Centre Right Academy in Zagreb 2018

Centre Right Academy in Zagreb 2018

For the third consecutive year, EDS, together with the Hanns Seidel foundation and Croatian Academic Union (HAZ) organized the Centre Right Academy in Zagreb. It has become a beloved tradition and this year was not going to be any different. The main goal of the CRA is always to have a more interactive academy, where we focus more on workshops and teaching, rather than specific policy creation, which we develop during the Council Meetings. We…

Council Meeting April 2018 // Riga, Latvia

Council Meeting April 2018 // Riga, Latvia

Following our successful Winter University in February, we held our fourth Council Meeting of the current working year in Latvia in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for the Baltic States and Nordic countries. Due to its geopolitical relevance and expertise in strategic communication, we chose the city of Riga to discuss the theme of political communication in a changing media environment and how to engage young people with modern communication strategies. During the four-day…

Response to the Higher Education Bill passed by the Hungarian Parliament on 4 April 2017

Response to the Higher Education Bill passed by the Hungarian Parliament on 4 April 2017

Since its inception, European Democrat Students has sought to transcend national borders to fight for the academic freedom and basic rights of all students across the European continent. EDS must therefore express its deep concern over the higher education bill adopted by the Hungarian Parliament on 4 April 2017. This legislation constitutes an attack on academic freedom through the imposition of unjustifiable and onerous restrictions on international higher education institutions, most notably Central European University….

EDS Winter University – St Julian’s, Malta

EDS Winter University – St Julian’s, Malta

Location: St Juliens, Malta Date: 28th March – 1st April 2017   From 28 March to 1 April, European Democrat Students met in Malta for their third Council Meeting of working year 2016/2017. Over one hundred delegates gathered in Malta to engage in debates on approaches to the issue “Data Crisis: Protecting Personal Information in a Globalised World”. Among the visiting speakers were Joseph Daul, EPP President; Lawrence Gonzi, Former Prime Minister of Malta; Antonio López-Istúriz, Secretary General of…

Students of Europe

+++CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS+++ Dear friends of EDS, the year 2016 has seen EDS placing an increased emphasis on the European project and in order to better deliver our cause we took the decision to launch the #iMEurope campaign. As part of this initiative, we now want to give Europe a face – yours. Today EDS calls on all of you, European students and youth, to make your voices heard: Let us know how you experience…

EDS Policy Days 2017

EDS Policy Days 2017

  Location: Warsaw, Poland Date: 9th – 11th February 2017 “#iMEurope: A Roadmap for the European Union ” The new year started with the EDS Policy Days in Warsaw. This February we held our Policy Days in Warsaw. As a follow-up to the #iMEurope campaign launched last summer in Cyprus, the event focused on necessary EU reforms proposed in the EDS White Paper. Over one hundred young people from all over Europe, together with students from Polish…

Students at Risk

Students at Risk

Not every student has the privilege to live and to learn in a free and democratic society. In oder to help those students who have been expelled from University due to their political fight for human rights and democracy, we believe that it is necessary to introduce a ”Student at Risk“ programme at a European level. The project ‘Students at Risk’ aims to assist students who have been expelled from Higher Education Institutions due to…