Project Teams

Naast Working Groups kent AEGEE-Europe ook Project Teams: een team dat voor een bepaalde tijd een specifiek evenement of een serie evenementen rondom een bepaald thema organiseert. Op de mailinglist AEGEE-L komen geregeld open calls voorbij waarin wordt opgeroepen te solliciteren voor bepaalde project teams. Er zijn project teams in verschillende groottes en maten. Een project team is een hele interessante internationale ervaring en zeker een aanrader. Voor vragen mail naar: europeanAffairs@aegee-groningen.nl


Summer University Project

(1988 – ongoing)

Een taal is de sleutel tot een andere cultuur. Aangezien AEGEE sinds het begin van haar oprichting de sleutel naar Europa heeft geprobeerd te smeden, is het niet raar dat het Summer University Project het eerste en meest succesvolle project van AEGEE is. SU’s zijn uniek. Ze worden sinds 1988 georganiseerd op vrijwillige basis door studenten uit heel Europa met allemaal een ander referentiekader en culturele achtergrond, maar met één ding gemeen: iedereen die op SU gaat of er één organiseert is openminded (het sleutelwoord dat onze vereniging al meer dan 25 jaar draaiende houdt).

Op dit moment zijn er elke zomer SU’s in zo’n honderd steden, waaronder Groningen. Naast Language Courses en Language Courses Plus zijn er nu ook Travel SU’s, Summer Events en Summer Courses. SU’s zijn spotgoedkoop en je ontmoet studenten uit heel Europa. Je leert hun cultuur kennen en ontdekt het land als vriend van de ‘local organisers’ in plaats van als toerist. Al deze SU’s worden gecoördineerd door het Summer University Coördination Team (SUCT) dat zorgt voor een Summer University Project School voor SU-organisers in november, het SU-boekje, de website en de selectieprocedure. Vanaf 1 maart tot 26 april kun je je opgeven voor een SU via www.aegee.org/su. AEGEE-Groningen verzorgt een aantal info-avonden op dinsdagen in maart en april. Houd hiervoor onze website in de gaten.

Email: suct@aegee.org
Websites: www.aegee.org/su
www.summeruniversity.nl


Eastern Partnership Project

The AEGEE Eastern Partnership Project is the continuation of the successful first phase of the project of that name. The new team of highly skilled and motivated people started work on the second term of in the autumn 2013. The project became officially lauched at the Spring Agora Patra 2014.

Working in the same direction as the European Union (within the framework of its Eastern Partnership programme) gives a possibility to coordinate the project’s activities with a broader, political perspective. Via cooperation with our Network, governments and non-governmental organisations we believe we can influence the increase of youth power in target societies and bring positive changes in establishing a strong civil society sector.

The project’s values are based on belief that this initiative is a core element of AEGEE’s mission of bridging Europe. In order to make links between the Eastern and the Western part of our continent we decided to act with the objectives crucial to the development of civil society in Eastern European and South Caucasus.

The main aims of the project are:

  • To promote the idea of active citizenship and youth participation in the Eastern Partnership program region.
  • To advocate to stakeholders and governments for the recognition of the role that youth participation has in shaping a democratic society.
  • To empower youth by providing it with knowledge and tools regarding citizens’ rights and duties.
  • To build mutual understanding and trust between people from the Eastern Partnership countries and the rest of Europe.
  • to strengthen partnerships and to share practices with youth organizations from the Eastern Partnership and other European countries.
  • to promote the respect of human rights as crucial focus area in the consensus-building processes.
  • to inform and to create an opportunity for discussion

Website: aegee.org/eap
E-mail: eap@aegee.org


Election Observation Project

The idea for this project was born in October 2013 in Warsaw, where an AEGEE delegation took part in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). After a meeting with ODIHR officials, who encouraged AEGEE to develop an initiative of its own, some of the delegation members decided that they would try to make election observation one of AEGEE’s standard activities. A first beginning was made when 21 observers were sent on a short-term mission to the presidential elections in Ukraine, 25 May 2014. Since the Autumn Agora in Cagliari that ended on 2 November 2014, the project was officially included in AEGEE-Europe’s active portfolio and is scheduled to run for two years.

In particular, the project has the following aims:

  • Organise observation missions to democratic processes taking place in European countries, offering young people the opportunity to be officially accredited election observers.
  • Establish election observation as a standard for the internal democratic procedures of AEGEE-Europe.
  • Are you a young citizen of a European (not only EU) country and interested in participating in our project?

You can be:

  • an election observer on one of our missions;
  • a participant in one of our trainings;
  • an active collaborator to our project.Please check our website for more information, and in case of questions, never hesitate to contact us directly!

Website: aegee.org/eop
E-mail: eop@aegee.org


Your Vision for EUrope Project

The goal of the “YOur Vision for EUrope” – project is to realize the following aim:

Educate young people about the EU and encourage an informed discussion on its current and future state in order to empower them to propose constructive solutions to pressing European issues, as well as to reconnect them to the European integration process.

We know, this sounds very theoretical, so what will we do concretely?

  • Educate young people about the function of the EU, its impact on daily life and opportunities for active citizenship.
  • Organize thematic activities, such as campaigns or conferences, to start and facilitate discussion about the benefits, problems and challenges of the EU.
  • Reduce the gap between youth and EU policy-makers by facilitating a dialogue between them.
  • Foster a positive change and vision for Europe’s future by creating and advocating a set of proposals addressing current problems and challenges of European governance, politics and integration from a youth perspective.