
5 de Junho de 2019.

Europe for me

Europe doesn’t mean only a couple of countries, it is more than that. Members of the European Parliament are elected every five years and this year in May will be the next election. As a transnational parliament with directly elected members, the European Parliament is unique in the world. The institution represents the interests of the EU citizen at an European level. The Parliament elects the President of the European Commission and appoints the Commissioners (as a college). There is more scepticism in the Netherlands about what Europe is and if it is necessary to be in the European Union. In general the Netherlands are positive about Europe but the well-known migration discussion is still a big deal for some […]
4 de Junho de 2019.

750 mil sem médico de família

Candidataram-se 370 jovens médicos para um número recorde de vagas abertas em Maio. Mas também há médicos a aposentar-se. Em cinco meses, 58 mil pessoas ficaram sem médico de família. O Governo abriu 398 vagas para médicos de família no último concurso nacional, naquele que foi o maior contingente de sempre para a entrada de jovens clínicos desta especialidade no Serviço Nacional de Saúde (SNS), mas candidataram-se apenas 370 e um foi excluído, de acordo com a lista de ordenação final publicada nesta segunda-feira em Diário da República. Apesar deste número recorde, não será ainda possível dar médico de família a todos os portugueses inscritos nos centros de saúde. Se todos estes candidatos ficassem a trabalhar no SNS – e […]
3 de Junho de 2019.

European elections and the future

This year my country celebrates 15 years of being a member of European Union. There were a lot of changes in Poland during that time – in my opinion mostly good ones. And thanks to it I could become an EVS volunteer in Madeira. Being a part of the European Union brought many advantages for young people who can now study or volunteer abroad. My parents didn’t have this opportunity and they are happy that I could go abroad thanks to the Erasmus+ program. In my opinion it’s very important for young people to get to know other cultures, learn languages, meet people from different countries, get experience in new areas. When they learn and get another point of view […]
2 de Junho de 2019.

Descoberto antídoto para veneno

Através de um medicamento usado para o colesterol, conseguiu-se parar a necrose e atenuar a dor provocada pela picada da vespa-do-mar em ratinhos. Ninguém se deixe encantar pela beleza da medusa Chironex fleckeri: ela tem veneno suficiente para matar mais de 60 pessoas. Conhecida como vespa-do-mar, esta medusa é assim um dos seres vivos mais venenosos do mundo. Portanto, a ambição para encontrar um antídoto que a afrontasse era grande. Agora, em testes com células humanas e de ratinhos, uma equipa de cientistas da Austrália e da China descobriu um medicamento que consegue bloquear os sintomas da picada desta medusa se for aplicado 15 minutos depois do ataque. No futuro, o objectivo é desenvolver um produto de uso tópico para […]
22 de Outubro de 2018.

Unknown Similarities

Unknown similarities found even in distant and most different places. How to compare two places that appear to be so completely different at first glance? Funchal, the thriving southern metropolis and my small home village Husen, a part of western Germany, totally unknown to 99% of the world’s population. My village consists of round about 1,000 people, a stark contrast to the population of Funchal with its over 110,000 inhabitants. And even if we take a look at the two cities my village belongs to, Lichtenau and Paderborn, there do not seem to be that many similarities. The most obvious connection might be the big Portuguese community in Paderborn, which offers Fado concerts, as well as Portuguese language and cooking […]
18 de Outubro de 2018.

Differences: Kajaani and Funchal

There is still one significant similarity. European Union. Today’s temperature in Funchal is 25 degrees. In my home city, Kajaani, it is 5 degrees. Here in Funchal, we have palm trees, sand, flowers, and an ocean. In Kajaani, we have grass, birch trees, and lakes. By night streets of Funchal are full of people. By night in Kajaani, there are no people on the streets, and actually not necessarily in days. My name is Anni Ruskela and I am from Kajaani, Finland. Currently, I live here in Funchal, Madeira. I am going to stay here for seven months. It already feels like I have been here many months. Funchal is already my second home; all these streets that I am […]
15 de Outubro de 2018.

Embracing a city

When I think about Amsterdam, I think about the sensory experiences of the city. The sound of tourists’ suitcases rolling over cobblestones, the penetrating smell when you pass a coffee shop in one of the alleyways or the rain on your skin when you’re cycling to the other side of town. I think about crowded cafes when our football team plays. How whole streets turn orange, our national color, and the excitement on people’s faces. How people cheer when our team scores and how the cafes turn to silent mumbling and cursing when the other team scores. How you can’t get out of these places without having had a beer shower or being hugged by random strangers when the orange […]
10 de Outubro de 2018.

A small Dutch village

Smell the freshly cut grass, look at the swallows and make a trip on the tractor. Kolderveen is an extremely small village where you can find a lot of cows, horses, tourists and many seniors on electric bicycles. Literally, Kolderveen consists of only one street which is almost 2,5 km long. I think with around 200 inhabitants there live many more cows and horses then people. The Netherlands has twelve provinces, Kolderveen belongs to the province Drenthe which lies in the north of the Netherlands. Three of the provinces , included Drenthe, in the north of the Netherlands are well known because of the meadows, farms and sober people compared with the environment of the four biggest cities called the […]
8 de Outubro de 2018.

More cows than people

A hidden region between some alpine mountains. On first sight, the Bregenzerwald may seem a bit boring, but well, it isn’t. We got so much more to offer than just cows and cheese, although these are deeply connected to our cultural life. This article should be about my ‘hometown’ and yes, Alberschwende is my ‘hometown’, but it’s actually a small village, inside the Bregenzerwald region, with about 3.300 people living there. Even though I’m not really the biggest fan of Alberschwende there are a few things worth mentioning. The most popular thing of ours may be the ‘KulturKäsKlatsch'”, which could be translated into ‘CultureCheeseClub’. The ‘KäsKlatsch’ takes place every Thursday next to our church. By the way, right behind the […]
5 de Outubro de 2018.

My hometown, Vaduz

The capital city of a small country in the heart of Europe. My hometown is called Vaduz and it’s the capital city of Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein has about 38.000 inhabitants and in Vaduz live about 5.500 people. It’s also the town where the royal family of Liechtenstein lives. The royal family lives in the castle, which is located in the city center of Vaduz, although it’s located a little higher than the rest of the houses. We do also have 3 museums in Vaduz: the historical museum, the Hilti art foundation, and the art museum. The art museum and the Hilti art foundation contain a lot of artworks which belong to the royal family of Liechtenstein. There’s also a city train […]