A Historic EDS Winter University

Our annual Winter University which was held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 24 to 27 March and hosted by the Federation of Independent Student Societies (FISS Bulgaria). As the official student organisation of the European People’s Party (EPP) we were thrilled to host an event on the topic of “Prospects for European youth: centre-right unity for a secure and prosperous future.” The conference was attended by over 50 participants from more than 30 EDS member organisations,…

EDS Statement on Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in sovereign Ukraine

Today Russia has launched a full scale attack on independent Ukraine invading with troops and striking with missiles and bombs virtually all regions of the country, a scenario of our worst fears which now is tragically true. President Putin unleashed war on our continent without any real provocation, credibly excuse and on a friendly country. Russia has also launched massive hybrid attacks against Ukrainian internet infrastructure including DDOS attacks taking down essential services as well…

Unique Campaign Opportunity with Partit Nazzjonalista

Unique Campaign Opportunity with Partit Nazzjonalista

EDS is launching a unique opportunity for 4 young people to take part in the General Election campaign of Malta with Partit Nazzjonalista. The experience will involve living in Malta for 4 weeks, travelling around the country, learning about politics, communications and campaigning, meeting many young people and taking part in lots of exciting events, campaigns and initiatives. EDS has been approached by Partit Nazzjonalista to seek young people who are interested in politics and…

EDS statement on the political and language persecution in Catalan schools

Acknowledging that: 1. The Catalan regional government has been attempting to establish a language-based identity, trying to forcefully make a distinction between those that speak Catalan and those that speak Spanish. 2. Public education in Catalonia has purposely prevented Spanish from being the working language, it is currently taught as a foreign language. The study of Spanish history and cultures is also omitted in the academic cursus with the political intention of preventing students  from…

VC Iacovou represents EDS at the European Youth Forum

Vice-Chairman Iacovos Iacovou represented European Democrat Students at the first ever hybrid Council of Members of the European Youth Forum that took place last week  in Belgium.  EYF is the largest Youth Organisation on the globe as it represents 40 million young people directly and 150 million young people indirectly. European Democrat Students, which counts amongst the 61 International Youth Organisations of the Forum, and many National Youth Councils had a very productive Council as…

SecGen Ivan Botoucharov attends Conservative Party Conference (UK)

SecGen Ivan Botoucharov attends Conservative Party Conference (UK)

Secretary General Ivan Botoucharov attended the UK’s Conservative Party Conference where he took part in private meetings and a range of events to present the new leadership of EDS after this summer’s Annual Meeting, handout the latest BullsEye Magazine to UK leaders and commit to connecting young people from across Europe with the UK.  The Conference presented the policies and vision of the Conservative Party including  • Extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more…

EDS Skills Training 2021

EDS Skills Training 2021

Event Report: EDS Skills Training 2021 Location:        San Marino Date:               22-24 September Organisation: EDS – GDS “Skills Training” Over the past years, the official debating magazine of the European Democrat Students – BullsEye – has gone from strength to strength in providing a potent forum for centre-right students, politicians and figures from politics, academia, economy and society. To this end, the EDS Bureau invited the BullsEye Editorial Team to join them in San…

20 years ago: EDS sends letter to President Bush

20 years ago: EDS sends letter to President Bush

EDS has always worked in favour of the principles of Peace, Democracy, Liberty, Human Rights and International Co-operation. 20 years ago the world lost 3000 souls when hijacked planes rammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville on September 11, 2001. Today we remember. We are today publishing the letter our former Chairman Jacob Lund Nielsen had sent to the American President Geroge W. Bush when our organisation communicated its thoughts…

Chairman Galea and Secretary General Botoucharov represented EDS at the EPP Assembly

Chairman Galea and Secretary General Botoucharov represented EDS at the EPP Assembly

At the start of the working year Chairman Galea and Secretary General Botoucharov engaged in bilateral meetings with colleagues from the EPP Family and took part in the EPP Political Assembly. The Assembly was a platform for EDS to: + Present the new leadership of European Democrat Students after this summer’s Annual Meeting + Announce the next EDS events to the European People’s Party + Handout the latest BullsEye Magazine to European leaders and international…

EDS Summer University 2021 – Malta

EDS Summer University 2021 – Malta

Event Report: EDS Summer University 2021 Location:        St Julian, Malta Date:               14th-19th July Organisation: EDS – SDM After two years of pandemics, EDS organised its first in person meeting in St. Julian, Malta. The Summer University was attended by more than 40 delegates from our member organisations. Thanks to the Hybrid set-up, the Secretariat gave the opportunity to follow the events from 30 different European Countries. EDS organised this event in cooperation with…