Welcome to AEGEE-Maastricht!
AEGEE-Maastricht, founded in 1989, is an English speaking international student association based in Maastricht and a local antenna of AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum).
AEGEE consists of an international network of 13,000 students, in more than 200 university cities and 40 countries, whose mission is to strive 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.’ It achieves this by cultural integration and exchange, personal development and non-formal education, thematic projects, advocacy and policy, and as a forum for discussion.
AEGEE, was founded in 1985 as EGEE, a platform for young Europeans to discuss the future of Europe and to present their ideas to the officials of European and international institutions, and national governments, and played an instrumental role in the founding of the Erasmus program. AEGEE enjoys support from the European Commission, and has consultative status at the Council of Europe and United Nations. AEGEE is also a member of the European Youth Forum and has co-operated with UNESCO on international projects.
AEGEE is a democratic and horizontal organisation, in which antennae form the vital force. As a member of AEGEE-Maastricht, there are many ways to be involved both on a European and local level: from the policy, strategic plans and structure of AEGEE, to projects and initiatives, to educational, cultural and social events.
AEGEE-Maastricht is open to students, of any faculty, from all higher educational institutions in Maastricht. As a member, you will enjoy a relaxed, open and international atmosphere. You will gain new skills, such as leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and many more, and the chance to be more politically and civically engaged. You will learn about new cultures, meet new people, travel across Europe and have an amazing time.
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