The EST has partnered up with several organizations to provide students with content of the highest quality. This cooperation involves the publication of each other’s content, setting up events together, and so forth. As EST is a non-partisan organization, we do not select our partners based on their political affiliation but rather on the quality of their work and their success at involving young people in the European policy process.
The EST is proud to partner with the following organizations:
Debating Europe is a succesful innovative online platform launched by Friends of Europe and Europe’s World, in partnership with the European Parliament, Microsoft Europe, and Gallup. Debating Europe puts citizens’ ideas and suggestions on vital issues shaping our future directly to policymakers and influential thinkers to either support or criticise.
The MAES is the association of the Sorbonne’s MA in European Affairs in Paris. It aims at fostering a better knowledge and understanding of the EU at all levels: the MA students not only organize conferences on various EU-related themes and publish articles in the MA’s review Barbarie but also go to schools and high-schools to meet pupils and discuss Europe with them.
The AEAP gathers all the students from Sciences Po’s École d’affaires publiques whether they are studying public or European affairs. This enables the association to plan a complete and transversal schedule. Throughout the year, the AEAP team endeavours to propose all kinds of events in English and in French.
viEUws is a new digital platform on EU policy development. By providing high quality video interviews and debates with top EU decision-makers and stakeholders, this innovative platform is a must for everyone interested in EU policies.
Helping shape foreign policy: since 2007, atlantic-community.org has been using its online platform to do just this. As an open think tank, AC aims to strengthen the culture of foreign policy by encouraging students and young professionals throughout the world to discuss policy recommendations with decision-makers.
The Project for Democratic Union (PDU) is a political think-tank which makes the case for a full political union of the Eurozone. We believe in a boldly democratic, unified Europe with a strong civil society and public sphere. Our activities range from running on- and offline campaigns to organising academic projects and enlisting contributors of all nationalities and professional backgrounds.
ThinkYoung lobbies for the presence of young people in European decision-making. Focused on conducting surveys, organising conferences, producing documentaries and publishing research by young Europeans, ThinkYoung aims to make “Brussels” aware of what young people think. Its vision is to make Europe think young!
The Political Bouillon is an online international affairs journal run by a group of passionate student journalists from McGill University and Concordia University, whose interests truly span every geographic region of the world and every sphere of politics and international affairs.
The New Federalist has been the paper magazine of the Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) for many years. This website is its online version known as thenewfederalist.eu, published together with the other three language versions of JEF’s online magazines: Le Taurillon (French), Treffpunkt Europa (German) and Eurobull (Italian).
JEF is a supranational, politically pluralist youth NGO. The goal of JEF is the creation of a democratic European federation as a crucial ingredient for peace and a guarantee for a more free, just and democratic society. JEF fosters true European Citizenship, works for the widening and deepening of the EU and aims at bringing Europe closer to the citizens.
CrossingtheBaltic is a blog dedicated to the cultural and political developments in the Baltic Sea region. Founded in 2011, CrossingtheBaltic is a young and very dynamic project that provides a wide range of articles on all aspects of life in the region.
Diktio-Network is a new think tank with European orientation based in Greece and run by professionals from a diverse background.
Anti-Corruption International intends to tackle corruption by working with students and young people from around the world! They aim to develop innovative creative approaches to tackling corruption with the central goal to bring together the talents, skills and ambitions of young people around the world to target the corrupt and take them on!
Student Forum Maastricht is an annual student conference that brings together 50 students from all over Europe and policy-makers of the European Union. The Forum offers international students the possibility to discuss EU related topics in small working groups. In cooperation with the European Commission, the students draft policy proposals dealing with issues currently at stake. Due to the innovative character of the conference ideas can be exchanged between policy-makers of today and tomorrow. SFM is part of the European Studies Association Concordantia at Maastricht University. The conference takes place at the Maastricht University Campus in Brussels from 13th until 17th of April 2016.
The University of Sussex European Union Society is a student forum for debate and discussion on all matters concerning the EU. Whether you are an EU citizen or not, pro-EU or anti-EU is not important as the EU Society’s aim is to create a centre of discussion for people of different backgrounds and different opinions. The EU-Society holds debates, socials and lectures concerning European Union social, political, environmental and economic issues.
Kieskompas is a social enterprise that, embedded in the academic community, combines a strong commitment to democracy, a passion for science and a competitive entrepreneurial strategy. Kieskompas is a worldwide leader in developing online and offline voting advice tools, organizing political debates and producing academic research and media content.
Since its first project, the Dutch Parliament elections in 2006, Kieskompas has evolved into a dynamic, but solid and highly efficient operation. Kieskompas has developed successful projects during local, regional, national and European elections in more than 40 countries
Campus Europe is a network of student TVs and authors from all over Europe, working together to create a truly European media. Founded in early 2015 as a European student TV network with partners in eight different countries, Campus Europe today acts as a platform for many different projects. It publishes articles and interviews, produces documentaries and reports, and presents other initiatives and young leaders. Only a few months after its launch, Campus Europe was awarded the national Charlemagne Youth Prize for The Netherlands by the European Parliament in 2015, acknowledging the project’s efforts to advance European integration in particular among young people.
