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Discursive migration policies in Europe: Filling gaps against a dynamic current

Migration issues are possibly the most painstaking agenda items that any nation across Europe is facing at the moment.

With a global financial and labour-market crisis on our hands, along with elevated tensions in Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq etc., the stream of migrants trying to make way to a more prosperous and stable labour and living environment is swelling.

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Goed Gevoel – September 2011 (Nederlands)

Angelique Vandekerckhove talked about volunteer work and JEF with Goed Gevoel, a popular magazine in Flanders. You can read the serial on volunteering work HERE. Take care, a stylish profile picture has been added!

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The New Federalist – August 2011 (English & French)

Sarah Dejaegher, a JEF Belgium member active on different JEF levels, has written an article on the significance of myths in modern Europe. The article has been divided in two pieces, enjoy!   Both articles are also available in French: Part I  Part II The New Federalist, which is also available…

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JEF Sing-a-long: Lyrics to the ode to joy

If anyone ever wanted to sing along to the European anthem:

here is Friedrich von Schiller’s original german poem, which was adapted by Beethoven for use in the fourth movement of his 9th symphony. In 1972, the council of Europe elected Beethoven’s ode to joy as the European hymnn. In 1985, the European council decided to use it as the “official” European anthem.

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Berlin Seminar May 2011

Finally, my first JEF seminar! So definitely something to look forward to, certainly with a title like “Europe, the day after tomorrow”…                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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ex]change Youth Exchange in Kiev

The exchange in Kiev was a once in a life time experience. It was my first exchange with JEF,  so I didn’t know what to expect. Sunday When we arrived at the first venue I was surprised. The place looked like one where kids come camping in the summer.The accommodation and the…

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European Council – February 2011 (Nederlands)

JEF Gent organised their first simulation of the European Council in February 2011 and managed to welcome President Herman Van Rompuy himself for an introduction speech at the opening reception. Also the media team of the European Council travelled to Ghent and made a nice video report about it. You…

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De Standaard – December 2010 (Nederlands)

A column by Lorin Parys in De Standaard, one of the biggest quality newspapers of Belgium, written after participating in the speeddating debate of JEF Leuven. During a speeddating debate, participants get the chance to talk with an expert/politician/journalist/… on a certain topic for a short time before switching to another…

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