Official name: Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l'Europe
Number of members: 10.000
Location of the office: Rue du Noyer / Notelaarsstraat 55, 1000 Brussel, België
Number of countries: 40
Number of locals: 170
AEGEE has a yearly elected European board, the Comité Directeur with a head office in Brussels, and a number of European-level working groups. See structure below. Active members meet twice a year in Spring and Autumn in a general assembly called Agora, hosted by a different antenna each time. Most candidates for positions at the European level are elected at the Agora, which also ratifies the establishment or deletion of antennae, working groups and projects. There is also a smaller annual European Planning Meeting (EPM), intended to develop projects and campaigns and usually held in late winter: During the EPM, AEGEE also works on developing its Strategic Plan in an Action Agenda for the whole AEGEE network.
On April 16th, 1985 AEGEE was founded. On this day a conference in Paris was opened under the title "EGEE. The purpose of the conference was to overcome the stalling process of European integration. Led by Franck Biancheri the five 'Grand Ecoles " organized this event in Paris. In addition, a platform was created for young Europeans of all countries in the EEC. The first local associations were founded in Paris, London, Munich, Madrid, Milan and Leiden.
''AEGEE strives for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, which is socially, economically and politically integrated, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development.''
''AEGEE empowers students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society. It creates a space for dialogue and learning opportunities as well as acts as their representative towards decision-makers. Moreover, AEGEE strengthens mutual understanding and brings Europe closer to young people.''
''Intercultural Exchange, Personal Development and Non Formal Education, Thematic Projects, Advocacy and Policy & Forum for Discussion.''