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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
An earthquake shook during last week the Spanish society, when the ministry of Education published in the Spanish official Bulletin (BOE) the ministerial decision of cutting back the national support to the ERASMUS students from the current year on, except on the cases they had received a ministerial grant on the previous year. This measure meant that most of the students (around 30.000) already at their foreign European universities would be affected, finding themselves with a smaller economical support than the one it was agreed when they accepted their destination. This in most cases would imply the need to cancel [...]
This new project aims at answering fundamental questions concerning active citizenship and participation in democratic processes of young students, in particular ERASMUS students. Through an in-depth survey, the project will measure the feeling of “being European” among young students and, furthermore, assess any possible existing links between “being ERASMUS student” and level of engagement in the European society. In addition, this project aims to investigate the voting intentions and behaviour of Erasmus and university students, across Europe, in the European Parliament’s elections. AEGEE-Europe/European Students’ Forum, The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and Generation Europe Foundation partnered up and launched this new project, [...]
We, the partners and over 200 participants, gathered in the 14th Edition of the University on Youth and Development (UYD) celebrating the European Year of Citizens: Recall the international and regional documents enhancing and promoting the exercise of democratic citizenship[i], Refer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the European Social Charter; Recall the United Nations Millennium Declaration, wherein the international community committed itself to sparing no effort to promote democracy and strengthen the rule of law, as well as to strive [...]
Do ERASMUS students go vote? Does the programme encourage them to become ‘good’ European citizens? We’re looking for answers…
The project In 2013, AEGEE, ESN and GEF partnered up and launched a new project, funded by the European Commission's LLL programme. The aim of the project is to evaluate through scientific research across Europe whether or not participating in the European Union's ERASMUS programme has an influence in students' European citizenship and motivates them to participate in democratic processes like the European Parliament Elections. The project begins in October 2013. Stay tuned! Project Partners Project Coordinator is AEGEE (European Students' Forum): www.aegee.org Project Partner is Erasmus Students' Network (ESN): www.esn.org and Generation Europe Foundation (GEF): http://www.generation-europe.eu/ More information About the Erasmus Programme: click here.
Certification of the Qualifications of the Youth Workers in NGOs – road to greater recognition of youth work
AEGEE-Europe is glad to share with you the website of the European Project “Certification of the Qualifications of the Youth Workers in NGOs – road to greater recognition of youth work”. “The aim of the Project is the development of a process of certification by using ECVET system as an instrument, which gives youth workers in NGOs the possibility of assessment and validation of learning outcomes and recognition of qualifications across Europe, particularly those acquired through experience acquired at work in non-formal and informal contexts.” As partner of this project AEGEE-Europe is responsible to follow the different initiatives regarding with [...]