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  • 1. Welcome to... We make Europe happen!
  • 2. ssociation des tats énéraux des tudiants de l’ urope AEGEE
  • 3. AEGEE was founded in 1985 in Paris during a conference entitled EGEE that aimed at overcoming the ongoing “Eurosclerosis” The first locals: Paris – Muenchen – Milano – Leiden – London – Madrid Only 6 !!!!!! TODAY THEY ARE 242!!!!!!
  • 4. AEGEE is:
    • non-profit organization, not linked to any political party or religion
    • all activities are based on the voluntary work of its members
    • one of the biggest interdisciplinary students’ associations in Europe
    • more than 10000 members
    • 242 locals (Antennae)
    • 42 European countries
    • 70000 members since 1985
  • 5. Our Aims
    • to strive for creating an open and tolerant society, today and tomorrow
    • to foster democracy, human rights, cross-border co-operation, student mobility and a European dimension in education
    • to promote a borderless Europe without prejudices
  • 6.
    • Peace and Stability
    •  Year Plan Topic 2006: Democracy in Europe
    • Higher Education
    •  YearPlan Topic 2007: Bologna process, Education for Democracy, Internal Training Events
    • Cultural Exchange
    •  Summer University, Find Europe
    • Active citizenship
    •  Euro-Islam, The Bridge : Connecting Disability with Mobility
    Fields of Action
  • 7. Our Structure
    • AEGEE does NOT recognize any national level or national administration
    • AEGEE organizational structure is based on:
    • LOCAL LEVEL where members from AEGEE branches (the so-called Antennae) directly implement AEGEE’s aims according to the needs of their local community
    • EUROPEAN LEVEL giving the common frame and direction for all local activities and providing a platform for international co-operation in multi-cultural teams
  • 8. AGORA COMMISSIONS COMITE DIRECTEUR WORKING GROUPS PROJECT TEAM S EUROPEAN BOARDS’ MEETING ANTENNAE                                                                               LIAISON OFFICIERS MEMBERS
  • 9. Our Partners European Commission European Youth Foundation BMB+F – German Ministry for Education UNESCO - AEGEE has Observator Status OSCE United Nations Organization – ECOSOC Youth Forum Jeunesse – member organisation Other European Students’ Associations
  • 10. Our Activities
    • PROJECTS : conferences, seminars, excursions and other events both on the local and the European levels
    • SUMMER UNIVERSITIES : unique international summer camps organised in more than 100 places all over Europe
    • ACTION DAYS : activities taking place simultaneously all over Europe dealing with the same topic
    • CASE STUDY TRIPS : field studies in order to learn more about some of Europe less-explored regions
    • TRAININGS : comprehensive internal education system offered by AEGEE to its members
  • 11.
    • Are welcomed and hosted by fellow AEGEE-members
    • Learn several European languages and cultures
    • Meet a lot of new friends
    • Travel in an easy and affordable way
    • Take part to exciting social programmes, including parties, pub-crawling, games, sport, cooking, and so on...
    • Live unforgettable experiences which often change their lives
    Participants to our international activities…
  • 12.
    • Weekly social meetings
    • Parties
    • Conversation exchange
    • Excursions
    • Erasmus support
    • European events (SU)
    • Courses
    • ...and a group of friends waiting for you!!!
    Our Local Activities
  • 13. Our Members Last but not least, AEGEE is made of incredibly motivated young people, who work for what they believe in. In return they get personal satisfaction from making influence on the world around and gather experience, which enriches their whole life. The dream of Europe without borders has inspired and continues to inspire generations of students… Join us!!
  • 14. Discover Europe with Aegee Aegee-Firenze www.aegeefirenze.it [email_address] http:// www.aegee.org