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.