Media

JEF’s Peter Oomsels on Euronews

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Peter Oomsels

Peter Oomsels, the former president of JEF Belgium, now vice president of the Young European Federalists, has appeared on The Network TV show on EuroNews to debate why it is important to vote in the next European election, and how the new parliament will be instrumental in choosing the new European Commission president. He also spoke about how to increase voter participation […]

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NOT Welcomed

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Once Upon A Time… Starting January 1st, 2014 the UK fully liberalized the working restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians. Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union in 2007. Since then, they have been able to work in the UK under certain circumstances: employees had to apply for a “registration certificate”, but these restrictions have been lifted. Approximately 10, 000 arrivals […]

JEF Cross Border Network

Cross Border Seminar in Lille: Borders Have Been Broken

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The second Cross-Border seminar took place from the 8th till the 10th of November 2013 in Lille. The subject “nationalism and populism as a dangerous path for Europe” was promising and the expectations were high. Arriving together with the other participants, we knew this was the moment … borders had to be broken this weekend. The seminar started with an information moment […]

JEF Cross Border Network

Second Cross Border Seminar Through Simona’s Eyes

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On Friday, November 8th, I found myself sitting in a train heading to Lille, France as a representative of JEF-Liège. Expectations, excitement, worries, feelings of unknown, maybe a bit of fear was crossing my mind when I was dragging my luggage through rainy Lille, passing magnificent Le Palais des Beaux-Arts. After asking eight strangers on the street, challenging my (poor) map […]

International

Skopje – Training for Trainers

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Na een korte nacht, een vlotte vlucht met een niet nader genoemde Sloveense maatschappij en een ‘Balkanese’ hamburger ter versteviging van de maag trokken Cédric en ik meteen naar Skopje downtown. Daar werden we verrast op een groot aantal neon belichte bombastische standbeelden en verschillende ‘historische’ gebouwen van maar liefst drie jaar oud (*sarcasme*). Gelukkig deed de gezellige en eeuwenoude […]

Europe

Victory in debate contest for Young European Federalists: Austerity or solidarity as the way out of the crisis?

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During the YO!Fest2013 in Brussels, the Young European Federalists participated in a debate contest to discuss about austerity and solidarity in Europe as strategies to battle the crisis. We faced our friends from LYMEC (European Liberal Youth), FYEG (Federation of Young European Greens), YEPP (Youth of the European People’s Party), YES (Young European Socialists), and EFAY (European Free Alliance Youth) […]

Debates and lectures

Special Report: JEF Belgium Training Days 2013

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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 Belgium organized the third edition of its “Training Days” in […]

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 […]