Debates and lectures

One wall, one fall, one Europe … and three voices

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To draw attention to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, JEF Leuven has not only organized a street action in which people were invited to tear down a symbolic wall, but also a debate on the ideological wall. This discussion took place on the 8th of December. Although the event didn’t draw a huge audience, the […]

International

Day 5 of the Intercultural dialogue seminar: Human Rights day

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Human  Rights day started terrible: I have finally caught the flu that has been going around in the group as well. It was incredibly difficult to get up on time to visit the Catalan Parliament. Since there wasn’t any time for breakfast either, I felt really weak all day long…  But being strenghtened by the tought that everybody was feeling […]

International

Day 2 of the Intercultural dialogue seminar

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INTRODUCTION DAY Alright! After a good night’s rest we were ready to start the seminar! Liga got us awake with a nice “engergizer”: Enthousiasticly shouting “GOOD MORNING” in our own language to each other got us redady for the introduction day.  We learned a bit about formal and informal learning before starting with a power brainstorming session. The power brainstorming is […]

International

Three days in The Hague

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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. […]

EU future

Europe, tear down this wall!

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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 […]

Europe

De Standaard – June 2009 (Nederlands)

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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.   […]