AEGEE-Europe

WHAT IS AEGEE-EUROPE?

Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe

AEGEE is one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organisations that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines.

Founded in 1985 in Paris, puts the idea of a unified Europe into practice. A widely spread student network provides the ideal platform where youth workers and young volunteers from 43 European countries can work together on crossborder activities such as conferences, seminars, exchanges, training courses, Summer Universities, Case Study trips and Working Group meetings.

13000

Members

200

Cities

40

Countries

By encouraging traveling and mobility, stimulating discussion and organising common projects AEGEE attempts to overcome national, cultural and ethnic divisions and to create a vision of young people’s Europe. The structure is based on an European level (a European Board of Directors working in Brussels and 4 Commissions, 11 Working Groups and 9 multinational Project Teams) and on a local level (the 200 antennae or local groups, forming the Network).

VISION

AEGEE strives for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, which is socially, economically and politically integrated, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development

MISSION

AEGEE empowers students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society. It creates a space for dialogue and learning opportunities as well as acts as their representative towards decision-makers

MEANS

  • Intercultural Exchange

    • Creates a space for members of different backgrounds to meet and learn about cultural differences
    • Supports mobility and encourages young people to cross borders and make new friends
    • Break stereotypes and strengthen tolerance, respect and solidarity

  • Non Formal Education

    • Provides learning opportunities for the development through non-formal education and informal learning
    • Participating in trainings courses, workshops, and active involvement in the organisation
    • Improve their competences which will be useful for their future lives

  • Thematic Projects

    • Local or international thematic projects
    • Deal with current challenges in the European society, create awareness among young people
    • Propose solutions from a student point of view that have an impact in- and outside of AEGEE

  • Advocacy and Policy

    • Gathers the opinions of European students and represents them through campaigns, lobby actions, conferences in bigger advocacy platforms
    • Informs students and young people about the impact which European policies have in their lives and opportunities they offer

  • Forum for Discussion

    • Provides a space for young Europeans to discuss and exchange different points of view with a European perspective
    • Exchange of idea during Working groups, conferences and General Assemblies (EBM & Agora)

MAP OF THE NETWORK