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Transcript of AEGEE's Structure
AEGEE's Structure looks complex at first sight, but once you get involved, you will see that it's actually quite easy to understand. Don't despair and ask one of the oldies around you ;).
Everything starts at the local level, with the work the individual members and the local boards do on a daily basis.
Here you can see the approx. 200
locals the AEGEE Network has
Individual students, young professionals or young people in general become members of AEGEE locals (e.g. AEGEE-Calgiari, AEGEE Budapest,...), who are member of the umbrella organisation, AEGEE-Europe.
The Summer University Coordination Team, Comité Directeur, and the Commissions are elected by the Agora (in red circles).
For more information about the Agora, check:
The Agora is the most important place of AEGEE, it's heart. Each local is represented with 3 delegates there. Every 6 months, the Network meets to elect, decide, and develop a new direction.
The Commissions supervise that everybody in AEGEE works according to the rules
and give support wherever needed.
The Audit Commission checks the finances of AEGEE-Europe and can, if needed, also check the finances of an AEGEE local.
The Juridical Commission makes sure that everything is going according to the
"laws" of AEGEE, that are written
in the CiA (Corpus
The Network Commission is the most important body for the locals. Their task is to support the locals, ensure communication between the
local and the European Level, and foster cooperation among the Network.
The Mediation Commission intervenes, when asked, in cases of conflict in the Network. They can work just as Mediators or, in more difficult cases, propose measures to take to the Agora.
The CD is the European Board of Directors. They live and work full time in Brussels
in the headquarters of AEGEE. Their
task is to represent, develop and administrate AEGEE.
The Comité Directeur is supported by and cooperates with a a lot of bodies that help them implement their work, but also help the locals whenever needed.
...connect AEGEE with different Institutions and organisations, such as the United Nations, the OSCE, the OECD, the European Youth Forum, and many more. They make sure that AEGEE is represented
and heard there and that AEGEEans
are updated with the processes
that are going on there.
... support Policy Processes in AEGEE. Each of them has a specific topic they work on (e.g. Sustainability). On this topic, they consult with the Network and formulate Opinions, Position Papers and
Policy Papers of AEGEE, that are
then used externally.
Committees give support to the Network in specific (administrative) and make sure AEGEE can implement its work smoothly.
The Action Agenda Coordination Team supports the implementation of the Action Agenda and gives locals guidelines and best practices on
how to contribute to it.
The Corporate Relations Committee supports AEGEE-Europe with fundraising and the implementation of the
Study and Career Fair.
The Public Relations Committee supports the Network with PR, works in internal and external visibility, design,
and the implementation of the
Visual Identity of AEGEE.
The IT Committee supports AEGEE in terms of IT infrastructure, management of platforms and intranet.
The Human Resources Committee works on the HR Cycle, Knowledge Transfer
on local and European level,
recruitment and offering
more chances for
EQuaC, the Events Quality Assurance Committee, ensures the quality of all events that happen within the
The Summer University Coordination Team
...the Summer University Project, AEGEE's longest running project. 2000 young people participate each year in one of the around 80 courses, which take place all over Europe.
The Youth (Un)Employment creates opportunities for young people to improve their skills in order to find employment, or motivates them to become entrepreneurs and set up
their own business.
The EuroArab project creates a space for dialogue between young people from the European continent and from Arab countries.
Europe in Exchange promotes study abroad and other mobility opportunities that Europe offers to young people.
Y Vote 2014 is a campaign that aims to turn students and first time voters into actors
of the European Parliamentary Elections
by informing them and encouraging
them to vote.
YOUrope Needs YOU! is a project that informs high school students about the Europe
and the possibilities it offers to
them through workshops
and visits of schools.
Higher Education Days aims to improve higher education by strengthening the student voice and striving for recognition of
The Eastern Partnership Projects ensures equal opportunities for young people from the Eastern Partnership Countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) and EU member states and improves the knowledge and breaks stereotypes on both sides.
The Health for Youth project promotes the healthy lifestyle among students and young people.
The Summer Universities are just one of many projects that are run by volunteers, always international teams, to shape Europe into the place that
we want to see...
The Working Groups are the other pillar of AEGEE's thematic work and the place for discussion in AEGEE. Other than Projects, they are not limited to a certain time frame,
but are established for an unlimited about of
time. Each of them are dedicated to one
The Language Working Group promotes multilingualism.
The Visa Freedom Working Group works on the promotion of Visa Freedom
for students and volunteers
coming to Europe.
Sports Working Group is dedicated to the topic of Sports.
Human Rights Working Group works on the accessibility of Human Rights
and Human Rights Education.
Education Working Group works on Higher Education, but also specifically on improving Non Formal Education.
International Politics Working Group deals with and debates international politics.
Culture Working Group explores and compares different European cultures, and promotes cultural diversity in general.
Environmental Working Group works on making our organisation more sustainable and our members more aware on the consequences of their lifestyle.
All those Working Groups, Projects, Committees and Commissions are powered by our AEGEE members, people like you, that have an interest in the respective topic and want to develop themselves in that field.
Everything starts from here :).
To support this
development, we have
Academy, AEGEE's Pool of Trainers,
which offers trainings in Personal Development, Soft Skills, Fundaising, Human Resources, Project
Management, and many