Within AEGEE-Groningen, there are several possibilities to become an active member. You can choose from the following local committees: Activities committee, Almanak committee, Batavieren committee, Introduction committee, KEI-committee, Cooking committee, Lustrum committee, PR-committee, Editorial committee and the Webforge committee.

Next to that, we also have committees organizing trips outside Groningen and thereby welcoming other AEGEEans as well. These are the following ones: Europe committee, Event committee, Excursion committee and Summer University committee.

Below you can find an overview of all committees and its members.

The Activities Committee

The Activities Committee organizes fun activities every month, like a Halloween party, Christmas activity and the Gotcha Games.

The Activities committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairwoman: Laura Bodewes
Secretary: Kieran Engel
Treasurer: Sam Geus
Promotion Responsible: Shenza Gunput
Fundraising Responsible: Djené Draisma
General member: Daniëlle Cheney

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The Almanak Committee

The Almanak Committee creates the Almanak, the yearbook, for the members of AEGEE-Groningen. The yearbook contains articles summarizing all the great activities that took place the previous year at our association. Besides that, it also contains entertaining and funny pieces from members as well!

The Almanak committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairman: Reyno te Koppele
Secretary: Julia Rood
Treasurer: Gert-Jan van Ginkel
Promotion Responsible: Lummigje Bottema
Fundraising Responsible: Lineke Schutrups

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The Batavieren Committee

The Batavieren Committee takes care of AEGEE-Groningen participating in the Batavierenrace. They make sure we are all extremely fit by organizing joint training moments.

The Batavieren committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairwoman: Marlijn Botter
Secretary: Esmée van Thuijl
Treasurer: Anne de Rouw
PR-Responsible: David Monnikhof

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The Cooking Committee

As the way to the heart of an AEGEEan is through his/her stomach, the Cooking Committee was created this year. The KookCie organizes five eating activities throughout the year, such as a Hangover Brunch, a New Year’s Dinner and a European Dinner.

The Cooking Committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairwoman: Anneloes de Geus
Secretary: Lisa Stuifzand
Treasurer: Liselot Marée
PR-Responsible: Melissa Poblete Nunez
General member: Tijmen van Westerveld

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The Editorial Team

The Editorial Team takes care of the online magazine of AEGEE-Groningen, ‘De Gronoloog’, which can be found at The members of the editorial team write not only articles on interesting topics like Network Meetings and the various trips of AEGEE-Groningen, but also on discussions in the current political climate, recipes and the stories of members who study abroad.

The Editorial Team of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairman: Roger op Heij
Secretary: Robert Sandee
General member: Arjan Weurding

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The Europe Committee

The European Committee organizes a variety of activities with a common theme, Europe. These activities include; European evenings where members can get acquainted with AEGEE-Europe and what it has to offer, three lectures and a workshop based on topics related to the current political climate in Europe. Furthermore, they organize other cultural activities as well!

The Europe committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairman: Karlien van de Wetering
Secretary: Sacha Reus
Treasurer: Astrid Stulemeijer
Promotion Responsible: Romy Hakkers
General Member: Margot Da Silva

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The European Event Committee

The European Event committee organizes a large European event in Groningen. Each year this event has a different theme. In the year 2014-2015, the theme was democracy. In the year 2015-2016, the event was a Network Meeting. In the year 2016-2017, a pre-Agora event was organized. In the year 2017-2018 another Network Meeting was organised. Thirthy AEGEE members from all around Europe visit us in Groningen during such an event for informative lectures, interesting workshops and amazing parties!

The European event committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairman: Kevin Gooyert
Secretary: Sharon van der Heijden
Treasurer: Ameer Islam
Promotion Responsible: Lidia Garijo
Fundraising Responsible: Gladys Okosun

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The Excursion Committee

The Excursion Committee organizes three excursions per year, usually to a city where an AEGEE-local is situated. One of the three trips is the introduction trip to Brussels or Straatsburg where the European Parliament is located. Various cities have been visited the past few years, such as London, Dublin, Brno, Venice, Alicante, Gdansk and Sofia. The committee always tries to contact AEGEE-members in the destination who could organize city tours or dinners in order to gain a more local perspective into the trip.

The Excursion committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairwoman: Sterre Lutterop
Secretary: Kaylie Yan
Treasurer: Jesse Bajema
Promotion Responsible: Marcella Molemaker

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The Galant Gala Committee

Every year AEGEE organizes a Galant Gala, a beautiful ball, together with Clio, Ubbo Emmius, NEXUS, VIP, SOG, SIB, GSb and TeMA. A delegate from every association has a seat in this committee. This year Ewout van der Schee will be representing AEGEE in the Galant Gala committee.

