Democracy

Open Call for Hosting Locals for EoT4

Jan 03, 2017

Dear AEGEE members, Wishing you a happy New Year, we are presenting you an open call for hosting the 4th edition of Europe on Track!  If you haven’t heard about us yet, here is a short description: Europe on Track (EoT) is a youth-led project in which 6 ambassadors in 2 teams cross Europe (along 2 […]

Team Blue Is in the Country of Democracy

Jul 08, 2016

By Hanna Polischuk After such a warm hospitality of the three Turkish cities that we visited, it was hard to leave the country so soon. However, our route was already planned, and two wonderful Greek locals were waiting for us Our first stop in this country was Athens, the city of the famous Acropolis, democracy, […]

Position Paper in Youth Participation in Democratic Processes

Nov 18, 2014

01 | Introduction. The AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe/European Students’ Forum) was created in 1985 with the vision of creating a unified Europe, based on democracy and a respect for human rights, by bringing together students with different cultural backgrounds. Today, AEGEE is Europe’s largest interdisciplinary youth organisation with 40 countries, […]

“If we don’t cry out, who will?”

Jun 04, 2014

Commeorating 25 years of the Tianammen Square massacre As a European students’ organisation, we do not often look beyond Europe in these days while so many conflicts are happening in our continent. But today we do. We want to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the crackdown of one of the biggest students’ protests in history, […]

Belarus: Breaking Down the Stereotypes

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May 01, 2014

After meeting EP candidates in Riga, we embarked on a journey to the unknown – Belarus. Stories about the strict border control in Belarus are quite common and so until the very last minute we were not sure if we will be allowed to enter the country. However, much to our surprise, the border police […]

We believe in voting and democracy, not in politicians

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Apr 20, 2014

by Monica Nica Marine, the president of AEGEE Lyon introduced us to her wonderful home city and the French way of spending time – picnicking with friends by the riverside. She also proposed having a different approach to disseminating information about the European Parliament (EP) elections and gathering opinions on it. Instead of holding a […]

Road to the future or end of freedom of movement?

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Apr 17, 2014

One of the places in Europe that really breathes history is Berlin: a city of many paradoxes. It has been the mighty capital of Prussia and imperial Germany; it was burned to the ground in the Second World War and was the symbol of the Cold War, with the Berlin Wall as physical divide between […]

Charlemagne meets Charlemagne in Aachen

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Apr 11, 2014

11th of April 2014 Team Blue Discussing Democracy in the former capital of Europe If Europe would have any “capital” nowadays most people would situate it in Brussels, the city where the European institutions are located. However, in a distant past – more than a thousand years before we had a European Union and a […]

AEGEE demands more equality in the procedures of EP elections

Feb 28, 2014

Being actively involved in raising awareness of the upcoming European elections and trying to increase young voters’ turnout, we have identified a number of impediments that under certain circumstances limit citizens’ opportunities to participate in the elections. In a previous article, AEGEE put forward a debate about inequalities that exist in the EU Member States […]

Reaction to the draft law of Spanish Government shutting down the Spanish Youth Council

Jan 31, 2014

On 17th January 2014, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the draft law of Reform of the Public Administration that, based on an alleged duplicity of functions with the governmental body Spanish Youth Institute (INJUVE), formally abolishes the Spanish Youth Council (Consejo de la Juventud de España – CJE), turning a blind eye to the […]