The love AEGEE-Cata­nia put in every aspect of their Ago­ra is some­thing that should inspire us more than any­thing else.” For­mer Net­work Com­mis­sion­er Gabriele Scol­lo is just one of many mem­bers who were com­plete­ly blown away by the incred­i­ble work of AEGEE-Cata­nia man­aged to do in 2017. There­fore it was not real­ly a huge sur­prise that a pan­el of 81 hyper­ac­tive AEGEE mem­ber crowned AEGEE-Cata­nia as AEGEE Anten­na of the Year 2017 in the tra­di­tion­al annu­al sur­vey of the Gold­en Times. Every per­son got three votes. Alto­geth­er 52 anten­nae were nom­i­nat­ed, of which only 16 received more than two votes. Here are the top ten of the 2017 rank­ing.

1: AEGEE-Catania, 26 votes

AEGEE-Cata­nia gath­ered fame for quite some years already. Four times in a row the Sicil­ian anten­na was vot­ed “best SU orga­niz­er” by the Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty par­tic­i­pants. This means some­thing. And also their Net­work Meet­ing in 2015 was out­stand­ing. With the Ago­ra this group of friends, this true AEGEE fam­i­ly took up the ulti­mate chal­lenge: orga­niz­ing an Ago­ra. The event was a show­case of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and abun­dant hos­pi­tal­i­ty – the per­fect mix. But let’s hear what the vot­ers said:

AEGEE-Cata­nia, for tak­ing on the chal­lenge of the Ago­ra, for sac­ri­fic­ing so much of their own lives, for the warm hos­pi­tal­i­ty they gave me when I was there for a week, and then for anoth­er week for Ago­ra, and for remind­ing me of what ‘AEGEE fam­i­ly’ tru­ly means.”
Réka Sala­m­on, for­mer Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Europe, Vice-Coor­di­na­tor of Autumn Ago­ra Istan­bul 2018

Of course the out­stand­ing anten­na was AEGEE-Cata­nia for, no sur­prise here, a great Ago­ra and show­ing us Sici­ly at its best! I was a helper dur­ing Ago­ra Cata­nia and the way that all orga­niz­ers treat­ed us was just incred­i­ble, because they tru­ly made us a part of their fam­i­ly from the very first day. And they even made non-Ital­ian speak­ers speak Ital­ian!”
Ola Mik­lasińs­ka, Europe on Track Project Team mem­ber, AEGEE-Kraków

I was very impressed by AEGEE-Cata­nia. Not only the orga­ni­za­tion of the Ago­ra was real­ly good, but they showed an amaz­ing team spir­it and an unbeat­able friend­li­ness. Thank you for demon­strat­ing that also in Italy great things can hap­pen!”
Vio­la Bianchet­ti, Equal Rights Work­ing Group Coor­di­na­tor, AEGEE-Hei­del­berg

AEGEE-Cata­nia has to be the one. My fam­i­ly is orig­i­nal­ly from there and I can’t pos­si­bly imag­ine how hard it is to orga­nize an Ago­ra in such a chaot­ic place. The love this group of peo­ple put in every aspect of this event is some­thing that should inspire us more than any­thing else.”
Gabriele Scol­lo, for­mer Net­work Com­mis­sion, AEGEE-Tori­no

AEGEE-Cata­nia is the exam­ple of a team-fam­i­ly-pow­er anten­na”
Poli­na Kha­pae­va, Mem­ber of YDWG, Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Sankt-Peter­burg

Ago­ra Cata­nia was an amaz­ing show of every­thing beau­ti­ful and not-so-beau­ti­ful AEGEE can offer. This mag­ic trav­el­ling democ­ra­cy cir­cus nev­er fails to touch me some­how, and my deep love for that par­tic­u­lar local added to the fact it was my first Ago­ra as a Comite’ Directeur mem­ber, which made me go full emo­tion­al for the occa­sion. Bravi, AEGEE-Catania’s pic­ciot­ti!”
Mar­co Daniele, Net­work Direc­tor, AEGEE-Tori­no

AEGEE-Cata­nia, for host­ing the Autumn Ago­ra 2017. Their mem­bers and helpers showed such enthu­si­asm and ded­i­ca­tion”
Sabine Zwaans, Pres­i­dent AEGEE-Gronin­gen

