Who is the AEGEE mem­ber of the year 2018? Which anten­na, which project was the best? What were the high­lights of the year? And what will 2019 bring? The Gold­en Times asked more than 70 active mem­bers. Over the next two weeks you can see what they answered. In this edi­tion: read what Philipp Blum, Jorge Sánchez Hernán­dez, Anya Radul, Justy­na Kobierec­ka, Loren­zo Lig­as and Veróni­ca Pérez said.

Philipp Blum, Project Manager Y Vote, AEGEE-Aachen and AEGEE-Hamburg

Gold­en Times: What was your per­son­al AEGEE high­light in 2018?
Philipp Blum: The first Y Vote Con­ven­tion was an amaz­ing point in my AEGEE year — final­ly see­ing that the work paid off. The amount of stress I felt the days before was not healthy, I guess, but it dis­ap­peared quick­ly. A spe­cial thanks to Desireé van Lan­gen, Mar­co Daniele and Mari­na Muşetes­cu!
Sec­ond­ly, attend­ing non-AEGEE events! I vis­it­ed some events of JEF, EMI, Volt and the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment offices, and it’s great to see how we are sim­i­lar — and dif­fer­ent. I think after years in AEGEE peo­ple have so many prej­u­dices towards each oth­er, that we don’t prof­it enough from the knowl­edge the oth­er peo­ple have. Going out­side of the bub­ble of your friends real­ly makes you pay atten­tion more, in my opin­ion. Last but not least, being able to launch an app I thought about for a long time was a great expe­ri­ence! I would like to thank Cor­nelis Boon in par­tic­u­lar for our nice cod­ing ses­sions dur­ing the Ago­ra.
Which mem­o­rable moments of AEGEE-Europe in gen­er­al in 2018 do you remem­ber most vivid­ly or was out­stand­ing?
As has been men­tioned in oth­er inter­views this year, Ago­rae. I do we think we should be crit­i­cal, and I also do think we should be valu­ing vol­un­tary work — but we do tend to for­get that they can go hand in hand. I can val­ue your work a lot, but still think some part of the organ­i­sa­tion was bad. I always feel bad in these sit­u­a­tions, espe­cial­ly around an Ago­ra. It’s a lot of work to organ­ise such an event, but it doesn’t mean every­thing has to be praised. And often it’s either one or the oth­er.
Who was for you the out­stand­ing mem­ber in 2018?
My top six are def­i­nite­ly the peo­ple in my team: Anna Süß, Katha­ri­na Krüll, Doro Harles, Elit­sa Hadzhie­va, Flo­ri­an Wag­n­er, Leonar­do Man­ganel­li and Leonie Riebe­sam! It’s a plea­sure to work with you guys! Apart from these, I would like to thank Maria Balles­teros, Loes Rut­ten and Nadia Deis for their work with us until Sum­mer.
What was for you the out­stand­ing Euro­pean project or WG/IG in 2018?
I would like to high­light that the “Why Euro­pean Par­lia­ment” (YEP) project has shown that “Exter­nal Projects” can actu­al­ly be inte­grat­ed into an NGO, and projects don’t have to be com­plete­ly off from the nor­mal work we do. I remem­ber join­ing AEGEE and hear­ing terms like GREAT, OPIN and oth­ers, but noth­ing ever real­ly reached me as a mem­ber. In this sense — I was real­ly hap­py to see YEP hap­pen­ing — it wasn’t per­fect, but I think it has boost­ed the work of Y Vote and “30 Years of SU” in par­tic­u­lar.
What do you fore­see as high­light or the big top­ic in AEGEE in 2019?
The Euro­pean Elec­tions will dom­i­nate the first months, I think — and hope… And then, after the CD has got­ten many grants and big new ideas, these have to be imple­ment­ed and inte­grat­ed into the vol­un­teer­ing work — in order for these grants to have a sus­tain­able impact. As men­tioned before, I think exter­nal projects can have a big influ­ence, but only if done in an inte­grat­ed way.
What are your per­son­al AEGEE plans for 2019?
Fin­ish Y Vote, stop hav­ing AEGEE as my pri­or­i­ty, but hope­ful­ly not attend­ing my last Ago­ra yet!

