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…

Skills Training in Brussels

Skills Training in Brussels

To keep in line with our yearly tradition, EDS organised the Skills Training Workshop in Brussels for all the Co-Chairs of our Permanent Working Groups and the BullsEye Editorial Team. The Skills Workshop was held at the EPP Headquarters from 6th – 7th September. The Bureau was also present and held its second Bureau Meeting of the working year 2017/18. The Co-chairs from all our four Working Groups were trained on how to write motions…

EPP Political Assembly

EPP Political Assembly

EDS took part in the EPP Political Assembly As usually, EDS as an official student organization of EPP, is continuously increasing its presence within the EPP family on the EPP Political Assembly which this time took place in Brussels on 6th-7th September. The re-elected EDS President Virgilio Falco and the newly appointed Secretary General Sara Juriks presented our newly-elected Executive Bureau members and our plans for the upcoming months. The assembly focused on the current…

Summer University in Genova 2018

Summer University in Genova 2018

The Summer University of the working year 2017/18 was held from July 25th to July 29th in Genova, Italy under the theme: “Europe. Land of creativity, innovation and unity”, which attracted more than 100 participants from across the world. EDS was friendly welcomed in Genova, Italy by its member organisation StudiCentro. During the event young people from all over the Europe and guests from Latin America had the opportunity to meet and to speak with…

Centre Right Academy in Zagreb 2018

Centre Right Academy in Zagreb 2018

For the third consecutive year, EDS, together with the Hanns Seidel foundation and Croatian Academic Union (HAZ) organized the Centre Right Academy in Zagreb. It has become a beloved tradition and this year was not going to be any different. The main goal of the CRA is always to have a more interactive academy, where we focus more on workshops and teaching, rather than specific policy creation, which we develop during the Council Meetings. We…