Europe should also give hope to citizens in other parts of the world including the US, where poverty is large even though unemployment is low. Europe should give hope that a social and ecologically sustainable society is possible everywhere in the world.
Europe should not be dominated by the powerful, but by its citizens. That's what democracy is about. Here also we should give hope to citizens: hope that real democracy is possible.
I'd like to end this brief post with a personal message: Europe is a beautiful and attractive melting pot of cultures that we should cherish. I feel attracted by Mediterranean culture and just made a short video about my Italian grandmother that I would like to share with you -- see below. For those who do not understand Spanish, a translation of my voice-over is in the information about the video.
Enjoy! (joy also gives hope)