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Position of AEGEE to the deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union and to the Referendum on EU membership

Adopted at Spring Agora Bergamo, May 2016 On the 19 of February 2016, the European Council published the conclusions adopted during their last meeting, explaining the new member status agreed with the United Kingdom, which David Cameron will present to his electorate before the Referendum on EU membership [1]. The EU Referendum will be held on June 23rd in the United Kingdom, asking citizens whether the UK should remain a member of the EU or leave [2]. AEGEE strives for a diverse and borderless Europe, socially and politically integrated, and we see our vision of Europe seriously challenged by this [...]

Position of AEGEE to the deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union and to the Referendum on EU membership2016-06-12T11:56:31+00:00

Policy Paper on Migration

AEGEE-Europe Policy Paper on Migration Adopted in Spring Agora Bergamo, May 2016 01 | SUMMARY AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum) was created under a vision of a borderless, unified Europe, based on democracy and respect for human rights, by bringing together students with different cultural backgrounds. Today, AEGEE is Europe’s largest interdisciplinary youth organization present in 200 cities in 40 countries and with 13.000 friends. As stated in its Statement of Principles, the members of AEGEE “come together under a common vision of a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe” where “freedom and [...]

Policy Paper on Migration2017-06-20T08:55:30+00:00

Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden?

The Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden? Conference was held in Cluj-Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania, between 6th and 9th of May, gathering together around 60 young students from all over Europe. The event was the result of an active cooperation between AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca, AEGEE-Europe, Your vision for EUrope project and with the large contribution of the Association des Amis de Franck Bancheri . The initial reasons that pushed people to get involved in the conference may have been different and so are the ways they got active- whether as participants or organizers-. However the vision, points of view and opinions [...]

Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden?2016-05-16T12:14:27+00:00

AEGEE’s Night of the Seven Antennae wins the National Charlemagne Youth Prize in Bulgaria

The Night of the Seven Antennae, the AEGEE-Europe project that connected the AEGEE locals in seven different European cities in April 2015, has been selected as national winner of the Charlemagne Youth Prize 2016 in Bulgaria, represented by AEGEE-Sofia. The Bulgarian jury, formed by the Members of the European Parliament Eva Paunova (EPP), Svetoslav Malinov (EPP), Momchil Nekov (S&D) and Angel Dzhambazki (ECR), and Alexander Ivanov (Bulgarian National Youth Forum),unanimously chose the Night of the Seven Antennae out of the eight projects submitted, as “it encourages understanding between peoples and facilitates the exchange of ideas between young people from different [...]

AEGEE’s Night of the Seven Antennae wins the National Charlemagne Youth Prize in Bulgaria2016-03-15T11:08:03+00:00

Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden?

AEGEE-Cluj Napoca is organising the event of spring 2016 between 6-9 May: Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden? Winner of the Franck Biancheri Award 2016 - the local is working closely together with the representatives of Assiciation des Amis de Franck Biancheri and the Your Vision for EUrope Project in order to bring a 3-day long thematic conference to life with open space discussions with experts, workshops for better understanding the European project, getting to know the different narratives from inside and outside the European union and finally, to gather young people's wishes and recommendations for the future of the European project! [...]

Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden?2016-03-05T19:10:05+00:00

Open letter – Presidents of pan-European youth organisations call upon the European Council to preserve the Schengen principles

AEGEE-Europe signs the open letter to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, initiated by JEF-Europe. Brussels, 17 February 2016 Dear President Tusk, We are writing to you today as representatives of fourteen pan-European youth organisations - representing millions of young people across Europe - because we are seriously worried about the future of the Schengen Area. Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones – we want to keep it that way. The increased migratory pressure in recent months has led to a gradual suspension of the institutions of the Schengen Area. Most notably, we have seen temporary reintroductions [...]

Open letter – Presidents of pan-European youth organisations call upon the European Council to preserve the Schengen principles2016-02-18T14:21:39+00:00

AEGEE-Europe launches ‘Faces of Europe’ project

Inspired by the famous Humans of New York, AEGEE-Europe launched Faces of Europe, a photoblog that aims at making Europe more personal and exploring the human diversity of our continent. Faces of Europe was launched on January 7th under the framework of AEGEE’s latest project, Your Vision for EUrope. It wants to collect and spread the faces and voices of people from different social, cultural and national backgrounds and to find out what ‘Europe’ means to them. Five “faces of Europe” coming from the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Germany and Finland have been already published so far, including the story of [...]

AEGEE-Europe launches ‘Faces of Europe’ project2016-02-01T15:14:10+00:00

AEGEE-Budapest organises ‘Refugees in Hungary – recent events in light of the migration policy of the EU’

From left to right: the PDU’s Veronika Czina, Carlos Puente, Pétér Balázs and András Kováts. On September 23, 2015 AEGEE-Budapest co-hosted a panel discussion together with the Project for Democratic Union on the Hungarian refugee crisis in light of the EU’s current migration policy. The conference held at Corvinus University in Budapest featured PDU’s patron, Professor Péter Balázs from Central European University, who is also a former Foreign Minister of Hungary, Dr. Carlos Puente, Doctor in Economics and Attorney at Law, and András Kováts, Junior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Director of the Menedék (Shelter) – Hungarian [...]

AEGEE-Budapest organises ‘Refugees in Hungary – recent events in light of the migration policy of the EU’2015-11-09T11:42:39+00:00

AEGEE-Europe joins the ‘eSkills for Jobs’ campaign

AEGEE-Europe is happy to take part as one of the stakeholders of the “eSkills for Jobs" campaign, a multi-stakeholder campaign from the European Commission involving companies, associations, education and training bodies across Europe. The campaign is aimed to raise awareness of the need for citizens to improve their command of ICT skills for work. According to an estimation of the European Commission, by 2020 the technological sector will lack 825,000 professionals and 90 percent of jobs across all sectors will require some degree of digital skills in the near future. Furthermore, a growing percentage of jobs in all the economic [...]

AEGEE-Europe joins the ‘eSkills for Jobs’ campaign2015-10-05T07:44:29+00:00

Non-Formal Education Meets Inspiration – University of Youth and Development in Mollina

The university on Youth and Development in Mollina, Spain is really a unique and inspiring place to be. For the 15th edition of the University, once again over 180 people gathered together for a whole week in a campus outside a small village of Spain. The global village atmosphere and a variety of informal gatherings and trainings session offer a valuable chance to bond and create amazing ideas for the future. The University takes place once a year bringing together representatives of youth organisations and youth movements from all over the world who gather in CEULAJ (Euro-Latin-American Youth Centre) to discuss, train [...]

Non-Formal Education Meets Inspiration – University of Youth and Development in Mollina2015-10-01T10:03:11+00:00