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The Hitchhiking Committee

The Hitchhiking committee organizes 3 hitchhiking competitions to another AEGEE-city per year. Twice a year it is to a city which can be reached in one day and during the other competition the couples can take two days to get to their destination. Previous years we have been to Prague, Bilbao, Lille, Dresden, Paris, Genova, Barcelona, Zagreb, Zielona Góra, Ljubljana and Budapest on hitchhiking competitions. Before every hitchhiking competition, the committee organizes a workshop during which they give tips and tricks on how to hitchhike.

The Hitchhiking committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairwoman: Jeske Appelman
Secretary: Lars Marée
Treasurer: Kalle Aaltonen
Promotion Responsible: Calvin Bootsman
General member: Eva de Haan

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The Integration Night Committee

Every year AEGEE organizes an Integration Night together with SIB, ESN, Albertus Magnus and Dizkartes. This evening is meant to introduce Groningen, the student life and the participating associations to international and Groningen students. A delegate from every association has a seat in this committee. This year Annelies Kamphuis will be representing AEGEE in the Integration Night committee.

The Introduction Committee

The Introduction committee organizes two introduction periods for first year members at AEGEE and students interested in AEGEE. During the longer introduction period in September and October, the committee organizes activities for 6 weeks. Introduction dinners are organized every week where the new members get acquainted with older members by having dinner together after which they visit the social drinks together. During those six weeks the committee organizes a fun activity every week such as a picknick, a sport afternoon, poolen and an awesome end party. Besides, the introduction committee  organizes the introduction camp to Schiermonikoog, where all members get to know each other much better. This committee also organizes the second small introduction period in February and March.

The Introduction committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairwoman: Kiran Kana
Secretary: Lisa Wagener
Treasurer: Isan Odding
Promotion Responsible: Zenthe van Donselaar
Fundraising Responsible: Eleonora De Danieli

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The KEI-Committee

The KEI-committee organizes all kinds of activities during the KEI-week in order to promote AEGEE-Groningen to first year students in Groningen.

The KEI-committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairwoman: Nivedhana Paramajothy
Secretary: Steffanie Hart
Treasurer: Arjan Tilstra
PR-Responsible: Alexandros Balatsoukas
General Member: Kim Naber
General Member: Geert Verela Put

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The Lustrum Committee

The Lustrum committee organizes the lustrum celebrations of AEGEE-Groningen during which we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our association in the most extravagant manner possible. The committee organizes various activities during the year 2018/2019 such as a gala, a marvelous trip to Israel and many other activities.

The Lustrum committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairman: Adriaan Eldering
Secretary: Miraya Rook
Treasurer: Astrid Wentzel
Promotion Responsible: Daphne Timmerhuis
Fundraising Responsible: Frank Luijckx
General member: Madelief Engels

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The Nedertop Committee

The Nedertop Committee is formed by delegate members from most of the AEGEE-locals in the Netherlands. This year, for the first time, this committee has been put together to organize a weekend away during which all members of the locals in the Netherlands can get to know each other as this is the first step towards Europe. This year Charley Sjerps will be representing AEGEE-Groningen in this committee.

The PR-Committee

The PR-Committee is responsible for organizing general promotional activities for AEGEE-Groningen throughout the year! These activities range from giving away free ice cream to organizing a nice interactive game in the city centre about AEGEE. Besides, they also design great promotional materials.

The PR-committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairwoman: Lisa van Willigen
Secretary: Kyra van der Ploeg
Treasurer: Rob Koster
General member: Shajif Ravi

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The Summer University Committee

The Summer University committee organizes the Summer University in Groningen. During this European event around 30 AEGEE-members from all over Europe join us in Groningen for two weeks. Every year the SU has a different theme around which interactive workshops and interesting lectures are organized. Furthermore, the committee also organizes a weekend camp to Schiermonnikoog, a daytrip to Amsterdam and lots of awesome parties among which the infamous European Night.

The Summer University committee of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairman: Neepan Paramajothy
Secretary: Kirsten de Haan
Treasurer: Kirsten Broekema
Promotion Responsible: Daan van der Schot
Fundraising Responsible: Margriet Visser
Incoming Responsible: Arend-Jan Tissing
General member: Kirsten Schuttel

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The Webforge

The WebForge is a committee responsible for the ICT aspects of our association like for example the website. Furthermore, this committee works on the facilitation of the AEGEE-Groningen app!

The Webforge of 2018-2019 consists of:

Chairman: Jildert Sijmonsma
Secretary: Miguel Grant
Treasurer: Jildert Sijmonsma
Promotion Responsible: Calvin Bootsman
FR-Responsible: Matthijs Knigge

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