AEGEE-Cata­nia, for their spir­it and their moti­va­tion, and of course, for their amaz­ing Ago­ra”
Loren­zo Lig­as, SUCT, PRC, AEGEE-Cagliari, AEGEE-Krakow, AEGEE-Valen­cia


2: AEGEE-Zagreb, 20 votes

It is com­mon that the statu­to­ry events receive the high­est amount of votes in the rank­ings. What is inter­est­ing, how­ev­er, is the fact that EPM orga­niz­er AEGEE-Zagreb received five votes more than spring Ago­ra host AEGEE-Enschede – despite the fact that three times as many peo­ple attend­ed the Ago­ra. The act that there was a con­tro­ver­sial issue such as the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion dra­ma in Enschede plays for sure a role regard­ing the pop­u­lar­i­ty of the two anten­nae. But also the out­stand­ing hos­pi­tal­i­ty of AEGEE-Zagreb was men­tioned many times. Here are some voic­es of the peo­ple who nom­i­nat­ed AEGEE-Zagreb.

For me the most out­stand­ing anten­na was def­i­nite­ly AEGEE-Zagreb, I loved every­thing about the orga­ni­za­tion of the EPM, the food was good, the rooms were of a decent qual­i­ty and the helpers and orga­niz­ers were always doing every­thing with a big smile on their faces. If I have the chance to vis­it anoth­er event in Zagreb I won’t hes­i­tate about com­ing there again.”
Timo Haar­man, Trea­sur­er & Euro­pean Affairs, AEGEE-Enschede

AEGEE-Zagreb’s ener­gy and their will­ing­ness amazed me in Feb­ru­ary, and see­ing them organ­ise all those events is a huge inspi­ra­tion.”
Eyrin Kyr­i­aki­di, Con­tent Man­ag­er EPM Zagreb, Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Athi­na

AEGEE-Zagreb was out­stand­ing, for an awe­some EPM and the team spir­it that should be an inspi­ra­tion for oth­er anten­nae.”
Mareike Rit­ter, for­mer Net­work Com­mis­sion­er, AEGEE-Hei­del­berg

I nom­i­nate AEGEE-Zagreb, for their team spir­it and hard work that gave us this won­der­ful EPM.”
Zografia Lep­oura, Lan­guage Inter­est Group, AEGEE-Athi­na

What AEGEE-Zagreb did for the EPM was sim­ply amaz­ing! Start­ing from an awe­some PR for their project through the atmos­phere dur­ing the event and giv­ing us a pos­si­bil­i­ty to look into pop­ulism which is such an impor­tant top­ic nowa­days. I think I have nev­er come back so moti­vat­ed from any event as from this EPM! See­ing them on the stage, not so many peo­ple but real­ly look­ing like one big fam­i­ly, made me have a huge respect for them.”
Ola Mik­lasińs­ka, Europe on Track Project Team mem­ber, AEGEE-Kraków

AEGEE-Zagreb and the mil­lion hearts team organ­ised a won­der­ful EPM, faced all chal­lenges brave­ly and with a love­ly smile! I hope AEGEE-Zagreb’s strong­hold can be a good point for the devel­op­ment of the whole area.”
Réka Sala­m­on, For­mer Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Europe and Vice-Coor­di­na­tor of Autumn Ago­ra Istan­bul 2018

Mari­na and her team did a fan­tas­tic job exe­cut­ing their EPM under the most dif­fi­cult con­di­tions. I had a great time work­ing with this love­ly local and real­ly enjoyed our col­lab­o­ra­tion.”
Flo­ri­an Hauger, Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of AEGEE-Europe and for­mer Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Hei­del­berg


3: AEGEE-Enschede, 15 votes

AEGEE-Enschede could have had one vote more, but the main orga­niz­er of Ago­ra Enschede, Tom Simons, was show­ing mod­esty and did not nom­i­nate his own anten­na. Nev­er­the­less, 15 votes is a very strong result! AEGEE-Enschede sure­ly deserves this rank, not only because of the Ago­ra, because the anten­na is also one of the biggest and most active locals on local and Euro­pean lev­el. Def­i­nite­ly a shin­ing exam­ple for the net­work!

