International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

– One in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence from the age of 15 years old; – 5% have been victims of rape; – Nearly all victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation within the EU are women and girls; – 55% of European women (103 million) suffered harassment – in particular 8% (34 million) were victims of stalking; – 43% suffered psychological violence from a partner; – 22% suffered violence from a partner…

Newly elected EDS leadership meets EPP chairs

Newly elected EDS leadership meets EPP chairs

Mr. Angrisano Girauta and Mr. Daul have had a meaningful and productive discussion on the future of young people and the importance of EDS in Europe After the elections that were held in August in Bucharest, newly elected Chairman of European Democrat Students Carlo Giacomo Angrisano Girauta, with associates Executive Officer Francesco Sismosdini and Honorary Chairman Virgilio Falco, held a conversation with European People’s Party President Mr. Joseph Daul. On the margins of conversations about…

18 years ago: EDS sends letter to President Bush

18 years ago: EDS sends letter to President Bush

EDS has always worked in favour of the principles of Peace, Democracy, Liberty, Human Rights and International Co-operation. 18 years ago the world lost 3000 souls when hijacked planes rammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville on September 11, 2001. Today we remember. We are today publishing the letter our former Chairman Jacob Lund Nielsen had sent to the American President Geroge W. Bush when our organisation communicated its thoughts…

We stand united with the British people

We stand united with the British people

We, the European Democrat Students, are deeply concerned with the latest developments in the UK where Parliament will be suspended for a period of more than a month. As an organisation that has fought for democracy and the Rule of Law since 1961, we regret to see that the basics of democracy are undermined in one of the oldest liberal and constitutional democracies in the world. We hope that this action, which has been condemned…

Summer University in Bucharest

Summer University in Bucharest

The Summer University was organised to close the current working year and to also to hold the Bureau elections. We chose the city of Bucharest because of its ties with the idea of the name of this event “The Future of Europe after the Elections”. The main sponsors of the event were EPP, KAS, RMDSZ and MIERT. The exact dates of this event were from Wednesday 31st July until Sunday 4th  August. During these four…

Caja Politica

Caja Politica

For the second time in arow now, EDS decided to hold a study mission on the other side of the Atlantic. This year we again returned to Ecuador for the second round of Caja Politica. With a delegation from EDS and participants from all over Latin America we had fruitful debates, exchanged views and ideas and had great cultural exchanges. During the 6 day trip the participants attended events both in Guayaquil and in Quito, there were many interesting speakers such as…

Council Meeting in Tirana

Council Meeting in Tirana

Our spring Council Meeting was held in Tirana, Albania from the 9th to the 12th of May under the theme “The Fight Against Corruption and the Road to Prosperity in the Western Balkans”. Our friends from Albania FRPD became members in EDS at the Winter University in February, and it was our great pleasure to be hosted by them so soon and welcome them into our family. In Tirana we had the great pleasure to be welcomed by Belind Kellici the chairman…

Study Mission in Larnaca

Study Mission in Larnaca

From April 4th to the 7th we hosted a Study Mission in Larnaca, Cyprus under the theme “Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking”. With great speakers like for example Michalis Sophocleous from the Glafkos Clerides Institute discussing start ups and the role EU plays, Demetris Pierides former diplomat and banker explaining the historical evolution of the island and the nation who dedicated his life to rescuing the ancient arts, Savvas Kakos the CEO of Quality Group Development on the topic of Cyprus as an investment destination…

Winter University in Barcelona

Winter University in Barcelona

One hundred delegates from forty countries attended our WU, under the theme of “The dangers of nationalism in the 21st century”. The main goal of this event was to explain to the delegates the disinformation campaigns, the control of the media and of the schools that nationalists use to achieve their political objectives.  The first day, Thursday 7th, we received the delegates and we started with a working dinner “The crossroad of Europe: nationalism vs…