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AEGEE, (French: Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe), the European Students' Forum, is one of Europe's largest interdisciplinary student organisations. It takes its name from the Aegean sea, one of the birthplaces of democracy, and from the first parliament established at the dawn of the French Revolution, the "Etats Généraux." AEGEE-Europe official logo This work is copyrighted. ... A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, covering around 10,790,000 km² (4,170,000 sq mi) or 2. ... The Aegean Sea. ... An aerial view of Parliament of India at New Delhi. ... During the French Revolution (1789-1799) democracy and republicanism replaced the absolute monarchy in France, and the French sector of the Roman Catholic Church was forced to undergo radical restructuring. ...



The association was established in 1985, and now has about 15 000 members in 204 university cities in 40 countries throughout Europe.

AEGEE promotes a unified Europe, cross-border co-operation, communication and integration in the academic environment. It is not linked to any political party, and has no national structures, operating only on the local and European levels. A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, covering around 10,790,000 km² (4,170,000 sq mi) or 2. ... A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ...


The association was born in 1985 at the first EGEE event: an assembly in Paris of students from Paris, Leiden, London, Madrid, Milan and Munich, organised by its founder, Franck Biancheri. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Leiden (in English also, but now rarely, Leyden) is a city and municipality in South Holland, The Netherlands. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7,500,000 and a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy. ... Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ...

October 1986 Three EGEE working groups were formed: Sponsoring, Traineeships and Language Study. A conference on cross-border developments in Nijmegen. With the start of the academic year EGEE-Europe has 26 branches and 6,000 members. Nijmegen (obsolete spellings: Nijmwegen, Nymegen, Nieumeghen — known in German as Nimwegen, French as Nimègue, and Spanish as Nimega) is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border. ...

November 1986 Heidelberg: a conference on relations between the Far East and Europe. Toulouse: the 'First European Space Weekend'.

December 1986 Paris: a conference on the pharmaceutical industry in Europe. Munich: a conference on the European Monetary System.

In 1987 AEGEE-Europe obtained an important result, by successfully persuading François Mitterrand to support funding for the Erasmus programme, a student exchange program financed by the European Commission. â–¶(?) (October 26, 1916 – January 8, 1996) was a French politician. ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive of the European Union. ...

In 1988 the association changed the name from EGEE to AEGEE.

In 1989 The Berlin Wall crumbled; AGORA in Salerno decided to open up to the East. AEGEE was one of the first European organisations to expand beyond the old Iron Curtain into Eastern Europe. In the summer of 1989, the foreign ministers of Austria and Hungary, Alois Mock and Gyula Horn, ceremonially cut through the border defences separating their countries. ...

In 1990 New AEGEE logo representing: your Key to Europe.

May 1990 Les Anciens d'AEGEE was founded in Paris during the EGEE VI meeting. Les Anciens dAssociation des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de lEurope Les Anciens is the alumni club of AEGEE - or as people normally refer to it - oldies club. ...

In 1995 the head office of the organisation moved to Brussels, and Ankara and all other cities in Turkey was accepted into the network. Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (French: Bruxelles, Dutch: Brussel, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French community of Belgium, the Flemish community and of the European Union. ...

In 1998 AEGEE organised its first visit to Cyprus; AEGEE-Magusa (Famagusta) joined the association in 2001. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

April 1999 Foundation of the AEGEE-Academy at the AGORA Barcelona, triggered by preparations made during the European School in Gießen. This Human Resources Working Group gave a high stress to training events, highly sharpening the profile of AEGEE in this respect.

2000 'Education for Democracy': the new scholarship programme which en-ables students from war-shattered Kosovo to study at universities abroad. In this same year, members of AEGEE-Beograd were standing in the first row when the Milosevic dictatorship was defeated during autumn.

In 2001 and 2002 AEGEE organised several major projects focusing on peace and stability in South East Europe and in the Mediterranean region.

2003 saw AEGEE's first study trip to the Caucasus. AEGEE-Europe organised the first international student conference in the buffer zone on Cyprus. The Entholinguistic patchwork of the modern Caucasus - CIA map The Caucasus, a region bordering Asia Minor, is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus Mountains and surrounding lowlands. ...


AEGEE organises a wide range of projects, most of which relate to one of four main fields of action: Active Citizenship, Higher Education, Peace & Stability, and Cultural Exchange. Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now usually a state), and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... Higher education is education provided by universities and other institutions that award academic degrees, such as university colleges, and liberal arts colleges. ... The concept of peace ranks among the most controversial in our time. ... The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ...

Active Citizenship

AEGEE is an independent non-party political organisation, working closely with governments, institutions and other NGOs to realise its goals for Europe. AEGEE aims to provide a political voice for its members at every level, organising conferences on a range of topics and using the results to lobby European institutions. A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization which is not a part of a government. ... Politics is the process and method of decision-making for groups of human beings. ...

Higher Education

AEGEE represents students who care about the European dimension of higher education. As well as encouraging student mobility, AEGEE supports language learning, promotes international cooperation in the academic world, and campaigns for the further development of European education programmes.

Peace and Stability

By encouraging democratic ideals, tolerance and mutual understanding between young adults from communities in conflict, AEGEE contributes to conflict resolution in the Balkans, the Caucasus, on Cyprus, and in Greece and Turkey. AEGEE also organises conferences and seminars on international political issues.

Cultural Exchange

Building respect and appreciation between people of different cultures is core to all of AEGEE's work. AEGEE sees this field of action as the core of European integration, believing that integration can never be a top-down process, but must be based on friendship among the peoples of Europe. AEGEE groups organise a substantial number of cultural exchange events every year. European integration is the process of political and economic (and in some cases social and cultural) integration of European states into a tighter bloc. ...

External links

  • www.aegee.org website.
  • AEGEE Locals' websites.
  • www.aegee.tv AEGEE Television website.
  • Official Calendar of Events (CoE)
  • Regional Calendar of Events (RCoE)

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It takes its name AEGEE from the Aegean sea, one of the birthplaces of democracy, and from the first parliament established during the French Revolution, the Etats Généraux.
AEGEE organises several major projects focusing on peace and stability in southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean region.
AEGEE sees this field of action as the core of European integration, believing that integration can never be a top-down process, but must be based on friendship among the peoples of Europe.
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