Like AEGEE-Cata­nia, they took the hard­est chal­lenge of orga­niz­ing the statu­to­ry events, which is quite hard con­sid­er­ing our com­pli­cat­ed needs, a sys­tem that is quite fixed and unable to adjust to locals needs. They still did an amaz­ing work!”
Zvon­imir Can­ju­ga, Vice Chair­per­son of AEGEE-Europe, mem­ber of AEGEE-Zagreb and AEGEE-Pas­sau

AEGEE-Enschede, AEGEE-Cata­nia and AEGEE-Zagreb did a won­der­ful job in organ­is­ing our statu­to­ry events, I believe they deserve the title of out­stand­ing locals.”
Fed­er­i­ca Soro, The AEGEEan, AEGEE-Cagliari

AEGEE-Cata­nia, AEGEE-Enschede and AEGEE-Zagreb have been tremen­dous this year, I think we need always to give the biggest cred­it to the locals who com­mit time, resources and nev­er end­ing ener­gy to orga­nize a statu­to­ry event. High five to every­one in these locals!”
Arme­nak Minasyants, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor AEGEE-Yere­van


4: AEGEE-Paris, 7 votes

The New Year’s event of AEGEE-Paris con­nect­ed the anten­nae stronger than before with the rest of the net­work.

AEGEE-Paris was the first anten­na of the net­work, the French cap­i­tal was the place where AEGEE was found­ed – there­fore it is quite nat­ur­al that the city of love has a spe­cial place in the heart of the mem­bers of the asso­ci­a­tion. How­ev­er, in the past years AEGEE-Paris has rather been silent. Until autumn 2017. A few months ago, AEGEE-Leu­ven mem­ber Lila Quaile returned to Paris to con­tin­ue her stud­ies — and had one mis­sion: to revive AEGEE-Paris. With suc­cess. With­in a few months the first anten­na became the talk of AEGEE and invit­ed the net­work to cel­e­brate the New Year in the French cap­i­tal.
“In June I became an AEGEE-Leu­ven mem­ber”, recalls Lila. “After the sum­mer, I came back to Paris and start­ed work­ing on reviv­ing AEGEE-Paris in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Net­work Direc­tor, Mar­co Daniele, and our Net­com, Lau­ra Pérez Alvarez. Being Prési­dente of AEGEE-Paris demands a lot of work, but at the same time is an incred­i­ble expe­ri­ence. Start­ing from the scratch allows us to rebuild the anten­na based on our vision.” The great work so far and the promise of an even brighter future award­ed the anten­na the fourth place, which has spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance, because the anten­na did not have the big stage of a statu­to­ry event to shine.

The organ­is­ing team of the New Year’s event.

I nom­i­nate AEGEE-Paris for the most amaz­ing come­back I have ever seen in a local, estab­lish­ing itself again in the city and orga­niz­ing a promis­ing New Year’s event. I would also like to men­tion Lila Quaile here as out­stand­ing mem­ber for mak­ing it all pos­si­ble.”
Lau­ra Pérez Álvarez, AEGEE-León, Net­work Com­mis­sion­er

Out­stand­ing anten­na? I would say AEGEE-Paris, because this is where it all start­ed and I am very hap­py to see them alive again and organ­ise many events like this New Year’s event.”
Jani Dugo­nik, SUCT, ITC and Troll Team, AEGEE-Mari­bor

I think every­one is pret­ty much excit­ed to see AEGEE-Paris back, right? They start­ed with full-speed, and now they are try­ing to grow and get stronger than ever! The mem­bers are try­ing their best to orga­nize events, espe­cial­ly Lila Quaile, who is full of great ideas and enthu­si­asm, and they are open to any help com­ing from any­one. With this speed, I think they will become one the best locals in a short-time.”
İlknur Demir, Action Agen­da Com­mit­tee, Pol­i­tics Inter­est Group, AEGEE-Ankara

AEGEE-Paris had an amaz­ing come­back, and I am very proud that I even had just a small role in it!”
Mar­co Daniele, Net­work Direc­tor, AEGEE-Tori­no

AEGEE-Paris is back with renewed and unstop­pable ener­gy. I hope they keep grow­ing in 2018 and that their enthu­si­asm extends in the area for more locals to come.”
María Balles­teros Melero, Comité Directeur

AEGEE-Paris is the phoenix of this year, it’s real­ly inspir­ing!”
Francesca Zor­co­lo, Net­work Com­mis­sion, AEGEE-Cagliari

The rebirth of AEGEE-Paris was impres­sive: they became the new breath of fresh air in the region and have already so many plans! They became real lead­ers in the region, moti­vat­ing mem­bers all over France to revive them­selves as well.”
Mar­lène Rene, Con­tent Man­ag­er EPM Yere­van


4: AEGEE-Torino, 7 votes

AEGEE-Paris shared the fourth place with AEGEE-Tori­no, the sec­ond Ital­ian local in the Top Five. Like the French local they did not have the Ago­ra or EPM stage to shine, but nev­er­the­less received sev­en votes. A big role played for sure the fact that AEGEE-Tori­no orga­nized the best Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in 2017. But also on local lev­el the anten­na is a mod­el for many: their “Aper­i­ti­vo Lin­guis­ti­co” events for for­eign stu­dents are the biggest events in the entire net­work.

