ECMA is one of the most recent Erasmus+ funded projects of AEGEE. It is coordinated by OBESSU in cooperation with AEGEE-Europe, AEGEE-Bamberg, AEGEE-Budapest, AEGEE-Tartu & AEGEE-Zagreb, as well as Youth for Exchange and Understanding, Impossible Foundation, ARCI Liguria and ISSU. ECMA empowers young people to become change makers in their own community and beyond. Throughout the project 6 experienced community leaders from the youth field (Change Ambassadors) will mentor 30 motivated young people that want to make a difference in their local communities (Change Makers). By participating in a series of online meetings, study visits, events, trainings and a Massive [...]
InclusiON NOW! Development of Inclusive Youth Work in the Eastern Partnership countries Equality, inclusion and diversity are core values of youth work in Europe. Many vulnerable young people in the Eastern Partnership countries have limited access to the four major aspects of inclusion: education, healthcare, employment and civic participation. The youth inclusion gaps in the Eastern Partnership countries are covering a broad spectrum of dimensions, from gender rights to the rights of people with disabilities. Given this context, a European consortium of youth organizations implements a project - “InclusiON NOW! Development of Inclusive Youth Work in the Eastern Partnership countries”. [...]
Generation Climate Europe (GCE) is the first environmental coalition of the main youth-led organisations advocating for stronger climate change policies and including the voice of young people in climate-change policy-making. AEGEE has joined Generation Climate Europe (GCE) as one of the founder organisations in September 2019.
In 2020 AEGEE has launched a new project, called HerMainY, that focuses on Gender Mainstreaming in the field of Communication. This project is funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and it is the ideal continuation of the GENDERS project: it addresses youth organisations on the topic of gender mainstreaming and aims to disseminate knowledge on gender mainstreaming and sharing best practices. The final output of this annual work plan is a handbook of quality and easy-to-use resources on how to implement gender mainstreaming in youth activities. HerMainY aims at providing youth organisations with this handbook [...]
Since Autumn 2018, AEGEE / European Students’ Forum has been raising awareness on the topic of Mental Health within the organization. In Autumn 2019, thanks to the support of the European Youth Foundation (Council of Europe), AEGEE launched a project titled MINT: Mental health In Non-formal education and Training. This project includes a live meeting (February 2020, Brussels) and an 8-day long training event (April 2020). The training event will be hosted by and organized in cooperation with AEGEE-Tartu (Estonia). During this training event 16 participants will learn about Mental Health and how to apply this in their trainings. These [...]
Sustainability Manifesto We, the people of AEGEE, meeting at the Autumn Agora Salerno 2019, hereby declare: We ACKNOWLEDGE that we have a moral and social responsibility to make Europe and the world a better place for current and future generations. We UNDERSTAND that Sustainable Development aims to meet the needs of present generations without jeopardising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We face challenges in all three pillars of Sustainable Development: Environmental - the ongoing pollution of our home, habitat destruction for millions of species, and the refusal to acknowledge planetary boundaries, leading to both a [...]
In September 2019, AEGEE has joined Generation Climate Europe (GCE) as one of the founder organisations! GCE is a coalition of five European youth organisations advocating for stronger climate change policies and including the voice of young people in climate-change policy-making. Click here to check out the website!
Key to Europe 2018-2019 is now online! What is Key to Europe? Key to Europe is the annual publication (yearbook) of AEGEE-Europe, with all the news and achievements of the year! If you want to know more about our projects, where are our events happening and what is happening there or what are our locals achieving, you can check out this year's edition here!
After a little more than a year working on engaging, informing and empowering young people to take action and participate in the European Parliament elections in May 2019, now we are ready to build a better Europe and look back on the fruitful partnership AEGEE-Europe has been having with the World Organisation of the Scouts Movement! As the final step of this great project, we are organising the final conference of our My Europe My Say on the 4th of December! This one-day conference will be in the European Parliament and will be hosted by Member of the European Parliament, MEP Niklas Nienaß (Greens/EFA). The [...]
As the final step of our project SMASH (Structural Measures Against Sexual Harassment), we will organise the final conference of SMASH in the European Parliament on the 5th of December! During the conference, we will go through the lessons learnt during the project and present the guidelines developed as an outcome of it. In the first part, there will also be a presentation of the trainer’s toolbox that has been created, with which any organisation can train their own safe persons. Moreover, one of the Safe Persons will share their first-hand experience of tackling harassment in youth work. After this, a panel [...]