News from the Network

Europe+ members work in diverse aspects of civil society representation within Europe. Below you can find updates of work from individual organisations across the network, including job opportunities.

August 2015


ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): Extraordinary opportunity! Build active citizenship in Europe with ALDA.

European Disability Forum: We are in Geneva for the final dialogue between the EU and the UN Committee on how the EU implements the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Mouvement Européen-France: Les Grands Oraux des Eurodéputés, Cycle 2 : « Après les élections européennes, continuer le rapprochement » / Lancement en septembre 2015

European Movement Latvia: Lasi EKL ZIņu Lapu NR17! EML Newsletter NR17 is out!

European Women’s Lobby: AGORA welcoming & fundraising party in Brussels – Thursday 03.09.2015 .

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): Still on ‪holidays‬? Here’s your ‪‎summer reading‬ for August to keep abreast of the last updates on EU ‪migration‬ policy, upcoming ‪‎events‬ & ‪training‬ opportunities.

European Public Health Alliance: Our Panel hosting Ministries for Health Representatives is growing! Join the debate on Policy Coherence at the 6th EPHA Annual Conference, 2–3 September.

Bridging Europe: Dimitris Rapidis interviewed for Portuguese newspaper Público on political developments in ‪‎Greece‬ towards snap elections.

Democracy International: 1695 people across Europe demand cleaner politics in the EU. Thank you to everybody who participated in our political action.

Euroepan Movement Germany: im Sommer, wenn’s überall etwas ruhiger zugeht, kann man sich doch mal mit Muße Gedanken machen, welche großartigen Frauen man so kennt, oder? Vorschläge für die nächste “Frau Europas” bitte an uns.

European Alternatives: We’re looking for a network manager to join our team.

European Volunteer Centre: Lisbon European Volunteering Capital 2015. Apply to have a stall at the volunteering market.


July 2015
European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): Are you an NGO struggling with ‪‎fundraising‬ and ‪‎EU Funding‬ applications? Download ECAS’ 2015 European Funding for the Non-Profit Sector now.

ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): Read the ALDA statement on the Srebrenica genocide.

Erasmus Student Network: We are proud to release the Annual Report of the Erasmus Student Network for the academic year 2014/2015!


European Youth Forum: Young Europeans today face many challenges, but what is the biggest? The European Youth Forum is conducting a survey to find out!

Democracy International: VIDEO The cut-together of our annual conference: “Global democracy development – between dream and trauma”.

European Movement Germany: Find out about the Women of Europe Awards.

European Public Health Alliance: [EHN-EPHA Joint Press Release] European Parliament safeguards health in TTIP, says No to ‘business as usual’ ISDS

European Movement International: In Search of a Vision for Europe by our Sec.Gen Petros Fassolas.

European Movement in Serbia: EMiNS Secretary General Ms. Maja Bobić meets Angela Merkel.

European Alternatives: Don’t sell the sea, defence the sea!

CEV – European Volunteer Centre: Survey on Volunteer Motivation.

European Disability Forum: EDF President, Yannis Vardakastanis, speaks at EuradioNantes about what the EU is doing and should do more for persons with disabilities. We specifically call for the European Accessibility Act! (19’26”).

European Youth Forum: Facts on Youth (Un)Employment.

ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): Read the Statement of ALDA about the migration policy of the EU and the quotas of immigrants.

Young European Federalists [JEF]: Democracy Summer School photos.

European Movement International: Open letter to the people of Greece.

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): ECAS calls for an enhanced participation of civil society actors in the democratization process in the ENP countries.

June 2015


ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): Launching Conference of ‪the ‎LADDER project‬ – “Empowering and engaging citizens in global issues”.

ISCA – International Sport and Culture Association: Take action and register as a MOVE Agent for MOVE Week 2015.
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European Women’s Lobby: Ask your MEP to support the FEMM/Noichl report and call for an EU Strategy on equality between women and men!

European Youth Forum: We want to hear from YOU! What do you think about the European Youth Forum, our campaigns, activities and communication? Please complete our short survey analysing our reputation and awareness, so that we can ensure our activities and campaigns have the strongest possible impact.

May 2015


European Movement International: Study with the EMI Training Academy this summer.

European Movement Germany: Weekly Round-up | week ending 22/05/2015

Union of European Federalists: There’s still some time to apply to the Ventotene International Seminar on Federalism – deadline 31st May! 150 participants, 60 hours of training & debates, 30 speakers – a unique experience of Federalist studies! Don’t miss the chance!