AEGEE-Tori­no has caught my atten­tion. Oth­er than being a very strong and suc­cess­ful anten­na that has achieved to estab­lish spe­cif­ic brand­ed activ­i­ties, known around the Net­work such as the Aper­i­ti­vo Lin­guis­ti­co, this year they have man­aged to organ­ise an out­stand­ing and excep­tion­al Net­work Meet­ing last spring, became local of the month in May and reached the first place in the Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty project 2017. Per­son­al­ly, I think they are the per­fect exam­ple of a local that chal­lenges itself to organ­ise a vari­ety of activ­i­ties and is reward­ed with deserved suc­cess!”
Vasi­li­ki Andri­oti, SUCT, The AEGEEan, AEGEE-Ioan­ni­na and AEGEE-Cagliari

There are no doubts. It’s AEGEE-Tori­no. as local of the month, active local of the month, orga­niz­er of a Net­work Meet­ing, the best SU of 2017 and a lot of local events.”
Frosso Chavli, Events Qual­i­ty Assur­ance Com­mit­tee, AEGEE-Ioan­ni­na

Props to AEGEE-Tori­no, you made it to my list! After get­ting in touch with some AEGEEans from Tori­no ear­li­er this year, hav­ing vis­it­ed Tori­no myself lat­er on, hav­ing some of them over in Aachen; after they orga­nized the best SU of 2017, I do feel like they deserve spot num­ber one.”
Tim Mol­len­hauer, Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Aachen

I will also men­tion my love­ly AEGEE-Tori­no because this year they made a lot of big steps and I hon­est­ly think they are one of the locals with most poten­tial in our net­work… Stay tuned for W.I.N.E. 2018!”
Gabriele Scol­lo, for­mer Net­work Com­mis­sion, AEGEE-Tori­no

AEGEE-Tori­no orga­nized a Net­work Meet­ing, was Local of the Month, Active Local of the Month, orga­nized the Best SU plus an indef­i­nite num­ber of super suc­cess­ful local events in five months, more or less.”
Mar­co Daniele, Net­work Direc­tor, AEGEE-Tori­no


6: AEGEE-Bamberg, 6 votes

A screen­shot of an AEGEE-Bam­berg video, with the anten­na singing Jin­gle Bells. Check it out:

When it comes to anten­nae in Ger­many, many peo­ple usu­al­ly praise AEGEE-Aachen, AEGEE-Hei­del­berg or AEGEE-Pas­sau – for very good rea­sons, since all of them are both very active local­ly and on Euro­pean lev­el. Our pan­el of vot­ers how­ev­er put one oth­er Ger­man local ahead of them: AEGEE-Bam­berg. And not only, because they orga­nized a great Net­work Meet­ing in 2017.

AEGEE-Bam­berg grabbed my atten­tion. They are very active and do a great job with local events, but also their spring Net­work Meet­ing — and they show a lot of ambi­tion with PR.”
Dominic Dimi­an, Net­work Com­mis­sion, AEGEE-Pas­sau

As I am not liv­ing there any­more I guess we can let it count: my home local AEGEE-Bam­berg is doing real­ly well, we’ve got many new mem­bers and a lot of amaz­ing events and activ­i­ties going on. Proud of you, Bam­bis!”
Katha­ri­na Jiménez Weese, Lan­guage Inter­est Group, AEGEE-Bam­berg

I nom­i­nate the team of Bam­bies from AEGEE-Bam­berg for doing a great job dur­ing the Net­work Meet­ing in April.”
Júlia Hanesz, Pol­i­cy Offi­cer of the Civic Edu­ca­tion Work­ing Group, AEGEE-Debre­cen

