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History Lecture

  1. 1. Aims & Ideals <ul><li>Article 2: Aim </li></ul><ul><li>(1) 1 The association has the aim to promote, through the student world, the European idea amongst the youth in Europe. 2 Thus AEGEE strives to foster European integration, democracy, human rights, tolerance, cross-border co-operation, mobility and a European dimension in education. </li></ul><ul><li>(2) AEGEE is a secular, non-profit organization not linked to any political party. </li></ul><ul><li>Statutes of AEGEE-Europe </li></ul>
  2. 2. Fields of Action
  3. 3. Patrons (I) <ul><li>Dr. Josep María Bricall </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of the Conference of European Rectors </li></ul><ul><li>Kenneth J. Edwards </li></ul><ul><li>President of the Conference of European Rectors </li></ul><ul><li>Bronislaw Geremek </li></ul><ul><li>Laureate of the Karlspreis of the city of Aachen, </li></ul><ul><li>former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, </li></ul><ul><li>former Chair of the OSCE </li></ul><ul><li>Arpad Göncz </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of Hungary </li></ul>
  4. 4. Patrons (II) <ul><li>Mikhael Gorbatchev </li></ul><ul><li>Nobel Peace Prize laureate </li></ul><ul><li>Former Secretary General of the USSR </li></ul><ul><li>Václav Havel </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of the Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>György Konrád </li></ul><ul><li>Author, Laureate of the Karlspreis of the city of Aachen, </li></ul><ul><li>President of the &quot;Akademie der Künste&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President of PEN International </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Lalumière </li></ul><ul><li>Former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the European Parliament </li></ul>
  5. 5. Patrons (III) <ul><li>Jacques Santer </li></ul><ul><li>Former Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of the European Commission, MEP </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Süssmuth </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of German Parliament, Bundestag </li></ul><ul><li>Member of German Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Tarschys </li></ul><ul><li>Former Secretary General of the Council of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfgang Thierse </li></ul><ul><li>President of the German Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Froment </li></ul><ul><li>President of a European University Association </li></ul>
  6. 6. Partners <ul><li>European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>European Youth Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>BMB+F – German Ministry for Education </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO - AEGEE has Observer Status </li></ul><ul><li>OSCE </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations Organization – ECOSOC </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Forum Jeunesse – member organisation </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>A Short History </li></ul>
  8. 8. History (I) <ul><li>Founded 1985 in Paris (EGEE) </li></ul><ul><li>Initiator and First President: Franck Biancheri </li></ul><ul><li>In the Beginning 6 locals: Paris, Leiden, London, Madrid, Milano, München </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly Spreading within the whole EU </li></ul><ul><li>Massive Support by Politicians and Media </li></ul><ul><li>1987 - Successful Lobbying for the Erasmus Programme via Francois Mitterand </li></ul>
  9. 9. History (II) <ul><li>1998 - Summer University project </li></ul><ul><li>since 1990 - AEGEE integrates Central- and Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>1992 - Introduction of Yearplans and Key to Europe </li></ul><ul><li>1993 – AEGEE gains consultative status at the Council of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>1996 – Establishment of the Headoffice in Brussels </li></ul>
  10. 10. History (III) <ul><li>1998 – AEGEE becomes member of the European Youth Forum </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – Expansion to Caucasus </li></ul><ul><li>2005 - AEGEE IS 20 YEARS OLD! </li></ul>
  11. 11. History (IV) <ul><li>More Information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.aegee.org (-> about aegee -> history) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Franck Biancheri, The Emergence of Eurocitizens, Paris 1996 </li></ul></ul>

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