Budapest, Hungary, has become a rest day, of sorts. We arrived late last night - Friday, if you are lost - and immediately entered a Hungarian birthday party that lasted until 4am. I did not. My body collapsed just after midnight and I crawled into a corner and fell asleep. Bodies were everywhere across the apartment in the morning and it smacked of a party from a Kundera novel.But Hungarians party well.
Follow us on our route through Europe: from Brussels to Athens. Our third stop is Budapest, Hungary. Keep an eye on this page for all the updates, photos, and videos.
The EGP are heading to Athens by train. The journey is an opportunity to meet with Green members, campaigners, activists and offices staff en route as we head to the 17th EGP Council in Athens. It all starts on October 31 and arrives in Athens on November 7. You can also follow us on Facebook.
"I want to support the EGP's transformation towards a real pan‐European political party – in particular by helping it to develop a much stronger standing in Central and South Eastern Europe. I truly believe that European Greens need to find solutions equally appealing to voters across the continent."
The discussion which is central to this Green Summer Academy, is what changes are necessary and desirable, how we can get our societies accepting them and how – if at all – we can get Europe to lead such a process on a global scale.
This year’s extended programme will consist of two days for discovering each other, the green lifestyle and the camp’s environment, followed by three days focusing on the most burning issues of democracy, economy, ecology and social justice. The closing of the Academy itself is a novelty, since it will be an opening at the same time – towards the general public from the region.