AEGEE-Europe European Students' Forum Tue, 21 May 2019 16:56:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Student.com /student-com/ Mon, 20 May 2019 16:20:11 +0000 /?p=8132 Student.com is the world’s largest marketplace for student accommodation with over 1,200,000 beds in 25 countries. On Student.com, you can easily compare the options and book the perfect room for your studies, that will match your criteria. Student.com : Student housing made easy, in 400+ cities worldwide. Book your accommodation through this link to have a special price.

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a&o hostels /ao-hostels/ Mon, 20 May 2019 16:17:32 +0000 /?p=8129 a&o is the largest hostel chain in Europe. A new take on the famed accommodation has created a perfect environment for both short and long-term relocations for students and young professionals. Stay with like-minded people as part of AEGEE’s membership, with a 10% discount on all our locations, including Europe’s top cities Amsterdam, Berlin & Venice. Use the code “AEGEE2019” for your personal reservations and contact communications@aegee.eu if you go with a big group.

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Curve /curve/ Mon, 20 May 2019 15:43:29 +0000 /?p=8126 Curve is an all your cards in one digital wallet where for the first time you can combine all your cards into one. They provide many benefits from better budgeting, high rewards and offering 0% fees on foreign transactions – the perfect tool for students. This is especially handy for international students and ones studying for a year abroad where you can now access home bank accounts abroad and avoid high fees. Are you an AEGEE member and do you want to benefit from it? Use the official Curve code “AEGEE” and support us with this partnership and get £5 when signing up! With every purchase using this discount code, you support AEGEE-Europe.

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Sharing Academy /8119-2/ Sun, 05 May 2019 09:03:39 +0000 /?p=8119 If you need help to succeed in any subject, we offer you the tutors search engine of Sharing Academy, the first peer-tutoring platform in Spain for university students, where colleagues from higher courses will help you understand the most complicated subjects. Click on the title to access the searcher.


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YEP 2.0 – Why European Parliament 2.0 /yep-2-0-why-european-parliament-2-0/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:42:34 +0000 /?p=8114 Due to the success of YEP, AEGEE- Europe has decided to continue the work and create “Why European Parliament 2.0. – YEP 2.0.” in the frame of the upcoming European Parliament election, on May 23-26th.  Gender equality, sustainably, paid internships, safe traveling or youth employment: the European Parliament has an important play in our daily life. With YEP 2.0., we aim to encourage young people to vote and be a part of the European discussions.

Our objectives are to:

  • Inform about the European Parliament as an institution and the upcoming election.
  • Educate about the importance of European citizenship, the democratic process of civic participation.
  • Open a dialogue and empower young people to become active citizens.

The activities:

Our projects are divided into various online and offline activities at local and European levels. It includes workshops, conferences, debates or discussions revolving around the youth and its issues. The activities are listed as such:

  • Project team meetings
  • Training for facilitators
  • Week of Europe – with AEGEE-Delft
  • Action Tours
  • Regional Multiplier Meetings
  • European Democracy Day – with AEGEE-Bucharest
  • Young European Activists’ Hub or YEAH Festival – with AEGEE- Torino, ToGather and the city of Turin (website: http://yeahub.eu).
  • Social media campaign

YEP 2.0. is in partnership with a larger communication campaign launched by the European Parliament called “#thistimeimvoting”. The initiative is to raise and reinforce the awareness about the importance of voting as well as supporting the engagement of young citizens. To be a part of the campaign, you can register via this link: http://ttimv.eu/aegee.

If you want to find out more about YEP 2.0, make sure to follow us on our social networks. The project is co-funded by the European Parliament and ends on July 31st.

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Inclusive Mobility Alliance – Press Release /inclusive-mobility-alliance-press-release/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:46:21 +0000 /?p=8096

 

Press Release

Inclusive Mobility Alliance puts forth recommendations

for a more inclusive Erasmus programme

 

The Inclusive Mobility Alliance has been officially launched on the 22nd of January 2019 at the European Parliament. Gathering more than 20 organisations with expertise in Disability, Youth and Higher Education, the Alliance aims at making Erasmus+ more inclusive. Students and young people taking part in Erasmus+ mobilities represent respectively approx. 0.17% and 2.8% of all beneficiaries. These low figures have been stagnating for the past 10 years and are the main reasons behind the creation of the Inclusive Mobility Alliance.

