Press Release – AEGEE-Europe European Students' Forum Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:32:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What can you(th) do to tackle migration? /what-can-youth-do-to-tackle-migration/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:48:36 +0000 http:/?p=7287 By Réka Salamon

January 30, European Parliament Brussels – the Events and Visitors’ Centre of the European Parliament saw groups of excited students from various parts of Europe entering the gates to discuss one of the most relevant and challenging topics of today’s time. The European Youth Seminar “Migration, Free Movement and Refugees – When Dreams Face Death by Drowning” held the promise to engage young people in the understanding of a very complex European issue, and offer them the space to discuss possible solutions.


The European Youth Seminars of the European Parliament were launched in 2016 and have already given the opportunity to dozens of student groups to visit the European Parliament, engage and discuss relevant topics of today’s and the future of Europe, and engage directly with decision-makers from various backgrounds.

“When you hear ‘Members of the European Parliament’, it sounds like these politicians are too important and busy to talk to students like us. It was great to hear about their personal story and their passion, to learn what is their motivation to be in politics.”
– remarked one of the students from Hungary, part of the study group of the EP Seminar on Migration that brought 35 students from Hungarian high schools to #VisitEP.

Youth Seminar ' Migration, Free Movement of Refugees - When Dreams Face Death by Drowning ' .Plenary session.

Youth Seminar ‘ Migration, Free Movement of Refugees – When Dreams Face Death by Drowning ‘ .Plenary session. European Parliament Multimedia Directory

Ideas discussed

There were too many things to discuss about migration and refugees. Nevertheless, the students coming from 14 different nationalities have come up with great ideas that are reflecting the perceptions of young people. The seminar’s participants have received introduction to the topic from an expert, Joanna Apap, from the European Parliament Research Service, policy analyst on the topic of migration. In the followings, the three different Idea Labs offered space for young people to discuss: “Free movement within the EU as a citizen’s right”, “Refugees and the right to asylum”, and “Which immigration policy for the 21st century?”. During the final plenary session, participants had the chance to present their ideas to MEP Martina Dlajabová (ALDE).

Youth Seminar ' Migration, Free Movement of Refugees - When Dreams Face Death by Drowning ' .Plenary session.

Youth Seminar ‘ Migrtion, Free Movement of Refugees – When Dreams Face Death by Drowning ‘ .Plenary session. European Parliament Multimedia Directory

Ideas included city-level incentives that could support local governments in integrating refugees by employment, highlighting the importance of mobile learning opportunities, touching upon the topic of language inclusion, and calling for a stronger emphasis and education of European values as the foundation of the continent; the young participants have come up with a set of great recommendations.

Some of the ideas “could be taken straight to the European Parliament plenary” – Ms Dlabajová remarked.


The European Youth Seminar on Migration and Refugees has given the opportunity to 70 young people from diverse backgrounds to get more acquainted not only with the European institutional framework and Brussels, but also what it means to be an active citizen and a European. The Seminar offered to space to learn and to exchange ideas, but has offered even more: the inspiration to take action together and care about one of the most challenging topics of our time.

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum looks forward to continuing our cooperation with the European Parliament in putting young people and the citizens of Europe in the heart of decision-making in EU policies.

Some more impressions from the participants:

“What have I learnt during the seminar?
I have learnt that even though politicians in the EU did a lot so far, it is still not enough as the pace of life and changes are getting only faster and faster. Sometimes there is even not enough time to think, but only time to react to what is happening.
We all do mistakes when it comes to everyday life, but the most important is to take lessons and to improve things that have been done so far. In order to live in such a fast changing environment, we need to be very flexible, we need to respect one another and work together, only then we can move forward. Everyone one is different and have different opinions, but when it comes to the common future we should pocket our pride.
What also amazes me is that even though we are young, politicians care about our opinion on such important issues. We know that our voice also matters and that gives more courage to act.” Wiola Rudnicka (AEGEE-Warszawa)

For the first time in history: AEGEE Agora in Chisinau, Moldova /for-the-first-time-in-history-aegee-agora-in-chisinau-moldova/ Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:49:36 +0000 http:/?p=6885 The AEGEE Agora is the space to inspire the new generation of our members and to reconnect more experienced ones. A 5-days event filled with knowledge and cultural exchange put into practice, with over 700 people travelling to Chisinau, Moldova between 11-16th October.



