Eleonora Campione: “AEGEE? Never a bad moment!”

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Gold­en Oldie: When and where were you born?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one (smil­ing): I was born on 3rd of Jan­u­ary in Napoli — you can choose the right year.

Gold­en Oldie: Eleono­ra, you have been in AEGEE for a long time. How did you join?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: My broth­er talked to me about a New Year event in Paris in 1998 for a very cheap price with some young peo­ple from a lot of coun­tries and curios­i­ty killed me! I joined AEGEE-Napoli in 1999/2000 and my life changed!

Gold­en Oldie: And when did you quit your active phase?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Are u sure I quit my active phase?

Gold­en Oldie: So you are still a mem­ber?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Yes, I am! At the moment I’m hon­orary mem­ber of AEGEE-Saler­no, and mem­ber of Napoli — and some locals more!!

Gold­en Oldie: What are the fun­ni­est moments of your AEGEE time?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: After so long time in AEGEE, and after a lot of great events, it’s real­ly impos­si­ble for me to choose only one moment…

Gold­en Oldie: What was your favourite AEGEE event?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Spring Ago­ra 2002 in Ams­ter­dam — reached by “my rain­bow bus”!

Gold­en Oldie: What were your biggest achieve­ments in AEGEE?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Share some of my time with peo­ple from all over Europe speak­ing in Eng­lish and in Span­ish about every­thing, and for­get that we came from dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

Gold­en Oldie: What were your worst moments in AEGEE?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: There are no worst moments!

Gold­en Oldie: In your opin­ion, has AEGEE changed since you became mem­ber?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: In what way? Of course it has changed in more than 10 years. When I joined AEGEE, we made pic­tures by nor­mal cam­era, we used phones and post for our com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Inter­net was not so fast and not so per­va­sive, all mate­ri­als about events were of paper, we didn’t have EBM, but PM, the aver­age age of AEGEE mem­bers has dropped — and more and more!

Gold­en Oldie: How would your life be if you hadn’t known AEGEE?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: With less Euro­pean men­tal­i­ty, with less trav­el desire and with­out a lot of friends and expe­ri­ences, with­out Eras­mus expe­ri­ence — too emp­ty!

Gold­en Oldie: Did AEGEE influ­ence your career deci­sion?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Unfor­tu­nate­ly not as I wished.

Gold­en Oldie: Where and what did you study?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: I went to school in Napoli and then I stud­ied law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Saler­no.

Gold­en Oldie: What are you doing now as main occu­pa­tion?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: I’m a civ­il lawyer.

Gold­en Oldie: Are you single/married/married with 5 chil­dren?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one (smil­ing): At the moment I’m engaged with a no AEGEE-mem­ber — I promise to noti­fy you about every more seri­ous change.

Gold­en Oldie: Where do you live now? What do you like and dis­like about your city?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Good ques­tion, I live among Napoli and I love my city, Saler­no and Milano! If you come to vis­it Napoli, I’ll show you what I like, and you will love my city, too!

Gold­en Oldie: What are your best and least liked cities?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Some of my favourite are Budapest, Istan­bul and Krakow, but every place deserves to be vis­it­ed!

Gold­en Oldie: Next to Ital­ian, which lan­guages do you speak?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Espanol and Eng­lish.

Gold­en Oldie: Which coun­try would you like to vis­it in the near future?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: USA and Japan!

Gold­en Oldie: Which tal­ent would you like to have?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: I’d like to speak more lan­guages!

Gold­en Oldie: What’s nev­er miss­ing in your fridge?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Lit­tle toma­toes!

Gold­en Oldie: How would you describe your­self in five key­words?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Love­ly, sweet (when I want), res­olute, ener­getic, charis­mat­ic!

Gold­en Oldie: Which head­line would you like to read about your­self?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Hard ques­tion… maybe “she made what she want­ed” or “she is always there for her friends”!

Gold­en Oldie: What’s your most valu­able pos­ses­sion?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: My fam­i­ly and my friends!

Gold­en Oldie: Who pro­posed you for Les Anciens?

Eleono­ra Cam­pi­one: Gun­nar Erth and Ugo Sime­oni.

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