The Study Association for European Studies, also known as SES, aims to support the study European Studies at the University of Amsterdam in multiple areas for the benefit of its students. One of the hallmarks of European Studies is that all students have room to explore their own interests in the form of variants, minors and elective courses. This makes it harder to build up a social network within the study. SES is at the centre of students’ social life at European Studies. Since its insurrection in 1987, the association has grown to be the largest of its faculty. SES organizes numerous activities to provide students with the best possible years of study. First and foremost their aim is to provide a deepening of our understanding of European Studies through our lectures, debates, day trips, study trips and other study related activities. Amongst these their quarterly magazine Eurovisie plays a critical role. It contains many interesting articles about Europe and related subjects, but also about the latest developments within our association SES.
EU-Events is the only web portal gathering all EU-related events in Brussels, organised by the European institutions, regional and national representations, universities, think-tanks, political parties and NGOs.
Brussels welcomes students, trainees, job-seekers and professionals interested in European Affairs. This makes the European capital a unique place for networking. To fully enjoy all the benefits of this international environment, they help you to find out upcoming events, attend them and expand your network … and it’s all 100% free!
The King’s College London Think Tank is the first student-led policy institute in London. The think tank was founded in late 2010 in the wake of the student protests as a way of giving students another means of getting their voices heard by using the skills and subject knowledge that they learn at KCL practically. Students from all disciplines are invited to come and contribute to problem-solving on a wide variety of issues such as foreign policy, energy and environment and many other areas of public policy.
The recommendations they generate will be published in a journal at the end of each academic year. Their discussions will be supplemented by presentations from guest speakers throughout the year. The best thing about the society is that every public policy issue has a wide variety of different aspects, meaning that medics are just as important as historians and engineers can provide as much insight as lawyers!
The Sunday Sentinel is a webzine founded in 2015 that addresses issues of political injustice faced by the youth in indigenous and marginalised communities found in emerging economies, specifically BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and MINT (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey) countries. Through its website, the Sunday Sentinel aims to provide students, budding researchers, young activists, and aid workers an opportunity to write about some of the key issues faced by communities that the world knows little about despite access to information and technology. The Sunday Sentinel’s key objective is to fill the void created by woeful media representation given to such communities, spread awareness, and in essence, to provide the voiceless with a voice.
DamMUN is a student-led organization organizing the first model United Nations in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They host conferences based on a traditional model United Nations structure but with a fresh Dutch twist. Short for Amsterdam Model United Nations, DamMUN is influenced by their home city of Amsterdam; in that, they are youthful yet professional, progressive yet classic, and open yet critical.
Graduates of Democracy is a group of young people all aged between 18 and 30 which hope that by engaging in debate and sharing their ideas, analyses, and comments on global topics they can give a contribution towards constructing a more peaceful and informed environment to live in. They aim to be the change they hope to see in the world: a change towards the democratic notions of social equality, justice, tolerance our ancestors have been fighting for. United in Diversity is their motto, yet they are advocates of democracy. Hence, they share their ideas on current affairs from a democratic perspective.
Munice is an association composed of students of the University of Nice, Sophia-Antipolis. Its office is located at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, at the campus Trotabas. Each year the society organizes a big simulation of the United-Nations, a Model United Nations or MUN, which welcomes about a hundred students from all around the world. They strive to introduce the mode of operation of the United Nations to the students in Nice. They do this by organizing orientation sessions, workshops and through coaching during the academic year.
The Polish Forum of Young Diplomats (PFYD) is a nationwide non-governmental organization that brings together young people, students and graduates of a number of Polish and foreign universities, who have defined career ambitions of working in an international environment. The vast majority of nearly 100 members of the PFYD are people with experience in national and international non-governmental organizations as well as, employees of the Polish public administration and the European Union institutions. The PFYD was established in 2002 and since then has been achieving its goals and objectives through Regional Representations based in Cracow, Lublin, Lodz, Poznan, Tricity and Warsaw. Their mission is to: “Create and educate future Leaders who, by their activities, will ensure the strong and stable position of Poland in the arena of international politics”.
YouthProAktiv is an organization aiming at creating a generation of proactive individuals ready to invest their talents for the betterment of society by starting their own business and creating jobs for themselves and others. Amongst other things, they created the Transatlantic Leadership Program which is designed to identify the brightest young people from the European Union and the United States and allow them to undergo a three-month internship at the United States Congress for European students and the European Parliament for American participants. They hope this will strengthen the EU-US relationship by creating a generation of social and political leaders that are able to understand the importance of a symbiotic transatlantic relationship.
UNSA Spain aims to create a network of cooperation between youth organizations engaged in the promotion of the UN’s values. They host an annual model United Nations, aim to promote intercultural exchange and provide training. Their activities seek to be as participatory and transparent as possible, adapting and continuously following the proposals of the participants and partners.
Eyes in Europe was founded in 2004 by students from the Institute for European Studies (ULB). They are a student-led organization dealing with European affairs. Their main objective is to promote European citizenship and dialogue through cross-country debate, spreading information about the European Union among a younger public, and encourage European students to ponder on European issues. Check their website out for their magazine, events, and articles on http://eyes-on-europe.eu/