AEGEE stands for Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe (European Students' Forum).
AEGEE is a student organisation that is present in almost 200 university cities in 40 countries all across Europe. Since it is the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe, maybe there is also an AEGEE local (antenna) in the university city closest to you! Browse the list of AEGEE locals or see the map of AEGEE locals!
Each AEGEE local organizes events to which members can come from any other local. As a member of your nearest AEGEE local you can find out what is going on in other parts of Europe. There are many kind of activities that you can participate in. For example you can participate in summer or winter universities, conferences about all sorts of topics, themed events, local holidays, courses about the environment, public relations, advertising, politics, human rights, telecommunications ...and many other things!
There are over 300 events throughout the year! Have an overview on: www.aegee.org/events. These activities, organized by students for students, creates the special AEGEE spirit!
AEGEE is not a travel agency, it is something much better: these students voluntarily organise events all over Europe to encourage European development by participating in activities, breaking cultural barriers and stereotypes, promoting the mobility of young people and providing an environment to discuss the future. There are over 13,000 members!
All activities are organized selflessly. AEGEE is a student association. It is secular, non-profit and not linked to any political party. Want to know more? Enter our website (www.aegee.org) and discover more! The only requirement for membership (varies from local to local): paying the annual membership fee. The fee is used for example to print the SU Booklets and mantain our offices.
The Summer Universities of AEGEE
The Summer University Project was born in 1988 with the intention to promote European Integration. This project is the main tool of AEGEE to attain this difficult but fascinating target. Since that time, it has been continuing every year with the participation of more than 120 antennae. Please find all the information here!
Many Summer Universities this year are under collaboration with some Working Groups and Projects. Therefore, here you have a short description of each of them. In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact them!
AEGEE-Academy (Human Resources WG)
The main aim of the Academy, since its foundation in 1999, is to develop and strengthen the human resources of AEGEE and to stimulate the motivation of its members. It supports the personal development of AEGEE members by providing a diversity of training courses and co-ordinating a mentorship system. AEGEE-Academy, more (attr)active than ever! Check it in its new blog: aegee-academy.blogspot.com.
Environmental WG, the youngest WG, is one of the most active ones. It is a forum to discuss, work and learn about everything related to our environment: energy, cities and urban development, recycling, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development, efficiency, water etc. It is open to people with knowledge and people with curiosity. More info: email@example.com and www.wg.aegee.org/enwg.
EWG is the meeting point for students who are interested in European integration in the field of Higher Education. EWG develops actions connected with topics as Bologna process, non-formal education and students’ mobility programmes. We fight to include the students’ voice in the European Higher Education decision process. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. More info: onewgblog.wordpress.com.
Watching the Dancing Working Group disappear, the members of AEGEE wanted to keep the focus on physical activity and what it can do for non-formal education. Therefore, they commenced working on a Sports Working Group (SWG), which after being approved at Agora Enschede 2012 became an official Working Group of AEGEE, consisting of members who want to raise awareness on issues related to sport within AEGEE and the European youth.. Contact us: email@example.com.
International Politics WG
IPWG is... a group of AEGEE members that are interested in international affairs; provides a forum, where students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with other students from all over Europe on the above-mentioned topics; organizes debates, conferences, training courses and seminars in order to inform the network about political topics and empower members to carry out successful AEGEE activities by providing them with the necessary tools and know-how.
Lord Raglan said–"Culture is roughly anything we do and monkeys don't." Do you agree? No matter how you see it, you’re in the right place! For 15 years CWG has gone deeper where others just scratch the surface. Arts, traditions, multiculturalism. Now, we dare you to seek culture in ALL SUs! No matter you are, experience the culture! Share your traditions, your roots and more! CWG –Highlight Europe in your way! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) was established in order to make human rights more visible in the Network and in Europe and is aiming to create a more inclusive Europe in which everybody can exert their human rights, without living in fear or being condemned. Contact the Human Rights Working Group at email@example.com.
Visa Freedom WG
Once we had a dream of a borderless Europe. Visas were some of the biggest borders in that dream and even though many borders are now in ruins, visas still exist… Quite often visa application procedures harm morally and economically and only by experiencing this it becomes clear that visas are borders against our freedom. But ‘freedom of movement’ is one of the basic human rights and that is what we want to support. Contact the Visa Freedom Working Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language Working Group
The Language Working Group wants to promote the rich cultural heritage of Europe and foster mutual understanding among different language communities all over Europe with a special focus on young people. Contact the Language Working Group at email@example.com.
Eastern Partnership Project
The project is focused on youth from all over Europe, as well as on relevant stakeholders, such as youth NGOs working on European integration, National Youth Councils, international platforms focusing on similar issues, universities from Eastern Partnership countries as well as from EU member states, policy makers from Eastern Partnership countries and EU member states (ex: Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Youth Eastern Partnership Project, etc).
The Health4Youth project is a project that tackles the topic of ensuring a healthy lifestyle. This project will bring healthy living closer to students all over Europe with easy little steps.
Europe in Exchange
the project strives to reduce the language barriers, in order to open the possibility of applying for mobility programs to more students.
The Youth UnEmployment project wants to implement a series of activities that will help young people increase their employability and will lobby for the recognition of voluntary work and non-formal education as work experience.
YOUrope needs YOU!
The YOUrope needs YOU! is a project dedicated to empower High School students. The chance to be active citizens, to gain satisfaction after projects well-done, beauty of being volunteer and contribute to the society – we all have experienced it.
The purpose of the project is to establish relationships between European and Arab youth, while implementing the main aims of AEGEE in a broader sense: striving for creating an open and tolerant society of today and tomorrow and fostering democracy, human rights, tolerance and cross border cooperation.
Higher Education Days
HED is a European project of AEGEE that deals especially with Bologna process and non-formal education. It aims to encourage students to become more involved in the Higher Education decision making process; giving them the chance to influence this process with their ideas and solutions. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. More info in: www.aegee.org/hed or google us in Facebook and Twitter.
European Day of Languages
The European Day of Languages (EDL) is an AEGEE-project dedicated to the multilingualism, as act of using and promoting the intercultural communication and use of multiple languages. From 2001 year EDL’ Action Day is celebrated yearly by many locals. EDL’s subprojects are Travel Dictionaries, Teacher Exchange Programme etc. We always ready to support the events and ideas connected with languages!