Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden?

The EGEE congress in Paris, April 1985, was the result of Franck Biancheri’s and Philippe Micaelli’s hard  work. Without their drive and initiative, we could have not experienced all the great things that AEGEE has to offer us. Franck Biancheri was passionate about the things he believed in and, as leader, he inspired many people, irreversibly changing the lives of thousands of students in Europe.

In order to keep Franck Biancheri’s memory alive, AEGEE and Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri (AAFB), created the Franck Biancheri Year Award, an event in which AEGEE antenna honor his memory and remember his contribution to the foundation of our organization. This year, the name was changed into Franck Biancheri Award.

diploma aegee clujIn 2014 AEGEE-Delft received the award, in 2015 AEGEE-Paris, and this year we have the honor to organize the event and memorialize Franck Biancheri. The award includes both a 2500 euro financial support, helping us deliver a high quality experience to a broader audience, and educational support.

AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca has the opportunity to work with Your Vision for Europe Project for organizing this event, which will consist in a three-day thematic conference “Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden” in order to explore the benefits and disadvantages of a borderless Europe. The event will take place between the 6th and 9th of May.

The conference includes panel discussions, workshops and lectures on the following topics:

  • Evolution of the European Community
  • Schengen: have Europe’s borders really disappeared?
  • Understanding diversity
  • A look from outside the European Union
  • Expansion of the EU (2004) and what will happen to the Balkans or Turkey?
  • How can EU citizens really understand the Visa regulations?
  • Opportunities for youth outside the Union.

This is a very special occasion for us as an antenna, as we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary, being the first antenna in Romania and one of the first in Western Europe. Combined with the thematic aspect, this event promises to be an amazing experience for 50 participants, interested in the life of our founder and in discovering the picturesque life of Cluj-Napoca.20160225_205549 (2)

AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca members are looking forward to this event, preparations have already started, and plenty of surprises are waiting for you. All you have to do is apply and we are taking care of the rest! We are waiting for you to spend some beautiful days in Cluj-Napoca, learn something new and celebrate with us!

You can apply here.

Read more about the event here.

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