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Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day that marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration and death camp of Nazi Germany, 75 years ago. Since the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was established by the United Nations in 2006, it serves as a reminder to honor the memory of six million Jews murdered during the… » read more

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On Saturday 24th of August, the Kadiköy district governorate of Istanbul banned the third edition of the “Queer Olympix”, a pro-LGBTI+ sporting event. The authorities stated the need to prevent possible crimes, to protect public health, public order and public morality as official reasons for the ban. This is the first time ever this event… » read more

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On Thursday 1st of August, an 18 year-old woman was allegedly raped by a group of six men between 18 and 36 years-old in Bilbao, Spain. They raped her, they threw 17€ on her, and left her alone. On Monday 5th of August, it was announced that two of them are going to prison while… » read more

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#erwg #equalrights #erwgisback #equalrightsnews #pride WHY PRIDE IS STILL IMPORTANT Pride means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it’s a time to take to the streets, put on far too much glitter, and come together in celebration. For others, it represents a period of reflection; a period when we… » read more

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Exactly 30 years ago on this day, in the heart of Beijing, in a square named after The Gate of Heavenly Peace (or “Tiananmen” in Mandarin Chinese), the morning was anything but peaceful   Machine gun fire rang out as heavily armed troops supported by tanks and armoured personnel carriers drove into crowds of unarmed… » read more

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This week we are all called, as European citizens, to elect our next European Parliament. AEGEE has done a lot this year connected to the upcoming elections. We advocated for our generation to make a change and vote, we reached thousands of young people to help them understand better how the European Union works and… » read more

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By: Jeroen Willemsen, Youth Development Working Group Graphic: Public Relations Committee of AEGEE-Europe We volunteer because it makes a difference. To celebrate the work of volunteers around the globe, the United Nations General Assembly mandated the International Volunteer Day (IVD) to be held each year on the 5th of December. A day on which we… » read more

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By Antonia von Richthofen, Policy Officer ERWG This Friday, November 9th, marks a special day, a strong reminder of how pressing certain political issues are still today: at the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism, we, as AEGEE-Europe, stand up together and raise our voices against all means of hate, fascism, racism, and sexism. United… » read more

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More than two decades ago, the commencement of the Maastricht Treaty was a defining moment in European history and important step towards building the EU as we know it today. Yet, the 25th anniversary has been overshadowed by the EU’s wave of problems and a lack in European citizenship. It seems to be high time… » read more

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#YouthDay #SafeSpaces4Youth International Youth Day 2018: Let’s create safe spaces By Desireé van Langen Today, on the 12th of August 2018, we celebrate International Youth Day. This year’s edition focuses on the importance of safe spaces. A safe space means an environment in which young people can be themselves. This includes for example feeling welcome… » read more

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By Viola Bianchetti. AEGEE-Europe regrets to witness the possible shut down of gender studies programs in Hungary, an attack to the right to free education and even to the freedom of expression. AEGEE-Europe stands for the liberty of each individual to pursue their education following their interests and passion, and to develop their personality at… » read more

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