AEGEE-Europe European Students' Forum Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:32:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Key to Europe 2017-2018 /key-to-europe-2017-2018/ Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:47:49 +0000 /?p=8041

The Key to Europe is AEGEE’s yearbook (annual report). It is issued once per year and contains articles about the activities of the previous year together with an outlook on the following year.

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Y Vote /yvote/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:14:22 +0000 /?p=7995

Y Vote is a European-wide campaign designed to encourage young people in Europe to make informed choices at the European Parliament elections. The project believes, that youngster need to receive better information regarding the European elections, European institutions and the European Union in general to become active citizens. Therefore, conventions and local actions for AEGEEans and young citizens will be organised in the course of one year and a voting guide will be developed to help voters find out how to vote in their country.

Get to know more at the Y Vote Website
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Summer University /summeruniversity/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:15:45 +0000 /?p=7997

The Summer University Project was born in 1988 with the intention of promoting European integration, and it is currently the biggest project in AEGEE which involves more than 2000 young people every year. Summer Universities are events that take place during the summer in most of the cities where AEGEE is present, for a period of one to four weeks. Understanding and exploring the multicultural dimension of the European continent, tasting its diversity, removing national borders, fighting for tolerance and becoming open- minded citizens are only some of the reasons why twenty to fifty young Europeans attend Summer Universities.

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Europe on Track /europeontrack/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:55:33 +0000 /?p=8005

Europe on Track (EoT) has taken place in 2012, 2014 and every year since 2016. In each edition, selected ambassadors have travelled across Europe by train with the support of InterRail to capture young people‘s vision on the future of Europe through photos, videos and interviews. In this year’s edition, twenty local events and more than one hundred interviews were conducted on sustainable development.

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Eastern Partnership /eap/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:04:09 +0000 /?p=8017

AEGEE Eastern Partnership Project 2016 – 2018 is an undertaking created out of commitment of young Europeans who understand the importance of youth initiative. We recognise the necessity to provide young leaders, activists and entrepreneurs with opportunities to experience the advantages of work in an international environment; to encounter cultural diversity and to establish a relationship of friendship and mutual respect among themselves.

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30 Years of Summer University /30yosu/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:01:16 +0000 /?p=8012

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of AEGEE’s longest running project – Summer Universities! On this occasion AEGEE takes a look back at its history and looks forward to the future of SUs. Throughout the summer season, celebrations happen all around the network. The new Summer Events pilot ‘Summer Breaks’ is introduced and teams of adventurers travel across the network to capture insights of different SUs. The project’s core team is supported by many assistants and adventurers. Together, they create workshops, audiovisual materials and an anniversary booklet.

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AEGEE Election Observation /aeo/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:59:26 +0000 /?p=8008

The AEGEE Election Observation Project (AEO) provides youth’s perspective on elections. This is achieved by training and deploying young people (18-30) on observation missions to parliamentary elections across Europe. Mission reports focus on the challenges young people face as voters, candidates, and generally as actors in the electoral process. AEGEE Election Observation Missions are open to AEGEE members and non-members alike. Since 2014, nearly 500 observers have been deployed on 20 missions to 14 countries.

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Equal Rights /equal-rights/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:59:36 +0000 /?p=7963

The Focus Area of Equal Rights aims to acknowledge and tackle discrimination based on gender identity, expression and sexual orientation and promote equity from an intersectional perspective. The ERWG ensures that AEGEE focuses parts of its activities and advocacy on Equal Rights and that the yearly objectives of the Action Agenda are met. It develops its own projects and content, and supports locals in organising events and activities. It is composed by a maximum of eight members with a one year mandate.

Objectives

  1. Educate 2000 young people on the intersectional approach to equal rights issues regarding (but not limited to) gender equality, LGBT+ and racism.
  2. Send AEGEE members to 30 external events to develop relevant expertise on the topic of equal rights and write articles to The AEGEEan about these events in order to share the knowledge.
  3. Organise 15 events in cooperation with relevant partners in the field of equal rights.
Send a mail to the ERWG!
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European Citizenship /european-citizenship/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:58:56 +0000 /?p=7966

The Focus Area European Citizenship has the aim to empower young people to become active and critical European citizens by educating them on the diversity of European cultures and by enabling them to take an active role in shaping the European project. This is achieved thanks to organization of thematic conferences on political and cultural topics throughout Europe beyond the EU countries as well, publication of booklets to help organize educational trips to the EU institutions and obtain a traineeship there, and strengthening collaboration with the EU bodies within the framework of pan-European projects such as European Year of Cultural Heritage and other NGOs.

Objectives

  1. Involve 2000 young people in interactive social media actions in which they are challenged to try different cultural practices.
  2. Involve 500 of young people in activities aimed at exploring Europeanness, cultural stereotypes and unequal levels of opportunity for young people across the AEGEE network (e.g. related to visa barriers, socio-economic conditions).
  3. Educate 500 young people on European politics (EU and non-EU) through workshops, case studies, study trips, debates and conferences.
Send a mail to the ECWG!
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Civic Education /civic-education/ Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:58:50 +0000 /?p=7965

Civic education aims at learning the competences, i.e. skills, knowledge and attitudes, required to be an active, democratic, responsible and critical citizen. Its ultimate goal is to educate the population on democratic citizenship and make them aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are many subtopics connected to civic education, such as: Intercultural communication, Media literacy and hate-speech online, Interreligious communication, Functioning of EU institutions, Political knowledge, Critical thinking, Human rights education, Participation in elections and democratic decision-making, Environmental sustainability, Citizens’ rights and duties, Global education, etc.

Objectives

  1. Organise 30 workshops, debates or conferences reaching 1000 people in order to educate them on political systems.
  2. Deliver workshops on civic education to 500 pupils of high schools in 15 different cities.
  3. Develop a workshop toolkit on critical thinking in collaboration with experts on the subject and deliver it in 10 European events.
  4. Follow up on the ECI ‘More Than Education’ by publishing 4 articles in external, edited media and by participating in the European Commission’s revision of the European Citizens’ Initiative.
Send a mail to the CEWG!
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