Free Pastor Ewan Mawarire

Free Pastor Ewan Mawarire

“Every citizen has to understand that the highest form of national duty is to defend one’s own country when it is in trouble. That’s what I will go back to do. I must fight for the future of my children.” These were the words of Pastor Ewan Mawarire when asked in our latest edition of BullsEye on whether he wanted to return to his Zimbabwe from where he had to flee to escape persecution by the dictatorial…

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…

EDS Centre-right Academy 2016

EDS Centre-right Academy 2016

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Date: 12nd – 15th May 2016 The very first Centre-Right Academy of EDS was hosted by SO HSS Croatia from the 12th to 15th May 2016 in Zagreb. The Academy pursued two principal goals: first, it focused on the communication of the values and policies of the centre-right political family to participants. Secondly, it emphasised the development of skills and knowledge needed for effective leadership and increasing youth political participation in communities….

EDS Council Meeting – London, 2016

EDS Council Meeting – London, 2016

Location: London, United Kingdom Date: 20th-24th April 2016 “The Rise of Populism: its Cause and Implications for the European Project” The fourth Council Meeting of the working year was held from 20th to 24th April 2016 in London under the theme: “The Rise of Populism: its Cause and Implications for the European Project”. In light of the imminent EU referendum in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016, EDS considered it of pivotal symbolic importance…

EDS Winter University 2016

EDS Winter University 2016

Location: Berlin, Germany Date: 23rd – 28th February 2016 Organisation: RCDS Germany “Europe 2030 – United We Stand” In recent years, the European Union has faced some of the toughest challenges since its inception, ranging from new security threats from an aggressive Russia and the rise of terrorism, to inadequate migration policies, nationalist sentiments and economic disturbances. The need to defend the European project and the values it represents has become more vital than ever….