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Europe on Track 2: The great Finale

31 days, 25 cities and 16 countries since the departure from Brussels on 9th April, the Europe on Track 2 teams arrived at their last stops: Strasbourg and Budapest, respectively. Europe on Track, winner of the 2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize,was asked to present the project to inspire the more than 5,000 young people meeting in Strasbourg for the European Youth Event 2014. The session was moderated by Mrs Katrin Ruhrmann, director for Information Offices of European Parliament, and Mrs Bettina Leysen, vice-chairwoman of the Charlemagne Prize Foundation. Around a hundred participants during the Europe on Track session in [...]

Europe on Track 2: The great Finale2014-05-15T16:20:37+00:00

AEGEE-Europe invites you to the press conference marking the launch of Europe on Track 2

“Europe on Track”, winner of the 2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize, is an innovative youth-based project prsenting 6 travellers, designated youth ambassadors, crossing the European continent by train, interviewing young people from various backgrounds about their vision of Europe. During the first edition of the project, hundreds of young Europeans were engaged in the discussions tackling the most pressing issues our generation is facing: What can young people expect from the Europe of tomorrow?  How can we preserve our present and sustain our future? With the travellers of Europe on Track discussing the focus topics of the project (Youth Participation, [...]

AEGEE-Europe invites you to the press conference marking the launch of Europe on Track 22014-03-31T10:03:43+00:00

AEGEE-Europe Regrets the Referendum in Crimea

On March 16, 2014, upon the prior decision of the National Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the referendum was held on the future status of the territory of Ukraine and possible succession of Crimean Autonomous Republic to the Russian Federation. We consider this referendum as illegal and illegitimate and contradicting first of all to the Constitution of Ukraine. Though the right of self-determination exists (UN Charter, Article 1), the situation is more complex in the peninsula as Crimea is voting to be not only independent but for joining the Russian Federation. Secondly, such referenda should be agreed upon [...]

AEGEE-Europe Regrets the Referendum in Crimea2014-03-18T10:59:22+00:00

AEGEE-Europe Regrets the Referendum in Crimea

On March 16, 2014, upon the prior decision of the National Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the referendum was held on the future status of the territory of Ukraine and possible succession of Crimean Autonomous Republic to the Russian Federation. We consider this referendum as illegal and illegitimate and contradicting first of all to the Constitution of Ukraine. Though the right of self-determination exists (UN Charter, Article 1), the situation is more complex in the peninsula as Crimea is voting to be not only independent but for joining the Russian Federation. Secondly, such referenda should be agreed upon [...]

AEGEE-Europe Regrets the Referendum in Crimea2014-03-18T09:06:14+00:00

AEGEE-Europe invites you to our press conference on establishing a pro-European movement in Ukraine

Context Ukraine needs more than ever a strong civil society, connected with other European organizations and able to provide the citizens of Ukraine with opportunities to participate in the public debate in their country and in the European level. Therefore, on 6th – 8th March, AEGEE-Europe will be in Kyiv as part of the delegation of European Movement International,  to involve youth and students in the establishment of a permanent European Movement in Ukraine. The delegation will meet with local EU representatives, Polish and German Ambassadors to Ukraine, Pro-European Foundations, local media, Ukrainian Parliamentarians, business and energy industry representations, grassroots political movements [...]

AEGEE-Europe invites you to our press conference on establishing a pro-European movement in Ukraine2014-03-06T10:36:05+00:00

Erasmus: Will you Vote?

Brussels, Belgium – 11th of February 2014 - The Launching Conference of the Erasmus Voting Assessment (EVA) project took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. The European Students Forum (AEGEE-Europe), with the support of its partners - the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and Generation Europe Foundation (GEF) – organised a conference to launch the new EU funded project under the Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus Voting Assessment. The event, hosted by the Parliament’s Intergroup on Youth Issues, gathered several important stakeholders. Doris Pack, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the CULT Committee and Rapporteur of the European Parliament for [...]

Erasmus: Will you Vote?2014-02-18T11:09:28+00:00

Reaction to the draft law of Spanish Government shutting down the Spanish Youth Council

On 17th January 2014, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the draft law of Reform of the Public Administration that, based on an alleged duplicity of functions with the governmental body Spanish Youth Institute (INJUVE), formally abolishes the Spanish Youth Council (Consejo de la Juventud de España – CJE), turning a blind eye to the recommendations of Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, encouraging for the reconsideration of this measure. AEGEE, as a youth organization striving for the participation of young people in decision-making processes, is strongly disappointed to see such a decision taken from the Spanish government, and [...]

Reaction to the draft law of Spanish Government shutting down the Spanish Youth Council2014-01-31T19:28:17+00:00

Conference on Networking among youth workers – road to greater recognition of youth work at EU level

Youth Workers and Non Formal Education are the main drivers to promote lifelong learning processes. Such a processes ensures social and economic development of civilizations, providing the development of personal and social skills and therefore can play a key role in improving the employability and mobility, as well as on the recognition of competences gained from that frameworks. The Conference “Conference on Networking among youth workers – road to greater recognition of youth work at EU level” took place at the European Parliament on 21st of January 2014. Conference was organized by the European Students’ Forum (AEGEE-Europe) with the support [...]

Conference on Networking among youth workers – road to greater recognition of youth work at EU level2014-02-12T10:43:41+00:00

AEGEE Promotional Materials Design Contest

AEGEE-Europe issues an international Design Contest to provide designs of the official AEGEE Promotional Materials. Concept: Contest is for a set of 4 different promotional materials which should have visual connection between each other. Such a promotional materials will be to promote AEGEE across the Europe. Format of designs: Poster – A2 size, colour 4/0 Leaflet – A4 size, double folded, colour 4/4 Flyer – A6 size, colour 4/4 Flyer – A6 size, colour 1/1 Design Guidelines Design must respect AEGEE Visual Identity, custom design elements are allowed and welcome Designs should be computer generated preferably in vector art form or [...]

AEGEE Promotional Materials Design Contest2014-01-20T15:32:42+00:00

Croatian referendum to introduce discrimination in their constitution

Croatia, the newest member of the EU, is today having a referendum that aims to modify their constitution for the first time in 22 years. The change in constitution is to include a sentence that specifies that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman. and it is a clear attack to the movement for equal marriage that has been gaining battles all over Europe. This referendum is the last step of a whole campaign launched by an NGO created ad hoc by a woman called Zeljka Markic, which is the visible face of this initiative. In fact [...]

Croatian referendum to introduce discrimination in their constitution2013-12-01T11:10:03+00:00