Based on the United Nation Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the Alliance has produced 17 policy recommendations on how to make the Erasmus programme – the flagship of the European Union – more inclusive to students and young people with disabilities. The recommendations that are being published in a timely moment, when the next Erasmus programme for the period 2021-2027 is being drafted by the European Commission.

The recommendations call for a needs-based approach and include, among others:

• The necessity for all staff working with Erasmus+ to be trained on working and communicating with

potential beneficiaries in an inclusive way

• Inviting the European Commission to revise the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education including a

clause on disability and inclusion

• Inviting Member States to allow the portability of grants and support services between different countries

“Erasmus + is certainly the most successful program of the Union and more than any other has concretely contributed to the process of European integration. For this reason, we have gladly hosted this event: because we consider a priority for this experience to become truly as accessible as possible for everyone, regardless of the economic and physical conditions, and, therefore, truly inclusive,” said the Members of European Parliament Damiano Zoffoli and Luigi Morgano

“We have the right to experience the lifechanging benefits of mobility. The recommendations released by the Alliance are a roadmap to ensure this right,” said Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum.

“For decades, the EU has proudly flagged the motto “unity in diversity”. I believe it is time to add more layers to the diversity of nations we proudly celebrate. Talking about inclusion of all needs of all people in Erasmus+ is bringing fairness to a flagship project of an Union we want to be actually diverse,” said João Pinto, President of the Erasmus Student Network.

By signing the Inclusive Mobility Alliance Declaration, MEPs Luigi Morgano and Damiano Zoffoli (S&D) and the 21 partners organisations have expressed their commitment to support the work of the Alliance and fight for more equal and fair access to the Erasmus+ programme for those underrepresented groups.

For more information please visit http://inclusivemobility.eu or contact dominique.montagnese@esn.org.

 

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SMASH – Structural Measures Against Sexual Harassment: AEGEE steps up its efforts against sexual harassment! /smash-structural-measures-against-sexual-harassment-aegee-steps-up-its-efforts-against-sexual-harassment/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:18:39 +0000 /?p=8091 Starting from Autumn 2017, AEGEE / European Students’ Forum has been raising awareness and tackling the problem of sexual harassment and consent inside our organisation.

In 2019, and thanks to the support of the European Youth Foundation (Council of Europe), AEGEE is launching a project titled S.M.A.S.H.: Structural Measures Against Sexual Harassment. During this project, AEGEE will be able to further increase its expertise and enlarge the pool of members who are trained to prevent, detect and react to cases of sexual harassment (named Safe Persons).

The aim of SMASH is to create a sustainable system to prevent and tackle the problem of sexual harassment in (youth) organisations, as well as other events and activities involving youth, using AEGEE as a pilot but ensuring the replicability, scalability and dissemination of our activities.

In order to do so, we will train youth workers on how to prevent, detect and react to sexual harassment in their local organisations and communities, becoming Safe Persons and creating a network of Safe Persons all over Europe.

Besides, educational guidelines for youth workers on how to become Safe Person and how to implement a system that enables tackling sexual harassment in their local organisations will be produced throughout the project, as well as a trainers’ toolkbox to ensure the multiplier effect.

These method will be tested in a series of events in different parts of Europe, gathering from 50 to 1000 young people, during the Spring and Summer 2019. Thanks to the input from these events, as well as the one from an expert on sexual harassment, the guidelines will be adapted and finalised to be disseminated among AEGEE’s network and other youth organisations in a closing event in Brussels in winter 2019.  