European Women’s Lobby‎: 20 years after the Beijing Platform for Action we focus this month on the theme ‘Women & the Media” Read about the remaining challenges in the ‪#‎EU‬ here.

Democracy International: Event 16/06: “The European Citizens’ Initiative and the Promise of Participatory Democracy”

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): Assya Kavrakova, Director of ECAS, features on the EESC – European Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group May newsletter on the need to reform the ECI following the ECI DAY 2015. The message is clear: “It is now or never”.

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): EUCIS-LLL Annual Conference ‪#‎LifeLong‬ ‪#‎Learning‬ “Paving the way for learning and qualifications”. High level speakers, workshops, in a beautiful environment to make our work even more efficient: Register now!

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum: In 2015 we celebrate 30 Years of AEGEE. As part of the celebrations a conference was held in May in Brussels, Belgium. Check out this video to see what was addressed by Tibor Navracsics, the commissioner on Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

The Union of European Federalists: Following yesterday’s UK General Election, UEF Secretary-General Paolo Vacca shares his thoughts on the future of the UK.

European Movement International: New British government has a unique opportunity to reposition Britain as an engaged and leading member of the European Union – Press

European Movement Serbia: Celebrating EuropeDay 2015

European Women’s Lobby: 20 years after the Beijing Platform for Action we focus this month on the theme ‘Women & the Media” Read about the remaining challenges in the ‪EU‬

European Disability Forum: The Digital Single Market Strategy was released but accessibility was missing. EDF will advocate for a future Digital Single Market that is inclusive to all citizens. Read more on EDF’s website:

European Youth Forum: Photos from Yo!Fest 2015

Erasmus Student Network: Social Erasmus week – Check the calendar to see how ESN sections are motivated to make a positive social impact in their countries

ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): The Closing Conference IPA Montenegro project – Local Coalitions for Community Development

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum: Position Paper in Youth Participation in Democratic Processes
CEV – European Volunteer Centre: Spring 2015 CEV Capacity Building Conference PICK AND MIX photos in Zadar

April 2015
Erasmus Student Network: meet the new Board of Erasmus Student Network 2015-2016.

European Youth Fourm: apply to be the European Youth Forum’s new Head of Policy and Advocacy before 3rd May:

Association Européenne pour la Défense des droits de l’Homme-AEDH: [AEDH Press release] “Basta! The criminal cynicism of the European Union”

European Public Health Alliance: EPHA IS SEEKING a highly motivated and proactive COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA PROFESSIONAL to lead its communications work.

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): read our Storify “ECI Day: Review, Renew, Reset!

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): Do you know what EUCIS-LLL offers to its members? For more information about the platform and the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact EUCIS-LLL Secretariat at

CEV – European Volunteer Centre: The CEV Annual Report 2014 is now published- read and download it here.

Association Européenne pour la Défense des droits de l’Homme-AEDH: fact sheet on the main references of the EU legislative framework on economic and social rights of migrants and their perspectives.

Association Européenne pour la Défense des droits de l’Homme-AEDH: [Joint Press release] The European trade secrets directive is a threat to our liberties !

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): EUCIS-LLL is organising its annual conference ‪‎LifelongLearning‬ -Paving the way for learning and qualifications, to take place on 16 June in Luxembourg.

European Federalists: Check out our newly created booklet summarising the Union of European Federalists’ goals, achievements and policy proposals.

European Alternatives: Exciting news: you can now register for our event on the 10-11th of April in Rome, Changing Europe from Within.

European Youth Forum: is very excited for the upcoming European Youth Work Convention 2015 27-30 April

Association Européenne pour la Défense des droits de l’Homme-AEDH: is organising an event on TTIP and its effects on fundamental rights this Friday 10 April in Brussels. Download the programme and register.

Democracy International: Support our campaign to save the European Citzens’ Initiative. Are you going to help to achieve the 100 per cent? For more, please see here.

ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): ALDA sets up an annual scholarship! Please find more information here.

Erasmus Student Network: No more explanation needed. A video is worth a million words. Watch the real-life experiences of students spending their exchange at ESN KJF in Hungary.

