||About to. 25 years of European Funds in Andalusia
What are you about to do?
I´m about to send this small present to my granddaughter. She gave me as instrument and I´ve recorded this for her. She lives in Europe... and turns 25. Things have changed a lot.
25 years ago work was really hard. I´ve worked as builder, a mechanic and a chauffeur, and I´ve even been a sailor. I didn´t know what an equation was, fractions... none of those things... just 1, 2, 3.
When I hear a young lady say "I´ve got a law degree..." "I´m a chemistry teacher..." four degrees!... there are people that have them!... three languages, five languages... how can that be possible?
I remember we went to Madrid one day... my father got in the car, my brother, my friend, my wife and my wife´s sister (my sister-in-law)... When we left the car struggled to get going in first gear. In the old days you couldn´t get on the road and go vroom at top speed, there was a hole here and a bump there...,
and on top of all that the roads were narrow.
We set off at 7 o´clock in the morning and what time do you think we arrived?... the next day! When we got to Madrid I said "come on let´s go see Madrid" they couldnt even walk! Some years later they all said to me "do you remember what a lovely trip that was" and I said "don?t you remember what it was like in that car!!!"
Well, that´s life... that´s the way things were before! Not today.
There are 8.415.490 people in Andalusia.
We all are about to
about to WAKE UP
about to COMMUNICATE
about to HAVE AN APPOINTMENT
about to ENJOY
about to TAKE IMPULSE
about opening to the world: only 25 years ago exports were only 8.2%
about to SPREAD
about working to lift up: only 25 years ago working population were only 45.6%
about to BE DISCOVERED
about to BE IMPULSED
about toFLY OFF
about learning toride by oneself: only 25 years ago university graduates were only 5.7%
about to HAVE A BREAK
about devising to go beyond: only 25 years ago spending on R&D was only 0,36% of GDP
about to DISAPPEAR
about to ACCELERATE
about to RISE
about to FALL
about moving to go beyond: only 25 years ago some donkeys were still used as mean of transport. (really)
about to REPLACE
about to GET WET
about to TURN
about keeping up to change: only 25 years ago electricity from renewable energies was only 12.4%
about to MOVE
about to RECOGNISE
about to BE MIXED
about to OPEN
about to RISK
about to REBEL
about to EXPAND
about to BE BIGGER
about growing to be closer: only 25 years ago GPD has increased x5
only 25 years ago we are about to converge
Andalusia is about to converge.
Granddaughter of Pepe G.
(Thanks for the instrument)
25 years of European Funds.