EDS New Executive Bureau – Working Year 2017-18

EDS New Executive Bureau – Working Year 2017-18

Following very long hours of discussions at the Council Meeting held in Varna, between the 27th and 29th July, we are very happy to announce that our Members have elected the new Executive Bureau for the Working Year 2017-18.

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 Juliens

EDS Winter University – St Juliens

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…

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…

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…