European Women’s Lobby: In April we focus on Women and Health! Have a look at our article on the European Charter for Health Equity signed by the EWL in 2011! ‪

Young European Federalists [JEF]: Already more than 500 views after the first day, the ‪‎DemAlert‬ app pinpoints added and positive feedback given – cherished and praised initiative by many Human Right’s Activists, MEPs and our partners!

European Disability Forum: The disability movement met the UN Committee in Geneva and presented its Alternative Report raising its concerns about how the EU implements the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Find out more.

European Public Health Alliance: [EPHA Newsletter] Searching for Europe’s ’added value’ for health.

Mouvement Européen-France: Le ME-F, en partenariat avec Touteleurope Ue et le Le Huffington Post , vous invite, en vue de la ‪#‎COP‬ 21 et dans le cadre de l’Année européenne pour le ‪‎développement‬, à l’Assemblée nationale pour la conférence COP 21: quel leadership pour la France ?

Young European Federalists (JEF Europe): adopt new resolutions calling for a European Convention and immediate integration measures that can be carried out prior to treaty changes.

March 2015


Association Européenne pour la Défense des droits de l’Homme-AEDH: What are the latest news on ‪#‎humanrights‬ ? Read our Spring 2015 ‪‎Newsletter‬ to find out!

ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): Job opportunity – Evaluator for LADDER project needed! Deadline for applications: 8 April 2015.

European Movement International: Job Opportunity – Finance and Administration Officer

European Youth Forum: NEW ‪YouthPolicyWatch‬!

Mouvement Européen France: Rapport‬ d’activité 2014 du ME-F

CEV – European Volunteer Centre: The CEV Seminar on Volunteer Measurement in Europe REPORT is now online.

European Public Health Alliance: [Save the date] EPHA 6th Annual Conference, 2-3 September, Brussels | 10 years of ‘Health in all Policies’ – EU Rhetoric or Reality in 2015? | Early-bird registration

European Public Health Alliance: Europe is the world’s heaviest drinking region. Alcohol abuse constitutes a major public health problem that inflicts large-scale socio-economic damage. Addressing alcohol-related harm is crucial to reduce health inequalities. Check our joint open letter on the EU Alcohol Strategy.

ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): Ready to go on holiday with ALDA? On 15th April we will finally discover which will be the lucky winners! Try your luck! Don’t miss the opportunity to be among them!

European Alternatives: Attention media-freedom-fighters: In 2014 European Alternatives ran a European Citizens Initiative on media freedom which has led to the creation of the NGO European Initiative for Media Pluralism. At the end of this month, we wil organize a session in the European Parliament to present the Media Pluralism Monitor, a monitoring tool that would empower European institutions to issue warnings on those countries where media freedom is most at risk.

CEV European Volunteer Centre: Here is the new EVEN Presentation Video.

European Youth Forum: Everyone has a story to tell regardless of their age, background, or condition. The ‪#‎digital‬ story telling workshop wants you to share your personal story about your involvement in ‪#‎youthorganisations‬!

European Network Against Racism (ENAR): European Action Week Against Racism starts this weekend! Check out events across Europe on this event map by European Action Week Against Racism

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): EUCIS-LLL is a partner of the “GR-EAT” project that aims to support young volunteers having their voluntary experience better recognised by employers. You can help them to better support young volunteers by taking the survey.

ISCA – International Sport and Culture Association: 32 countries – 1 goal! What’s your MOVE?

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): Do you want to know more about European funding opportunties but you don’t know where to start from? ECAS is pleased to announce that its 2015 Funding Guide for the Non-Profit Sector will soon be published.

European Alternatives: Job post: we are looking for a graphic designer.

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): EUCIS-LLL is carrying out research among HR staff and those resposible for recruitment, in order to find out about employers’ needs and expectations regarding the recognition of non-formal and informal learning. Participate.

European Citizen Action Service: ECAS newsletter is out! Check out the latest news on migration and civic engagement in Europe!

European Movement International: The next EMI Briefing will take place in Brussels on Wednesday 18 March 2015 with Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič. Sign up today!

European Women’s Lobby: The threat to remove the Maternity Leave Directive from the legislative process is serious as it negates Europe’s rhetoric on its commitment to ‪genderequality‬ & effective work-life balance for women and men in Europe.

Le Mouvement Européen-France: Recherche dans le cadre d’un ‪stage‬ conventionné, un(e) ‪stagiaire‬ Assistant(e) de ‪Communication‬ à partir du 1er avril 2015 et pour une durée minimum de 3 mois (préférence pour 6 mois) à ‪Paris‬ (2ème).

