What is AEGEE?


AEGEE  is…

one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary students organisations. Founded in 1985 in Paris, today AEGEE has grown to a Network of 13000 friends, present in 200 cities in 40 countries all over Europe.

This is nice, but what do we actually do?

We basically organize and participate in meetings, projects and training courses to promote friendship and cooperation between Europeans.

You may be asking yourself: Oh, so you’re kind of a travel agency, right?
Please read the extended definition. We are a non-profit organization, everything in AEGEE is organized by young volunteers, because we like it, and we don’t get any money in exchange. We don’t want any money, we’re looking for you!

How can AEGEE enrich your life?

  • You will travel in a different way than anything you know: when you arrive to a new city, you will have a group of friends waiting for you, who will do everything on their hands to give you an unforgettable experience.
  • You can’t imagine the amount of people that you will meet! In every AEGEE event you will meet at least 40 people from dozens of different countries. It’s like experiencing a compressed Erasmus year. You will discover what Europe is, and what it is to feel European.
  • You will improve your English: AEGEE’s official language is English, to every single event you attend, you will be speaking English 24/7. Forget about those super expensive language immersion courses in the UK!

In AEGEE we don’t have boring classes, there are just people like you who want to have fun and learn by doing other activities.

Are you that kind of person with ideas, who wants to make a difference? In AEGEE every idea is a potential project. We can help you to develop them. You will learn how to carry a project – small, or big ones – and you will have a team with you to help with everything, as well as with knowledge transfer for the first steps.

Vision, mission and means

Our vision:

„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. AEGEE promotes all of these values through projects, trips, working groups, cultural exchanges and activities in which university students from all Europe collaborate.“

Find out more about AEGEE’s vision, our mission and our means on AEGEE-Europe’s webpage About AEGEE.