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Appel à participants JEF Belgique Training Days

[Nederlands] [English] JEF Belgique ouvre les inscriptions à ses ‘Training Days’ qui se dérouleront à Namur du 28 février au 2 mars 2014! Postule ICI pour les Training Days de JEF Belgique! 2014 sera une importante année pour la Belgique, pour l’Union Européenne et surtout pour nous, les citoyens. Avec trois élections…

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Austerity or solidarity as the way out of the crisis? Opening speech by Young European Federalists

(This is an extended version of the speech that was delivered by the Young European Federalists debate team at the YO!fest 2013 Debate Contest in Brussels. After three rounds of debate, the audience and the independent jury decided that we won the contest) Dear friends, We are glad to join…

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Ventotene: Give Shape to Europe!

Ventotene, Italy – 1 to 6 September – Application deadline: 22nd June The “Altiero Spinelli” Institute for Federalist Studies has been organizing an international seminar on the island of Ventotene since 30 years. This island off the Italian coast, was the place where Altiero Spinelli, author of the Federalist Ventotene Manifesto, was imprisoned during…

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Special Report: JEF Belgium Training Days 2013

JEF Brussels member Hamza Serry-Senhaji, our new regular columnist, has written an action-packed report for all those who have missed two life-changing days with a group of enthusiastic European federalists. Curious about how it unfolded? Read on. The JEF Belgium Training Days On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of March, JEF…

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Call for participants JEF Belgium Training Days

JEF Belgium has opened the call for its Training Days taking place in Brussels from 9 to 10 March 2013! Don’t hesitate to apply HERE for the JEF Belgium Training Days! The evolution of the European Union is always on-going, always moving closer or further away from how different groups of citizens…

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On the State of the European Union and a new thinking for Europe.

Wednesday 12th of September, world’s media  turned to Europe, as it was announced as Super Wednesday for the European Union. Despite fears  that it might run poorly somewhere, Europe came unscathed out of this challenging day. The German Constitutional Court judges approved the European Stability Mechanism; pro-European parties won the…

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Young European Peers

European federalism? How to imagine that? What about: 35 young people, from 7 different countries, 11 days together, in one of the main cities of Europe: Berlin.

Sounds good, no?

Thanks to the help of the Ghent local section of JEF, I was able to apply for Youth in Action, a programme of the EU which gives grants to youth initiatives, together with six people from several countries around Europe. Norway, Luxembourg, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Armenia, Belgium, Greece and Germany, where the project was held. Each country delegation had one mentor, one of us, the organising team, and four participants. Everybody, including the mentors, was older than 16 and younger than 20!

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