Since the beginning of the project we were looking forward to visiting Enschede, home to one of the biggest locals of AEGEE, with many engaged members, a strong focus on content, and the only local with an own bar, Sociëteit Asterion. At the NWM in Leuven, European Affairs responsible Thijs confirmed their participation in Europe on Track, and 2 days later we were knocking on the door of their office in the centre of Enschede. After a reassuring afternoon on the campus of Universiteit Twente—engineering students seem to trust in their technical expertise to find a job easily after graduation—we [...]
About europeontrackThis author has not yet filled in any details.
So far europeontrack has created 92 blog entries.
In London Team Red arrived to meet a group of students from different areas of the city, with clashing views on recent tendencies on the Islands' most pressing issues regarding educational policies. A lot of interesting interviews have been carried out in order to picture their ideas on how changes in youth policy and institutional education - for instance, the recognition of non-formal educational methods - could improve the situation the English youth are facing. Among the people interviewed was Frank (22) who was rather concerned about the current state of the British education system claiming; "the government decided that it is good to [...]
You always remember your first, no matter the number of experiences after that. Our first interview is with Sintija (21) from Riga, studying International Business Law and board member of AEGEE-Tilburg. It is only fitting that, when asked about her idea of Europe, she would come down to the basic raison d'être of the EU: for countries to “cooperate, support, and help each other economically.” She is therefore confident that we will see this crisis through with all member states, as “we are in this together.” Arriving at Tilburg University, Janneke (21), student in Fiscal Economics disagrees. Janneke: “If the [...]
InterRail offers two locals the unique opportunity to win 1250€ for their projects or event. We would like to invite you to take part in a competition promoting sustainability and environmental awareness offered by our partner – InterRail! The prize money can be invested in any project or event you are planning. www.InterRail.eu offers train passes to Europeans to explore Europe by train. Train travel is one of the most sustainable ways of traveling through Europe. How can you participate? The topic of the competition is: "Promoting Green Travelling - Sustainable Europe by 2020”. Do you care about a sustainable future - and do you [...]
Saturday morning, 11am. Seven people in dark green hoodies walk through the gates of the scouting premises in the centre of Leuven. After a day of preparation in Brussels, they are ready to kick off the project which will define their every step in the coming month. They are the members of Europe on Track: Cristina Manso, Manú Bueno, and Mathieu Soete (Team Blue), Natalia Kondrat, Héloïse Treis, and Benni Battke (Team Red), and the coordinator of the project, Réka Salamon. Participants discussing the project with Mathieu (Team Blue) Inside, 25 AEGEE-members from locals around Belgium and the Netherlands [...]
Mathieu Soete Age: 26 From: Leuven, Belgium Studies: Law, Management It is sometimes said that Ryanair has done just as much for European integration as the EU, but to me travelling by train is the best way to see the diversity of our continent in the right perspective. The slower pace of train travel, the constant contact with both locals and other travellers, and the real touch with the land, allows you to realise that borders can separate countries, but not people, ideas, or beliefs. A project like Europe on Track will therefore give a much more representative cross-section of [...]
Benjamin Battke Age: 30 From: Aachen, Germany Studies: History My name is Benjamin Battke, from Aachen, Germany. As a Master in History and working as a representative for a travel agency, I have had close encounters with many other cultures, yet this project offers something more, and I am excited to take part in it! I have been an AEGEE member since 2007, so I am an oldie! I have organized Summer Universities and took part in many events. I love travelling and I love AEGEE, therefore I love Europe. Or was it the other way around?! Meeting people has always [...]
Manuel Arias Age: 27 From: Madrid, Spain Studies: Media & Educational Studies The future of Europe, nowadays, is quite confusing for many young people. In Spain, many people do not know exactly what is happening in the European sphere and thus it is very important to know what other people in different countries think, to get to a better position for everyone in Europe. With this, the six of us are given the opportunity to explore and make videos all around the continent; both an incredible trip and being part of something that is important for all of us. I am [...]
Héloïse Treis Age: 23 From: Fribourg, Switzerland Studies: Law I'm Héloïse. I am 23 years old and love photography, traveling and music. The fact that my parents come from different countries and speak several languages made me very open-minded. As much as I love my hometown Zurich, my friends and family, I am always excited to travel and meet new people. In addition to being an engaged AEGEE member, a passionate photographer and globetrotter, I study law. After finishing my bachelor, I want to specialize in Human Rights because I am hoping to have an international working experience, and it's [...]
Cristina Manso Age: 25 From: Burgos, Spain Studies: Audiovisual Communication My name is Cristina and I live in Burgos, Spain. I am twenty-five years old. I studied Audiovisual Communication, a field based on the mass media (radio, television, press), photography, design, and social networks. Later on, I continued my studies and obtained a Master in Digital Creation, specialized in web and graphic design, audiovisual creation, 2D and 3D graphics and animation. Therefore, I am really passionate about new technologies and creativity. In addition, I have worked as a journalist, writing articles, looking for information for a digital newspaper; and as [...]