Category AEGEE-Europe

Pre-Event Tbilisi and EPM Yerevan 2018


Before the EPM in Yerevan (the capital of Armenia), a pre-event in Tbilisi (the capital of Georgia) took place. From the 4th of March until the 7th of March, me and a bunch of AEGEEans discovered the impressive hospitable Tbilisi and its surroundings by a city tour, which also included some challenges. Moreover, we participated in lectures and workshops about the South Caucasus, Conflict Management and the Eastern Partnership Project. We did a bus trip to other Georgian places like the ancient capital. And of course we celebrated our mandatory European Night together.

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First Rhein-Neckar-Stammtisch of 2018 in Kaiserslautern


Last weekend the first Rhein-Neckar-Stammtisch of 2018 took place in Kaiserslautern, in which AEGEE-Mannheim also participated with 4 members. The Rhein-Neckar-Stammtisch is always a great opportunity to speak about one’s plans for the upcoming months, share knowledge, ask for cooperation and offer some help. Read here what AEGEE-Kaiserslautern and the Golden Times wrote about the event:

Last saturday there was our annual AEGEE-event „Rhein-Neckar-Stammtisch“. Together with twelve participants and two speakers, we had an exciting time…

The consequences of the Brexit and an outlook on the AEGEE year 2018 were some of the highlights of the annual „Rhein-Neckar-Stammtisch“ yesterday in the German city Kaiserslautern…

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Back to the roots – Network Meeting Ioannina


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


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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Castlemania – get to know the SUnny side of the Kurpfalz! English Please!


Summer Universities are known to be the most famous and popular events within AEGEE. After AEGEE-Mannheim organised the last SU in 2014 and several of our members helped AEGEE-Heidelberg out with their SU in 2016, it was therefore not far away this year to join forces and organise a common SU!

Preparations began more than six months in advance: After the joint decision in December, the first organisation team often sat together until late into the evening to clarify the framework conditions: How many participants would we invite? Where would we put them? In which period should the SU take place? And most importantly: under which motto should it run?

After many considerations the first program of our SU, which we called Castlemania – get to know the SUnny side of the Kurpfalz!, was drafte...

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Castlemania – get to know the SUnny side of the Kurpfalz!


Summer Universities sind bekanntermaßen die berühmtesten und beliebtesten Events innerhalb von AEGEE. Nachdem AEGEE-Mannheim das letzte Mal 2014 eine SU veranstaltet hatte und mehrere unserer Mitglieder AEGEE-Heidelberg bei ihrer SU 2016 aushalfen, lag es deshalb nicht fern, dieses Jahr sich zusammen zu tun und eine gemeinsame SU zu organisieren!

Die Vorbereitungen begannen bereits über ein halbes Jahr im Voraus: Nach dem gemeinsamen Beschluss im Dezember saß das erste Organisationsteam oft bis spät in den Abend zusammen, um die Rahmenbedingungen zu klären: Wie viele Teilnehmer würden wir einladen? Wo würden wir sie unterbringen? In welchem Zeitraum soll die SU stattfinden? Und am wichtigsten: unter welchem Motto soll sie laufen?

Nach vielen Überlegungen stand schließlich das erste...

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CD on Track

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As part of the CD’s trip to visit most of the antennae of AEGEE last weekly CD-member Tekla Hajdu has visited us in Mannheim and talked with us about AEGEE in general and our development as an antenna. The nice meeting in the N1 lounge was also joined by Mareike, our current Network Commissioner from AEGEE Heidelberg.

The talks mainly focused on three areas: The work of the Comité Directeur in Brussels and the jobs of the different CD members. Tekla could give us valuable insights in the CD’s working procedures, funds, and daily live. Did you know that the CD is not funded by the member’s fees but by European funds? We also talked about financial matters concerning event organisation, which where the second focus that evening...

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Workshop about „Civic Education“

AEGEE does not only have local Antennae but has also thematic projects on the European level. Sometimes these seem far away but last Wednesday, 19 October, members got the opportunity to come to know about one of them. Dorothea, member of the Civic Education Working Group (CEWG), gave a workshop on civic education.

At first, she presented what Working Groups in AEGEE do. There is a working group for each focus area and these groups work to meet the goals of the strategic plan. Every year the members change in the groups and this year Dorothea started to work in the CEWG starting from August.

Each Working Group creates an activity plan with the goals of the year. Part of it is to give workshops dealing with topics of civic education. The workshop she did with the members of AEGEE-Mannheim ...

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