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Report: JEF Ghent Simulation of the European Council

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When the current board of JEF Ghent got elected, one of the main goals was to organise a simulation of the European Council. Months of preparation finally accummulated in two days. One day of simulating the European Council, preceded by an evening reception on March 15th. After a short introduction on JEF Ghent by our president Laura Corbett, the “getting-to-know-each-other” […]

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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 […]

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Destination Europe!

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Between the 4th and the 8th of February, 49 students got the opportunity to participate in a trip « destination Europe », organised by the European Movement Belgium, in collaboration with JEF Belgium. The trip has been subsidized by 2 Belgian Members of European Parliament (MEPs): Anne Delvaux and Bart Staes. Besides an educational purpose, these 4 days have also been a personal experience, […]

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The first cross border seminar on the Eurocrisis and European solidarity

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About a year ago the JEF Cross border network was launched.  The JEF sections of Belgium, Maastricht, Leiden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Luxemburg and Lille all found common ground and started to plan the seminar on the Euro crisis and European solidarity. Even upon arriving at the hostel in Maastricht, the fatigue was already visible on the faces of the organization team. If […]

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Young European Peers

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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 […]

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The Ventotene Files – II. Peace today in a Globalized World

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Every year at the end of the summer, federalists gather on the beautiful island of Ventotene to discuss federalism to the bone. Last week, the 29th edition of the Ventotene seminar was organized by the Spinelli Institute under the title:  “Federalism: from Europe to the World”. The entire week was devoted to a grounded discussion of European federalism on the very soil […]