There are several possibilities to become an active member within AEGEE-Groningen. The local
committees are: activities committee, almanak committee, Europe committee, editorial team, webforge, introduction committee, KEI-committee, sport committee and lustrum committee.

More interested in organizing trips or events in Groningen? Then maybe the excursion committee, exchange committee, hitchhiking committee, European event committee or Summer University committee is interesting for you!

Are you interested in becoming an active member of AEGEE-Groningen? Send an email to to find out the possibilities.

Descriptions of all the committees can be found below.

The Activities Committee

The Activities Committee organizes fun activities every month like a Halloween party, a cantus or a wine tasting.

The activities committee of 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairman: Mark Pasma
Secretary: Lisette Kunst
Treasurer: Annelies Kamphuis
Promotion Responsible: Marcella Molemaker
Fundraising Responsible: Maureen van de Gullik
General member: Tim van Rees

Email address:

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 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairwoman: Laura Bodewes
Secretary: Eva de Haan
Treasurer: Lyanne Liest
Promotion Responsible: Charley Sjerps
Fundraising Responsible: Marije Remmers
General member: Paul Veldhuyzen

Email address:

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 articles not only 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 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairwoman: Sara Meyboom
Secretary: Martta Bok
General member: Michiel Strijbosch
General member: Patricia de Vos
General member: Erik Merx

Email address:

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 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairman: Kevin Gooyert
Secretary: Lena Müller
Treasurer: Elise Terpstra
Promotion Responsible: Suzan Dilara Tokaç
General Member: Simone Harke
General member: Cheyen de Haan

Email address:

The European Event Committee

The European Event committee organizes a large European event in Groningen. Each and every 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. 30 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 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairman: Gijs Westra
Secretary: Esther Buist
Treasurer: Robert Sandee
Promotion Responsible: Danielle Cheney
Fundraising Responsible: Esther Steenge
General member: Alisa Tania

Email address:

The Exchange Committee

The Exchange Committee organizes an cultural exchange with another AEGEE-local during which members from both locals not only get to know each other well but also get acquainted with each other’s culture. Besides organizing the trip to another local, the committee also prepares a great programme when the other local visits us in Groningen.

The exchange committee of 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairwoman: Tamara Koekkoek
Secretary: Sara van Loon
Treasurer: Niels Alexander Meis
Promotion Responsible: Esmee van Thuijl
General member: Steffanie Hart

Email address:

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 visited. Various cities have been visited the past few years like Milan, London, Dublin, Brno, Venice, Alicante and Gdansk. 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 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairwoman: Margriet Visser
Secretary: Sam Geus
Treasurer: Anne de Rouw
Promotion Responsible: Jeske Appelman
Fundraising Responsible: Zenthe van Donselaar
General member: Erik Merx

Email address:

The Fundraising Committee

De Fundraising Committee supports the association by arranging great sponsor deals and raising funds.

The fundraising committee of 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairwoman: Marlijn Botter
Secretary:David Monnikhof
Treasurer: Mark Pasma
General member: Geert Varela Put

Email address:

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 Marlijn Botter will be representing AEGEE in the Galant Gala committee.


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 lift workshop where they give tips and tricks on how to hitchhike.

The hitchhiking committee of 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairwoman: Alida Meijer
Secretary: Gert-Jan van Ginkel
Treasurer: Liselot Marée
Promotion Responsible: Karlien van de Wetering
General member: Rinske de Haas
General member: Ivo Quax

Email address:

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 Janna Bots 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 acquinted with the old members by having dinner together after which they visit the social drinks together. During those six weeks the committee organized a fun activity every week such as a picknick, a sport afternoon, poolen and an awesome end party. Besides, the introduction committee also 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.

The introduction committee of 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairwoman: Janniek de Vries
Secretary: Jamie Visser
Treasurer: Jesse Bajema
Promotion Responsible: Astrid Stulemeijer
Fundraising Responsible: Arjan Tilstra
General member: Shenza Gunput
General member:
Ewout van der Schee

Email address:

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 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairman: Lisa van Willigen
Secretary: Reyno te Koppele
Treasurer: Isan Odding
Promotion Responsible: Djené Draisma
General Member: Matthijs Knigge
General member: Ragavan Paramajothy

Email address:

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 marvellous trip to another city and many other activities.

The lustrum committee of 2017-2018 consists of:

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

Email address:

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.

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 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairman: Niels Alexander Meis
Secretary: Christien Hoogeveen
Treasurer: Janna Bots
General member: Noud van Maanen
General member: Marcello de Vos

Email address:

The Sport Committee

The Sport committee organizes 4 sport activities per year among which the Batavieren race. Previous years we have been to Jump XL, bowling and ice skating.

The sport committee of 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairman: Lévi Kuiper
Secretary: Evelien de Jonge
Treasurer: Djené Draisma
Promotion Responsible: Maud Boonen
General member: Lonne de Jong Mulock Houwer
General member: David Monnikhof

Email address:

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 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairman: Nikki Stokkel
Secretary: Esther Buist
Treasurer: Ruth Pieper
Promotion Responsible: Jildert Niessen
Fundraising Responsible: Kirsten Broekema
General member: Jelmer Wiersma
General member: Elise Terpstra

Email address:

The Webforge

The WebForge is a committee responsible for the ICT aspects of our association like for example the website. Furthermore, this committee will explore the possibilities of an AEGEE-Groningen app!

The Webforge of 2017-2018 consists of:

Chairman: Arjen Bovee
Secretary: Miguel Grant
Treasurer: Patrick de Jonge
Promotion Responsible: Noud van Maanen
Coding Responsible: Calvin Bootsman

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