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Statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe during the COVID-19 crisis In the last weeks, Europe has become the new hotspot of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a public health emergency that has been already recognised as the biggest crisis hitting the continent since World War II. Each of us is being affected… » read more

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The International Women’s Day has its origins in the struggle for equal political and economic rights for women, and has been celebrated since the beginning of the century. The simple fact that in 2020 we still demand the same rights as in 1908 gives reasons to reflect on the persistence of gender inequality. Nowadays, European… » read more

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Zero Discrimination Day was created in 2013 by UNAIDS, (the UN program on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)) to celebrate the right of everyone to be free from discrimination. As an organisation representing European youth, AEGEE-Europe wants to raises awareness of different forms of discrimination faced by young people. Young… » read more

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Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day that marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration and death camp of Nazi Germany, 75 years ago. Since the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was established by the United Nations in 2006, it serves as a reminder to honor the memory of six million Jews murdered during the… » read more

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The International Organization for Migration defines migration as a term “reflecting the common lay understanding of a person who moves away from his or her place of usual residence, whether within a country or across an international border, temporarily or permanently, and for a variety of reasons”. As reflected in these words, migration is a… » read more

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This week’s Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg was eventful, with important highlights such as the approval of the new European Commission headed by Ursula von der Leyen, the Resolution on the climate and environment emergency, and the Resolution on the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention and other measures to combat gender-based violence,… » read more

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  On 24th October 2019, the European Parliament rejected a motion to step up search and rescue (SAR) operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The resolution, which was launched by the Socialist and Democrats Group (S&D) with support from the Greens and the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL), was defeated by only two votes, with… » read more

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The World Mental Health Day on 10th of October is an annual occasion to improve the mental health education, awareness and to advocate against the social stigma, so as to create a more compassionate and empathetic society. The World Mental Health Day 2019, as announced by the World Federation for Mental Health, focuses on “Mental… » read more

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The World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day, taking place every year on the 10th of September, with an aim to reduce the rate of suicides.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide. Suicide can be attempted by everyone, no matter the socioeconomic background, nationality… » read more

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