Tag Archive for Democracy

Education for the Present, Democracy for the Future: the Franck Biancheri Award Winning Conference in Budapest

From the 21st to the 23rd of April, AEGEE-Budapest hosted the conference “Education for the present, Democracy for the future”, which was the winner of the Franck Biancheri Award 2017. The event was organised together with Europe on Track and the Civic Education Working Group, with the support of the Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri. We talked to Álvaro González… Read more →

Democracy, Where Are You Going?

In early July, AEGEE-Madrid organised an event about two important pillars in many, if not all, countries in Europe; these being ‘democracy’ and ‘equality’. The event got a special dimension by also including LGBT rights in the discussion. This further underlined the idea that there should be equality between both majority and minority groups. To know more, please continue our… Read more →

SUmmer Story: From SUnrise till midnight

AEGEE-Patra proposed a magnificent TSU showing the best of Peloponnese on the initiative of Flo Fotini Karagrigori, Stavroula Kostakopolou, Secretary of this Greek Antenna, Vasiliki Petrakou, President, and the extraordinary help of an amazing team. Journalist Matteo Lai reports on this international event that was in collaboration with the Democracy in Practice project.   The Summer University of AEGEE-Patra began on the eleventh of… Read more →

Make Room for Peace: our Weapons are the Words, Actions, Mind and Love

The Democracy in Practice (DiP) Team composed of Andrea, Danae, Elena, Eleonora, Evrim, Johanna, Lia, May, Noemi, Sora, and Zeynep, is part of an AEGEE-Europe Project that has one of AEGEE’s experienced Project Managers, and candidate for the Comité Directeur at the Spring Agora Bergamo, Lia Tuska from AEGEE-Kastoria. In this article, the founder of the aforementioned Greek antenna tells… Read more →

AEGEE-Groningen’s European Event on Democracy: How Should our Society be?

Do you think democracy in Europe is important? Do you want to know everything there is to know about democratic decision-making, while having a fun time with other AEGEEans? Good news, because from the 25th of February until the 1st of March, AEGEE-Groningen is giving you the chance to learn all about democracy and at the same time discover the… Read more →

Moldovan elections: what was at stake, what we observed, and what might happen

On the 1st of December, Moldova woke up with the results of the parliamentary elections that would decide the direction that this small landlocked country would have taken. Bordering a European Union member state (Romania) and Ukraine, Moldova faces a similar challenge as their Eastern Partnership neighbours: keeping their ties with Russia, or pushing towards Europe? Arrived in Chișinău, one could… Read more →

Back to black: New law that might kill democracy in Ukraine

«Imagine the situation: you are at the Agora, where many significant proposals should be discussed and voted upon. The opposition (a group of people not supporting such changes) is blocking the Chairperson from leading the plenary/discussion of the proposal. The solution:  the Vice-chair is leading the discussion from the middle of the plenary room, not giving any time for the discussion and… Read more →