Europe on Track

Fences are not made of sausage abroad!

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May 06, 2014

by Monica Nica A last minute change introduced a detour in our route between Zagreb and Belgrade. The name of this fortunate twist is Pécs, in Hungary. Although we only spent 17 hours in the European Capital of Culture of 2010, they were filled to the brim both with challenging debates and soaking up some […]

What about a youth dimension to policy-making?

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May 01, 2014

by Monica Nica From the border with Italy we were accompanied by “the Emerald Beauty”, one of the rare rivers in the world that retain the emerald-green colour throughout their length. The beauty of the scenery on the way to Ljubljana was only matched by the beauty of the Slovenian people we have met. They […]

Who represents Latvia during the EP elections?

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Apr 29, 2014

Discussing the ideas for Europe with EP candidates in Riga After the stop in Warsaw, team blue embarked on a long journey by bus up north to the capital of Latvia: Riga. Latvia can be seen as a symbol of the revival of the Baltic States and for years it had one of the highest […]

The European miracle at the Vistula river

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Apr 26, 2014

Taking Europtimism serious during fierce discussions in Warsaw If there is one city in Europe that can rightfully be called a Fenix that has risen from its ashes, it is the city of Warszawa; the capital of Poland at the Vistula river. It has known a vibrant and often violent history, which climaxed during the […]

Is youth mobility socially mobile?

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Apr 25, 2014

by Monica Nica Heading to Naples we were hoping that the sunny weather we had experienced up to that moment would get even better. Instead, rain and clouds insisted to tag along with us through the two days we spent there. But the outside chilliness was counteracted by the warmth with which Nicola and his […]

Inventing the jobs of the future in Brno

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Apr 21, 2014

Discussing the sources of unemployment and the opportunities for the new generation In the previous article of team blue about our stop in Prague, we discussed the curious case of Euro-scepticism and scepticism in general in the Czech Republic. The next destination of our travel was the student city Brno where we found a statue […]

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 […]

Erasmus is great, but we want to know more!

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Apr 18, 2014

by Monica Nica We left Brussels a week ago but it already feels like we have been travelling for a month. The numerous hours spent in trains and the lack of proper rest is already starting to take its toll. Fortunately, the people we have met along the way, who helped us in so many […]

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 […]

Europe on Track 2 empowers European youth to become actors in the construction of the Europe of tomorrow

Apr 15, 2014

AEGEE-Europe launched on Wednesday 9th April the project Europe on Track 2. After presenting the project in the press conference at the European Parliament, six ambassadors divided in two teams began their traveling by train all over the European continent during one month, with the objective of interviewing young people from various backgrounds about their vision of […]