In times, when all European eyes are questioning the ideological and political nature of the European project and the discourses are focusing largely on internal matters of the EU and Brexit; AEGEE travelled outside the European Union to hold the general assembly and to discover the local reality of Moldova, a frontrunner of the EU Eastern Partnership programme.

The general assembly started on the 11th October with the ‘Perspectives and Prospects: from Eastern Partnership to EU’ Youth Conference. The event received the support of the New Narratives for Europe project of the European Commission, enabling the participants of the event to reflect on the European dimension of local discourses and exchanges. The youth of Moldova feels belonging to Europe and are wishful towards the future cooperation possibilities with other European countries.

Session about Eastern Partnership - led by AEGEE Eastern Partnership Project!

Session about Eastern Partnership – led by AEGEE Eastern Partnership Project!

Besides the general assembly of the organisation, the participants of the AEGEE Agora also got a chance to gain insight into the current social and political situation of Moldova. With the upcoming presidential elections at the end of October, with a divided society caught between pro-Russian and pro-European sentiments, with extreme rate of poverty and unmeployment, and the country’s concerning future prospects, the youth of Moldova is facing challenging times ahead.

The international participants also had the chance to reflect more on a local context very different from their own and this also supported the thematic discussions within AEGEE. Among many items on the agenda of the general assembly, the future thematic focuses of the organisations have also been defined for the next three years.


Session with guest speaker: board member of the European Youth Forum

Between 2017-2020, AEGEE is going to work towards a better Europe by building capacity and active engagement of her members in the following focus area topics:

  • Equal Rights
  • Civic Education
  • Youth Development
  • European Citizenship


The Agora is a space for learning – as it has always been. From procedural motions and plenary requirements, from sideroom discussions to long evening talks about the future of Europe, from practicing direct democracy and the excitement of voting and elections, the AEGEE Agora has once again brought hundreds of Europeans together for one unforgettable event that will aspire them to be active European citizens.


Thank you AEGEE-Chisinau

for the unforgettable experience and for welcoming all of us in your home!


You can find more coverage of the AEGEE Agora in Moldova under the following links:

AEGEE-Europe launches ‘Faces of Europe’ project /aegee-europe-launches-faces-of-europe-project/ Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:12:34 +0000 http:/?p=6291 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 Mamdouh, a Syrian refugee forced to move to Erfurt.

16 young reporters from different parts of Europe have been recruited and will share their encounters with fellow Europeans in both word and image. Due to the success of its first publications, the Faces of Europe team is currently looking for more photojournalists.

Link to Faces of Europe:


AEGEE (Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe) is one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organisations. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines. Founded in 1985 in Paris, today AEGEE has grown to a Network of 13000 friends, present in 200 cities in 40 countries all over Europe.

Operating without a national level, AEGEE strives for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, which is socially, economically and politically integrated, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development.

Non-Formal Education Meets Inspiration – University of Youth and Development in Mollina /non-formal-education-mollina-youth-development/ Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:09:08 +0000 http:/?p=6094 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 and be trained as well as to take political action around the main issues on the global agenda. You not only get a chance to think in the global perspective; you get a chance to talk to the representatives of this perspective from youth organisations, just like yours in Europe.

The University on Youth and Development provides an exceptional space for young people and youth organisations around the world to meet, debate, build their capacity and co-operate on youth policy related issues. With organizing 10 parallel training courses taking place on the same campus tackling societal matters like gender equality, creativity in leadership, challenges for employment and building global networks building up strategies to tackle global matters together.

