Maarten de Groot, member of AEGEE-Amsterdam is the Manager of “Think before you Vink”, a campaign on behalf of AEGEE in the run-up to the referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which will be held on April 6th. We asked him for more info about this campaign and the activities concerning this topic. During the Network Meeting (NWM) in Delft,… Read more →
Tag Archive for Politics
EuroMaidan: From Dusk Till Dawn
From Rome to Kuala Lumpur, from Cleveland to even Moscow, Ukrainians and representatives of different countries (some from Europe, some from Russia, Georgia and even Belarus) gathered in the main squares of Kiev to show that, regardless of where they live in the world, they support the EuroMaidan protests. The protests have been going on for more than two weeks… Read more →
Watching Eurovision 2013 with the AEGEE family
Whether you watch it with your family, with your friends or with The AEGEEan, it doesn’t matter if some songs are “ unlisteneable” or just awesome, if some performances are genious or lame, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is always a unique experience, that keeps fascinating Europeans year after year, and is always the subject of discussions and emotions. Watching… Read more →
Yes To Conservatism – No To Populism!
The existence of Eurosceptical opinions and movements in the European continent is not a big surprise for anyone. And even though last year the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the promotion of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe, still every day some tough opinions are expressed by different officials and activists regarding the future… Read more →
Bread! Education! Freedom!
Bread, education, freedom: the three basic human rights according to students who started a rebellion on November 17th, 1973 in Athens against the dictator, and finally managed to initiate something that would bring dictatorship in my country to an end. But how different is our government today, especially on the subject of education? My country has been severely damaged by… Read more →
Textbooks in Europe should be a matter of debate
“Do the textbooks we learn from in school reveal and shape national attitudes?” This was the title for the first online thematic discussion of the renewed Culture Working Group (CWG) that was held in early December 2012. Even though it was a rather cold evening, there we were ten enthusiast members to discuss the power of textbooks and to influence… Read more →
UNinvolved in PEACE: Living Reality
“If blue helmeted UN peacekeepers show up in your town or village and offer to protect you, RUN.” Andrew Thomson, Emergency Sex Few days ago in the evening I was doing my usual stuff on the internet: surfing, surfing and again surfing internet news channels and Facebook/Twitter, when suddenly I noticed this controversial photo which at least for me was both… Read more →
World Without Racism: Theory and Reality
“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” Abrahah J. Heschel (Jewish theologian and philosopher, 1907-1972) For a long time before starting this article, I was thinking about how to start it, and at last I have not found anything better than to just take a quote of Abraham Heschel, who… Read more →
Do they represent us?
I am writing this article as a simple Business student, proud member of a European Student Organization and critic young Spanish “Indignado”. My trips abroad and my post as Erasmus responsible in Santander, Spain, get me in contact with young students from all over Europe. I wish to share with you one of my and most young people’s biggest concerns:… Read more →