February 2016


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Dear Network,
The European Planning Meeting in Leiden is one week away! While we are busy
making sure that there will be some great discussions on the topic of the
refugee crisis, and that we will be well-prepared for the drafting of a
successful Action Agenda, we are bringing you once again the latest news of
the organisation.

How about being a diplomat for a week? Or maybe you would prefer to
organise activities under the topics of human rights or sustainability? Let
me see... maybe you would like to be involved in something big, something
like organising an Agora with over a thousand people. Then, keep reading!

We hope you enjoy the reading, and looking forward to seeing you somewhere
in Europe!

Europeanly yours,
*the Comité Directeur 2015-2016*
Aleksandra, Ander, Anna, Maryana, Pablo, Réka & Svenja
AEGEE news in a nutshell!

Model United Nations on Environment and Sustainable Development organized
by AEGEE-Wien

From the 17th to the 22nd April 2016, 150 young people from all over the
world will come together in Vienna to discuss the future of our planet,
sustainability and biodiversity.

AEGEE-Wien organizes this event with the aim to come up with an
international agreement on sustailable development, together with several
institutions. For four days you will develop ways to handle the change of
environment and achieve what world leaders haven’t achieved so far. Be a
part of this event and be a world leader for one week. Click here
to register! The deadline is the 15th of March.
Summer University 2016 Promo Materials are Available!

While it is exactly the month before the start of the application period to
participate in one of the SUmmer University 2016, we have prepared brand
new materials for the promotional period
the AEGEE Network. With this you will definitely be able to attract more
bright people to this bright project!
IT for Civic Education Citizens’ Initiative
While we are as good as ready to submit our European Citizens’ Initiative
to improve civic education in Europe (thanks for the name suggestions), we
are now facing the challenge of setting up the servers and systems to
collect signatures online. While this sounds simple, complying with data
protection standards is raising the difficulty immensely for us
not-so-IT-geniuses. Therefore we are looking for someone who would like to
take on the challenge of setting it up! Are you our saviour? Contact us at
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Read Your Vision for EUrope's newsletter
The first newsletter of Your Vision for EUrope
the youngest project of AEGEE, is now online! Read all about the 'Faces of
Europe' photoblogger of the month, upcoming activities of the project and
European Citizens' Initiatives in this first issue.
Agora Bergamo is looking for Organizers!
Have you ever had the opportunity to organize an Agora? If your answer is
"Yes, I already did it?" or "No, it's never gonna happen" or "What is an
Agora?", we are looking for you! In less than 100 days Agora Bergamo will
start and AEGEE-Bergamo is looking for brave AEGEEans eager to help. If you
want to join us to welcome over 1000 participant in Bergamo as an organizer
and to be part of our team, fill the online form
AEGEE campaign on Dutch EU-Ukraine referendum launched!
On the 6th of April, the Netherlands will hold a referendum on the approval
of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. *18 AEGEEans from
six different Dutch locals have come together to lead an AEGEE campaign* in
the run-up to this referendum. The aim of the campaign is to inform young
Dutch voters and to stimulate and facilitate balanced discussions. Find our
Facebook page here
(in Dutch).
Workshop Materials and Civic News
Civic Education Working Group has prepared for you a cool collection of
workshop materials. You can find there many workshops scenarios
and other materials that can inspire you to organise activities on the
topic of Human Rights, Active Citizenship, Environmental Sustainability, or
Intercultural communication.

Last but not least, it is already the fourth newsletter of Civic Education
Working Group
This time you can read about the Summer Universities that decided to work
on the civic matters, our preparation for the EPM and much more. Read this
issue and sign up
to never missed out on civic news again! Stay Civic, Stay Educated!
News from Comité Directeur

Statement of support to our Turkish locals
In the past months, there have been several attacks taking place in cities
in Turkey, including the one yesterday in Ankara. Our thoughts are with the
victims and their loved ones. *We truly hope that the citizens in Turkey
will continue to stand up* and show what is happening in their country, and
that their lifes won't be affected in a negative way. Together, we say no
to the attacks and stereotypical thinking.
Launch of 'New Narrative for Europe'
AEGEE-Europe was present yesterday at the launch of the 'New Narrative for
Europe', a project by the European Commission aimed at giving a voice to
different communities to to articulate what Europe stands for today and
tomorrow. There, we pointed out the necessity to involve not only youth
organisations, but reach out to young citizens as a whole and empower them
to shape such narrative. Moreover,* AEGEE will be hosting one of
the #EUNarrative events, taking place in Warsaw *on 7-9 April!

