You can collaborate with a European Body in order to improve your SU's content, thematic part and related activities and courses! In order to do that you have to contact the European Body directly and come to a common agreement before submitting your SU description. Here's a list of European Bodies available for cooperation this year, along with the guidelines for cooperation.
If you are a new organiser or you want to get some tips on how to organise Summer University, read our following booklets. In order to help you write your Summer University description for the website, we created special guidelines. You will find there how to avoid common mistakes and how to make your description more attractive and appealing. Start of submission period! Submit your SU until 21nd of January, 13.00 CET! You can find booklets here:
We encourage all of you to take a look at them!
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 decision is up to SUCT. That means that the main purpose of your SU is for your participants to gain knowledge on the topics that fit your theme, so the clearer you have defined in advance what they will learn, the easier it will be to transfer that knowledge. But when it comes to courses and sessions, especially the compulsory ones, don't think of boring lectures in a classroom. NFE is highly participatory and above all FUN! Make it so that your participants (but also YOU) will have fun in the process and enjoy learning about your topics! Create games and other interactive activities through which they will learn and make them experience the AEGEE spirit!
All Summer Universities must be thematic and the theme should fall within the categories suggested by the Summer University Coordination Team (see list below). You can choose a theme suggested by any body of AEGEEor use your own theme. You are encouraged to cooperate with these bodies or any other bodies of AEGEE, or even with external organizations.
The theme should give the participants an impression of what to expect and the majority of the activities in your Summer University should fit in 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.
Compusary sessions are not counted in the tuition hours!
Every SU must have two thematic sessions of around 1.5h each. There are several different topics that are related to either the focus areas (working groups) or other topics covered by interest groups and/or projects of AEGEE. Each SU must have at least 2 compulsory sessions in total that can be chosen from any of the focus areas and other topics suggested.
These are directly connected to the Strategic Plan and Action Agenda of AEGEE. Read more about that in the AEGEE Members Portal. The purpose of these sessions is to give to your participants an idea of the aims of our organization, in an experiencial way that will inspire them to be active!
Moreover it’s compulsory to hold an introductory session on AEGEE's basics, history, structure, aims, opportunities, etc. The materials for these sessions will be provided by SUCT.
The purpose of these sessions is to give to your participants an idea of the aims of our organization, in an experiential way that will inspire them to be active!
Learning objectives define what the participants will take out of the SU and what they will have learned during the 2 week experience, for example:
For each SU there should be around 2-3 learning objectives.
Antennae and Contact Antennae. Other AEGEE entities or external organisations can organise a Summer University only in collaboration with Antennae and Contact Antennae.
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.
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.
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, non-formal 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 SUCT (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you want to provide your participants with a bit more summer than university having in mind all members who need to rest after difficult year? You can take your participants to the beach, show them local culture, play games and let them sleep! Just do not forget about including compulsory tuition hours on any chosen topic from topics suggested above or other creative ideas.
A Summer University lasts between 11 and 28 nights, with the exception of a Travelling Summer University (TSU). This one has to have 14 nights minimum.
The maximum fee is 14€ per night. It included at least breakfast and one warm meal, the program, local transport and accomodation.
15 - 50
Summer Course: 14 hours
Summer Course Plus: 18 hours
Travelling Summer University: 10 hours
Short Summer Course: 14 hours
The Summer Course is a course about a specific topic ranging from language and local culture to environment and politics. It has a duration of two to four weeks. Participants receive at least 14 hours of tuition per week. The fee of 14 Euros/night includes tuition, lodging, two meals per day (of which one is warm) and a social program.
The Summer Course Plus is mostly the same as the previous one with the great difference that participants receive at least 20 hours of intensive tuition per week by professionals on the topic, with duration between 11 and 28 nights. The fee of 14 Euros/night includes tuition, lodging, two meals per day (of which one is warm) and a social programme.
The Travelling Summer University is organized by two or more locals. During the 2-4 weeks of cultural trip through a part of Europe, the group stays in at least 4 different places. The aim of this event is to combine the different lifestyles and cultures of the places visited with a course provided like in Summer Course. Since there is a lot of time spent in travelling, the tuition hours are less than Summer Course, but at least 10 hours per week. The fee of 14 Euros/night includes lodging, two meals per day (of which one is warm), travel costs from the first to the last place mentioned in the programme, and a social programme.
The Short Summer Course is intended to function as a shorter duration event that will provide more concentrated content in the Summer University project. A shorter duration will serve better the needs of some locals that do not have the ability to participate in the project with the existing types due to finances and human resources. As tested in the Summer Break pilot of 2018, which was part of the 30 Years of Summer University Project, A SSC is defined by a duration between 6-8 nights, a minimum average of 2 hours of tuition per day during the course of the SU and a minimum of 15 participants. The fee of 14 Euros/night includes tuition, lodging, two meals per day (of which one is warm) and a social program.
The following things must be provided with no exceptions:
The maximum fee per night for every Summer Universities is 14€.
Optional fees can be asked for. These can be used to finance overly expensive activities, such as visiting a spa. We will consider a fee over 40€ without a very good reason as not reasonable.
Each local has to pay a fee of 2,50€ for each member that applies to participate in a Summer University. The fee is paid by the local, but it can decide to fundraise this fee. The fee has to be paid to AEGEE-Europe every Autumn Agora. One fee has to be paid for every application, even if the member was not accepted in any Summer University.
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.
To ask for an exception you have to contact SUCT. The final decision belongs to SUCT.
By submitting this form you assure that all the information is true and can only suffer minor variations in the final implementation. SUCT will supervise the programs of all the Summer Universities and give back a feedback (if needed) before every Summer University starts. 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.