Notes from National Board Meeting 30th April 2017

This week’s YEM UK Meeting as ever covered a lot of ground! Chris our Europe at School Coordinator has completed an application for funding for a planned Model European Union event that we are hoping to hold in Bristol in October. And the meeting also signalled the closing of applications for those interested in being Read more about Notes from National Board Meeting 30th April 2017[…]

Notes on the French and British Elections

The result of the first round of the French Presidential election has provoked mixed feelings in YEM UK, but also a common sense of purpose, which relates both to France’s second round, and to the UK’s own General Election on June 8th. Firstly, we should say that we count in our membership a good many Read more about Notes on the French and British Elections[…]

Fighting for Academic Freedom

By Chris Powers, UK President Fighting for academic freedom as part of a truly ‘European’ network Many of you will have no doubt seen and heard about the passing of a bill in Hungary that has the effect of restricting its best higher education institution, the Central European University, from operating. Some of you will Read more about Fighting for Academic Freedom[…]

FC Report: Rome 2017

Escaping Brexit Britain for a few days, our representatives at the JEF Federal Committee in Rome made sure to make the most of their time, brandishing flags, voting for change and chatting with our continental friends. With all national JEF sections represented, the latest bi-annual statutory meeting took place in Italy’s historic capital, organised by Read more about FC Report: Rome 2017[…]

Europe in Space

By Liam McDonald, UK President Brexit may be the fashionable topic amongst fellow Europeans but I would like to talk about something different. I’d like to talk about space. About the wonder that is our solar system, our galaxy, our universe. As a former Physics student turned Mathematician (I know you might not think they Read more about Europe in Space[…]

Pigeon Chess: Why Arguing With the Brexit Brigade Just Won’t Work

By Anna Wilson, UK Communications Officer In an age of Brexit, the refugee crisis, “post truth” and sensationalist media, never has the term “pigeon chess” been more appropriate. Arguing with the irrational – as is now so often the case – is like attempting to play the game with a bird: no matter how clever Read more about Pigeon Chess: Why Arguing With the Brexit Brigade Just Won’t Work[…]

Civic Tech Seminar, Edinburgh

YEM UK was pleased to join our friends JEF Europe to host the first seminar of 2017, “Discovering Civic Tech” in Edinburgh! The 5-day event saw participants from all over Europe join local YEMers to discuss the pros and cons, challenges and future of technology and democracy in Europe. As part of a series of Read more about Civic Tech Seminar, Edinburgh[…]

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