We had an incom­ing exchange and an out­go­ing exchange from and to AEGEE-Bam­berg. Both were exchanges with quite big groups, and it is nice that the anten­na could host such a big group of our mem­bers and orga­nize such an awe­some exchange and also moti­vate their mem­bers to vis­it us with a lot of mem­bers. They have been quite a pres­ence with­in the net­work, and def­i­nite­ly deserve kudos for that.”
Jur Remei­jn, Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Nijmegen


7: AEGEE-Budapest, 5 votes

The sev­enth place in the anten­na rank­ing exists three times. One of these locals that received five votes was AEGEE-Budapest. One of the rea­sons was the fact that they orga­nized the open­ing event of the Europe on Track project in 2017, which was also award­ed with the mon­ey of the Biancheri Award.

AEGEE-Budapest — so many great projects this year!”
Joan­na Pankows­ka, AEGEE-Warsza­wa, Civic Edu­ca­tion Work­ing Group Coor­di­na­tor

A lot of locals did a very good job and amaz­ing things, but if I have to talk about one, I would talk about AEGEE-Budapest. They host­ed the con­fer­ence ‘More than edu­ca­tion’, they also organ­ised a Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty and, even if it will take place in 2018, they applied this year to host one of the Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty Project Schools and they were cho­sen! In addi­tion, they are hav­ing a New Year’s event! I think they are a real­ly cool anten­na and I admire them a lot!”
Lau­ra Gar­cía, Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty Coor­di­na­tion Team, AEGEE-A Coruña

I would like to men­tion AEGEE-Budapest, which organ­ised the out­stand­ing con­fer­ence ‘Edu­ca­tion for the present, democ­ra­cy for the future’. Tru­ly, in my opin­ion, they did a great job, the con­fer­ence was at the high­est lev­el, and along with every­thing they bril­liant­ly took care of the par­tic­i­pants with a friend­ly atti­tude and smile on their faces.”
Karoli­na Lapczyk, Coor­di­na­tor of the Spring Ago­ra Kraków 2018

AEGEE-Budapest is an anten­na that worked as an exam­ple for me this year, keep­ing not only the Euro­pean but also the local activ­i­ties on a high lev­el!”
Stel­la Krok­ou, Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Thes­sa­loni­ki

I would say of course AEGEE-Budapest for all the sup­port they gave for orga­niz­ing the two events and mean­while con­tin­u­ing the usu­al dai­ly rou­tine and SU, and writ­ing and com­plet­ing sev­er­al Eras­mus+ projects.”
Petra Buruzs, for­mer Medi­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er, AEGEE-Budapest


7: AEGEE-Sankt-Peterburg, 5 votes

The Net­work Meet­ing of AEGEE-Sankt-Peter­burg was an out­stand­ing event.

Anoth­er top anten­na in 2017 was def­i­nite­ly AEGEE-Sankt-Peter­burg. Their Net­work Meet­ing in Novem­ber was out­stand­ing, and also aside from that they are one of the most pro­fes­sion­al locas of the net­work.

I proud­ly present you AEGEE-Sankt-Peter­burg! The local that host­ed my first Euro­pean event, the SU in 2013 has been the inspi­ra­tional moment that moti­vat­ed me enough to remain active in AEGEE for so long and even­tu­al­ly hold my cur­rent posi­tion. The local has been grow­ing strong for many years and I per­son­al­ly had the hon­our to be invit­ed to one of its LTCs this April. I wit­nessed the excel­lent man­age­ment of the local and now I am observ­ing many valu­able mem­bers becom­ing active in the Euro­pean bod­ies. The only AEGEE local and port that I like more than Peira­ias.”
Ado­nis Meg­gos, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Direc­tor, AEGEE-Peira­ias

I applause to AEGEE-Sankt-Peter­burg. They did a great SU and Net­work Meet­ing, they improved their orga­niz­ing skills and came up with inter­est­ing ideas.”
Maria Kochk­i­na, AEGEE-Mosk­va, Events Qual­i­ty Assur­ance Com­mit­tee (EQAC)

I also proud­ly high­light my neigh­bours from AEGEE-Sankt-Peter­burg, who orga­nized a per­fect NWM with a per­fect time­line, great atmos­phere, awe­some train­ers, deli­cious food and city tours that showed the gem of the Russ­ian crown to our friends from all over the net­work.”
Natalia Kli­menko, Euro­pean Cit­i­zen­ship Work­ing Group, AEGEE-Mosk­va

AEGEE-Sankt-Peter­burg is ambi­tious, they orga­nize amaz­ing events and inspire the par­tic­i­pants to be always more active.”
Mar­lène Rene, Con­tent Man­ag­er EPM Yere­van


7: AEGEE-Tyumen, 5 votes

In spring 2017 Con­tact Tyu­men became AEGEE-Tyu­men.

