Monthly Archives November 2017

Our trip to Eindhoven

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As part of an exchange AEGEE-Eindhoven visited us in late October. During the 16th of November and the 19th of November we switched roles and went to visit them during the internationally known „Glow Festival“ along with members from other antennae throughout Europe. In total we were 6 people from Mannheim going. 4 by car and 2 by train.

When we arrived on Thursday in the late evening, we were welcomed by our host who had made stroopwafels for us – super sweet, but very delicious!

The first evening we experienced a game called „Cantus“. In the beginning it was a little bit frightening because there were three men, called the senators, who told us to sing songs from a song book and were very strict...

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It´s Lasertag again!

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Following our weekly meeting last week, we had our first Member’s Event for this semester. As it became a tradtition we went to Neckarstadt to play Lasertag again. After we arrived there and changed our clothes (it is advisable to wear black clothes – you are easily spotted with lighter clothes), we started with a short delay into a funny competition.

We had to show our skills in teams in a dark room filled with walls and obstacles. The action techno beats hammered out of the loudspeakers. It was difficult „not to shoot down or overrun your own team members. Not everyone succeeded in that! I was one of them. In the end I had only a few plus points more than minus points. Quite in contrast to the best of us...

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Back to the roots – Network Meeting Ioannina

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As one of the duties of my role as the External Responsible I always promote European Events to our members and remind them about deadlines. But once in a while I remind myself too. Also in this case. There was a Network Meeting in Ioannina popping up on my screen when I was researching the last entries in the Intranet of AEGEE-Europe, so I thought: „Hey, I´ve never been at a Network Meeting and I´ve never been in Greece, that has to change!“. So I applied and was accepted. Don´t worry it´s not so hard to write a good application, just use your natural Mannheim-Charme.

A Network Meeting is an event that is organised by a member of the Network Commission in cooeration with an AEGEE local...

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Building Bridges into the Migrationside of Europe – Network Meeting Gaziantep

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The NWM in Gaziantep was a great success! It took place from the 18th to the 22nd of October and we had everything: A nice hotel, delicious Turkish food (every time in a restaurant) and interesting workshop and sessions (everything for only a 30€ participation fee!). About 30 participants came from different Turkish antennas, 4 from Germany (Mannheim, Aachen, Dresden, Berlin), 2 from the Netherlands, 1 from Russia and 1 from Hungary. Loes (President of AEGEE-Europe) and Reka (former President) have also been there.

We all were a bit surprised that Gaziantep is a big modern city with a relatively high standard of living, many students and open-minded inhabitants – in South-East Turkey, very close to the Syrian border...

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