Student Congress "United Unique – Searching for a European Identity"

SFE - Students for Europe - kindly invites you to apply for the 17th International Student Congress to he held in Krakow on October 6-9, 2011 under the general topic "United Unique –  Searching for a European Identity".

Benefits for You:
  • Meet over 100 highly motivated students from all over Europe!
  • Listen to speeches of a variety of European personalities!
  • Engage in controversial discussions combined with a personal atmosphere!
  • Enjoy the city of Krakow through city tours and evening activities!
  • Participate in our Essay Challenge and win extraordinary prices (e.g. reimbursement of attendance fee)
  • Meet company representatives of our partners!
Since 1991, the SFE Congress has been solely organized and held by students from Germany. The annual congress has a strong emphasis on political subjects relevant to the European Union. This year we also want to put attention to economic and social European topics.

Against the backdrop of an economic relaxation, national budget crises, and international crises we would like to discuss together with you, your fellow students, and selected specialists about current and future strengths and challenges of our continent. The 17th SFE congress will be held in Kraków, Poland. With this venue we want to place emphasis on the European East, as a new driving force within Europe.

It is an outstanding possibility to get in touch with people from all over Europe, broaden one own‘s horizon by interesting and different positions being discussed, and learn about the culture and history of SFE's host country. Our congresses are based on the idea of European integration achieved by exchange of opinions and cultures. Our participants are aware of the upcoming challenges of peacekeeping in an international environment, where national interests interfere with international ones, resources are limited and so far trusted systems, as only happened in the financial crisis, might collapse all of a sudden. We believe that Europe will only survive in long term if all countries work together and at least try to understand the fears and changes faced by other members of the EU and its citizens. Interaction, knowledge and compromises will be the key to understand other European nations and their culture in order to be able to form a corporate identity.

Beside interesting discussions there will also be a cultural and evening program, such as a guided city tour, a gala dinner and a Goodbye party. As soon as possible, we will give you the chance to apply online. In the meantime, we invite you to participate in our online community on Facebook or reserve your place as participant in advance. You will then receive further information about the progress of planning and the final application. 

Participation Costs 

Have three amazing days in an amazing city with amazing people for only 125€ (incl. Hotel room, Breakfast, Lunch, Gala-Dinner).

Essay Competition and Grants 

The 2011 SFE Congress will feature a unique opportunity for all participants. Together with our sponsor Procter & Gamble we have developed an essay competition that is open to all students taking part in the congress. In order to motivate and recognize all entrants to hand in exceptional papers, we can provide the three best contestants with a full refund of the congress fee as well as attractive and valuable prices and an official winning certificate

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