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…

Commissioner Bieńkowska at the EDS Winter University

Commissioner Bieńkowska at the EDS Winter University

The historical and dynamic city of Kraków, Poland, hosted this year’s Winter University together with the help from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation. During the Winter University, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for EU Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs, addressed the delegates at the Wieliczka salt mines. Commissioner said during her speech “different governments and Member States will have different views, but the situation in Poland is not normal. This is not a country I was dreaming about for many years.”…

Council Meeting, December 2017 // Skopje, FYROM

Council Meeting, December 2017 // Skopje, FYROM

For the second Council Meeting of the working year 2017/18, EDS was warmly welcomed by YFU VMRO DPMNE in Skopje. The event took place from 14 December to 17 December. The event was held under the theme “Young Leaders Academy – The role of dialogue in building stronger societies”. During the event, the young people from all over Europe had the opportunity to meet and to speak with highly valuable speakers about the prospects of EU…

EDS in Budapest for the KAS Conference

EDS in Budapest for the KAS Conference

On Thursday 7th December, Secretary General Tomasz Kaniecki took part in the symposium of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Foundation for a Civic Hungary – Youth and Europe which was held in Budapest. Tomasz spoke on the situation in the Western Balkans, which is connected with the upcoming EDS council meeting in Skopje. He stressed on the need to continue the reforms for a good neighbourly relation and inclusive regional cooperation initiatives. Tomasz expressed EDS full commitment…

Baltic Trip: 4 countries, in 4 days

Baltic Trip: 4 countries, in 4 days

EDS Baltic Trip took place from 8th to 12th of November and followed the route from Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga to Tallinn. Our study visit aimed to get an insight of this key and strategic region for the European security as well as to enhance cooperation with the Youth from Baltic states and students’ communities. Within four days, we hold more than 12 meetings with NGOs, students, political leaders, and representatives of local and national institutions….

Political seminar in Slovakia

Political seminar in Slovakia

Our member organisation, Fidelitas organised the third edition of a political seminar with their local partner Via Nova ICS in Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia. The event took place between the 20th and the 22nd of October and our Vice Chair Robert Kiss attended the event on behalf of EDS. The hosts of the event were addressed by Hájos Zóltán, mayor of Dunaszerdahely, followed by Berényi József vice-chairman of Nagyszombat couty. On Saturday morning, Rákoczi Krisztián, researcher at the local Political Institute…

Meet EDS on the Baltic Trip

Meet EDS on the Baltic Trip

The board of the European Democrat Students will be on the highway from the 8th of November until the 12th visiting Warsaw, Vilinuys, Riga and Tallinn. The Baltic Trip aims to bring the organisation in touch with the reality of the four different countries. This is why we will not only meet with politicians, but also with NGOs, thinktanks, and mainly with the students with the purpose to have a bigger picture of their reality…