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AEGEE-Europe denounces the attack to Youth Rights as the the Spanish Youth Council will be suppressed today

Spanish version on this link AEGEE-Europe, a European student organization present in 19 Spanish cities, claims that the closure of the Spanish Youth Council aggravates the vulnerability of young people in Spain and is a violation of the Constitutional right of youth to be allowed to participate in the political, social, economic and cultural decisions. The Spanish Cabinet of Ministers will approve this closure today in a pack of austerity measures in public administration, without consulting the views of young people. The Spanish Youth Council (CJE) is in the list of organizations that the Spanish Minister Cabinet will close or [...]

AEGEE-Europe denounces the attack to Youth Rights as the the Spanish Youth Council will be suppressed today2013-06-21T13:49:26+00:00

Recognition of Youth workers’ competences gained in non-formal education and other youth activities led to a greater recognition of youth work!

Recognition of Youth workers’ competences gained in non-formal education and other youth activities led to a greater recognition of youth work! Youth for Exchange and Understanding International and AEGEE Europe, in cooperation with partners kicked off the project dedicated to the recognition of youth work. The Round Table “Certification of the competences of youth workers in a European context – Road to greater recognition of youth work” took place in European Parliament on 4th of June, organized by AEGEE Europe and Youth for Exchange and Understanding International, hosted by MEP Marian Harkin. The event gathered Ms. Fabienne Metayer from European [...]

Recognition of Youth workers’ competences gained in non-formal education and other youth activities led to a greater recognition of youth work!2013-06-11T21:24:10+00:00

AEGEE-Europe launches Y Vote 2014

AEGEE-Europe has launched today a new initiative oriented on increasing youth participation in the upcoming European Parliament elections 2014. The press conference took place in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Eider Gardiazábal Rubial (S&D). The date of the next European Parliament elections may seem far away but the first step towards raising the awareness has already been taken. As the voting turnout among young people in 2009 was very low, European Students’ Forum AEGEE-Europe decided to start an initiative aiming at changing this trend, namely the Y Vote 2014 project. Today the project team presented their plans in the [...]

AEGEE-Europe launches Y Vote 20142013-06-04T19:21:34+00:00

AEGEE-Europe’s project Europe on Track wins 2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize

Europe on Track, was awarded first prize at the 2013 Charlemagne Youth Prize ceremony on 7 May in Aachen University. The Europe on Track project aims for a better future for European youth, to find solutions for the pressing issue of the rising rate in youth unemployment, to advocate for a sustainable future and to promote entrepreneurship among young people. Project has been selected as Spanish Contester of the 2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize. European Parliament President Martin Schulz said: "The Spanish project seeks constructive solutions to current problems - the loss of confidence in the EU and the alarmingly [...]

AEGEE-Europe’s project Europe on Track wins 2013 European Charlemagne Youth Prize2013-05-12T14:10:13+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

Health4Youth Project: AEGEE-Europe launches a Europe-wide project about healthy lifestyle for students

Is health a priority for students? What are the different opinions on health across Europe? How can we ensure that young Europeans receive proper knowledge on health topics? These are some of the main questions to be addressed and tackled by AEGEE-Europe’s new initiative: The Health4Youth project. “The Health4Youth project touches an important field in the framework of youth policy, the wellbeing of young people and how we can support young people with having a healthy lifestyle” says Eider Gardiazabal, Member of the European Parliament and President of the Youth Intergroup during press conference on 19th of February in the [...]

Health4Youth Project: AEGEE-Europe launches a Europe-wide project about healthy lifestyle for students2013-07-30T10:34:37+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

AEGEE-Europe’s Position on the Communication of the European Commission “Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes”

AEGEE welcomes the initiative of the European Commission inviting the Member States, the European Parliament, the European Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, and the Committee of the Regions, to reform the structure of the Educational Systems in Europe. We agree that the current education model is outdated and does not match a society that has changed at high speed through the last decades. However, we regret that the Commission does not address education in all its dimensions, but chooses to focus only on its impact on the employment rate of young people. We acknowledge the importance of education [...]

AEGEE-Europe’s Position on the Communication of the European Commission “Rethinking Education: Investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes”2013-02-13T19:31:11+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

Erasmus: You cannot vote!

More than 40.000 Italian young people studying and living abroad are excluded from the national elections. AEGEE-Europe supports the claim of Italian students and calls for a solution that solves the violation of the democratic rights of thousand of young citizens. We expect the decision of the Italian Council of Ministers to allow all Italians living abroad the possibility to participate in the elections to the Parliament. We are proud to see that the reaction of Italian Erasmus has been decisive to allow other Italians to exert their democratic rights. Unless exceptional measures are taken, Italian Erasmus students, and all the [...]

Erasmus: You cannot vote!2013-07-26T12:16:52+00:00