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…

EDS Council Meeting – Venice, 2016

EDS Council Meeting – Venice, 2016

Location: Venice, Italy Date: 29th September – 2nd October 2016 “Facing the Challenges of Climate Change” For the first Council Meeting of the new working year 2016/17, EDS was warmly welcomed by StudiCentro in Venice, Italy. The event took place from 29 September to 2 October 2016 and was held on the topic of Climate Change and its future effects. For this topic, EDS had the pleasure to talk to politicians like Simoni Venturini, board…

EDS Skills Workshop – Brussels, 2016

EDS Skills Workshop – Brussels, 2016

Location: Brussels, Belgium Date: 9-11 September 2016 Organisation: European Democrat Students “Skills Training” Over the past years, the official debating magazine of the European Democrat Students – BullsEye – has gone from strength to strength in providing a potent forum for centre-right students, politicians and figures from politics, academia, economy and society. To this end, the EDS Bureau invited the BullsEye Editorial Team to join them in Brussels, Belgium, for a Skills Workshop at the EPP…

EDS Summer University – Larnaca, 2016

EDS Summer University – Larnaca, 2016

Location: Larnaca, Cyprus Date: 2-7 August 2016 “Powering Europe- The Future of EU Energy Strategy ” The Summer University of the working year 2015/16 was held from 2nd to 7th August 2016 in Larnaca under the theme: “Powering Europe- The Future of EU Energy Strategy ”. EDS was friendly welcomed in Larnca, Cyprus by its member organisation FPK Protoporia and had the pleasure to speak about the future of energy policy. For this reason, highly…

EDS Study Mission – Minsk, 2016

EDS Study Mission – Minsk, 2016

Location: Minsk, Belarus Date: 1st – 5th July 2016 EDS Study Mission to Belarus In July EDS invited 20 participants to Minsk for a Study Mission in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and the Liberal Club. Belarus is a country which EDS has closely observed, monitored and debated over the years and the country’s development is therefore of great interest to the organisation. Belarus is often called “Europe’s last Dictatorship” referring to the…