AEGEE-Cagliari is a Voluntary 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 13000 members and 200 offices throughout Europe.
The aim 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 are those of cultural exchange, active citizenship, higher education, peace and stability.
Conferences, courses, round tables, research and other events on European social issues such as multilingualism, enlargement and diversity are organised to advance our objectives every year.In the last 4 years more than 6000 children have participated in 40 different local and international projects.
All our projects focus on balancing the educational tools of formal education, combined with non-formal education activities and internship activities both in local and national and international institutions.
The members of AEGEE Cagliari are all young people between 18 and 35 years old who collaborate passionately in the realization of the main projects.
AEGEE, an acronym for the Association des Etats Généraux des Étudiants de l'Europe and better known as the European Students' Forum, is the largest interdisciplinary student association in Europe and promotes European unity, cooperation, communication and integration into the 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 13000 friends, present in 200 cities spread across 40 countries across Europe.
AEGEE really puts into practice the idea of a united Europe without borders: by operating without any national level, it brings its members, with each other, directly into contact, regardless of their nationality.
It is a non-governmental organisation recognised by the European Union as a permanent observer in the Council of Europe and it is thanks to strong pressure from AEGEE that the European Commission launched the ERASMUS programme in 1987.
AEGEE is committed to a democratic, multicultural and borderless Europe that is socially, economically and politically integrated and that values the participation of young people in its construction and development.
AEGEE gives European students and young people an active role in society. It creates space for dialogue and learning opportunities and acts as an authoritative representative towards decision-making spheres. Above all, however, AEGEE strengthens mutual understanding and brings Europe closer to young people.
MEANS OF ACTION
geAEGEE offers a multicultural space, in which young people from different backgrounds can meet in order to foster mutual understanding. The association, through various projects (e.g. Summer University) promotes international mobility by encouraging young people to cross the borders of their country, in order to break every stereotype and strengthen tolerance, respect and the spirit of solidarity.
Personal development and non-formal educat
ionAEGEE offers its members numerous opportunities for training and personal development through non-formal education and informal learning projects. Through training, workshops and active involvement in the Association, our members improve their skills (e.g. Leadership, communication and team management skills).
projects carry 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 advocac
yAEGEE brings together the views and positions of European students, becoming their spokesperson for strong powers, through campaigns, action projects, conferences and membership of larger platforms. In addition, 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 state of participation in the activities of the Council of Europe, consultation at the United Nations, operation at UNESCO and is a member of the European Youth Forum.
It also counts among its general partners several illustrious personalities:
- Eric Froment, former President of the European University Association;
- Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize winner;
- 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 the European Commission;
- Martin Schulz, former President of the European Parliament;
- Wolfgang Thierse, former President of the Bundestag.
Forum for discussi
onsAEGEE 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 is especially expressed in our working groups, conferences and general assemblies (EPM and Agora).
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GEE-Europe website: www.aegee.org in English