EDS Study Mission in Tunisia

EDS Study Mission in Tunisia

Study mission in Tunisia/ 2nd – 5th November 2022 / The EDS delegation was pleased to be on a study mission to Tunisia from 2nd to 5th November, thanks to the Regional KAS office for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. The delegation was accompanied by Mr. Patrick Voller, Foreign Policy Adviser, European People ́s Party. Our team had the extraordinary opportunity to speak with experts, opposition leaders, ambassadors and young leaders about this amazing North African country and…

<strong>EDS statement regarding the increase of Member States’ budget in defence</strong>

EDS statement regarding the increase of Member States’ budget in defence

We, the European Democrat Students (EDS), after a detailed analysis of the evolution and characteristics of the budget of Member States, have observed a need to strengthen their military investment. Not only is the Russian invasion of Ukraine a wake-up call for EU security and defence policy makers and experts, but it is also a call for a stronger and more coordinated European defence policy. For instance, the High Representative of the European Union for…

EDS Skills Training 2022

EDS Skills Training 2022

EDS SKILLS TRAINING 2022 Event Report: EDS Skills Training 2022 Location:        San Marino Date:               23-25 September Organisation: EDS – GDC “Skills Training” The first EDS event after the election of the new bureau is the Skills Training which was organized by the EDS Bureau and the GDC in San Marino. During the event that took place from the 23rd to the 25th the  BullsEye Editorial Team, the Co-Chairs of the Working Group and the Social…

The Strongest EDS Presence at EPP Congress

The Strongest EDS Presence at EPP Congress

EDS took part in the EPP Congress with a large, active and committed delegation which brought energy, enthusiasm and new ideas to the event. The strong presence of so many young people from EDS was noticed by delegates and guests, received great feedback and uplifted the spirit of the event. The programme started with the EPP Political Assembly on 30 May, where Chairman Beppe Galea spoke on behalf of EDS and presented our activities over…

European Solidarity in Times of Crisis

European Solidarity in Times of Crisis

European Democrat Students held a unique Council Meeting and Study Mission in Krakow and Przemyśl, 19-22 May, hosted by SMD Poland and supported by KAS, TikTok and Alliance4Europe. This was possibly the most emotional event we’ve had, visiting the border of a country at war, which has been mercilessly attacked by Putin’s regime. EDS delegates witnessed the bravery and dignity of Ukrainian refugees – at this stage many more returning to Ukraine than leaving, despite…

A Historic EDS Winter University

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

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…