September 2011

The Catalan school model

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Catalonia’s education system is based on bilingual education. One of its objectives is that all pupils get a good knowledge of the two official languages, Catalan and Spanish. Wallace Lambert points out that, when a society wants bilingual people, the socially weakest language needs to prevail in school education.

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Catalonia's and Barcelona's role within the new UfM

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The role of Catalonia and Barcelona within the new political landscape of the Union for the Mediterranean

At the present time, nobody doubts anymore that peace and global stability have their Achilles’ heel in the situation in the Mediterranean. What happens in Palestine-Israel, the Maghreb or Mashrek; between Islam and the Muslim world and West-United States of America, has an influence on Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. We could say indeed that peace begins and ends on the shores of the Mediterranean.

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