The following sentence can often be heard in political discussions about the European Union: “The EU is a community which is based on common values.” But what are the actual values, and what significance do they have for both the cohesion of the European Union and for its citizens? Certainly by the time this question is posed to any randomly assembled group of people in Europe, controversy is bound to arise. For some, the basic values of democracy, human rights and freedom are the main priority. Others hold the view that social cohesion, the preservation of natural resources, religion or security should occupy top spot.
How important is the discussion about European values to you? What methods and tools do you consider appropriate to communicate these values? Leave a comment and share your opinion on EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe: