Position Paper on the EU Eastern Partnership Programme

Jul 31, 2014

BACKGROUND The Eastern Partnership (hereinafter “EaP”) Prague Summit in May 2009 launched a strategic and ambitious EaP Programme as a specific dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy. In 2013, the European Union evaluated the achievements of its European Neighbourhood Policy and, more specifically, the level of cooperation with its Eastern neighbours. Within the last 4-5 […]

Position Paper on Combating Homophobia in Europe

Nov 27, 2013

General Context The Doctrine of Human Rights has been a cornerstone of public policy around the world ever since the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Human rights are conceived both as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). They are, therefore, […]

Position paper on Recognition of Volunteers

Nov 10, 2013

Introduction AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe/European Students’ Forum) is born in 1986 with the vision of creating a unified Europe, based on democracy and a respect for human rights, bringing together students with different cultural backgrounds. Today, AEGEE is Europe’s largest interdisciplinary youth organisation: 40 countries, 200 cities, 13 000 friends. […]

Position Paper on Youth Rights

Nov 08, 2013

General Context The gap and marginalisation of young people in Europe is one of the consequence of the crisis and has resulted in labelling the future leaders of society as the lost generation and therefore brought a misery to image of any future of young person. Conceivably, young people are not entitled to be one […]

Position Paper on Education for Sustainable Development

Nov 08, 2013

Introduction The seeds of education for sustainable development were laid at the 1977 Tbilisi Conference on Environmental Education. At this intergovernmental conference, organised by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), delegates from 68 countries unanimously agreed on “the important role of environmental education in the […]

Position Paper on European Integration

Nov 08, 2013

SUMMARY The European integration and enlargement have always been connected with the simple aspiration to bring fundamentally new basis of cooperation and interaction between states and people. Within this framework the ongoing policies of the European Union and Council of Europe in the Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Mediterranean region could be good examples of […]

Position on the Issue of Co-Management System for Young People within the European Institutions

Jun 04, 2013

When talking about participation it becomes apparent fairly quickly that many people have different conceptions as to what participation actually means and entails. Youth participation of young people is a priority for AEGEE, and in our understanding, it covers several aspect, from participation in political processes, to involvement in the community, volunteering and awareness of […]

AEGEE-Europe’s position on the Youth Guarantee Scheme

May 23, 2013

AEGEE-Europe welcomes all the efforts that have been undertaken by EU institutions to combat Youth Unemployment, and in particular the Youth Guarantee Scheme as well as the Youth Employment Initiative proposed by the European Council in February 2013, which allocates a budget of 6 billion Euros for the period for 2014-2020 for the combat of […]

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 […]

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 […]