“AEGEE” stands for “Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe” – the biggest European students’ network – and we are one of more than 200 antennas spread all over Europe.
AEGEE is supported by the EU commission, has an advising role at the European Parliament and the UNO, is a member of the European youth forum and is working on international projects togehter with the UNESCO.
“United in diversity!” – We stand for European unity and a Europe with many different faces.
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In the beginning it is kind of difficult to understand the organization of AEGEE, because it consists of many small levels, areas and groups. But in general, the projects of AEGEE can be divided in two main areas:
- Local level: we organize a wide range of events for students and Erasmus students in Heidelberg, such as thematic discussions, trips to other German and European cities, parties and more crazy stuff like survival trainings. If you want to enhance your language skills, you should definitely come along to our Language Café every other Wednesday during the semester.
- European level:
AEGEE is an international students’ network with around 200 antennas all over Europe. We try to spread the idea of a borderless Europe by organising events for AEGEE members from other antennas and by visiting them or inviting them to Heidelberg.
The so called “Summer Universities” are central to our aim: In summer every antenna has the possibility to organize this kind of event and to give it a theme of their choice. Members from every antenna are invited to go there and discuss European issues. Mostly, it’s a great way of making new friends and of spending a few weeks in summer in a cool place in Europe (for very little money 😉 ).
Apart from the summer universities there are plenty more European events you can join as a member: Network meetings, anniversaries of other antennas, new year’s events, the Agora (our general assembly) and many, many more.