One of the most out­stand­ing anten­nae of 2017 wasn’t even an anten­na yet when the year start­ed. AEGEE-Tyu­men signed the Con­ven­tion d’Adhesion at the spring Ago­ra in Enschede. After being a Con­tact for three years, the first AEGEE local from the Asian part of Rus­sia swept the net­work off their feet in 2017, includ­ing its lat­est high­light, its New Year’s event, which is tak­ing place right now. Their devel­op­ment has real­ly been out­stand­ing and thanks to their true Euro­pean spir­it they show that dis­tances don’t mat­ter if you feel Euro­pean in your heart!

AEGEE-Tyu­men deserves the spot­light. Not only because they are geo­graph­i­cal­ly out­stand­ing, but also because they man­aged to grow to a sus­tain­able local, and are now orga­niz­ing an amaz­ing New Year’s event. Giv­en their geo­graph­i­cal loca­tion, I am impressed by how well they are con­nect­ed with the rest of the net­work.”
Loes Rut­ten, Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Europe, AEGEE-Utrecht

AEGEE-Tyu­men is a small pow­er that is get­ting stronger and stronger.”
Poli­na Kha­pae­va, Mem­ber of YDWG, Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Sankt-Peter­burg

I nom­i­nate AEGEE-Tyu­men for just being and grow­ing so incred­i­bly.”
Petra Buruzs, for­mer Medi­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er


10: AEGEE-Aachen, 4 votes

Four locals split the 10th place. They received four votes, which doesn’t seem much, but due to their achieve­ments no one can deny that they real­ly do a lot of out­stand­ing work. The first one of the four is AEGEE-Aachen, which cel­e­brat­ed its 30th anniver­sary in great style just a few weeks ago. Not many locals have con­tributed so much to AEGEE like this very spe­cial one in the city of Charle­magne: they gave sev­er­al CD mem­bers to the asso­ci­a­tion, they organ­ised three statu­to­ry events, includ­ing one Ago­ra in 2008, and their mem­bers con­stant­ly chal­lenge the way of think­ing in AEGEE, giv­ing great ideas to move the asso­ci­a­tion for­ward. They also do out­stand­ing Eras­mus work, too.

AEGEE-Aachen is out­stand­ing because of their over­all activ­i­ty. When you spend with them some time, you can feel the engage­ment in many aspects of AEGEE. It is amaz­ing that many expe­ri­enced mem­bers are still involved in the life of the local and cre­ate their own projects, for exam­ple, Europe at Eye Lev­el.”
Karoli­na Lapczyk, Coor­di­na­tor of the Spring Ago­ra Kraków 2018

AEGEE-Aachen, which cel­e­brat­ed its 30th birth­day this year, is one of the most active Ger­man anten­nae.”
Tere­sa Puchinger, Equal Rights Work­ing Group, Board Mem­ber of AEGEE-Hei­del­berg

I am impressed by AEGEE-Aachen, because of the qual­i­ty and the amount of work they do for their mem­bers.”
Mar­cell Buzás, for­mer Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Pécs


10: AEGEE-Heidelberg, 4 votes

Also AEGEE-Hei­del­berg ranked tenth! Known for its out­stand­ing Eras­mus work and their famous ball events in their cas­tle, the anten­na also stormed the Euro­pean stage this year stronger than ever before. They have a CD mem­ber, two work­ing group speak­er and many oth­er active mem­bers that increase the fame of the anten­na.

