AEGEE Newsletter – 30th October

News from AEGEE

Dear AEGEEans,we are happy to release the very first issue of our bi-monthly newsletter for the second part of October. In this newsletter, you can read about the latest happenings inside our Network, and about events and new initiatives in which you can still take part.You can catch the latest news about the youth issues which are currently discussed in Europe, and get the chance to also get to know about what is going in the youth world besides AEGEE! Finally, you can find there all the opportunities which our partners offer us.

Have a good reading!

Comité Directeur.

Petition – Europe: do not gamble with the future of Erasmus programme!

Erasmus cutWe would like to inform you that the Comite Directeur, following the announcements of possible shortage of funding for the Erasmus programme for the semesters of 2012-2013 (read more here)  has decided to take action and start this petition, officially asking the European Union to make sure that the youth and especially Erasmus funding be guaranteed.

We would like to have the support of you, our members, as it is in your interests that we are working.

You can find the petition here:

AGORA Budapest

Agora BudapestOur General Assembly Agora Budapest, during which not only will we discuss and vote upon new candidates and update our internal rules, but where also active bodies of our association will share their work and their project, where current campaigns and initiatives will be presented and finally, where you, members, will meet up, and hopefully be inspired to continue acting and developing our network.

Booklets of the Agora, you can find all of the here, and in details:


Invitation to the Press Conference “Europe on Track” project in the European Parliament -8th of November

Europe on TrackWith this email we want to inform you that on the 8th of November 2012 AEGEE-Europe/European Students’ Forum will organize a Press Conference
in the European Parliament to launch the project ‘Europe on Track’.

The conference will be hosted by Member of European Parliament (MEP), Amelia Andersdotter. We are still waiting for confirmation but hopefully we will have 3 more MEPs
present in the Conference, publicly supporting the project. Our partners from Interrail and the European Youth Forum will also be present.

With this email we want to invite any of you to come to the press conference, and be there while we will be presenting the project to the external world.

Find invitations on this link:

The participation of AEGEE in the Youth Assembly 2012 in Strasbourg and in the World Forum on Democracy.

COELast week some AEGEEans participated in the first World Forum for Democracy. In his opening speech of Jean Claude Mignon, president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe described it as the Davos of Democracy.

Find more:

We all won the Peace Nobel Prize 2012!

Nobel PriceThe Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced the Peace Nobel Prize for 2012. The Laureate was a great surprise for all the AEGEE members and all the Europeans, since the prize has been awarded to the European Union “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”.

Read more at:

Beyond AEGEE

LoveYouthFuture – Get involved!

Love youth futureLoveYouthFuture is a campaign that aims to highlight the need for investments in youth, youth work and youth organisations as well as non-formal education (NFE) policies. The aim of the campaign is to reach out to all level of decision makers from the mayor of the village to the prime minister.

Read more:

EU Youth Conference of the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union – Summary

Cyprus Presidency of the European UnionA newsletter from the European Youth Forum and the Cyprus Youth Council on the  Cyprus Presidency 2012

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European Youth Forum’s Youth Policy Watch

YFJRead the latest debate on Erasmus for All, the 9th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for youth in St. Petersburg, the conclusions of the University of Youth and Development and much more!

Read more:

External Oportunities

Internships at the World Bank

World BankThe World Bank offers internships to young people interested to learn more about the economic and social issues that affect people’s lives around the world. The programme offers opportunities for study and work that provide hands-on experience.

The Bank Internship Programme offers graduate students an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment.

Deadline is 31. 10. 2012

More info at

Internship programme at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

UNThis internship programme is aimed at graduate students and is available at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR.

The aim of the internship is to:


  • increase the intern’s understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give an insight into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR in particular;
  • provide OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and contribution of outstanding students or graduates.

Closing dates for applications 31 October.

More info

Traineeships at the Council of Europe

COEThe Council of Europe offers two traineeship sessions each year, lasting from eight weeks to five months. Traineeships take place in March/July, September/January.

Trainees undertake research, the preparation of draft reports and studies for meetings of experts and the drafting of minutes. They may also assist with current work. Trainees will be given an opportunity – especially through the induction course arranged for them – to find out about the Council’s structures, activities and international co-operation procedures, including the implementation of the European Convention of Human Rights. They will also have the opportunity of attending lectures given in the Council of its activities, sittings of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly and the European Parliament and meetings taking place during their stay in Strasbourg.

30 November 2012 (traineeship session 4 March – 31 July 2013).
30 April 2013 (traineeship session September 2013 – January 2014)

More info