As one of a few student organisations with an international focus we were asked by the University of Mannheim to take part in the International Day 2017 at the 21st of September to celebrate 30 years of ERASMUS. Established in 1983 the ERASMUS Programme aims at increasing the mobility and chances of young Europeans as well as fostering the cultural exchange inbetween Europe as a whole. Until now 9 million students benefitted from the programme and have been mobilized across borders.
During the International Day we were present with an Infodesk in the „Alte Lehrbuchsammlung“ where we gave information about the vision and the work of AEGEE-Mannheim and AEGEE-Europe and how AEGEE is related to the ERASMUS Programme. In fact, we have been one of the strongest advocats in favor of the programme. To combine information with entertainment and thus creating infotainment we invented a little game we called „The Turning Wheel of Europe“ with questions to answer and tasks to fulfill. At the end of the day people not only learned a lot about AEGEE and Europe, but also have been rewarded with AEGEE-Mannheim Stickers, our Official Tape Measure Merchandise and sweets from all over Europe.
Text: Yannick Haas
Photo: Anna Süß