Our neigh­bours from AEGEE-Hei­del­berg did an amaz­ing job this year. Not only that they have var­i­ous mem­bers in dif­fer­ent posi­tions active in AEGEE and they man­age to recruit always new and moti­vat­ed mem­bers, they also orga­nized a Youth exchange with AEGEE-Kyïv focus­ing on the pic­ture of the EU from with­in and from the out­side.”
Lau­ra Mar­golin, Medi­a­tion Com­mis­sion, AEGEE-Mannheim

AEGEE-Hei­del­berg is def­i­nite­ly one of the out­stand­ing anten­nae. One Net­com mem­ber, one CD mem­ber, two WG coor­di­na­tors, and sev­er­al mem­bers in Work­ing Groups, com­mis­sions and the Acad­e­my. It is pos­si­ble that my opin­ion may be biased though…”
Álvaro González Pérez, Euro­pean Cit­i­zen­ship Work­ing Group Coor­di­na­tor, AEGEE-Hei­del­berg

AEGEE-Hei­del­berg organ­ised a love­ly Net­work Meet­ing in April. I learned a lot about AEGEE there and met some of the out­stand­ing mem­bers who I am think­ing of.”
Ian Clot­wor­thy, PR Respon­si­ble of AEGEE-Berlin, AEGEE Ana­lyt­ics Team

The team of 2017 was sim­ply too cool to hide it. I’m real­ly proud of you and would like to thank all of you for your out­stand­ing per­for­mance this year! Every­body else: Don’t for­get to apply for our AEGEE-Hei­del­berg Gala ball event in spring. The date:  31st of May to 3rd of June!”
Flo­ri­an Hauger, Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of AEGEE-Europe and for­mer Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Hei­del­berg


10: AEGEE-Istanbul, 4 votes

AEGEE-Istan­bul cel­e­brat­ed its 25th anniver­sary in Octo­ber 2017!

Hard­ly any AEGEE event of 2018 is so much antic­i­pat­ed like the autumn Ago­ra 2018. AEGEE-Istan­bul applied for orga­niz­ing is after no local want­ed to do it with­in the nor­mal dead­line. Also the crazy spir­it of the local secured them a lot of pop­u­lar­i­ty in AEGEE.

I would like to hon­our AEGEE-Berlin’s twin anten­na, AEGEE-Istan­bul, for their enthu­si­asm, care of their mem­bers and vari­ety of ideas for both Euro­pean and local activ­i­ties. I think that giv­en the changes we have seen in Turkey and Europe in gen­er­al in 2017, that an Ago­ra there is just the right thing to do.”
Ian Clot­wor­thy, PR Respon­si­ble of AEGEE-Berlin, AEGEE Ana­lyt­ics Team

AEGEE-Istan­bul, applied to host the next autumn Ago­ra — and got it because it’s won­der­ful.”
Veroni­ka Chmelárová, Juridi­cal Com­mis­sion, AEGEE-Berlin

Autumn Ago­ra Istan­bul as it brings a lot of poten­tial but also con­tro­ver­sy. If we work togeth­er and do a great job we can have an impact with that event like none oth­er in my opin­ion.”
Dominic Dimi­an, Net­work Com­mis­sion, AEGEE-Pas­sau


10: AEGEE-Passau, 4 votes

AEGEE-Pas­sau organ­ised a suc­cess­ful Net­work Meet­ing in 2017.

AEGEE-Pas­sau had a huge impact on the net­work in the past and still sur­pris­es the net­work every year with the qual­i­ty work they do in their city and the events they orga­nize for the net­work. There­fore they sure­ly deserve to be in the Top Ten of 2017 as well!

AEGEE-Pas­sau organ­ised a — rather fan­tas­tic, I have to say, espe­cial­ly the food and the train­ers – Human Resources Train­ing School, for which I was a train­er togeth­er with Andrea Schmelz.”
Sven­ja van der Tol, Youth Devel­op­ment Work­ing Group Coor­di­na­tor, AEGEE-Nijmegen

I nom­i­nate AEGEE-Pas­sau for the great coop­er­a­tion before and dur­ing my Net­work Meet­ings.”
Mareike Rit­ter, for­mer Net­work Com­mis­sion­er, AEGEE-Hei­del­berg

NWM Pas­sau was a very good exam­ple of an AEGEE event on sus­tain­abil­i­ty, mean­ing not only includ­ing work­shops in the pro­gramme, but also giv­ing par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to sus­tain­able prac­tices in the orga­ni­za­tion of the event itself. This is an extreme­ly rel­e­vant top­ic and I would like to see it more and more present in AEGEE!”
Vio­la Bianchet­ti, Equal Rights Work­ing Group Coor­di­na­tor, AEGEE-Hei­del­berg

The Net­work Meet­ing in Pas­sau was incred­i­bly inspir­ing and moti­vat­ing.”
Zografia Lep­oura, Lan­guage Inter­est Group, AEGEE-Athi­na


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