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Greek universities: when austerity threatens recuperation

Oct 24, 2013

Austerity has been the recipe of European Commission to get out of the crisis. Even when it is true that the drastic reduction of income made impossible for most governments to keep the expenses at the level of the years before 2008, this is a dangerous strategy if kept for too long. Austerity is a […]

EVA: Does Erasmus make you a better European citizen?

Oct 22, 2013

The first meeting of the Erasmus Voting Assesment project (EVA) took place last week in Brussels, at the office of AEGEE-Europe.  This new project aims at answering fundamental questions concerning active citizenship and participation in democratic processes of young students, and in particular the ERASMUS students. Through an in-depth survey, the project will measure the […]

Blog Action Day: youth rights are human rights

Oct 16, 2013

Today, October 16th is Blog Action Day. This is an annual event that aims to bring bloggers closer together and this year its topic is human rights. We got inspired by the visually amazing and conceptually clear contribution of the blog zen pencils. Click on the picture to see the complete masterpiece: AEGEE-Europe is involved […]

Wilfried Martens passed away

Wilfried Martens

Oct 11, 2013

AEGEE-Europe would like to pay tribute to one of it’s former patrons, Wilfried Martens, who passed away this night at the age of 77. Wilfried Martens was Prime Minister of Belgium for more then a decade, striving for its unity, but at the same time he was a passionate European. He is among the founding […]

#FreeTheArctic30

Oct 06, 2013

Company wrecks climate. Climate melts ice. Company prepares to drill even more oil. NGO protests drills. Coast guard attacks NGO’s boat. Crew are called pirates. Pirates are locked up. The end. Or is it? Today, October 5, in 160+ cities around the world citizens stood together with the Arctic 30, their families, friends, and colleagues. […]

European Youth Calls the Council of Europe to Protect their Rights Now

Oct 01, 2013

AEGEE-Europe, together with 10 youth organizations from all over Europe, has launched the campaign YouthRights.NOW for the recognition of specific rights for youth. These youth rights include education and training, employment, housing, health and the right to a healthy environment, participation, sexual and reproductive health, culture and sport, non-discrimination, as wells as proper information on […]

Let’s give peace an opportunity

Sep 21, 2013

Have you heard of World Peace Day? Today we celebrate the annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. 21 September become the official International Day of Peace in 2001, before it was changing dates. But the United Nations count for this day with an incredible ally, the Peace One Day organization which works to make […]

Concerns about the Russian movements before the Vilnius Summit

Sep 16, 2013

AEGEE-Europe’s Reaction on the Latest Developments within the EU Eastern Partnership Program and Pressure Exercised by Russia Within the last weeks the Head Office of AEGEE-Europe was following up the political developments in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP)  who previously officially expressed on the highest level their willingness sign the […]

Impressions on the EP plenary on Youth Employment

Sep 11, 2013

Yesterday the European Parliament held a session dedicated to Youth Unemployment. It was a very interesting session to follow, where almost all voices agreed on some points such as the seriousness of the situation in some of the countries and regions and the need for a strong action from the European Union. We learned at […]

Closing our eyes in Azerbaijan? No, thank you!

Sep 04, 2013

The European Parliament’s Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group decided last July 13th that the European Union will not send a delegation of observers for the presidential elections in Azerbaijan next October. This controversial decision contrasts with the presence of the EU as observer in the last Presidential elections in the country, lacked a proper […]