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On the 16th of April AEGEE-European Students’ Forum will celebrate 32 years since the foundation of the NGO in 1985 in Paris. When founded the aim was to cross borders and build bridges between young people in Europe. After 32 years it seems that even though we crossed many borders in Europe, there are still… » read more

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European civil society calls for action from the Council of Europe to closely monitor the developments of the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Turkey.   The bill explained below, proposed by the ruling party in Turkey (AKP), has been one in the line of many recent developments that give… » read more

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AEGEE-Europe strongly opposes the plans of the Hungarian government about the erection of the 176 kms long fence along the Hungarian-Serbian border. The fence itself is not only a too drastic and impractical measure, but it also carries an unwanted symbolism which is against the fundamental ideals of solidarity, human rights, openness and integration, which… » read more

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AEGEE-Europe has always been advocating for the right of free movement in Europe. With a strong belief in a unified, diverse and borderless Europe, AEGEE has been among the first Pan-European associations promoting Youth Mobility as the core action to empower students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society. Thus,… » read more

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The recent terrorist attacks on the cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo and the hostage taking in the Jewish supermarket just outside of Paris have caused a major disturbance in European Union’s security policies. AEGEE-Europe acknowledges the grave and deep impact of these events, but would like to express its concern with recent developments around the heightened… » read more

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On the weekend of the 30th of November AEGEE-Europe deployed 22 young observers to the parliamentary elections in Moldova. In pairs of two the observers visited around 50 polling stations, that were spread out across different neighborhoods of Chisinau. During all stages of election day (opening, voting, closing and counting) no major irregularities were observed.… » read more

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On 12th of October 2014, 17 student members of AEGEE-Europe from 7 different countries were observing the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Country is divided into two different entities, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and Republika Srpska (RS), of which both were visited. The observers, in teams of two, visited 45 rural and… » read more

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An election observation mission by AEGEE-Europe was present at the Scottish Independence Referendum held on the 18th of September 2014. Setting its main focus on the representation of the youth in Europe, the mission had as its goal to enhance democracy by ensuring the transparency of the voting process and the compliance with international voting… » read more

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The shooting down of a Boeing 777 on July 17th is a shocking reminder of the fact that, while the international community divides its attention between the bombing in Gaza and the holiday destination of the German world champions, the situation in Eastern Ukraine has degenerated into a civil war whose consequences are unpredictable. AEGEE-Europe… » read more

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