Having been invited to the training on “NFE [Valid] Action” as an expert on the field, AEGEE-Europe has been honoured to cooperate with the Portuguese Youth Council (Conselho Nacional de Juventude) The Validation – Recognition – Certification of Non-Formal Education, Non-formal and Informal Learning has been at high stages of debates and discussions of high-level officials. The training aimed to explore the various perspectives from actors on the youth field, youth activists and also a panel of experts including members of the European Youth Forum (YFJ).

AEGEE-Europe’s main role within the training was to give input based on our long history of being directly working with NFE /NFIL educational methodology and analyzing the experience we have already had on the topic highlighted some of the most pressing challenges on the topic. AEGEE has had over 15 different projects over the years focusing on the different scopes on the educational field and tackling youth involvement in higher educational matters, meeting the development goals focusing on the 2020 horizon, offering a chance to get more involved in the development of education in high school and by all this: to take a strong stance on the importance of non-formal education as a fundamental element towards self-development, a better understanding of our place in Europe, and building more active and aware citizens.

Nowadays, AEGEE is returning to its past initiatives by putting the educational focus back into its priorities. With the adoption of the new Learning and Training Strategy, developing cooperations with other youth organisations for common training events, and with the active group of the Civic Education Working Group; a lot of different educational areas are being covered.

Furthermore, one of the external projects – GR-EAT: Guidelines for Recognition: European Advanced Tool – has been presented during one of the group sessions and the participants of the training had a glimpse into how European level project management and the amplified impact these cooperations can bring can eventually help AEGEE and the other actors on the Non-Formal Educational field to reach the ideal state of recognition for our educational practices. GR-EAT basis its research on the expectations from universities and employers when it comes to ideal competences, the projects finds common denominators among the data and creates guidelines for a tool that can help youth organisations in the internal validation of their educational activities.

Would you like to get more involved in embedding the educational aspect as one of AEGEE’s core focuses – to help young students and youth workers all over Europe make their volunteer experience count just as valid as their university degrees? Contact and Réka will be happy to let you know more about the possibilities to get involved!

Inspiring projects by young people at the European Youth Award /inspiring-projects-by-young-people-at-the-european-youth-award/ Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:20:24 +0000 http:/?p=6089

Taking over from Holger Schmitt, Network Director of AEGEE-Europe 2014-2015, our Secretary General, Svenja van der Tol, became a part of the online and onsite Grand Jury of the European Youth Award in the past months. The EYA is a pan-European contest to motivate young people, entrepeneurs and start-ups to produce digital projects having an impact on society in the categories Healthy Life, Smart Learning, Connecting Cultures, Go Green, Active Citizenship and Money Matters.

After all submissions were judged online in August, for which each juror got assigned one or two categories, between the 10th and the 13th of September the onsite Grand Jury got together in the European Youth Capital of the Year 2015, Cluj-Napoca, to select the final winners in each category. Having judged projects in the Active Citizenship and Healthy Life categories in the online judging, during the onsite jury Svenja got to take a look at the projects in the Connecting Cultures and Active Citizenship categories.

An intense yet also very inspiring two days were spent on debates, discussions, collaborations and networking between the 18 jurors and European Youth Award team. At the end of the event, thirteen winning projects were selected, which can be found here. In the category Active Citizenship, a very important topic for AEGEE-Europe, the projects Helperon and Exempt from Theory were chosen. Where Helperon lets people donate to charity easily by watching online videos, Exempt from Theory teaches youngsters in Poland practical competences such as teamwork or time management, preparing them for the job market and contributing to the society in a positive way.

Another category close to AEGEE-Europe’s heart is Connecting Cultures, in which Origin and NOC were chosen as the final winners. Origin is an augmented reality game for smartphones where you can create your own species and creatures in your own world, with the aim to teach users more about their surroundings. NOC on the other side lets its users leave the online environment to take a step back into reality and meet up with other people based on shared interests.

Although having only highlighted four of the projects now, the seven other projects are worth a look too. As Svenja described her experience: “Seeing all these young people present amazing projects based on a single idea to change something in their society makes me very proud of my generation. We are not here to live single-minded lives, but we are here to make a change and improve the world we live in together, and the European Youth Award and its contestants are a perfect example of that!”

