Citizens Take Over Europe emerged in the spring 2020 amidst the recent Covid-19 pandemic. Citizens Take Over Europe is a group of civil society organizations, citizens and residents from across Europe, joined in a common effort to promote a forward-looking and citizens-centered European democracy. The aim of the coalition is to put citizens and residents at the center of the conversation about the future of Europe regarding critical matters.
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.
The European Youth Forum is the umbrella platform of youth organisations in Europe, bringing together 100 youth organisations. It represents the common interests of millions of young people and advocates for youth rights in international institutions. AEGEE-Europe is currently represented in the Board by Loes Rutten and present in various networks on topics like volunteering, funding, European Youth Strategy, mobility and education.
The European Movement is the largest pan-European network of pro-European organisations. It is present in 39 countries and encompasses 36 international associations, bringing together European civil society, business, trade unions, NGOs, political parties, local authorities and academia. Since its foundation 70 years ago EMI has advocated in favour of European co-operation and integration, based on the principles of peace, democracy, liberty, solidarity, equality, justice, the respect for human rights and the rule of law. AEGEE-Europe is currently represented in the EMI board by Florian Hauger. This year, a group of AEGEEans was also present at Sharing Europe, EMI’s celebration to [...]
Civil Society Europe consists of various European civil society umbrella organisations. The aim of the platform is to facilitate and enable horizontal and vertical dialogue between the European civil society and policy makers. In a context of shrinking civic space in a number of EU countries, the focus of Civil Society Europe was to push for an overall strategy on promoting civic spaces and democracy, such as through the resolution on the ‘European Values Instrument’ adopted by the European Parliament in April. The platform also produced a Civic Space Report giving the state of the art of civic space in [...]
The European Civic Forum is a transnational network that brings together over 100 associations and non-governmental organisations across 27 countries in Europe actively working on issues such as citizenship education, defence of Human Rights and the advocacy of Democracy. In January, forum launched the Civic Space Watch: collaborative online tool contributing to better observing the state of civic space across Europe by gathering together alerts from civil society, existing analyses and institutional resources. The beginning of the year also marked the launch of the MEGA campaign, calling on all of us to Make Europe Great for All. This year the [...]
The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers more than 40 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth, coming from all over Europe and beyond. Currently these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. It aims to voice citizens’ concerns about lifelong learning. The idea is that no one should be left out and that bridges are built across sectors to increase access to quality education for all. This vision is meant to ensure equity and social cohesion as well as active citizenship. [...]
The Advisory Council consists of 30 representatives from youth NGOs and networks which give input for all the youth sector activities of the Council of Europe. It co- manages and co-decides on policies, programme priorities, and budget allocation. Until the end of 2017 AEGEE-Europe was represented by Marko Grdošić as the Chair of the AC.
IFISO is a platform of 28 international student organisations, covering around 22 million students around the globe. It aims to support and improve international student organisations through networking, cooperation, and sharing knowledge and best practices. It can be compared to an AEGEE’s network meeting, but between international organisations instead of AEGEE locals. There are two meetings per year. Last autumn it took place in Belgrade and was hosted by the International Forestry Students’ Association. The big topics of discussions were mainly how to ensure quality in events, how to manage human resources, and an analysis of the differences of the [...]
Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is a platform which provides space for civil society in the Council of Europe – one of the oldest government organisation on our continent. Within the Conference, we have 3 Thematic Committees: Education and Culture Committee, Human Rights Committee and Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges Committee. Their purpose is to facilitate co-ordination between the INGOs in specific interest areas, serve as common interlocutors for all the Council of Europe bodies, and ensure more effective participation in the activities of these bodies. Beside that Conference organises country visits’ in the member states, [...]