AEGEE, or European Students Forum (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l'Europe), is a non-governmental, interdisciplinary, politically independent non-profit organization for students and graduates of higher education institutions. Its primary objective is the multi-aspect realization of the idea of united Europe.
AEGEE has about 17,000 members and 250 branches in over 40 European countries. EVERY student or graduate of a higher education institution can join AEGEE until the age of 35.
- promoting the united, prejudice-free Europe
- working towards an open and tolerant society
- supporting democracy, human rights, tolerance, international cooperation, mobility and education across Europe
- introducing young people to the diverse cultures of Europe
Pillars of AEGEE:
- cultural exchange
- active civil society
- higher education
- peace and stability
- AEGEE is supported by the European Commission and European Parliament
- AEGEE is an advisory body to the Council of Europe and the United Nations in the areas of education and educational programmes
- AEGEE is member of the European Youth Forum
- AEGEE cooperates with the UNESCO and OSCE