The key findings of the MY-WAY survey on web entrepreneurship support for young adults /the-key-findings-of-the-my-way-survey-on-web-entrepreneurship-support-for-young-adults/ Fri, 11 Sep 2015 08:49:19 +0000 http:/?p=6069 MY-WAY, the two-year project which set out to improve the startup ecosystem for students in Europe, just released a research study based on its recent online survey for young adults and on face-to-face interviews with student support centres. The survey and interviews were implemented to identify the needs and capabilities of the student networks and young adults across Europe regarding web entrepreneurship. Based on the survey results and with a better understanding of the current gaps and problems, MY-WAY will develop a new service scheme for student networks and student entrepreneurship centres to support young tech entrepreneurs. The two target groups for this research study were: 1.) Students or recent graduates, young researchers and university alumni members that are interested in web entrepreneurship. This target group has been reached via an online survey which has received responses from 342 young adults throughout 21 European countries. 2.) Student support centres and universities (entrepreneurship support centres) in 4 countries. This target group has been reached via face-to-face interviews. Here are some of the key findings of the online survey:

  • Among the respondents who identified themselves as entrepreneurs, friends & family were with 61% the most common source of support and funding that has been mentioned.
  • For the majority of (aspiring) entrepreneurs, it would be helpful if their student network/association could help with first steps (95% believe so).
  • 50% of those respondents who are already entrepreneurs have received mentoring support, 38% have received networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs. 35% are receiving financial support.
  • 56% of the entrepreneurs described themselves as innovative, followed by flexible (49%) and responsible (47%). Interestingly, only 22% of web entrepreneurs describe themselves as having adequate tech skills.
  • 66% respondents believe the most important thing in determining whether they will become web entrepreneurs or not is a good idea, followed by a good team (64%). Tech talent is cited by only 26% of respondents.
  • 94% stated that the internet is their most important source of information on entrepreneurship support. This is followed by family/friends (41% respondents) and university / college (36%).
  • 64% of the respondents would seek funding through business angels, 53% through venture capitalists, 46% through own resources, 40% through family/friends, 31% through EU institutions, 26% through banks. Only 3% stated that they do not need an investment.
  • 57% of respondents claim that their university/city has a network of entrepreneurs.
  • A majority of respondents (71%) believe there is not enough information about web entrepreneurship initiatives in their country/city.
  • 59% of respondents are aware of investors, startup incubators or accelerator programs in their country/city, while 41% are not aware of any investors, startup incubators or accelerators in their city or country.
  • 77% of respondents believe confidence is a necessary skill to become a web entrepreneur, followed by flexibility (71%) and positive thinking (63%).
  • Access to funding is considered essential for an enterprise to scale its activities according to 73% of respondents. 71% of respondents consider access to network and contacts essential, 56% believe it is advice and mentoring.
  • In order to build their own enterprise, respondents would like to receive financial support (75%), mentoring support (71%), networking opportunities (57%).

The survey confirms that financial support is one of the main challenges when it comes to web entrepreneurship. However, most respondents who are already entrepreneurs are receiving funding from family/friends rather than other sources. One of the needs highlighted by young (aspiring) entrepreneurs is direct contact with successful entrepreneurs, through consultations and mentoring. There also seems to be a lack of coherent information on how to become a web entrepreneur and where to get funding, which is why most of the respondents turn to the internet. There should be more information on web entrepreneurship within the local communities and at universities. This could make it easier for young people to start their entrepreneurial journey. It is also important for aspiring entrepreneurs to have a direct contact at the local level with people who could mentor/advise them, whether they are entrepreneurs, guidance counsellors at their universities or others. Key findings of the interviews with student support centres: AEGEE – European Students’ Forum – managed to conduct interviews with leading student support centres from Europe to understand their needs and capabilities. During the interviews, the student support centres highlighted their capability to offer services related to coaching and training, financial and legal consulting and networking as well as the provision of working spaces. In regard to their needs, the student support centres expressed their strong need for more connections and synergies among them that could help the improvement of their services for young adults. Most of the interviewees believe that the young (aspiring) entrepreneurs need financial resources and access to financing, as well as guidance and networking. This confirms once again the results of the MY-WAY online survey.