Erasmus Student Network: Did you know you can do an Erasmus+ exchange twice? Go abroad and get professional experience!

European Youth Forum: 20 cities from right across Europe are battling it out to be European Youth Capital 2018 – find out who’s in the running and all the details on the application process.

European Alternaives: EA Director, Lorenzo Marsili, writing for openDemocracy’s Can Europe Make it?: “When institutions begin to fail systemically, they are ultimately replaced or implode. It is up to our collective political agency to anticipate and guide this process.”

European Movement Germany: A look back at the NGO Forum in Riga to the increased involvement of civil society in the EU decision-making processes. Article 11 TEU and participatory democracy.

SOLIDAR: Newly announced European Agenda on ‪#EU Migration: SOLIDAR calls for solidarity & respect of human rights to be at the heart! Read.

European Citizen Action Service: Interested in ‪‎ECIs‬? ECAS attended the hearing at the European Parliament last week. Here’s a summary of the event.

ISCA – International Sport and Culture Association: We are pleased to invite you to the first MOVING Age conference in the beautiful city of Gent, Belgium, from 30 April-2 May 2015. The conference is open to all entities from inside and outside the sport-sector with an interest in promoting physical activity and sport among elderly people.

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum: Yesterday Election Observation Project in AEGEE had a delegation of 22 young Europeans observing the Estonian Riigikogu elections. Read more about the observations made here.

February 2015


European Disability Forum: European Economic Strategy fails to include European citizens with disabilities.

International Sport and Culture Asociation: ISCA calls for applicants! We are currently looking for 2 volunteers to join the team in Copenhagen for a period of 12 months starting 1 September 2015. Deadline for applications is 29 March 2015.

European Youth Forum: We’re looking for a new Policy Officer. Deadline is 8 March.

European Public Health Alliance: Two job vacancies at the EPHA Secretariat in Brussels. Project Manager and Policy Officer.

ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agencies): We are very proud to announce that our LDA Kosovo is fully operational again, after one-year break.

ISCA – International Sport and Culture Association: Registration open for winter sport for all festival in Serbia, organised by ISCA member Asocijacija Sport za sve Srbije-Association Sport for all Serbia.

European Women’s Lobby: Norway is a true pioneer for gender equality in decision-making! The first country to introduce binding legislation relating to women on boards, find out what others can learn from Norway – and what still needs to be done.

Bridging Europe: Dimitris Rapidis, Director of Bridging Europe discussed with journalist Irene Savio from Newsweek en Español on the consequences of austerity, tax evasion, and the wrongdoings of privatization policy in ‪#‎Greece‬.

SOLIDAR: SOLIDAR is recruiting a Finance and Administration Manager, full time.

European Federalists: From now on Paolo Vacca, our Secretary-General, will be sharing his thoughts and ideas for a united and federal Europe in his brand new blog on EurActiv.

Mouvement Européen-France: Savez-vous que une fois par mois le ‪#‎ME‬-F envoie une newsletter appelée le « ‪#‎Rézo‬ » à l’ensemble de ses adhérents ?

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): Check out our new press release ‪#‎Education‬ Matters!

Democracy International: “Reform the European Citizens’ Initiative before it dies” – this is our motivation to keep alive the only instrument of direct democracy at transnational level. Read our proposals for ECI reform ahead of the public hearing on the revision of the ECI, to take place in the European Parliament next Thursday, 26 February.

European Youth Forum: We are gearing up for the YO!Fest 2015. Our annual festival will take place on the 6th of May 2015, on the Esplanade of the European Parliament, in ‪#‎Brussels‬!

European Alternatives: The economic policies imposed on Greece are not in the interests of the larger part of the European population, and they are ultimately disastrous for everyone but a few investors. Read more.

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): The report of the Digital Democracy in the EU is now available together with the presentations of the speakers and other materia.

SOLIDAR: SOLIDAR welcomed the Trade Union Network on Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Migrants (RSMMS) to Brussels.

European Women’s Lobby: Have you heard about our latest report on women on boards yet? To see what all the fuss is about, come and join us at our LAUNCH EVENT of ‘Cracks in the glass ceiling or just a trick of the light?’ on Tuesday 24th February.

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): Our new position paper on “Why ‪‎Education‬ should be excluded from ‪‎TTIP‬” is out now!

