AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe/European Students’ Forum) - a student organisation that promotes cooperation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe.
As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines – today it counts 13 000 members, active in close to 200 university cities in 40 European countries, making it the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe. AEGEE was founded in 1985 in Paris, and puts the idea of a unified Europe into practice. A widely spread student network provides the ideal platform where young volunteers from 40 European countries can work together on cross border activities such as conferences, seminars, exchanges, training courses, Summer Universities, Case-Study trips and Working Group meetings.
The association’s main aims are:
- promoting a unified Europe without prejudices,
- striving to create an open and tolerant society of today and tomorrow,
- fostering democracy, human rights, tolerance, cross border cooperation, mobility and European dimension in education.
Past and present activities
AEGEE-Europe’s projects are a set of ideas which have been turned into reality by motivated members. Events and projects run by the organisation focus on AEGEE’s four main Fields of Action (Cultural Exchange, Active Citizenship, Higher Education, Peace & Stability) and three Focus Areas (Youth Participation, Bridging Europe and Inclusion of Minorities). It also organises Working Groups that take care of specific subjects like human rights, the environment, politics, and International Events. Below can be found more information about AEGEE-Europe’s currently running and past projects: