AEGEE-Europe was present in the World Youth Conference in Sri Lanka, with the participation of our Liaison Officer towards the European Youth Forum, Marko Grdosic, and liaison officer towards United Nations, Laia Garcia working on young people's involvement and participation in the post 2015 MDG process of the UN. During the 1 week conference, representatives from all the Governments in the world (both Government Official from each of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and youth representatives from each of the National Youth Councils) together with international youth prepresentatives from the biggest International Youth Networks in the world, met and dived [...]
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On a resolution issued on the 20th of March, the Spanish Electoral Board (administrative organ that veils for the neutrality of the elections) banned the possibility of a direct encouragement of Spanish citizens to vote by any public. Concretely, it forbids the public powers to use images of people voting, urns or slogans urging to participate in the election process. AEGEE believes that such an interpretation of the law does not follow the democratic values, since one of the pillars of a democratic society is participation in the election of their representatives, and the right to vote should be encouraged [...]
On March 16, 2014, upon the prior decision of the National Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the referendum was held on the future status of the territory of Ukraine and possible succession of Crimean Autonomous Republic to the Russian Federation. We consider this referendum as illegal and illegitimate and contradicting first of all to the Constitution of Ukraine. Though the right of self-determination exists (UN Charter, Article 1), the situation is more complex in the peninsula as Crimea is voting to be not only independent but for joining the Russian Federation. Secondly, such referenda should be agreed upon [...]
Context Ukraine needs more than ever a strong civil society, connected with other European organizations and able to provide the citizens of Ukraine with opportunities to participate in the public debate in their country and in the European level. Therefore, on 6th – 8th March, AEGEE-Europe will be in Kyiv as part of the delegation of European Movement International, to involve youth and students in the establishment of a permanent European Movement in Ukraine. The delegation will meet with local EU representatives, Polish and German Ambassadors to Ukraine, Pro-European Foundations, local media, Ukrainian Parliamentarians, business and energy industry representations, grassroots political movements [...]
Brussels, Belgium – 11th of February 2014 - The Launching Conference of the Erasmus Voting Assessment (EVA) project took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. The European Students Forum (AEGEE-Europe), with the support of its partners - the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and Generation Europe Foundation (GEF) – organised a conference to launch the new EU funded project under the Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus Voting Assessment. The event, hosted by the Parliament’s Intergroup on Youth Issues, gathered several important stakeholders. Doris Pack, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the CULT Committee and Rapporteur of the European Parliament for [...]
Conference on Networking among youth workers – road to greater recognition of youth work at EU level
Youth Workers and Non Formal Education are the main drivers to promote lifelong learning processes. Such a processes ensures social and economic development of civilizations, providing the development of personal and social skills and therefore can play a key role in improving the employability and mobility, as well as on the recognition of competences gained from that frameworks. The Conference “Conference on Networking among youth workers – road to greater recognition of youth work at EU level” took place at the European Parliament on 21st of January 2014. Conference was organized by the European Students’ Forum (AEGEE-Europe) with the support [...]
AEGEE-Europe issues an international Design Contest to provide designs of the official AEGEE Promotional Materials. Concept: Contest is for a set of 4 different promotional materials which should have visual connection between each other. Such a promotional materials will be to promote AEGEE across the Europe. Format of designs: Poster – A2 size, colour 4/0 Leaflet – A4 size, double folded, colour 4/4 Flyer – A6 size, colour 4/4 Flyer – A6 size, colour 1/1 Design Guidelines Design must respect AEGEE Visual Identity, custom design elements are allowed and welcome Designs should be computer generated preferably in vector art form or [...]
General Context The Doctrine of Human Rights has been a cornerstone of public policy around the world ever since the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Human rights are conceived both as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). They are, therefore, applicable to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people (LGBT’s). The rights of LGBT’s have been concurred slowly: It was not until 2011 the United Nations Human Rights passed its first resolution recognising LGBT rights. urged all countries which had not yet done so, to enact [...]
Event Invitation: Conference on Networking among Youth Workers – road to greater Recognition of Youth Work at European level
Considering this, some visibility events in five EU participatory countries of the project have been organized to give an answer to its goals, to create this tool properly according to the needs of the youth workers and to enhance the advocacy process inherent to the needs of the field/project. Networking among Youth Workers - road to greater Recognition at European level Therefore this event pretend to present to present the project and its tools, to share the European priorities for Youth Work – Recognition and certification of Skills and Competences through different current projects/ processes on EU level, [...]
Call for National Stakeholders of the Pan-European Database “Certification of the Qualifications of the Youth Workers”
This pan-European database is one of the outcomes of this project. It aims to the development of a database and network consisting of contact details and basic information about youth Stakeholders throughout Europe. As well as youth workers so as to meet the demand and supply of work in all participating countries and beyond and to allow youth workers to find employment or volunteer work in case of a need to do so. Using this network and database as a trampoline it will enable the organizations in the future to work on advocacy for the recognition of qualification of youth [...]