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Regulations of Summer University Project
This guide on how to submit a Summer University has been created by the SUCT following the CIA (Corpus Iuridicum Aegeense). For issues not mentioned in the CIA, the SUCT decides. We also encourage locals to read the section Event Management (p.40) of the AEGEE Members Manual before start to organise a Summer University.
All Summer Universities must be thematic and the theme should be within the categories suggested by the Summer University Coordination Team (see list below) . You can choose a theme suggested by any Working Group or Project Team or use your own theme. You are encouraged to cooperate with these bodies or any other Working Groups and Project Teams of AEGEE, or even with external organizations.
The theme should give the participants an impression what to expect and the majority of the activities in your Summer University should fit your theme.
The SUCT will review all Summer Universities and approve individually each theme. Themes not solid enough will have to be improved.
The tuition hours should be equally distributed among the days of the Summer University, in other words, a proposal for a Summer University having one week that is fully thematic and a second one that is not will not be accepted.
Compulsory Sessions (not included in tuition hours)
Every SU must have two thematical sessions of around 1.5h each. There are six different topics among which each organizer team have to choose two:
Nationalism in Europe
They are connected with the Strategic Plan and EBM topic of 2014.
Moreover it’s compulsory to hold an introductive lesson on AEGEE's basics, history, structure, aims, opportunities, etc. The materials for these sessions will be provided next months by the SUCT.
Learning objectives define what the participants will take out of the SU and what they will have learned during the 2 week experience.
Participants will feel more comfortable with the gay community.
Participants will be more conscious of the food waste they produce.
Participants will increase their photography skills.
For each SU there are around 2-3 learning objectives.
WHO CAN ORGANISE A SUMMER UNIVERSITY?
Antennae and Contact Antennae. Other AEGEE entities or external organisations can organise a Summer University only in collaboration with Antennae and Contact Antennae.
CATEGORIES FOR THEMATIC CONTENT
Arts, Creativity and Cooking
Dancing or singing lessons, workshops about photography, creating your own graffiti, cooking course, forming your Summer University band, improvisational theatre, there are a lot of possibilities to engage your participants in creative activities and to teach different ways to express oneself.
Create the perfectly green and sustainable event, focus on specific issues like ecocide, sustainable energies or housing, food production, present your local environment with its past and possible future or create your own ideas.
History and Locale culture
Explore the history of your region or city, your Antenna or other interesting topics. Compare it with the current status and derive possible future developments. Depending on the topic, you can investigate it under different aspects, e.g. from a political, environmental or social perspective.
Teach your local language(s) in the tuition hours of a Summer Course (+), have general workshops about linguistics and language related topics, use additional activities and games to help your participants find a fun approach to the topics.
Politics and active participation
The last years have seen a lot of different crises that affected our strongly connected societies, but also the acknowledgement of the European Union as major player for peace and stability by the Nobel Committee. Identify, teach and discuss the issues you find most important and/or create ways how to get active and provide solutions or improvements.
It's the summer, the perfect season for outdoor activities. Engage your participants in different kinds of sports, create a great group spirit by making them cooperate in teams. Maybe you even have an unusual local or national sport that you would like to show? Additionally, workshops around various aspects of sports in our society can be organized.
For many, nonformal education is a core aspect of AEGEE and possibly one of the best experiences you can have. You can organize an European School Summer University (ESSU) together with the AEGEE- Academy or choose your own training focus and create activities around it.
For most people who participated in an international workcamp, it was the best experience in their lives. The participants of your Summer University can work together on a social project to form an amazing group spirit. You can create such a project on your own, or cooperate with a local NGO, which we strongly recommend. If you are unsure how to organize this or how to find possible partner organizations, you can contact the SUCT (email@example.com).
1Exceptions for a duration of minimum 8 nights can be made by SUCT for organising locals who have not been granted this exception the previous year.
EACH TYPE IN SHORT
Summer Course (SC):
Course of any theme.
Summer Course Plus (SC+):
The course must be officially recognised and supported by the university where they take place and lessons are taught by professional teachers. A proof of the teachers' qualification and experience has to be provided to the SUCT.
Travelling Summer University (TSU):
Cultural travel through Europe where at least four different places are visited. Conferences, workshops and discussions about cultural, artistic, political or natural aspects of the crossed regions are held.
A TSU cannot be organised only by 1 local.
WHAT HAS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PARTICIPATION FEE
The following things must be provided with no exceptions:
At least one warm meal per day (lunch or dinner).
Any kind of transportation since the participant arrives until he/she departs, whenever is connected to the program. Examples:
In a TSU the transportation between the first place to the last place.
Bus/metro/train tickets when is needed for the program.
Coming back from social evenings can be excluded.
Costs of tuition and necessary tuition materials (notebooks, pens, etc).
Note that cultural visits (e.g. museums) does not count as tuition hours. The tuition hours can only be related to the theme of the Summer University.
Entrances to museums, historical or archaeological sites, spectacles or any other thing that belongs to the program.
An alternative program to the optional fee has to be provided. Things like "Walk around", "Coffee time"" or "Free time" will not be accepted.
For things not mentioned here: the fee must cover all aspects of the event when they are connected with the program.
Participants willing to receive further than the above would have to cover the extra costs on their own. In other words, if a participant does not require additional provisions, he/she should spend extra money only for the non-provided meal (one per day).
Maximum fee per night of Summer Universities:
SC: 11 €
SC+ and TSU: 14 €
CIA lets the SUCT decide the maximum optional fee. We will consider not reasonable a fee over 40€ without a very good reason.
Fee that has to be paid to the Summer University Coordination Team:
Each local has to pay a fee of 2,5€ for each member that applies to participate in a Summer University. Two important notes:
This fee is paid by the local. The local can decide how to fundraise this fee (if it's charged to the member or not...). It has to be paid to AEGEE-Europe every Autumn Agora.
One fee for every application, even if the member was not accepted in any Summer University.
The SUCT can make exceptions to the General Rules of the Summer Universities if a reasonable explanation is provided. We will study in detail each case.
By submitting this form you assure that all the information is true and can only suffer minor variations in the final implementation. The SUCT will supervise the programs of all the Summer Universities and give back a feedback (if needed) before every Summer University starts. The SUCT will compose a list of locals who haven't followed the rules and deadlines and will give it to the next SUCT so that they can take the appropriate measures.