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Statement on Gefira

AEGEE-Europe / European Students' Forum was founded in 1985 by a group of young people around Franck Biancheri. Our organisation is politically independent and 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. Moreover, as stated in our Policy Paper on Migration: “our solidarity and our tolerance shall not refer only to every European citizen, but it also should refer to every human being who decides to migrate, everyone who attempts, everyone who risks his/her own life or flee to Europe to [...]

Policy Paper on the Summer University Project and the recognition of AEGEE as a provider of short-term youth mobility programs

01 | Introduction AEGEE-Europe / European Students’ Forum is a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit student organization which has around 13000 members from more than 200 cities in 40 countries all over Europe.[1] The mission of AEGEE is creation of borderless Europe, which could be implemented by giving the young people opportunities of cultural exchange, integration and travelling.[2] Visiting different countries is the best way to broaden the mind and share cultural diversity. However, quite a lot of destinations are still rather problematic for young people to reach, mostly due to bureaucratic (visas) and financial (high ticket prices) barriers. Moreover, [...]

Europe on Track training and opening conference in Budapest

By Rut & Ele  On the 15th of April, 2017, the ambassadors and project team started arriving in Budapest and Monday evening we finally all gathered together, offline, for the first time. Starting the Monday “fashionably” late, we went on a city tour, led by Luca Búr, to admire the beautiful architecture and fascinating history of the city. Budapest being known for its ruin bars, we ended the day at Szimpla, the city’s first and most famous ruin bar, known for its disoriented but charming environment. […]

AEGEE’s response to populism: European Planning Meeting Zagreb 2017

Long before President Donald Trump's victory, Europe's populist movements have been on the cusp of sweeping far-right, nationalist and euroskeptic parties into power across the continent in a series of upcoming elections. Once consigned to the fringes of the political scene, these parties now legitimately stand front and center alongside their more traditional counterparts. The word “populism” and “populist movements” are everywhere in the media. But what the concept means in the everyday realities of citizens of Europe? Opinions might differ. Many also claim that the upcoming European elections in several countries elections and the decisions citizens take might bring [...]

For the first time in history: AEGEE Agora in Chisinau, Moldova

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 [...]

Faces of Europe – Summer competition!

Summer is the time to widen your horizons, discover diversity and meet new friends. Have you had a great traveling experience this summer? Did you cross borders, break stereotypes, merge in a different culture? Did you discover something new about Europe, or did you change your mind about what the European identity is? And most importantly, would you like to share your experience? Then take part in the competition “Faces of Europe – Summer stories”. Faces of Europe is a photoblog launched by the Your Vision for EUrope project of AEGEE-Europe that aims to show the diversity of our continent. [...]

STATEMENT: AEGEE-Europe reacts to the ‘Brexit’ referendum results

Following the results of the UK referendum on EU membership, with 52% of citizens voting ‘Leave’, AEGEE / European Students’ Forum states that we respect the results and the will of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. However, as a Network and a family of young Europeans who dream and strive for a democratic, borderless Europe, today we are sad and disappointed with the referendum results. The referendum in the United Kingdom proves that the process of European integration can also regress, and it will unquestionably have drastic consequences - especially for the youth in the UK, the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]