AEGEE-Cagliari is a volunteer Association founded in 1995 by a group of students from Cagliari and is one of the local offices of AEGEE Europe, a European network of interdisciplinary student associations with more than 10,000 members and 140 offices throughout Europe.
The goal of AEGEE Cagliari is to promote and develop active European citizenship among young people and facilitate their mobility in Europe. The fields of action of our Association concern cultural exchange, active citizenship, higher education, peace and stability.
To advance our goals, conferences, courses, round tables, research and other events on European social issues such as multilingualism, enlargement and diversity are organized every year. In the last 4 years, more than 6000 young people have participated in 40 different local and international projects.
All of our projects focus on balancing the educational tools of formal education, associated with non-formal education activities and internships both in local, national and international institutions.
The members of AEGEE Cagliari are all young people between 18 and 35 who collaborate with passion in the realization of the main projects.
AEGEE, acronym of Association des Etats Généraux des Étudiants de l'Europe and better known as the European Students' Forum, is one of the largest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe and promotes European unity, cooperation, communication and integration in European academic environment.
Being a non-governmental, politically independent and non-profit association, AEGEE is open to young people and students of all faculties and disciplines. Founded in Paris in 1985, today AEGEE has grown to create a network of over 10,000 friends, present in 140 cities spread across 40 countries across Europe.
AEGEE really puts into practice the idea of a united Europe without borders: operating without any national level, it brings its members into direct contact with each other, regardless of their nationality.
It is an organization recognized by the European Union with the role of permanent observer at the Council of Europe. Thanks to the strong pressure of AEGEE, in 1987 the European Commission launched the ERASMUS program.
AEGEE strives 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.
AEGEE empowers students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society. It creates a space for dialogue and learning opportunities as well as acts as their representative towards decision-makers. Moreover, AEGEE strengthens mutual understanding and brings Europe closer to young people.
AEGEE creates a space for members of different backgrounds to meet and learn about cultural differences, in order to foster mutual understanding. AEGEE supports mobility and encourages young people to cross borders and make new friends, to break stereotypes and strengthen tolerance, respect and solidarity.
Personal development and non formal education
AEGEE offers its members numerous training and personal development opportunities through non-formal education and informal learning projects. Through training, workshops and active involvement in the Association, our members improve their skills (such as leadership, communication and team management skills).
AEGEE carries out several thematic projects both locally and internationally, which have an impact both inside and outside the association. These projects arise from the needs and problems of young people in their role as active members of European society; their purpose is precisely to create awareness and find solutions.
More info: http://www.aegee.org/projects
Policy and Advocacy
AEGEE collects the opinions and positions of European students, becoming their spokespersons before the strong powers, through campaigns, action projects, conferences and membership of major platforms. Furthermore, AEGEE informs students and young people about the impact that European policies have on their lives and the opportunities they offer. The Association enjoys a status of participation in the activities of the Council of Europe, of consultation at the United Nations, of operations at UNESCO and is a member of the European Youth Forum.
It also counts among its general partners numerous illustrious personalities such as:
- Eric Froment, former President of the European University Association;
- Mikhail Gorbachev, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize;
- Vaclav Havel, former President of Czechoslovakia;
- Ban Ki-moon, former secretary general of the United Nations;
- Giorgio Napolitano, former President of the Italian Republic;
- Romano Prodi, former President of the Italian Council and of the European Commission;
- Martin Schulz, former president of the European Parliament;
- Wolfgang Thierse, former President of the Bundestag.
Forum for discussions
AEGEE provides young Europeans with a space to discuss and exchange views on European issues in order to find common ground. This exchange of ideas is the basis of all our activities, but it is expressed especially in our working groups, conferences and general assemblies (EPM and Agora).
For more information visit the AEGEE-Europe website: www.aegee.org