By Zsofia Komaromi

Welcoming the European Youth Guarantee


Dec 12, 2012

One week ago, on Wednesday Dec 5th, the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Mr László Andor, presented a new package of measures against unemployment. The job market is severely affected by the crisis, and the situation gets worse every month. We stand now at alarmingly high youth unemployment rates in Europe: an average 23% […]

Global Youth Forum in Bali


Dec 12, 2012

The Bali Global Youth Forum was held in Indonesia on December 2012. Its aim was to review the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and prepare the follow up beyond 2014. As a result, recommended actions for the outcome report of the review were produced, together with […]

AEGEE-Europe’s Reaction on the YES Europe Programme

Nov 28, 2012

On 27th November, the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament adopted the new YES Europe programme for youth, education and sport. This merges all the EU programmes in the field of education, training and sport, as well as Erasmus in the framework of a single programme. AEGEE-Europe welcomes the adoption of the […]

Public Hearing – European Students demand secure funding for the Education and Youth programmes of 2014-2020


Nov 12, 2012

Public Hearing European Students demand secure funding for the Education and Youth programmes of 2014-2020 Tuesday 13 November 2012, 15.30-17.00 European Parliament Brussels, A5E1  hosted by MEP NIKOS CHRYSOGELOS, GREENS/EFA Speakers: PETER MATJASIC, President of the European Youth Forum KATHRIN RENNER, Vice President of AEGEE-Europe/European Students Forum SIMONA PRONCKUTE, European Citizens Initiative Fraternite 2020 JUAN COLINO, Erasmus […]

AEGEE-Europe brings youth policy into the agenda of its General Assembly


Nov 10, 2012

Between 31st October and 4th November, Budapest, Hungary hosted the General Assembly of AEGEE-Europe, the European Students’ Forum. Within the framework of this event, a wide variety of topics have been addressed from lively discussions on the Europe of tomorrow to how young people can contribute to it. More than 800 students gathered together from […]

In Memoriam: Frank Biancheri


Nov 09, 2012

It is a hard time for AEGEE now. Before the General Assembly in Budapest, a call changed our mood. We were informed that Frank Biancheri, founder of AEGEE-Europe, had passed away on October 29th. The members of AEGEE have reacted instantly to the news, sharing their memories of meeting him, remembering how innovative his ideas were, […]

Students demand a secured funding for the Erasmus For All programme 2014-2020


Nov 08, 2012

AEGEE (European Students’ Forum), ESN (Erasmus Student Network) and ESU (European Student Union), Europe’s biggest student organisations, representing more than 11 million students and 30.000 volunteers from 47 countries, call upon the European Union decision-makers for adequate support to education and youth programmes in the budget negotiations under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2010.  As representative student organisations, we […]

AEGEE-Europe’s Reaction to “ERASMUS FOR ALL: The EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport”

Oct 17, 2012

AEGEE-Europe acknowledges the programme presented on November 23 by the European Commission that will substitute, among other programmes, the current “Youth in Action”. The new programme, called “Erasmus for All”, will include all the funding possibilities for youth, education, mobility, sport and culture, and include a significantly increased budget. AEGEE-Europe welcomes the focus on education […]

The future of Erasmus at a stake?


Oct 08, 2012

AEGEE-Europe has started a petition asking the relevant EU bodies to secure funding for the Erasmus programme. To view and sign the petition, click here. October started with a worrying statement from the Chair of the Committee on Budgets of the European Parliament, Mr. Alain Lamassoure: “We have not foreseen in the 2012 budget enough credit […]

Youth opinion on the future of Europe: AEGEE-Europe launches “Europe on Track” project


Oct 04, 2012

Where is Europe headed? What can young people expect from the Europe of tomorrow? These questions have been of great concern for many young Europeans recently. In order to find answers, AEGEE-Europe (European Students’ Forum) is launching the “Europe on Track” project in the fall of 2012. In the framework of this initiative, six young Europeans will travel the continent by train at the end of 2012, and in the course of one month, gather the answers to these, and further questions, through photography, videos and interviews.