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Job vacancy in the AEGEE head office – Research and administrative assistant

Location: Bruxelles Duration: 13 month Start: 8th of April Application deadline: 29th of March Description of the task: AEGEE-Europe is recruiting one research and administrative assistant for its office in the head office, in Bruxelles. In order to support the implementation of the European project “Certification of the qualifications of youth workers in NGOs – road to greater recognition of youth work”, granted by the Grundtvig programme of the European Commission, AEGEE-Europe is recruiting one research and administrative assistant. The selected applicant will have to support with research and administration of the above-mentioned project and fulfill all requirements related to [...]

Job vacancy in the AEGEE head office – Research and administrative assistant2013-03-25T08:58:36+00:00

European youth for freedom and democracy in Belarus

On 18 March 2013, on the occasion of the 7th unfortunate anniversary of Lukashenka’s condemned election victory, we, representatives of European youth, denounce the persisting human rights violation in Belarus. The last presidential elections on 19th of December 2010 ended in mass detentions of protesters, with leaders of opposition being imprisoned, independent media cracked down, and Internet users reported by their service provider for visiting opposition websites… Ever since coming to the power in 1994 the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka, has oppressed the freedom of his people and ignored their voices. We decry Europe’s last dictatorship and want to [...]

European youth for freedom and democracy in Belarus2013-03-18T13:48:27+00:00

Europe on Track wins the National Youth competition in Spain

On 4th of March 2013, Comité Directeur received a call from the Spanish Youth Institute, part of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of Spain, informing us that the Europe on Track project has been selected as Spanish Contester of the EU Charlemagne Youth Prize, and will be participating in the Charlemagne finals in Aachen with the other 26 national winners. Congratulations to all the people who have taken part in this project and let’s cross our fingers for the finals. The European Charlemagne Youth Prize aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well [...]

Europe on Track wins the National Youth competition in Spain2013-03-18T13:11:47+00:00

TUNZA: Youth goes for Sustainability

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 realize once more the enormous potential which young people have to act as change makers in the world. Our president Luis Alvarado represented AEGEE-Europe there and he discussed the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference and the Post 2015 Millennium Development Goals with the [...]

TUNZA: Youth goes for Sustainability2013-02-21T18:23:57+00:00

TUNZA: Youth goes for Sustainability

The UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) TUNZA International Youth Conferencetook 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. European delegates at TUNZA Youth Conference Participating in the TUNZA International Youth Conference allowed AEGEE to realize once more the enormous potential which young people have to act as change makers in the world. Our president Luis Alvarado represented AEGEE-Europe there and he discussed the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference and the Post 2015 [...]

TUNZA: Youth goes for Sustainability2013-03-18T13:11:25+00:00

Rethinking education: the European students ideas

Last november the European Commission released the communication Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes. This document has been read carefully by several stakeholders in the education sector, as marks the Commission's guidelines for the European policies in one of the most sensitive fields of national and European politics. AEGEE's opinion on the document is generally positive as it shows the will of the European Commission to adapt the educational system in Europe to the new challenges that nowadays society poses. However, there are some concerns that need to be addressed, regarding some critical aspects as the independence [...]

Rethinking education: the European students ideas2013-02-13T16:36:28+00:00

What kind of Europe do we want for 2014-2020?

AEGEE-Europe sadly acknowledges the poor outcome of the summit of the Council of the European Union on 7th and 8th of February, where the European Union’s heads of states agreed upon the European Union’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. An agreement was reached which satisfies rather those EU members’ states which prefer to keep the European Union’s means of action limited. For the very first time, the overall expenditure limit of the MFF has been reduced compared to the previous budget, and this after the approval of the Lisbon Treaty which increases the competences of the EU institutions, after the entry [...]

What kind of Europe do we want for 2014-2020?2013-02-13T19:31:38+00:00

What kind of Europe do we want for 2014-2020?

Members States show little commitment to Europe AEGEE-Europe sadly acknowledges the poor outcome of the summit of the Council of the European Union on 7th and 8th of February, where the European Union’s heads of states agreed upon the European Union’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. An agreement was reached which satisfies rather those EU members’ states which prefer to keep the European Union’s means of action limited. For the very first time, the overall expenditure limit of the MFF has been reduced compared to the previous budget, and this after the approval of the Lisbon Treaty which increases the competences [...]

What kind of Europe do we want for 2014-2020?2013-02-12T12:36:21+00:00

Young Enterprises, Young Entrepreneurs – European Commission “Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan”

AEGEE-Europe warmly welcomes the “Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan” published by the European Commission earlier this month. As an organisation striving to provide young people with the necessary tools to take their future into their own hands, and concerned by the dangerously high levels of especially youth unemployment throughout the continent, AEGEE-Europe strongly supports the Commission’s aim of reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe. Photo: The European Commission When going through the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, one could almost say it has been written after consultation with the teams of the “Europe on Track” project and the hundreds of [...]

Young Enterprises, Young Entrepreneurs – European Commission “Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan”2013-02-11T10:14:23+00:00

The “world’s most sustainable company” is European: Umicore

DAVOS—Reason for celebration during the World Economic Forum for the Belgian clean-tech and recycling company Umicore, as they have been ranked as the world’s most sustainable company in the Global 100. Umicore CEO Marc Grynberg: “This recognition shows that we are on the right track.” Since 2005, Canadian media and investment research company Corporate Knights has been putting together the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index. This list, published during the annual high-mass of corporate capitalism in Davos, includes companies from 22 countries, with a total sales number of over $3 trillion, and employing 5 million people. [...]

The “world’s most sustainable company” is European: Umicore2013-01-29T03:29:46+00:00