February 8, 2015
AEGEE-Europe has always been advocating for the right of free movement in Europe. With a strong belief in a unified, diverse and borderless Europe, AEGEE has been among the first Pan-European associations promoting Youth Mobility as the core action to empower students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society.
Thus, AEGEE-Europe is extremely disappointed by the Council Proposal on the Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, pupil exchange, remunerated and unremunerated training, voluntary service and au pairing.
Modifying the scope of the directive, the Council proposes the Directive to be binding only for students and researchers, leaving behind pupils, trainees, volunteers and youth workers. This unacceptable distinction does not take into consideration the extremely important added value brought by the mobility of young volunteers and youth workers, namely those who contribute in the first lane to […]