Preserving the Fire

Preserving the Fire

We were honoured to attend the WU Ball at the Viennese Imperial Palace, a tradition that dates back to our founding which took place at this fantastic event in 1961. Chairman Carlo Giacomo Angrisano Girauta reminded us of Gustaf Mahler’s words, “Tradition is not the worship of the ashes, but the preservation of the fire”, which the participants took to heart and implemented during the event as well as in our plans for the working…

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

– One in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence from the age of 15 years old; – 5% have been victims of rape; – Nearly all victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation within the EU are women and girls; – 55% of European women (103 million) suffered harassment – in particular 8% (34 million) were victims of stalking; – 43% suffered psychological violence from a partner; – 22% suffered violence from a partner…

EDS Meet Senior European Politicians

European Democrat Students took part in the European People’s Party Congress and met a number of high-profile politicians. For the first time the entire Council of EDS was able to attend the EPP Congress, thanks to the efforts of Chairman Carlo Giacomo Angrisano Girauta and Secretary General Beppe Galea. The participants had the opportunity to take part in all activities, hear all speeches and view the elections of the new EPP leadership. The accommodation, catering…

Council Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia

Council Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia

The first Council Meeting of the working year was held in Zagreb, Croatia from 17th to 21st of November. It was a great success that the entire EDS Council attending the EPP Congress where EDS had a first hand opportunity to connect with respected members of our mother organisation.  Hrvatska akademska zajednica and EDS organised this large scale event under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, with support of 6 government establishments and with the help of six sponsors and the EPP group. The main…

Newly elected EDS leadership meets EPP chairs

Newly elected EDS leadership meets EPP chairs

Mr. Angrisano Girauta and Mr. Daul have had a meaningful and productive discussion on the future of young people and the importance of EDS in Europe After the elections that were held in August in Bucharest, newly elected Chairman of European Democrat Students Carlo Giacomo Angrisano Girauta, with associates Executive Officer Francesco Sismosdini and Honorary Chairman Virgilio Falco, held a conversation with European People’s Party President Mr. Joseph Daul. On the margins of conversations about…

18 years ago: EDS sends letter to President Bush

18 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. 18 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…

We stand united with the British people

We stand united with the British people

We, the European Democrat Students, are deeply concerned with the latest developments in the UK where Parliament will be suspended for a period of more than a month. As an organisation that has fought for democracy and the Rule of Law since 1961, we regret to see that the basics of democracy are undermined in one of the oldest liberal and constitutional democracies in the world. We hope that this action, which has been condemned…

Summer University in Bucharest

Summer University in Bucharest

The Summer University was organised to close the current working year and to also to hold the Bureau elections. We chose the city of Bucharest because of its ties with the idea of the name of this event “The Future of Europe after the Elections”. The main sponsors of the event were EPP, KAS, RMDSZ and MIERT. The exact dates of this event were from Wednesday 31st July until Sunday 4th  August. During these four…

Caja Politica

Caja Politica

For the second time in arow now, EDS decided to hold a study mission on the other side of the Atlantic. This year we again returned to Ecuador for the second round of Caja Politica. With a delegation from EDS and participants from all over Latin America we had fruitful debates, exchanged views and ideas and had great cultural exchanges. During the 6 day trip the participants attended events both in Guayaquil and in Quito, there were many interesting speakers such as…

Council Meeting in Tirana

Council Meeting in Tirana

Our spring Council Meeting was held in Tirana, Albania from the 9th to the 12th of May under the theme “The Fight Against Corruption and the Road to Prosperity in the Western Balkans”. Our friends from Albania FRPD became members in EDS at the Winter University in February, and it was our great pleasure to be hosted by them so soon and welcome them into our family. In Tirana we had the great pleasure to be welcomed by Belind Kellici the chairman…