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Promote sustainable travelling – win €1250 for your local!

InterRail offers two locals the unique opportunity to win 1250€ for their projects or event. We would like to invite you to take part in a competition promoting sustainability and environmental awareness offered by our partner – InterRail! The prize money can be invested in any project or event you are planning. www.InterRail.eu offers train passes to Europeans to explore Europe by train. Train travel is one of the most sustainable ways of traveling through Europe. How can you participate? The topic of the competition is: "Promoting Green Travelling - Sustainable Europe by 2020”. Do you care about a sustainable future - and do you [...]

Promote sustainable travelling – win €1250 for your local!2014-02-26T14:45:18+00:00

Hate speech out loud

Hate speech, human rights combat, young activists and initiatives, freedom of expression and anti-discrimination – these  were the most frequently used terms at the Hate Speech Fair on 29th October in Bratislava, during the pre-event to Agora Budapest titled Brighten your Horizons. The event, organised in cooperation with the Council of Europe, encouraged members of AEGEE and other young people to join the campaign Young People Combating Hate Speech Online, and inform them about the presence of hate speech crimes in Europe. The event’s thematic concept brought fruitful results. Denisa Samková from Ternype, the association of Roma youth, as well [...]

Hate speech out loud2012-11-19T12:51:31+00:00

AEGEE-Europe brings youth policy into the agenda of its General Assembly

Between 31st October and 4th November, Budapest, Hungary hosted the General Assembly of AEGEE-Europe, the European Students’ Forum. Within the framework of this event, a wide variety of topics have been addressed from lively discussions on the Europe of tomorrow to how young people can contribute to it. More than 800 students gathered together from more than 40 countries for the Autumn Agora Budapest, to discuss the future of the organisation and AEGEE’s role in contributing to the future of the whole continent. Besides European youth leaders and activists, politicians have also addressed the event and welcomed AEGEE’s new initiatives. [...]

AEGEE-Europe brings youth policy into the agenda of its General Assembly2012-11-10T11:48:25+00:00

In Memoriam: Frank Biancheri

It is a hard time for AEGEE now. Before the General Assembly in Budapest, a call changed our mood. We were informed that Frank Biancheri, founder of AEGEE-Europe, had passed away on October 29th. The members of AEGEE have reacted instantly to the news, sharing their memories of meeting him, remembering how innovative his ideas were, how he had the ability to create debate around him, making new ideas flourish in the minds of those who had the opportunity to meet him. His belief that youth was a necessary actor in the building of Europe has inspired generations of active citizens [...]

In Memoriam: Frank Biancheri2013-01-15T15:24:29+00:00

Students demand a secured funding for the Erasmus For All programme 2014-2020

AEGEE (European Students’ Forum), ESN (Erasmus Student Network) and ESU (European Student Union), Europe’s biggest student organisations, representing more than 11 million students and 30.000 volunteers from 47 countries, call upon the European Union decision-makers for adequate support to education and youth programmes in the budget negotiations under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2010.  As representative student organisations, we fully support the European Commission proposal to increase funding for education, training, youth and sport programmes to 19 billion EUR over 7 years. We believe that it is the minimum amount required to achieve the objective of sustainable growth and jobs, as agreed in the [...]

Students demand a secured funding for the Erasmus For All programme 2014-20202013-01-08T20:05:01+00:00

In Memoriam: Franck Biancheri

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 of meeting him, remembering how innovative his ideas were, how he had the ability to create debate around him, making new ideas flourish in the minds of those who had the opportunity to meet him. His belief that youth was a necessary actor in the [...]

In Memoriam: Franck Biancheri2012-10-31T13:44:21+00:00

Education: the key to a healthy European youth

Mr. John Dalli, who was Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy until last week, resigned after he found out that he was being investigated by OLAF, the EU's Anti-fraud office. Investigation started when a Maltese entrepreneur tried to use his contacts with Mr. Dalli to gain financial advantages from the company in return for seeking to influence a possible future legislative proposal on tobacco products. This is a big cause of concern for the members of the Health4Youth project of AEGEE-Europe, the European Students’ Forum. Logo of Health4Youth AEGEE project   The project team supports the decision of Mr. Dalli [...]

Education: the key to a healthy European youth2012-10-23T19:53:41+00:00

We all won the Peace Nobel Prize 2012!

Yesterday started with a long anticipated news, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced the Peace Nobel Prize for 2012. The Laureate was a great surprise for all the AEGEE members and all the Europeans, since the prize has been awarded to the European Union "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe". Even though the prize mainly has been given to natural persons, organisations such as Amnesty International, International Labour Organization, International Committee of Red Cross or the UNICEF have been also awarded in the past. This prize, on the [...]

We all won the Peace Nobel Prize 2012!2012-10-13T21:21:10+00:00

The future of Erasmus at a stake?

AEGEE-Europe has started a petition asking the relevant EU bodies to secure funding for the Erasmus programme. To view and sign the petition, click here. October started with a worrying statement from the Chair of the Committee on Budgets of the European Parliament, Mr. Alain Lamassoure: “We have not foreseen in the 2012 budget enough credit payments … so the cohesion funds are at risk, also the European Social Fund, the Erasmus and life-long learning programmes, and even the research and innovation programmes”. [1] These words, coming from inside the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets, shocked the European society, and especially the [...]

The future of Erasmus at a stake?2013-01-15T15:50:14+00:00

Launch of the “Europe on Track” project

At a time when the idea of Europe is being questioned, we think it is important to ask its youth, what is their position and what are their expectations from the Europe of tomorrow. As a youth platform, we think it is fundamental to give voice to the young generation, in order to take their opinion, their realities and their wishes into account. AEGEE-Europe, in collaboration with its partner, Interrail, is launching the "Europe on Track" project. Along with our wish to build a stronger identity of our association, we are launching this project, which will enable us to capture young [...]

Launch of the “Europe on Track” project2013-01-15T17:28:59+00:00