The Youth Employment issue became very significant in 2008-2009 in a consequence of young people in Europe were disproportionately affected by the Global Financial Crisis. With over 5 million people under the age of 25 were unemployed in the EU27 by 2010. As youth employment has been a strategic priority for the European Youth Forum with their Member Organisations decided to work on the issue. […]
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From Friday the 19th of November Utrecht will be the stage of a six days conference on the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations (UN). Youngsters of three continents (Africa, Asia and Europe) discuss with the Dutch society on the progress of these goals, and work together on designing the next steps in reaching these Millennium Goals. […]
AEGEE supports the MEP’s written declaration for European Statutes for Associations, Mutuals and Foundations
Five MEPs – Marc Tarabella (S&D, Belgium), Regina Bastos (EPP, Portugal), Pascal Canfin (Greens/EFA, France), Renate Weber (ALDE, Romania) and Marie-Christine Vergiat (GUE/NGL, France) – have cosigned a written declaration asking the European Commission to “take the necessary steps to introduce proposals for a European Statute for Associations (EA), Mutuals (EM), and Foundations (EF), to propose a feasibility study and an impact assessment on the EA and the EM, and to complete the impact assessment on the EF in due course”. […]
Yes! The shaking process has begun! Higher Education Days (HED) Project under the energetic slogan “Shake your HED!” wants and offers the students the chance to be proactive towards the development of their educational systems. Our first event took place on the 4th of November in Groningen, the Netherlands: students, who were face to face. The goal? First identify the problems of their higher education systems and then seek for solutions. […]
The European Year of Volunteering (EYV) 2011, officially adopted on 24th November, 2009 by the Council of the European Union, is an civil society initiative led by the so-called “EYV 2011 Alliance”, a platform of European civil society organisations. AEGEE joined the Alliance this year, and is now one of the 28 member organisations promoting the four objectives of the Year: […]
The first Human Resources European School takes place in Budapest 14-21 November 2010. The Human Resources European School (HRES) is a 7-day training aiming at empowering both HR responsibles and board members of youth NGOs to develop, implement and manage HR strategies at local level. […]
Position Paper on Languages in Europe: A Clear European Language Policy, Ensuring Effective Communication and Equal Rights for all Citizens
Topicality European integration from its start has been a multilingual process. Europe’s history has been defined by a variety of nations, all having their own language. On top of the big national languages, that have seen their usage spread far beyond the borders of Europe in the colonial era, every region in Europe has its own regional language and often language borders do not follow national borders, creating linguistic minorities across the border. The current language policy of the European Union guarantees the use of all national languages (currently 23) in official documents and debates in the Parliament. In practice [...]
Position Paper on Youth Mobility: Simplified Visa Procedure for Unremunerated Trainees or Volunteers
Topicality The freedom of movement and access to mobility is one of the fundamental rights of all residents on the European continent. Moving forward the strive towards economic social and cultural integration and self-identification of Europeans united in their diversity faces the obstacles of visa and border policy inherited from the XIX century. Today more and more young people from all over Europe choose the opportunity to voluntarily contribute to the development, promotion and spreading of common European values. However most of the volunteers from European but non-EU countries coming to EU member states for developing and managing projects aimed on [...]
In April-May-June AEGEE members are leading workshops in high schools, empowering young students all over Europe. […]
In the upcoming weeks – after more than a year of preparations and hard work – AEGEE’s Beyond Europe Project will kick off with two events that are unprecedented and breath-taking. […]