Also known as Frequently Asked Questions!

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When will the Agora take place?

The Spring Agora Begamo will take place from the 18th until the 22nd of May 2016.

Can I attend the Spring Agora Bergamo if I am not an Aegee member?

Only Aegee member can participate. Please check http://www.aegee.org/ and find the closest local to you.

Can I be a helper during the Agora?

For sure, we will need many helpers. We launched an open call.

Check it out at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15O10xmHvIFbumKEJw1P-Zq1NYdgOQ2gwA_r01JtK-s8/viewform

Deadline: 11th of March, 2016, 23:59 CET.

What are the deadlines for the participants’ application and selection?

You can apply from March, 1st. till March. 24th.

Remember that you are not automatically selected. Your board has to confirm your application! In the following days, the Chair Team will review all applications and you will be notified if you’ve been accepted or not.

Then, you will receive an email from the incoming team to confirm your participation and pay the fee.

For the Visa applicants: please, confirm as soon as you can, in order to receive your invitation letter on time.

How do I confirm my participation?

In order to confirm your participation you have to pay the participation fee.
After you are accepted, you will receive an e-email with all the steps you need to follow.

How much does the participant fee costs?

The fee for Visa participants is 50€; for non-visa participant is 55€.

How can I pay my fee?

You have to register on our website and proceed with the payment through the shop.
You can pay by Bank transfer, PayPal and Stripe (Credit Cards)
Please consider that:

  • Using Bank transfer, all the fees your bank may charge for the payment are at your expense
  • Paypal has an additional cost of 5.2% + 0.35€ per transaction
  • Stripe has an additional cost of 2.9% + 0.25€ per transaction

Using fast payment methods like PayPal and Stripe a country based extra fee is applied by the gateway.
Since we are not able to guarantee the location of any single transaction a unique fee is applied.
This fee is kept by the gateway, not by AEGEE-Bergamo.

Can I get my fee back if I cancel my participation?

Unluckily, once you paid your fee, it is not possible to get the money back.

I want to participate in the Agora Bergamo, but I can only stay there a few days. Can I get a discounted fee?

No, unfortunately not. Since the costs are made for the whole stay, you have to pay the entire fee.

When will I receive the invitation letter for my visa?

All visa participants will receive an email after their confirmation with a form to fill in.
Once we receive the filled form, we’ll send you the invitation, the way you need it.

Can I join the social programme if I am not a participant?

Unluckily it is not possible. Our social programme is only for participants.

Where will the Agora take place?

The event “Spring Agora” is going to take place in Bergamo and all the participants will stay in the Bergamo’s Exhibition Center, which is managed by the Ente Fiera Promoberg.

This location is the partecipants’ lodging and conference place as well as restaurant, everything under the same roof!

How can I travel to Bergamo?

All information can be found here: http://www.agorabergamo.eu/how-to-get-there/

How do I get the Agora Location from the airport by public transport?

We’re going to share with you this information very soon. In the meantime, check our page How to get to Bergamo city to discover the most convenient ways to go to Bergamo and take place to this incredible event! http://www.agorabergamo.eu/how-to-get-to-bergamo-city/

What should I bring to the Agora?

Here a list of things not to forget: Sleeping bag, Sleeping mattress, pillow, cloths, formal clothing for the opening ceremony, party outfits (you’ll be updated about it), chargers for your electronic devises, medications, passport/ID, drinks and food for the European night, toiletry. And above all, your Aegee spirit 😉

Where can I find the booklets?

Booklets are not ready yet. We’ll inform you on our website and Facebook page when they’ll be ready.

I do not eat meat/have allergies. Can I have special meals?

Yes, you have to specify it during your application.

What will be the weather during the Agora?

We don’t know yet. Best advice is to check the weather forecasts when the Agora is approaching.

Take a look HERE for weather forecasts.

Do Italian people speak English?

Do we have to be honest? Not, they don’t! But don’t be afraid. Italian people are great communicators! So check this video to learn some of the most important Italian hand gestures (Dolce&Gabbana models are happy to teach you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxu50kiDVGc).

However, if you really prefer to have a talk, check this link and learn some common conversational words and phrases: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/common-conversational-words-and-phrases-in-italian.html

What can I do to support Agora Bergamo?

You can find all the information here:  http://www.agorabergamo.eu/how-to-support-us/