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The New Federalist – August 2011 (English & French)

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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 in French, German and Italian, has contributors, translators and readers from […]

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

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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 […]

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Berlin Seminar May 2011

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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

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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 food weren’t that good but the company was really nice. […]

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De Standaard – December 2010 (Nederlands)

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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 table.

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Monday “Discovery Day”

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Monday the 22th was “Discovery Day”, meaning we got an introduction on the Gender theme, given by Katja, a Phd student from Tajikistan but living and working in Switzerland on Gender. She started by saying that “the more you know and read about gender, the more you will get confused” and so she got my attention right away! So if I recall right, […]