Are you eager to travel around Europe while developing your skills, participating in interesting events and having lots of fun? Then AEGEE-Maastricht is the association for you! With AEGEE-Maastricht you can go for short trips with exchanges to another European city or have an amazing summer somewhere in Europe by going to one of the approximately 75 summer universities AEGEE has to offer. Our network also offer lots of exciting trainings and meetings around Europe for you to develop yourself in all kinds of areas.
Find out more about AEGEE-Europe on: www.aegee.org
Each year during, many AEGEE locals organize Summer Universities. These are being organized in most of the cities where AEGEE is present, with generally over 70 destinations all around Europe and far beyond. SU’s have different themes from history and local culture to sports, learning languages and being more sustainable.
With around 20-30 people from all over Europe, you will form an amazing group of friends in no time. You will travel through the country you picked, do workshops and trainings, party and learn, experience different cultures.
Understanding and exploring the multicultural dimension of the European continent, fighting for tolerance and creating open-minded citizens who are not afraid to share their opinion in an open discussion about the future of Europe. These are some of the reasons why 30 young Europeans come together in each Summer University to taste the diversity of European integrity.
AEGEE-Maastricht has organized a Summer University several times, and aims to do so again in the years to come!
Summer is a state of mind
Even when traveling abroad is a complicated matter during a global pandemic, we are not prevented from sharing our summer spirit. In the summer of 2020 many of the workshops and other activities were held online. This allowed for young Europeans to connect with each other while still maintaining the Summer University spirit.
Find out more about Summer Universities and how to join them on www.aegee.su
European Schools & Training Events
Non-formal education is an integral part of AEGEE. Most of AEGEE’s training events are organized by the Academy, often in cooperation with other AEGEE bodies who are experts in certain fields.
These training events are called European Schools and focus on a certain theme or topic, for example including Project Management, Public Relations, Fund Raising, and others. During these events, participants get a chance to understand the workings of NGO’s, while at the same time developing their skills.
Diverse training methods, which include lectures, workshops and case work, create the perfect environment for fast knowledge absorption among the trainees.
“Participating in training sessions gives members a chance to meet people from various cultural backgrounds, work on their self-development, tackle challenging tasks together, have fun, and by doing this, gain new friends from all over Europe.”
You can apply for the European schools and Training on AEGEE’s members website: http://my.aegee.eu/events
Vision & Mission
The vision of AEGEE is stated as the following: “AEGEE strives for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, which is socially, economically and politically integrated, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development”.
How AEGEE contributes to this future is formulated in AEGEEs mission: “AEGEE empowers students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society. It creates a space for dialogue and learning opportunities as well as acts as their representative towards decision-makers. Moreover, AEGEE strengthens mutual understanding and brings Europe closer to young people”
AEGEE-Europe has a complex structure comprising many bodies, comittees, commissions, working groups and interests groups. Different bodies within AEGEE-Europe include the Locals (Antennae) the European board of Directors (called the Comité Directeur), and the AEGEE Academy, who provide high quality non-formal eduction trainings.
Within AEGEE-Europe, Committees help bodies by providing them with information, services, infrastructure and materials needed to fulfill their tasks. Members of the commissions within AEGEE supervise the rules set out by AEGEE. The working groups carry out the thematic goals of AEGEE-Europe from the strategic plan, and ensure that these are focus areas are fulfilled. Finally, interest groups are groups of like-minded AEGEEans who share a common interest, for example, language, culture, education of society and environment.
Democracy at it’s finest,
shared with the finest people.
The Agora is AEGEE’s biggest recurring event. The Agora is the General Assembly of the association, held twice a year, in spring and in autumn, gathering 600-1000 students for four days.
Apart from being the venue where the Comité Directeur and representatives of many of the other bodies are elected, it is also a life-changing experience for the participants, the young Europeans who are gathering in one place to build the future of the organization and together. The participants of the Agora also join workshops, discussions, project progress meetings, and other programs.
Besides all the trainings and workshops, AEGEE locals all over Europe organize all kinds of interactive and entertaining meetings. These meetings usually take place around the year during holidays. Here you can celebrate Christmas, New Year, Winter, Spring or any other topic as long as you want to skip out of your routine to enjoy a place and atmosphere elsewhere in Europe. You will spend your time like any other AEGEE event with amazing AEGEEans from all over Europe. You can find these meetings listed on the intranet of AEGEE and there’s also always a Facebook event created for the particular meeting.
Check more about all international AEGEE-events on the event calendar: my.aegee.eu/events