FATIM WINSHET EL HABIB DIARRA
I am Fatim Diarra, a candidate of Green Party for European parliament. I do societal advocacy and influencing for a living and my native languages are Finnish and French.
For me the most important things for Europe are human rights, equality, mitigating climate change and improving education across Europe. At the moment the European parliament consists mainly of men well past middle age whose understanding of Europe hasn’t changed since the Cold War. The parliament needs modern thought and attitude, which both I have.
We need a strong, democratic EU that upholds European values of justice, freedom, and solidarity. We need a Europe that unreservedly defends the principles of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. We need a Europe that is a key player on the international stage, promoting more responsible rules of international cooperation and shows the direction for building a more sustainable future for the world.
European elections are on Sunday 26.5 and I need your vote.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN EUROPE
Immigration is a shared challenge for European countries. In 2015–2016, there were as many as 2.5 million asylum seekers alone. At the same time, demographic change is taking place in many European countries as birth rates have fallen significantly and the number of elderly people is increasing. It is estimated that only half of the EU population is of working age in 2050. Europe must attract new people to the labor market from elsewhere.
Education plays a crucial role in promoting integration. Immigrants’ own language skills need to be used better in integration and working life.
Swift and successful integration of immigrants requires that their previously acquired skills are identified and deployed. Permit processes need to be streamlined in order to respond to the labor shortage in the union.
Education can also help to strengthen sustainable democracy, inclusion, and security. Quality education promotes the unity of the EU, the availability of labor and the integration of immigrants into society and the labor market, and builds a more sustainable future. Europe remains competitive only by investing in education, research, development, and innovations.
The Union must take better care of its weaker citizens. The opportunities for individuals to improve their position in society and in the labor market must be improved by increasing funding for career guidance and education.
Investing in education must be a cross-cutting theme of EU policy. The aim must be to make the EU a global center of expertise together with the Member States of EU.
Climate change mitigation requires international measures and cooperation, and therefore the EU must be the trailblazer of climate policy. Investments in research, development, and innovation are needed to develop new solutions to curb the increase in emissions and to promote sustainable structures and circular economy.
The level of ambition of the EU's climate and environmental goals needs to be significantly higher in order to halt global warming below the critical limit of 1.5 degrees. The transition to an emission-free society and green economy must be fair and just, a process in which we create a lot of new jobs, production, export markets, and services and ensure that the costs and benefits are distributed fairly.
PROSPEROUS AND WORKING EUROPE
Europe is facing a simultaneous shortage both in jobs and in workers. There are up to 18 million unemployed people in the EU, while there are two million jobs that are difficult to fill. Unemployment is high especially in southern Europe and among young people.
We must build a Europe where no one is left behind. A Europe that takes care of social safety nets, fair distribution of wealth and basic public services available to everyone. A Europe that fights against poverty and offers jobs and livelihood to all its citizens.
In order to finance this vision, we must fight against tax evasion, promote European rules for fair taxation and ensure that the financial markets pay their fair share of the maintenance of our common prosperity. In the preparing of EU directives, the EU must take into account digitalization and the transformation of work.
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