Luis Alvarado Martínez

Looking into 2014: a crucial year for the future of Europe

Jan 06, 2014

2013 was a year where things have started to change in Europe. Economic recuperation has been officially announced, but still has not been felt by the citizens who have to fight against unemployment and cuts in salaries or social benefits in their countries. Angela Merkel got elected again, becoming the first leader among the big […]

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 […]

Dear Ministers… NOW!

May 06, 2013

In September 2012, Ministers responsible for Youth from 47 Member States of the Council of Europe congregated for the Ministerial Conference in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to agree on ensuring equal access to Youth Rights for every single young person in Europe. The aim was to achieve this through the adoption of the Declaration “Young people’s […]

TUNZA: Youth goes for Sustainability

Feb 21, 2013

The UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) TUNZA International Youth Conference took place 10-14th February in Nairobi (Kenya), and it provided a platform for over 300 young people from 100 countries to come together to exchange information, best practices and most importantly, learn from each other. Participating in the TUNZA International Youth Conference allowed AEGEE to […]

In Memoriam: Franck Biancheri

Oct 31, 2012

It is a hard time for AEGEE now. While we should all be excited about our General Assembly starting tomorrow in Budapest, a call changed our mood. We were informed that Franck Biancheri, founder of AEGEE-Europe, had passed away on October 29th. The members of AEGEE have reacted instantly to the news, sharing their memories […]

Conscientious Objection to military service: it is your right, and you should know it

Sep 26, 2012

AEGEE-Europe was invited to the presentation of the Annual Report prepared by the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO) that took place on Wednesday, 26th September. We support the right EBCO is fighting for: conscientious objection to military service, a right included in the European Convention on Human Rights, and part of the European Charter of Fundamental […]

From Russia with Love, European youth claiming for rights and freedom of speech

Sep 24, 2012

On the morning of Monday, September 24th, AEGEE-Europe, through its president Luis Alvarado Martínez, participated in a flashmob-like protest denouncing the violation of freedom of speech and youth rights in Russia, during the opening ceremony of the 9th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth, in Saint Petersburg. Youth representatives claiming for stronger […]

Daring to Change: AEGEE-Europe’s Board of Directors for 2012/2013

Sep 22, 2012

AEGEE-Europe’s new board of directors, the Comité Directeur 2012/2013, is determined to give a new direction to Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary students’ forum. AEGEE’s new board of directors started their one year term on September 1st. The Comité Directeur 2012/2013 have taken over their positions last week with enthusiasm and a strong will to continue to […]