Startup-Europe-EC-logosFor the complete report and further details in regards to MY-WAY please visit ourproject website. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Young Europeans observing Estonian elections with record turnout /estonian-election-observation/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:36:06 +0000 March 1, 2015: Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) Elections

At the end of February AEGEE-Europe deployed 22 observers to Tallinn in order to cover the thirteenth parliamentary election of the republic of Estonia. The mission’s primary aim was to observe the elections and give a general assessment. In pairs of two, the observers visited over 60 polling stations located in Tallinn, its surroundings and in the country’s second city, Harju county and Tartu. Unique to Estonia is the possibility to vote online, but given the specifics involved, the mission limited themselves itself to observation of the standard procedure in which ballot papers are used.

Our overall assessment is that the Riigikogu elections were very well organized, from the opening of the polling stations to the closing and counting procedures. Taking into account previous experiences of the observers group, they were impressed by the organisation, conduct and good will observed during these elections. Isolated procedural irregularities were noticed, as well as some inconsistencies concerning counting and sealing procedures. 

There were some misunderstandings between members of the Polling Stations and our observers. This was mainly due to a lack of awareness on the side of the PEC members of what observation means and what observers do. All these irregularities were few and far between and they were not in any way intentional. Any irregularities on behalf of the voters were handled quickly, calmly and professionally, in accordance to the protocols.

In Estonia, there is a significant Russian-speaking minority. Observers were curious as to how and if this would influence the elections. Some of the observers were deployed in areas were Russian speakers are very numerous and others were deployed in predominantly Estonian regions. It was interesting to see if any visible differences between voting procedures in these regions were observed. Observations differed from region to region. Principally, the election materials are only available in Estonian. Only in a few cases Russian election materials were observed.  However, most of the PEC members had a sufficient knowledge of the Russian language and were willing to help or assist when necessary.

A high degree of helpfulness from PEC members was encountered. None of the members of the election observation mission were impeded in their observations and as such they had a clear view of the procedures in the Polling Stations.

Taking everything observed into account, we as AEGEE-Europe’s observers state that the parliamentary elections of the first of March, 2015 were remarkably well organised, transparent and conducted in an attentive and helpful manner.

Report written by Lev Murynets and Marieke Walraven on behalf of the Election Observation Project of AEGEE-Europe

Picture by Thomas Leszke.

European students cast a critical eye on Moldovan parliamentary elections /election-observation-moldova/ Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:26:56 +0000

On the weekend of the 30th of November AEGEE-Europe deployed 22 young observers to the parliamentary elections in Moldova. In pairs of two the observers visited around 50 polling stations,  that were spread out across different neighborhoods of Chisinau.

During all stages of election day (opening, voting, closing and counting) no major irregularities were observed. In general everything was well organized, all necessary materials were present and stations opened and closed on time. A big number of international and national (partisan) observers were present.

However AEGEE-Europe observers noted some procedural irregularities.  Due to the failure of the national online voter registration system, the registration process slowed down. This resulted in overcrowded polling stations which made it more difficult to guarantee the transparency of the voting process. In addition to this, the execution of the procedures differed between the polling stations due to the interpretation of polling station officials.

Picture by Stefan van Belzen

Furthermore, in several cases partisan observers did not respect their role and interfered. This was noted especially during the counting procedure. At times they touched ballots, their opinion was included in the decision making about validity of votes and their physical presence obstructed the counting process.

Regarding the voters, it was observed that the percentage of men and women voting was more or less equal. In most areas the majority of voters can be considered middle aged or elderly, young voters were observed mostly in the university districts. Among voters, it was not always clear how to cast their vote; they didn’t always know where to fill in the ballot paper, how to fold it and where to put it afterwards. Some cases of group voting were observed.  In both these cases members of the polling station proved to be very helpful or strict if needed.

