‘YES Europe’, standing for ’Youth Education Sports’ programme, is now officially recommended as the name for the successor of the EU’s exchange programmes by the Culture and Education (CULT) Committee of the European Parliament. This was one of the points agreed upon by the committee in their vote on 27th November. Moreover, in opposition to the initial European Commission proposal on ‘Erasmus for All’, the committee also wants sub-programmes to continue under their current names. This means that the European Parliamentarians support the sub-programmes of Erasmus, Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig, Youth in Action to continue under their current names and with separate funding.
On 9th October 2012 representatives of the main European political parties, gather in the European Parliament to show their commitment to the League of Young Voters. The League is an electoral platform that aims to engage young people in a dialogue with policy makers. In this way, youth will be provided with background information on the European Parliament elections of 2014. Likewise, young people will be adequately informed about the youth agendas of the different political parties. But they will also be able to voice their own concerns, such as participating in political debates. The League of Young Voters is being set up by the European Youth Forum and co-founded by Votewatch and the International Debate Education Association. Aiming at becoming the main electoral platform for young people in Europe, it will give youth the opportunity to become more active citizens.
Capacity building event for the League of Young Voters will take place from 31 January to 2 February 2013, in Brussels. During this event NYCs and INGYOs will get a chance to share, learn and build capacity in the various issues that concern election campaigns, activities and initiatives at local, national and European level.
MIJARC Europe is happy to give you the fourth and last edition of our quarterly magazine Info Europe for this year. This issue is focusing on youth citizenship in a European ageing society, the role of young people in society, importance of dialogue and understanding between different groups within society and how to contribute to intergenerational solidarity.Here you will find the news from Europe, experience of MIJARC Europe and its member movements – EiR Poland and KLJB Germany. By this issue we offer you a short interview with our secretariat – Ana Silva and Yordanka Petrova.
We also take the opportunity to show you a calendar of next upcoming activities in 2013 and to spread our Christmas wish to all our members, readers, partners, and friends!
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Vote at 16 Campaign Reaches New Heights of Support Across Europe
The pan-European campaign towards the adoption of Written Declaration 27 on lowering the voting age to 16 closed with the support of 177 Members of European Parliament on 13th December.
It is a notable success that such a number of Members of the European Parliament supported this initiative, calling on the Member States to lower the voting age to 16, strengthen civic education in schools, adapt teacher training and to foster cooperation with non-formal education providers.
More information find here!
The European Coordination JECI-MIEC (International Young Catholic Students – International Movement of Catholic Students) has the great pleasure to invite your organization to nominate candidates for the JECI-MIEC Training Session Equipping Young people for the Responsibilities of Tomorrow’s Europe, which is taking place in Maison St André, Peltre, France from 2nd – 9th March 2013 (including arrival and departure day).
The deadline for receiving the applications is the 31st December 2012.
How to apply find here!