In the last week, I attended European Planning Meeting. It is one of the most important events organized by student organization AEGEE. I became a member of this organization during my university studies and despite I have already finished both of my Master’s Degrees, I am still maintaining my membership.
European Planning Meeting took place to Zagreb (capital city of Croatia) this year. Maybe it will be a surprise for you, but I have never been in Croatia there. I saw this event as a chance to finally visit this country. I was also interested in its topic: “Europe under Siege: Populism and Anti-European Agitation.” I must add that my opinions on this topic may be quite different from mainstream opinions of both European youth or AEGEE member. But I was really looking forward to hearing arguments of people with different opinions. After all, listening to people that I fully agree with can be pretty boring.
I would like to offer you my personal report from this event. I will focus on aspects which differ EPM from other AEGEE events and projects (like Summer University project). I hope that everybody knows that there are amazing parties on every AEGEE event and that you can always meet plenty of wonderful people there. But let’s look at additional values of EPM. I want to highlit the most interesting facts and argument from speeches and discussions.