Spain

Reaction to the draft law of Spanish Government shutting down the Spanish Youth Council

On 17th January 2014, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the draft law of Reform of the Public Administration that, based on an alleged duplicity of functions with the governmental body Spanish Youth Institute (INJUVE), formally abolishes the Spanish Youth Council (Consejo de la Juventud de España – CJE), turning a blind eye to the recommendations of Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, encouraging for the reconsideration of this measure. AEGEE, as a youth organization striving for the participation of young people in decision-making processes, is strongly disappointed to see such a decision taken from the Spanish government, and [...]

Reaction to the draft law of Spanish Government shutting down the Spanish Youth Council2014-01-31T19:28:17+00:00

Is Europe on the right track? – Not at all!

In Madrid after a lively discussion with AEGEE-Madrid about the problems of youth in Spain, we attended a meeting with Ricardo Ibarra Roca, head of the Spanish Youth Council and Marco Dosantos, a representative of a Spanish organisation for LGBT-Rights. They explained the political situation from their perspective, stressing out the difficulties the youth organisations are facing. On the one hand there is a problem of visibility and recognition for these organisations by the officials and by the public. On the other hand recently the government cut their funds up to 50%, which makes their work very difficult, as well as [...]

Is Europe on the right track? – Not at all!2014-02-26T14:43:25+00:00