Bridging Europe: Writing Off Greece’s Debt: How much German & French Taxpayers would Lose?

European Youth Forum: The ‪‎VisaDirective‬ should include ‪‎volunteers‬ and ‎pupils‬ for more mobility in ‪‎Europe‬.

European Movement International: Greek debt crisis: Deal at Eurogroup summit must protect European citizens.

Democracy International: This Saturday, 7 February 2015, Slovakia will hold a referendum on the definition of the family and whether to only call the bond between women and men “marriage”. Read our Press Release.

European Movement International: We’re looking for our next Secretary General. Could it be you? Find out more.

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): ECAS Newsflash is out! ECAS Warns against Limitations to Free Movement.

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): EUCIS-LLL participating in the EQF Advisory Group that follows the development of EQF/NQFs and of validation systems in Europe: many positive developments taking place around Europe!

Association Européenne pour la Défense des droits de l’Homme-AEDH: Every month, AEDH releases a Newsletter focusing on European News regarding Human rights.

European Youth Forum: Does your city have what it takes to be European Youth Capital?

European Women’s Lobby: We say zero tolerance to female genital mutilation, in Europe and worldwide! ‪#‎zeroFGM‬ ‪#‎internationalday‬ via End FGM. Watch this video.

Bridging Europe: On Friday 6 February at 12 noon, we will organise a debate on the Juncker package for development investments in the EU, with several important guests.

European Movement International: We have a new member organisation. A big welcome UNITEE – New European Business Confederation to the European Movement family!

Erasmus Student Network: Our website has gone through a major makeover!

European Women’s Lobby: As part of our focus month on Women in Power and Decision-Making, we look back over the successes of our 5050 Campaign: No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality! ‪#‎5050campaign‬

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum: Don’t miss the 16th edition of the EU Studies Fair in Brussels, that AEGEE-Europe is a partner of.

CEV – European Volunteer Centre: The launch of Civil Society Europe ‪#‎cse2015‬ press conference took place in the European Parliament on Tuesday

European Movement Germany: Out now: our Round-Up summarising parliamentary elections in ‪#‎Greece‬ and the question of a new debt relief, presidential elections in ‪#‎Italy‬, and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. Enjoy reading!

January 2015


Young European Federalists [JEF]: JEF-Info 2015-2

International Sport and Culture Association: NowWeDance has been the largest MOVE Week community event so far!

AEGEE / European Students’ Forum: We are happy to announce that we have a new contact in Lankaran, Azerbaijan. Welcome!

Erasmus Student Network: Have you graduated recently? Did you know you can still do an Erasmus+ traineeship abroad?

The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL): Do you know what EUCIS-LLL did last year? At you can find our Activity Report 2014, which provides a thematic overview of our recent actions for the future of learning in Europe.

European Women’s Lobby: Did you know that women’s employment rate in Europe is 63% (2012)? Nowhere close to the EU2020 strategy target of 75%. Did you know that the average gender pension gap in the EU is 39%? EWL Report.

SOLIDAR: New Weekly Round Up (#‎EYD2015, ‪#‎SocialProtection4All, ‪#‎eu2015lv, ‪#‎PVNFIL, ‪#‎migration).

European Disability Forum: This morning in Strasbourg, the Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament held its first meeting after its re-establishment and elected its Bureau. Find out more about its new leaders.

ALDA (European Association for Local Democracy Agencies): Be part of ALDA staff! We are recruiting a local project coordinator – youth officer for our office in Skopje, Macedonia. Apply by 25th January 2015.

The European Association for the defense of Human Rights (AEDH): Joint press release: “1995 – 2015: thousands of deaths off Mayotte. The “visa Balladur” kills!”

Young European Federalists (JEF): The first JEF newsletter of 2015 is now out.

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS): We are looking for a volunteer for a 2-3 month period (flexible) to provide support in the compilation of the 2015 edition of the ECAS Funding Guide for the Non-Profit Sector and related dissemination activities.

European Movement International (EMI): Read our new European Elections Report 1979 – 2014.

Bridging Europe: We are offering 4 internship positions for a period of 3 months in two different policy areas: EU Foreign Policy; EU Migration Policy.

European Youth Forum: The Youth Forum’s new President, Johanna Nyman, spoke to EurActiv this week, discussing youth unemployment, unpaid internships, and a desire to fly the nest.