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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 throughout 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 [log in to unmask]

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. WE WANT YOU!

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 and 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 call!

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 Europe.
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+ community.

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...?

1 - 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!

7-10 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 projects.

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

Firenze | 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

Genova, 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

Mid-August | 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

14-22 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 refugees.
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