EPPStudyVisit: EDS Chairman confirmed as speaker

EPPStudyVisit: EDS Chairman confirmed as speaker

EDS Chairman Virgilio Falco will be speaking at the annual study visit of the EPP organised by the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions next month. The theme for this year’s study visit is “Europe’s youth as partners for sustainable change”. This event will be organised just one week after the UN Climate Change Conference is organised in Bonn. Participants of this year’s EPP Study Visit will be able to analyse, criticise and discuss the outcomes…

Our Participation in EPP Working Groups

As the official student association of the EPP, EDS continues to increase its presence in Brussels by participating in the Working Groups which are organised on a regular basis by the EPP. On Monday 2nd October, Vice-Chairs Tommi Pyykkö and Libertas Ezako participated in the EPP Working Group 2 on Economic and Social Policy. On the agenda there was the finalisation of two draft position papers on “Strengthening the “Middle Class” and “The Digital Transformation…

EDS at the EPP Campaign Managers Meeting

EDS at the EPP Campaign Managers Meeting

Over the past days, Chairman Virgilio Falco and Secretary General Tomasz Kaniecki were in Zagreb participating in the EPP – European People’s Party Campaign Managers meeting which was hosted by HDZ – Hrvatska demokratska zajednica. EDS pledged to support EPP with ideas, content and manpower. We will also provide research and new energy to the biggest European political family. The new ad hoc Working Group on European Elections 2019 was presented during the meeting and we look forward to share our views for…

EDS at #RecuperemElSeny demonstration in Spain

EDS at #RecuperemElSeny demonstration in Spain

ES Nuestra organización siempre ha defendido el Estado de derecho y los derechos humanos como garantía de la democracia. Por eso hoy nuestro Presidente, Virgilio Falco, junto a nuestro Vice Presidente español, Carlo Angrisano, han acompañado a Nuevas Generaciones de España, con su Presidente, Diego Gago, y su Secretaria General, Reyes Fernández, en la manifestación #RecuperemElSeny por la unidad de España, convocada en Barcelona. El himno europeo ha cerrado la manifestación, pues defender la unidad de España es defender también el proyecto europeo….

Council Meeting, September 2017 // Cluj, Romania

Council Meeting, September 2017 // Cluj, Romania

For the first Council Meeting of the new working year 2017/18, EDS was warmly welcomed by RMKDM in Cluj Napoca, Romania. The event took place from 27 September to 1 October 2017. The topic was “Students for Minority Rights”.

Skills Training – Brussels, 2017

Skills Training – Brussels, 2017

For the second consecutive year, EDS organised the Skills Training Workshop in Brussels for all BullsEye Editors, Working Group Co-Chairs and members of the Social Media Team. The Skills Workshop was held at the EPP Headquarters. The programme started on Thursday and the participants were offered an insight into the work of the European Union on Transatlantic Relations with EPP Political Adviser Nathan Shepura. Mr Shepura discussed the current policy priorities of the EPP on…

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…