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On Friday, the 15th November 2019, the Central European University (CEU) held the opening ceremony of its campus in Vienna after being forced to leave their campus in Budapest, following a long battle with the Hungarian government. This marks the first time in decades a university has been forced out of a European country. The… » read more

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In October 2017 AEGEE-Europe published a statement with regard to the violence and increasing tensions in Catalonia after a referendum on the region’s independence from Spain took place against a Spanish Constitutional Court ruling (you can access it here).   On the 14th of October 2019 nine Catalan politicians holding leading roles in the organisation… » read more

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AEGEE welcomes that the Council of Europe will not implement the “contingency plan”, that would have stopped youth sector funding from its budget completely. At the same time we are sad and worried that this remained “plan A” until the end. Other sectors of the Council (CoE) would have suffered cuts between 6-30%, while the… » read more

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By Juliette Beaulaton and Cristina Cumbreño Feminicide, domestic violence, sexual and economic exploitation, assault, harassment, rape, mutilation, forced marriage… The reality of violence against women and girls is multiform and occurs continuously and systematically in our society. It remains one of the most serious and widespread form of human rights violations. Gender inequality and discrimination… » read more

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With Donald Trump assuming office as President of the United States, and with far-right parties enjoying high levels of support across Europe, it is necessary to reflect on the rhetoric they have used to gain popularity and the effect it has had on our society as a whole.   Because of Donald Trump and like-minded… » read more

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On 17th of November 2015 at the Enterprise 2020 Summit, the European Commission and business leaders launched the ‘European Pact for Youth’ to improve partnerships between business and education to boost the chances of young people getting jobs. The Pact aims ‘to develop or consolidate partnerships’ on the field of youth employment in order to… » 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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From June 19 AEGEE has attentively followed the recent stand-off and major public discontent over the increase of the electricity price in Armenia. AEGEE strongly condemns excessive use of force by the Police aimed at dispersing the crowd on the morning of June 23, resulting in arrest of more than 250 civic activists. We are,… » read more

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On Tuesday 9th June, the commissioner on Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labor Mobility Marianne Thyssen released a statement on policy orientation for a Social Europe pointing out the willingness of the European Commission on “taking the social dimension on board of all its policies”. This willingness is encompassed with the intention of establishing “minimum… » 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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