To sum up, the main events of the workplan will be:

  • Training for youth workers in Tbilisi, Georgia, 9-14 April
  • Training for youth workers in Helsinki, Finland, xxxx
  • Training for trainers at the University on Youth and Development in Mollina, Malaga, Spain, 16-22 September
  • Closing event, Brussels, December

If you are interested in the project, and in particular in piloting the Safe Person method in your organisation, feel free to contact us at safe.person@aegee.eu

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30 Years of Summer University – Booklet Results /30-years-of-summer-university-booklet-results/ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:40:47 +0000 /?p=8076

This year we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our biggest project, Summer University! So here we present you the booklet results done from the project team.

Read on ISSUU!
Get the booklet as PDF.
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My Europe, My Say! Putting young people at the heart of the debate /my-europe-my-say-putting-young-people-at-the-heart-of-the-debate/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:15:40 +0000 /?p=8068 My Europe, My Say is a European project, implemented by a consortium led by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement- Bureau Européen du Scoutisme (WOSM). The consortium includes AEGEE-Europe and 48 independent youth organisations members of these two networks across Europe, and covers 30 countries. You can check the website of the project here.

The project encompasses various aspects, all the way from capacity building tracks to large scale youth exchange events to interactive spaces of dialogue between young people and decision makers. My Europe, My Say will be:

  1. Strengthening the capacities of youth organisations to offer activities which enhance youth participation, civic competences and political awareness and to increase outreach to more vulnerable and socio-economic disadvantaged young people.
  2. Offering young people, the opportunity to reflect upon their European identity and values – in the framework of the new narrative for Europe.
  3. Engaging youth organisations into a pan European campaign around Youth Participation to elections– especially in the framework of the European Elections in May 2019. This will help building a common understanding of an EU citizenship
  4. Providing young people with relevant information on how to register to vote while living in another EU country.
  5. Creating spaces of dialogue with decision makers in the framework of the European Elections and beyond. This goal will help reconnect young people to decision-makers while utilising innovative and interactive communication methods such as online forums and webinars.
  6. Engaging a large number of young people from all across the continent to spread awareness about the importance of participating in the 2019 EU elections, with contributions from our project teams of Y Vote and Europe on Track.

Participating AEGEE-locals

Project partners:

AEGEE-Sofia, AEGEE-Zagreb, AEGEE Düsseldorf, AEGEE-Athina, AEGEE-Budapest, AEGEE-Torino, AEGEE-Utrecht, AEGEE-Warszawa, AEGEE-Maribor, AEGEE-Leon, AEGEE-Istanbul, AEGEE-Tallinn

+ Hosting locals for events:

AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca, AEGEE-Passau, AEGEE-Antalya, AEGEE-Bamberg, AEGEE-Izmir, AEGEE-Tartu

+ Two project teams: Y Vote, Europe on Track

My Europe, My Say is with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and will run from October 2018-October 2019

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Why European Parliament – The results /why-european-parliament-the-results/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 19:00:24 +0000 /?p=8064

The European Parliament and other institutions within the European Union are important, but for many not easy to understand. In our efforts to reach and educate young people about the functioning of the European Parliament, we have reached over 20.000 people monthly, and increased knowledge on the European Parliament and the elections in 2019 significantly.

Why European Parliament (YEP) was a project ran by AEGEE-Europe with the aim of

  • Informing young people about the European Parliament as an institution, the democratic concept for which it stands, its functioning and competences.
  • Exposing the relevance of the European Parliament in the daily life of young people.
  • Encouraging young people to be aware and participate in the democratic European life.

The project was divided into offline and online actions.

The offline part was focussing on training a pool of young multipliers via five unique workshops. These multipliers formed an informal network that carried out numerous local and regional actions oriented at informing young people on the European Parliament by peer learning, non-formal education and audio visual production.

The second, online part of the project, had a central role in order to increase the impact and outreach as well as to unite all the offline actions carried out. A social media campaign was launched, consisting of the produced materials during the project by all involved people, consisting of pictures, EU news, interviews and more.

Over the course of six months, we have reached 1199 people in person, 120.809 people online, and created 807 multipliers in 15 countries!

We are proud to present the results for the Why European Parliament project. We once again want to thank all people involved in the project, in particular María Ballesteros Melero and Loes Rutten, who initiated this project and have supported the project through time.

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