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Team Red in Lyon taking part in Nuit Debout

By Chikulupi Kasaka In the evening of the 3rd May, Team Red arrived in the place where the Nuit Debout protests and meetings in Lyon are held. This is the second time team red is experiencing the peaceful protests called Nuit Debout, which means Up All Night, made by people showing up in one place from 6pm to midnight to discuss their concerns towards the government. AEGEE-Lyon introduced Europe on Track 3 in front of the crowd and we all invited participants to join us in a discussion about Schengen area, refugees and migration crisis in Europe. A group of [...]

Team Red in Lyon taking part in Nuit Debout2016-05-07T12:16:28+00:00

Team blue in Zagreb: Experiencing Hungarian/Croatian Border

By Hanna Polishchuk Everything seemed wonderful at the beginning, but as soon as we approached the Hungarian-Croatian border, the tension began to rise. We thought it is just another ticket control, but the woman asked for the passport. So, we gave our documents to her. The Italian one was turned back quite fast but when she was checking the Ukrainian, at some point we heard her saying “Kaput!” and she left the wagon with the passport. At this point my heart beating was increasing and we all were anxiously waiting for the verdict. At some point, they also asked for [...]

Team blue in Zagreb: Experiencing Hungarian/Croatian Border2016-05-05T11:15:34+00:00

Team Blue: Hungary is not as closed as we think nowadays!

By Hanna Polishchuk One more long train journey directly from Warsaw to the capital of Hungary was ahead of us. However, with Interrail trains it was comfortable and light. This time we decided to sleep in the train almost all the way to get more energy for the evening. Agi from AEGEE-Budapest met us in the train station, and we went to her home. Together with Mate they prepared a tasty traditional Hungarian dish. The day after, we met other members of this wonderful local (Peti, Bernadett and Dorottya) who took us to the outdoor session. We were walking through the [...]

Team Blue: Hungary is not as closed as we think nowadays!2016-05-02T10:56:23+00:00

To vote or not to vote? Should that still be a question?

by Monica Nica In Sofia, the Europe on Track presentation was part of a larger event dedicated to the Y Vote project, also organised by AEGEE. The format comprised an initial debate on compulsory voting, followed by a panel debate on voting and youth participation, ending with our presentation on the European Parliament elections. During the debate, two teams from Sofia Debate Association brought up their best arguments in favour and against compulsory voting. The debate was carried out in Bulgarian, but we had Angel translating for us. Although he did a great job, he conveyed just the big picture, [...]

To vote or not to vote? Should that still be a question?2014-05-30T19:02:34+00:00

The European miracle at the Vistula river

Taking Europtimism serious during fierce discussions in Warsaw If there is one city in Europe that can rightfully be called a Fenix that has risen from its ashes, it is the city of Warszawa; the capital of Poland at the Vistula river. It has known a vibrant and often violent history, which climaxed during the Second World War when the city was totally raised to the ground. After the Warsaw Uprising at the end of the war and the Soviet liberation of the city, not much was left of what once was the proud capital of the kingdom of Poland. [...]

The European miracle at the Vistula river2014-05-11T18:10:49+00:00