Europe on Track

Happy birthday, Franck!

By Daniela Maria Maris Today we celebrate the Birthday of Franck Biancheri, a visionary to inspire European citizens to envision and build "tomorrow". While being a student, in 1985, Biancheri founded the first biggest European studentnetwork, AEGEE-Europe. This and his involvement in founding the Erasmus program were the first steps in building the first generation of "Europeans". Throughout his life he has concerned himself with the European project and the it's flaws. In the 90's he concerned himself with the issues of the European public funds and lack of communication between EU institutions and citizens, major problems that enabled the [...]

Happy birthday, Franck!2017-03-11T17:35:33+00:00

Do you want to “Get involved”? AEGEE-Budapest knows how!

By Ákos Glaub AEGEE-Budapest is the winner of this year's Franck Biancheri Award with the "Education for the Present, Democracy for the Future" Conference, which will be the opening conference of EoT4. AEGEE-Budapest is strongly committed to this edition's topic, Civic Education, carrying out their local project "Get involved". Get to know more about this interesting project thanks to AEGEE-Budapest president: Our latest event organized by AEGEE-Budapest’s very own „Get Involved!” Project explored the topic of populism. Approximately 50 students from different universities and academic fields attended the event. The discussion was part of the lecture series preceding the Franck Biancheri [...]

Do you want to “Get involved”? AEGEE-Budapest knows how!2017-03-09T17:20:05+00:00

Open Call for Hosting Locals for EoT4

Dear AEGEE members, Wishing you a happy New Year, we are presenting you an open call for hosting the 4th edition of Europe on Track!  If you haven’t heard about us yet, here is a short description: Europe on Track (EoT) is a youth-led project in which 6 ambassadors in 2 teams cross Europe (along 2 different routes) with InterRail passes for one month to inform and interview young people about their visions of a future Europe in relation to different topics. At each stop, the ambassadors organize and participate in local events, generating content and creating spaces for dialogue and [...]

Open Call for Hosting Locals for EoT42017-01-03T12:12:05+00:00

Open Call for Ambassadors for the 2017 edition!

Have you ever wished to just drop everything and jump on a train? Are you passionate about society and eager to explore other countries to find out what people actually think? Then keep reading about this once in a lifetime opportunity! AEGEE, one of the biggest european student organizations, is looking for 6 young, enthusiastic and proactive people willing to go on a one-month adventure across Europe. In collaboration with InterRail and the European Citizens’ Initiative 'More than Education'(ECI), the Ambassadors will enquire about the current status of civic education in the different countries they are going to visit and [...]

Open Call for Ambassadors for the 2017 edition!2017-01-02T09:14:28+00:00

Europe on Track is back!

Dear AEGEEans, Since you ratified us as an official AEGEE-Europe project at Agora Bergamo 2016, we are working really hard to organise a fantastic 4th edition of Europe on Track. Now we will announce dates and topic of EoT4 and later this week we will launch the open call for both hosting antennas and travel ambassadors. First of all, we are pleased to announce that, in collaboration with AEGEE-Budapest and the Civic Education Working Group, we are the winners of the Franck Biancheri Award. This means that we will be opening EoT4 with a conference in Budapest from April 21-23 [...]

Europe on Track is back!2016-12-30T09:45:16+00:00

Last Stop of Team Blue: Naples, the City of Strong Opinions

By Hanna Polischuk And the trip of the Team Blue is coming to an end. Arriving to the port of Naples by ferry, also provided by InterRail as well as all the trains before, the feeling of the ultimate destination made us feel a bit sad. Anyway, one more local was awaiting, so we started our preparations. Naples is not only the city of the best pizza in the world, but also a city of tradition, architecture, sea port and brave, strong opinions. Young people are not afraid to express what they think and draw attention to what they consider the [...]

Last Stop of Team Blue: Naples, the City of Strong Opinions2016-09-26T15:20:44+00:00

All EU need is love!

By Chikulupi Kasaka Team Red of Europe on Track 3 arrived at their last stop, Verona, on 14th May. We were warmly welcomed by AEGEE-Verona, special thanks to Erika. The event that AEGEE-Verona organised was titled “ALL EU NEED IS LOVE”, a pre-event of AgoraBergamo, AEGEE's General Assembly. AEGEE-Verona event took place from 14th -17th May and it welcomed Team Red travelers as well as Agora participants from different antennas across Europe. More than 20 participants participated in the event. On the day of arrival, the hosts made the participants learn a little bit of Italian culture. They introduced everyone to [...]

All EU need is love!2016-08-16T18:08:20+00:00

To Schengen or not to Schengen, that’s the question!

By Chikulupi Kasaka From the 11th to the 13th  of May 2016, Team Red from Europe on Track 3 occupied Udine land in Italy. The team had quite a good experience despite the rainy weather. On the 11st May, upon arriving at Udine train station, we received warm hugs from Davide and the team of AEGEE-Udine, that made us feel at home. On the 12th May, Team Red had one mission: to find out the views and opinions of the youth in Udine concerning Youth Mobility. AEGEE-Udine prepared an amazing event where Team Red facilitated a wonderful session that many participants attended. At 5:30pm, the [...]

To Schengen or not to Schengen, that’s the question!2016-08-15T17:12:48+00:00

What do Greeks think about a borderless Europe and the refugee crisis?

By Hanna Polischuk The next stop where we experienced the refugee problem and raised the question about the borderless Europe was Greece. We asked some students, whom we met in Athens and Patras, for their opinions. Most of our respondents have already been travelling around Europe either for holidays or for education and cultural exchanges. Many of them have gained international experience by being members of international organizations and studying in other countries via Erasmus amongst others. On the question if there are borders in Europe, almost everyone said that they are, but only in our minds: “I think that borders [...]

What do Greeks think about a borderless Europe and the refugee crisis?2016-07-16T20:04:26+00:00

Team Blue Is in the Country of Democracy

By Hanna Polischuk After such a warm hospitality of the three Turkish cities that we visited, it was hard to leave the country so soon. However, our route was already planned, and two wonderful Greek locals were waiting for us Our first stop in this country was Athens, the city of the famous Acropolis, democracy, Agora and gods. AEGEEans from this amazing locals organised a city tour which described us the ancient and modern Greece. The main discussion was about democracy and how it developed through history. We could feel the past when we went up to the Acropolis, the ancient citadel of [...]

Team Blue Is in the Country of Democracy2016-07-08T10:26:18+00:00