Taking everything observed into account, AEGEE-Europe observers state that the parliamentary elections of the 30th November in Moldova were well organized, transparent but the procedures weren’t always executed correctly.

]]> Contributing to democracy in Europe – AEGEE observing the Bosnian elections /elections-aegee-bih/ Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:32:29 +0000 On 12th of October 2014, 17 student members of AEGEE-Europe from 7 different countries were observing the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Country is divided into two different entities, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and Republika Srpska (RS), of which both were visited. The observers, in teams of two, visited 45 rural and urban polling stations in district Sarajevo.

Minor irregularities were noticed in five polling stations, for example usage of wrongly coloured ballot box sealing, overcrowding of the polling station and voting outside the voting booth.

The complexity of the constitutional set up of Bosnia and Herzegovina is reflected in its electoral system. There were four different ballots comprising majority and preference voting. On national level (RS and FBiH), citizens voted for the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency and the House of Representatives of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Assembly. In FBiH citizens voted for the House of Representatives of the FBiH Parliament and the Cantonal Assemblies. However, in RS, people voted for President, Vice President and the National Assembly. Because of this system, reading through the ballots was a lengthy process and each individual voting could take up to several minutes.

However, the commitment of polling station officials was remarkable. Counting procedures generally went on until the early morning up to 24 hours. Polling station officials were composed equally with regard to gender and consisted mostly of young people. Their performance was observed by approximately 4 to 12 domestic party observers, who were mainly young as well. In contrast, younger voters were underrepresented.

The election observers’ overall impression on the polling process was very positive. We would like to thank OSCE and the Central Election Commission for the successful cooperation.

Report written by Jan Liebnitzky and Boudewijn Steenhof on behalf of all the 17 observers.

Pictures by Thomas Leszke and Marije Arentze.

Europe on Track 2: The great Finale /europe-on-track-2-the-great-finale/ Thu, 15 May 2014 16:20:37 +0000 http:/?p=5255 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 the European Parliament i Strasbourg

Around a hundred participants during the Europe on Track session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Réka Salamon, project coordinator, and Mathieu Soete, traveller from the first edition, had the chance to debate the conclusions of the project with a full room of youngsters from all EU member states. The audience proved to be very active, especially regarding the topics of youth participation and youth employment. A secondary school student from Cyprus demanded more complete education on democratic participation to be able to better exercise their right to vote. “The system of our parents’ generation doesn’t work anymore”, remarked one of the participants when asked how to enhance their chances of employment.
Mrs Katrin Ruhrmann ended the fruitful session encouraging the participants to keep voicing their demands and ideas through projects like Europe on Track, ensuring that the input gathered does reach policy makers.


At the same time, the second team of travellers took part in a conference in the Corvinus university of Budapest aiming to raise awareness of the upcoming European Parliamentary Elections and of the importance of active citizenship. AEGEE-Budapest, ESN Hungary, the National Youth Council, the Higher Education Student Organizations Association and GovFaces participated in the presentations that later gave way to a lively discussion. Students raised contrasting opinions on the importance the Hungarian society gives to active participation when living in a reality of economic decay and disillusionment with politics.​

AEGEE will embark now on the last phase of the project, analysing all the input received to support its advocacy work both in Brussels and at local level. Similarly to the previous edition, AEGEE will collect all opinions and recommendations in a results booklet and a documentary giving an insight into how the youth wants to shape the future of Europe, their future.


“We are extremely proud of how far AEGEE´s Europe on Track initiative has reached, how it has been able to mobilize not only AEGEEans all over the continent, but also concerned young people wanting to share their visions and to participate in the construction of a new Europe. Thank you to our partners Interrail, the Open Society Foundation, Youth For Public Transport, Debating Europe and to the team and ambassadors, for allowing to develop this tool for young people from young people to bring a strong youth and student message to the institutions in Brussels.”
Luis Alvarado Martínez, President of AEGEE-Europe.