Introducing the Culture Interest Group
When the proposal about the Working Group reformed was approved at Spring
AgorAsturias, the Culture Working Group ceased to exist. Some months later,
Sergio (AEGEE-Torino) together with Alessandro (AEGEE-Pisa) decided that it
was about time to bring back the cultural side to the Network
The tale of the three ACTive antennae and the migration situation

In the month of the European Planning Meeting, many locals have been taking
action already, organising *a number of activities related to the migration
situation* throughout the Network. Among them, Action Agenda Coordination
Team spoke
with AEGEE-Ploiești, AEGEE-Aachen and AEGEE-Peiraias.
Active Local of the Month - AEGEE-L'viv
With the event of the month of September, we leave behind an era full of
Summer Universities and we start to deal with serious matters. *AEGEE-Lviv’s
event “Let’s Talk” is a clear example of hard work*. This local is filled
with motivated and hard-working young people, striving for the future of
their country. ACT spoke with Nastya Hirnyak
President of AEGEE-Lviv.
Beyond AEGEE

Open letter to President Tusk to preserve the Schengen principles
The presidents of 11 pan-European youth organisations, including
AEGEE-Europe, have signed the open letter initiated by JEF-Europe calling
upon Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, to preserve the
Schengen principles. "*Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones
*– we want to keep it that way". You can read the full letter here
YOUR city can be the 'Best Erasmus City'!

Uniplaces recently launched an initiative called The Best Erasmus City,
which aims to select the most popular Erasmus city in Europe. It’s very
easy to participate: just follow the steps here
support your city there! Take part now -* you'll help your city to be the
official Best Erasmus City in the World*. Uniplaces will be hosting a party
in the winning city and if you supported it, you'll get an invite.
What do you actually know about European languages?
Think you know a thing or two about languages? Test your knowledge with the
European Commission's European languages Language Quiz
where *you will get to discover the origin of several words you use daily*,
as well as to get to know some expressions you might have never head about.
This is for the language nerds!
External Opportunities

Student Internship in IT Communications & Employee Engagement

You are an enrolled student in Marketing, Communications or other related
degree. You have a great interest to connect and engage with people. You
are *open to information technology, eager to learn and flexible to tasks
that come along with event management* on different levels of the
organization. Then you might want to check this internship position at
Roche in Basel, Switzerland! Find all the information here
EUtoo takes young journalists to Copenhagen!

This year, *cafébabel *will send journalists to 7 European cities.
They will knock on the doors of *young people who feel excluded from
contemporary society* in order to give them an opportunity to express their
views. Their next stop? Copenhagen. If you are interested in journalistic
writing and photography, check the
European Youth Award 2016 - call for projects
Once again European Youth Award is looking for digital projects with impact
on society. Take the chance and APPLY NOW
in *one of the seven categories and win a trip to the #EYA16 Festival in
Graz*, where you will meet experts and young engaged people from all over
Upcoming Events

Bring Colour to Your Life, Explore the World Beyond the Rainbow!
*Athens | 17-20 March | 75€*
Have you  considered how stereotypes affect your everyday life? How they
affect the lives of other people? Especially the members of the LGBTQI+
Novruz - International Youth Festival 2016
*Bakı **| 19-25 March | 70€*
Novruz – International Youth Festival is the annual celebration of Novruz,
the most celebrated holiday in Azerbaijan, with the youth from all around
the world.
Network Meeting Mainz-Wiesbaden: how to...?
- 4 April | 45€*
How to be more active in AEGEE? How to find out what should I do in my
local? How to have a great time in Mainz? The event will answer these
questions and more!
Network Meeting Voronezh: Let's Twist Again!
April | 45€*
Before Agora Bergamo,‬ this will be the place to get ready to one of the
most important events of our organisation, share our knowledge, discuss
common problems, dive into AEGEE, start and keep on working on common
European Problems, Humanitarian Solutions
*Athens | 14-17 April | 75€*
Do you consider yourself as an active European citizen? Then this event is
for you! We will be analyzing matters like unemployment, the refugee crisis
and the current environmental issues and policies.
25... and Looking Forward! Pre-Agora Event
| 13-18 May | 100€ *
In the occasion of its 25th anniversary AEGEE-Firenze has organized for you
a pre-Agora event that will give you the opportunity to visit one of the
most beautiful cities in the world.
Sail Forward! Pre-Agora event
Cinque Terre | 12-18 May | 120€*
In this pre-event you will be able to visit the area of Genova and Cinque
Terre, do sightseeing, wine tasting and discover Italian cuisine.
External Events

2016 Altemus Leadership Programme
| Portugal, Spain*
It is a unique opportunity to take time out to reflect on who they are and
what they can be, develop core leadership skills, receive one-on-one
coaching and network with peers from around the world.
Training course on Intercultural Learning in Armenia

*24 March - 2 April *
A seminar dedicated to the critical reflection on concepts related to
intercultural learning as well as to the sharing and development of new
tools in this field.
Let’s Make it Home: Seminar on Inclusion of IDPs/refugees
April | Sumy, Ukraine*
The seminar is aimed at empowering youth and NGO workers with tools and
practices in working on inclusion and humanitarian support of IDPs and

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