Monday 23 november 2009: ARRIVAL DAY Today all the participants arrived in Barca! When I arrived in Barca after about 6 hours of trains, buses, one plane and two metro changes, I was quite disorientated: It was way warmer here than in Belgium, I still had my tshirt, sweater and thick coat on, so I was sweaty and alone, and […]
Wow, my first blog entry ever! This should be fun! Last Thursday, the Europe@MYDESK event started in The Hague, a beautiful city in the Netherlands. I arrived around noon at the Holland Spoor station, where Ruben (the former JEF-Leuven president) and Zane were waiting for me. We then drove straight to Albert Heijn, some kind of enormously popular Dutch supermarket. […]
The 9th of November JEF Leuven’s first activity took place! We celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, together with several of our JEF departments all over Europe! Our goal was not just to reminisce about Eastern Europe’s new found freedom, but also to point out that despite our progress, there are still many visa-restrictions that […]
JEF Gent celebrated, in cooperation with the Vlaamse Geschiedkundige Kring and Minos, the 20th birthday of one of the biggest events in European history: the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The popular newspaper Het Nieuwsblad made some promotion for this event.
In the run up of the European elections in June 2009, two of our board members at that time were interviewed by De Standaard, one of the main newspapers in Flanders. You can read the article about Ruben Loodts, former International officer of JEF Belgium and former SG of JEF Europe, and Elisabeth Velle, former JEF Belgium president, underneath. […]