August 11, 2018
By Viola Bianchetti.
AEGEE-Europe regrets to witness the possible shut down of gender studies programs in Hungary, an attack to the right to free education and even to the freedom of expression. AEGEE-Europe stands for the liberty of each individual to pursue their education following their interests and passion, and to develop their personality at the fullest. We believe that no government has the right to decide which subjects are worth to be taught and which ones are not. Moreover, the official motivation of the Hungarian government to ban gender studies from University, namely that studying this discipline is “economically irrational”, goes against our belief that education should aim at forming conscious and well-informed citizens, and not only at preparing young people for the labour market.