What is AEGEE?

Founded in Paris in 1985, AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe) is one of the largest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe.

AEGEE is a non-governmental, non-partisan, secular and non-profit association, open to young people and students from all over Europe.

By promoting cooperation, mobility, communication, integration and youth participation in Europe, AEGEE strives for an open, democratic and tolerant society and for a heterogeneous and borderless Europe. Our mission is to work to overcome national, cultural and ethnic divisions in order to create a united and unprejudiced Europe.

Active for more than 30 years, today AEGEE is a network of 15,000 young people, with branches in 217 universities cities in 43 European countries.

Over the years, AEGEE has promoted many international initiatives such as the ERASMUS Project. In fact, Unblocking the ERASMUS programme back in 1987 is considered as one of the main achievements of the association.

In addition, AEGEE offers its members numerous opportunities for training and personal development through non-formal education and informal learning projects. Through training courses, workshops and active involvement in the Association, our members improve their skills (leadership, communication skills, team work, etc.).

The organization is divided into two levels:

  • At the European level the board of directors is called “Comité Directeur”. It is based in Brussels and coordinates the activities of the various local offices, manages common issues and represents the association to the institutions. It is composed by 6 members, elected annually during the association’s general assembly (AGORA).
  • At the local level there is the Antenna, whose activities are managed and coordinated by a board of directors consisting of a minimum of 3 (president, treasurer and secretary) to a maximum of 12 people. The Antennas operate at city and regional level and very often rely on a university structure, since most of its members are students.

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You can find more information about the association here.