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Dear Network,

It is our pleasure to present the latest edition of AEGEE-Europe's Newsletter, in which you can find many information and opportunities, so don't miss them out!

Your Comité Directeur 2012-2014
News from AEGEE

AEGEE's reaction to Mc Kinsey report, highlighting some of the problems behind youth unemployement

“In Europe, 74% of education providers were confident that their graduates were prepared for work, but only 38% of youth and 35% of employers agreed” states the Mc Kinsey report, which was released mid-January 2014. This statement, based on a meticulous research carried out toward 5,300 youth, 2,600 employers, and 700 post-secondary education providers across 8 countries, brings to light the difference of perspectives and the lack of clear understanding among Education providers on the reality of the situation for young people willing to enter the job market. 

Read more on :
The AEGEEan Section

Peppe Colicchia Member of the month

Peppe Colicchia, the current speaker of the Information Technology Committee, has been a member of AEGEE-Pisa for two years already, even though now he’s back in Sicily, where he comes from.

Read more about this amazing member here!

The Eastern Partnership Project prepares for a second edition

The Eastern Partnership Project concluded last November in Autumn Agora Zaragoza, where their results were presented. But that does not mean it is over. The latest developments in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, and especially the EaP Summit in Vilnius, have shown that there is still a lot of work to do, and so The AEGEEan has spoken to Adrian Browarczyk (AEGEE-Poznan), Project Manager of the new Eastern Partnership Project, about their future plans.

Read the whole interview here!
Beyond AEGEE

European Youth Forum's Newsletter

Are you interested in youth issues ? Do you want to know more about what is done for the young in Europe ?

Then don't miss out the European Youth Forum Newsletter here !

Directory General for Education & Culture's Newsletter

Wanna know more about what the European Commission does for Culture and Education? Read the DG for Education & Culture's newsletter!

You can find it here!

European Civic Forum's Newsletter

Wanna know more about what is done for the civic society on the European level? 

Then read the European Civic Forum's newsletter here!
External Opportunities

UNAOC-EF Summer School in New York

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and EF Education First (EF) will co-organize their UNAOC-EF Summer School for the second consecutive year. This summer, 75 youth leaders from all over the world will be invited to engage in dialogue across borders, build critical skills for global citizenship and strengthen the ability to achieve lasting positive social change. 

If you want to know more about this great opportunity and to apply, visit the event's website !

Comic strip competition on “Democracy and Human Rights at School”

Participate in the selection of the best entries by voting online for your favourites!

A comic strip competition on the theme “Democracy and human rights at school” was initiated by the Council of Europe in December 2013 within the framework of the EU/CoE Pilot Projects Scheme “ Human Rights and Democracy in Action”.

More than 320 comic strip proposals were received. A selection board has shortlisted 34 comic strip entries which can be found by clicking on the following link:


Plural + Youth Video Festival

New York, NY (February 13, 2014)-- The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)  invite YOU to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: Migration, Diversity and Social inclusion.

So don't hesitate to show your creativity, and learn more about this opportunity !

Here you can find more information :

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international program launched by The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO. 

The competition provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities.

Don't miss this opportunity and find out more here !

Nantes Creative Generations European youth initiative Forum

Together with local associations, the City of Nantes and Nantes Metropole are organizing on 22-25 October 2014 the next edition of Nantes Creative Generations European youth initiative Forum.
During 3 days in Nantes, young people involved in innovative projects designed to strengthen the no­tion of citizenship, of «living together» are invited to present initiatives, debate, share experiences, improve skills and take part in cultural events. As well as showcasing their own projects, participants will learn from peers across Europe and gain better understanding of the European dimension of local projects.
Transport, accommodation and food costs of participants are covered by Nantes Métropole (Maximum 2 participants per project).
Applications must be submitted by 31st May. You'll find more information here.

Don't miss this opportunity!

Join Model United Nations in Barcelona!

The United Nations Association of Spain (UNA-Spain) would like to invite you to the 9th edition of C’MUN, the Model United Nations (MUN) that will take place in Barcelona from the 29th of April to the 2nd of May. During the three days of debates, delegates will work together to find solutions to international challenges, acquire new knowledge and skills, develop public speaking, and build relationships that cross borders of background, cultures and nationalities. For more info, including this year’s topics of debate, check out the C’MUN website:

Call for experts-authors for the elaboration of two online publications

In the frame of its work on recognition of youth work and non-formal learning/education, the EU-CoE youth partnership publishes a Call for experts-authors for the elaboration of two [online] publications:

1/ a “Mapping of existing tools and good examples of practices at European and national level” and
2 /a “Compendium of testimonies and stories on the impact of youth work and non-formal learning/education”.

The deadline to apply is 20th of March 2014 using the form for expression of interest.

Take this opportunity and find more information here!

How can we create an open and inclusive European society? Win 2500 Euros!

Doc Next Network is calling on media makers, social activists and critical thinkers: take a stand and share your views on Radical Democracy for Europe on video!

How can we create an open and inclusive European society?

Submit your media works to our video challenge and win 2500 Euros! Deadline for entries is April 13th.

Read up here on all the details!
Upcoming Events

Repeatable content blocks: Lost in the mountains? Call the Superaege(h)ers!

Šumava, Czech Republic
April 4 - 6

Are you tired of hiding your superhero identity? AEGEE München gets all the superheroes together in one cottage for an intense weekend in no ones land, the mountains between Germany and the Czech Rep. A magical place where we share our superpowers and superknowledge. Do you accept the challenge?

NWM Cluj-Napoca: Discover, Imagine, Create

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
April 10 - 13

Do you want to understand the outcome of the EBM and to be perfect prepared for the Agora in Patra? Maybe all these sounds boring but maybe you haven’t imagine yourself having workshop in an awesome chalet of the mountains of Cluj-Napoca, the European Youth Capital of 2015. Your capital!

Olimpia Agora

Çanakkale, Turkey
April 25 - 30

IN SHORT:Are you ready to join 5 days sport,discover new ideas,workshops,parties and meet Turkish cultere before you rush to the AGORA PATRA 2014 you should come to Çanakkale.

The Lord of the Wine: The Return of Dionysus

Thessaloniki, Greece
April 25 - 30

It’s true! The Agora returns to where it started from… Greece! Shouldn’t you first make a stop though before arriving there?

Pre-event for Agora Patra: haLaLalathy with AEGEE-Skopje

Skopje, FYROM
April 26 - 30

If you still don't know how to haLALAlthy, then this is your chance! Aegee Skopje will make sure that you are all ready and set for Agora Patra. Let's enjoy spring together and haLALAlthy all the way...
External Events

EuroCity Training Course

29 April - 6 May 2014

The EuroCity is a training course which addresses; Citizenship, Active participation, Youth Policy/Youth Work, Human rights, Globalization. Training course will be implemented in a simulation which will be going on during the course.

Next Stop: To vote or not to vote ?

23 - 27 April 2014

As the European and national elections in various Member States approach, we take the opportunity to organise a seminar to look at the electoral participation of the young people through researchs, the share of practices and the stimulation of cooperation.

Step In! : Help Youngsters Come out of Their Shell and Step into Action

28 April - 3 May 2014

Do you find it challenging to activate young people to develop their own projects? Are you looking for effective approaches how to make them be part of at least one full project cycle in your organisation and take responsibility? This TC is for you!


EuroMed Spring Workshop for Youth Exchanges and Youth Participation

19 - 23 May 2014

The EuroMed Spring Workshop focus on learning good practices in planning and implementing good quality youth exchanges in Erasmus+ and EuroMed Programmes. The participants learn about the importance of youth participation and find partners for projects.


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