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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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After closing a partnership with Hostelling International, we wanted to introduce to you more what our partner is working on, what is the difference between them and other accommodation providers and how they support the youth field that we are also working on! Read our interview with Ewa Kislo, the Partnerships Executive of Hostelling International… » 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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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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On Saturday 24th of August, the Kadiköy district governorate of Istanbul banned the third edition of the “Queer Olympix”, a pro-LGBTI+ sporting event. The authorities stated the need to prevent possible crimes, to protect public health, public order and public morality as official reasons for the ban. This is the first time ever this event… » read more

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On Thursday 1st of August, an 18 year-old woman was allegedly raped by a group of six men between 18 and 36 years-old in Bilbao, Spain. They raped her, they threw 17€ on her, and left her alone. On Monday 5th of August, it was announced that two of them are going to prison while… » read more

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Today is the Earth Overshoot Day, which means that by today we have used all the ecological resources the Earth is able to reproduce in one year. For the past 50 years, the Earth Overshoot Day has been moving closer almost every year. Last year, the Earth overshoot day was on the 1st of August,… » read more

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#erwg #equalrights #erwgisback #equalrightsnews #pride WHY PRIDE IS STILL IMPORTANT Pride means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it’s a time to take to the streets, put on far too much glitter, and come together in celebration. For others, it represents a period of reflection; a period when we… » read more

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