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…

EDS Council Meeting – Kyiv

EDS Council Meeting – Kyiv

  Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Date: 8th – 11th December 2016 “Europe ́s challenges ahead: Our answers to security threats” For the second Council Meeting of the 2016-17 working year, EDS was warmly welcomed by Solidarnist in Kiev, Ukraine. The event took place from 8 to 11 December 2016. EDS was friendly welcomed in Kyiv, Ukraine by the Youth of Solidarnist. The event was opened by Gabriele Baumann, Head of the KAS office in Ukraine who addressed the participants…

iMEurope – For a united and strong Europe

iMEurope – For a united and strong Europe

As a series of crises have paralysed the continent, the confidence in the European Union is dwindling. Many EU citizens believe that the image of the EU, its institutions and the Europe has been damaged in this ongoing crisis. The growing Eurosceptic mood of the people and the withdrawal aspirations of the United Kingdom motivated EDS, as the voice of students, to take action against this worrisome tendency. In keeping with the motto “iMEurope”, EDS…

Students with Juncker

Students with Juncker

EDS has supported Jean-Claude Juncker since the very beginning when we provided our backing to his candidacy for the Presidency of the European Commission at the EPP congress in Dublin, Ireland. With the announcement of his selection as the European People’s Party candidate, the next day found us working on his campaign. We paid particular emphasis to social media and we made sure to constantly post items about his candidacy in order to reach the…