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2018 EU Back to School: The EU’s future is in the hands of your generation

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My 2018 EU Back to School session included visits to four schools, located in Focsani, my home town in Romania. EU Back to School is a European Commission’s Programme that encourages EU staff to visit…

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Back to School: Why and how EU achievements influence our lives

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Focsani’s School No.7 is about 60 years old and consists of classes grouping students aged from 7 to 14 years old, organised in 8 grades: first 4 grades in primary level and the other 4…

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Back to School: Taking the EU closer to students

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I had the privilege to visit the Economic College Mihail Kogălniceanu of Focsani, Romania, whose roots go back to 1862. Today the College trains students to become specialists in three main areas: trade, economics and…

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Back to School: Discovering a longstanding teaching tradition

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I spent an afternoon with a number of students and teachers at the “Ion Bâsgan” School in Focsani, Romania. The visit was organised as a Back to School activity, which is part of the programme…

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Back to School: Honouring a prestigious school of Focsani, in Romania

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I went back to Romania, my home country, to see my family and a number of friends. I dedicated two days to run the Back to School programme, which is managed by the European Commission.…

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Brussels’s Market of Midi

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Every year we go to the Midi Market of Brussels several times. We normally have a quick look at vegetables, traditional cheese and spices. We spend most of time in the Flower Market, a huge…

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Ghent’s Cathedral, its masterpieces & a whale

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Ghent’s Cathedral is a remarkable tall building measuring about 90 m, in the Flemish city of Belgium. The today’s building is a result of a construction and transformation project which took centuries to complete. The…

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