European Students ‘ Forum – AEGEE
AEGEE (French: Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe), also called European Students ‘ Forum , is one of the largest interdisciplinary student organizations in Europe. Its name is derived from a part of the Aegean Sea , one of the birthplaces of modern democracy, and on the other of the first parliament established at the beginning of the French Revolution , the Estates General (États Généraux in French), the first parliament .
The organization was established in the year 1985 and has about 13,000 members in 271 university cities in 40 European countries (data ever increasing).
AEGEE is a non-political, non-denominational and non-profit membership organization that the European spirit is promoted and the image of a united, open and without borders through projects, trips, workshops, cultural exchanges Europe is encouraged and activities in collaborating university in Europe.
It is characterized by having no national structures, operating only at local and European level.
For example there is currently AEGEE in Alicante , Barcelona , Bilbao, Burgos, Castello , La Coruna, Las Palmas, Leon, Madrid, Oviedo, Santander, Tarragona, Tenerife, Valencia and Zaragoza but no AEGEE-Spain.
One of the most popular proposals is the organization AEGEE Summer Universities (SU calls for its acronym in English) organized by and for students and academic activities which combine with entertainment events.
AEGEE was founded in 1985 in Paris under the name EGEE (Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe). At that time, the European Economic Community was growing, and a group of students, they thought, they had to create a platform through which young people could transmit to the European and national institutions their ideas and proposals on Europe.
AEGEE was able to encourage many students to establish offices or antennae in their cities, and a year later, the group of students were already a European association, with offices in six cities, including Madrid, near Leiden, London, Milan and Munich.
The association grew rapidly throughout the continent, thanks to the support of politicians and media. In 1987, AEGEE, along with François Mitterrand , EGEE was a very important impetus to theSocrates Erasmus program. In 1988 the name was changed to AEGEE. Since 1990, AEGEE also supports the integration of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
In 1995 the headquarters in Brussels, where the 9 members of the Directeur Committee (the Board of AEGEE-Europe) live and work in a multitude of projects AEGEE was established. Ankara and other Turkish cities join the network.
In 1996 more than 1000 students are actively involved in the series of conferecias “Find Your Way …” explaining that students do in the emerging civil society in Central and Eastern Europes.
In 1998 AEGEE organizes its first visit to Cyprus; AEGEE-Magusa (Famagusta) will join the association in 2001.
In April 1999, the AEGEE-Academy was founded in the Agora of Barcelona, in response to the preparations for the European School in Gießen.
In 2000, Education for Democracy, the new school program that connects students to study in conflicting Kosovo foreign universities. During the fall, members of AEGEE-Belgrade in front of the public assembly that learns from the defeat of Milosevic.
In the years 2001-2002 AEGEE organizes major projects aimed at peace and stability in southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
In 2002 begins AEGEE TV.
In 2003 the first study trip to the Caucasus is organized. AEGEE-Europe organized the first international student conference in Cyprus.
Fields of action
AEGEE organizes a wide range of projects, most of which are related to one of the main fields of action: Active Citizenship active, Higher Education , Peace and stability, and Exchange Cultural .
AEGEE is a non – partisan organization, working closely with the government, institutions and other non – governmental organizations to alzancar their goals in Europe. AEGEE is proposing toprovide voice policy for its members at different levels, organizing conferences on a range of topics and using the results to exert political pressure on European institutions.
AEGEE represents students who care about good education at European level. To support student mobility, AEGEE supports language learning, promotes international cooperation in the academic world, and campaigns for the development of European education programs.
Peace and stability
To give hope to the democratic ideals, tolerance and mutual understanding between young adults from communities in conflict, AEGEE contributes to solve the conflicts in the Balkans, Caucasus, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. AEGEE also organizes conferences and seminars themed international politics.
Foster respect and appreciation among people of different cultures is the core of all the work of Aegee. AEGEE sets his sights on European Integration , believing that integration can never be a top-down process, but must be based on friendship among Europeans. AEGEE groups organize a number of cultural exchange events every year.
Presidents of AEGEE-Europe so far
|Franck Biancheri||Paris||April 1985 – April 1988|
|Vieri Bracco||Milan||April 1988 – November 1988|
|Frédéric Pelard||Toulouse||November 1988 – November 1989|
|Adolfo Dominguez||Madrid||November 1989 – May 1990|
|Achim Boers||Delft||May 1990 – November 1990|
|Georg von der Gablentz||Berlin||November 1990 – April 1992|
|Jeroen Hoogerwerf||Amsterdam||April 1992 – April 1993|
|Pavel Miladinovic||Prague||April 1993 – November 1993|
|Zsuzsa Kígyós||Budapest||November 1993 – April 1994|
|Dorian Selz||Geneva||April 1994 – November 1994|
|Christina Thorsson||Lund||November 1994 – April 1995|
|Scholten van Egens Iterson||Enschede||April 1995 – November 1995|
|Christoph Strohm||Colony||November 1995 – April 1996|
|Jordi Capdevila||Barcelona||April 1996 – November 1996|
|Gerhard Kress||Mainz||November 1996 – April 1997|
|Peter Ginser||Karlsruhe||April 1997 – November 1997|
|Sergio Caredda||Gorizia||November 1997 – April 1998|
|Hélène Berard||Aix-en-Provence||April 1998 – October 1998|
|Stefan Seidel||Augsburg||October 1998 – April 1999|
|László Fesus||Szeged||April 1999 – November 1999|
|Fani Zarifopoúlou||Athens||November 1999 – May 2000|
|Oana Mailatescu||Cluj-Napoca||May 2000 – November 2000|
|Karina Häuslmeier||Passau||November 2000 – November 2001|
|Pedro Panizo||Valladolid||November 2001 – May 2002|
|Tomek Helbin||Warsaw||May 2002 – November 2002|
|Mark de Beer||Enschede||November 2002 – May 2003|
|Diana Filip||Cluj-Napoca||May 2003 – October 2003|
|Adrian Pintilie||Bucharest||October 2003 – April 2004|
|Nicola Rega||Turin||April 2004 – November 2004|
|Silvia Baita||Cagliari||November 2004 – May 2005|
|Burcu Becermen||Ankara||May 2005 – November 2005|
|Leon Bakraceski||Skopje||November 2005 – May 2006|
|Alistair De Gaetano||Valletta||May 2006 – November 2006|
|Theijs van Welij||Enschede||November 2006 – November 2007|
|Laure Onidi||Toulouse||November 2007 – August 2008|
|Dragan Stojanovski||Nis||September 2008 – August 2009|
|Agata Patecka||Poznan||September 2009 – August 2010|
|hands Valasis||PEIRAIAS||September 2010 – August 2011|
|Alfredo Sellitti||Salerno||September 2011 – May 2012|
|Marko Grdosic||Zagreb||May 2012 – August 2012|
|Luis Alvarado Martinez||Las Palmas||September 2012 – July 2014|
|Paul Smits||Enschede||August 2014 – July 2015|
|Aleksandra Kluczka||Kraków||August 2015 – July 2016|
|Reka Salamon||Aachen||August 2016 –|