 

Jorge Sánchez Hernández, Europe on Track 5 Project Manager, AEGEE-Dresden

Jorge Sánchez Hernán­dez

Gold­en Times: What was your per­son­al AEGEE high­light in 2018?
Jorge Sánchez Hernán­dez: This year has been full of high­lights in my AEGEE life, but I will only tell two: First, becom­ing hon­orary mem­ber of AEGEE-Dres­den and the stand­ing ova­tion from the mem­bers of AEGEE-Dres­den. This is one of the most sat­is­fy­ing moments that a founder can have. I am extreme­ly proud of what they are achiev­ing and can­not believe it has grown so much. Sec­ond: my team of Europe on Track 5. The hun­dreds of online meet­ings, the thou­sands of Slack mes­sages, the laugh­ing, the but­ter­flies in the stom­ach when pre­sent­ing the top­ic in Ago­ra Cata­nia, the rush at the con­fer­ence in Thes­sa­loni­ki, the bad jokes, the Telegram stick­ers, the all-nighters… and the best moment of all: the end of Europe on Track 5, the results pre­sen­ta­tion in the ple­nary at Ago­ra Kraków, with every­one hug­ging, watch­ing the first after­movie of Europe on Track and the audi­ence stand­ing after­wards. Price­less. I will always remem­ber this pre­sen­ta­tion with joy and pride of what we achieved togeth­er.
Who was for you the out­stand­ing mem­ber in 2018?
María Balles­teros has been def­i­nite­ly the most out­stand­ing mem­ber this year as Exter­nal Rela­tions Direc­tor and on her new post as Project Offi­cer. She con­tin­u­ous­ly rais­es the lev­el of every­thing she is involved in and deserves more cred­it for what she does! Thank you, María! I would also like to men­tion Ola Mik­lasińs­ka for her work this year in AEGEE in gen­er­al. I know she is going to do great things in the future.
Which was for you the out­stand­ing anten­na in 2018?
For me, AEGEE-Dres­den has grown a lot this year in terms of orga­ni­za­tion­al cul­ture, qual­i­ty and num­bers. I can’t wait to see what they are prepar­ing for the upcom­ing year. They have all my trust and sup­port. I would also like to men­tion AEGEE-Thes­sa­loni­ki for the amaz­ing Smart Cities con­fer­ence and the col­lab­o­ra­tion with both the mayor’s office and the uni­ver­si­ty.
What was for you the out­stand­ing Euro­pean project or WG/IG in 2018?
I might be biased, but I believe that “Europe on Track 5: Can you hear the ECO?” def­i­nite­ly raised the expec­ta­tions of AEGEE-Europe projects, and would like to have a shoutout to all 300+ vol­un­teers who helped make it pos­si­ble for all your sleep­less nights and hours of your free time. Thank you!
What do you fore­see as high­light or the big top­ic in AEGEE in 2019?
Besides the Euro­pean elec­tions, I would like to see a raise in ambi­tions of what AEGEE should be doing in terms of cli­mate change.
What are your per­son­al AEGEE plans for 2019?
My plan is to fade away from AEGEE. Out of my 66 months in AEGEE, I have attend­ed inter­na­tion­al events in 51 months. I have been to 67 inter­na­tion­al events, found­ed AEGEE-Dres­den, met lit­er­al­ly thou­sands of peo­ple, got to know myself, made a career out of my vol­un­teer­ing expe­ri­ence, learned how to learn and how to teach, appeared in a doc­u­men­tary, vol­un­teered at the AEGEE house and closed inter­na­tion­al part­ner­ships, run the biggest project of AEGEE in years, spoke in front of thou­sands of peo­ple and at the Unit­ed Nations, loved, cried, and under­stood my own life mis­sion and pas­sion: cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion. It’s been the best chap­ter of my life so far, but it’s time to find new chal­lenges out­side AEGEE, where I can focus on cli­mate action.
How and where will you spend New Year’s night?
I will stay active with­in The Acad­e­my, train­ing AEGEEans and will of course be always there when AEGEE-Dres­den will need a hand.

 

Anya Radul, EaP+ Project, President of AEGEE-Rostov-na-Donu

Gold­en Times: What was your per­son­al AEGEE high­light in 2018?
Anya Radul: Join­ing EaP+ is one of the AEGEE high­lights for me I am most hap­py about. It is cool peo­ple and use­ful expe­ri­ence – in half a year as part of it I learnt more than in five years in my local! I have just come back from our Life Meet­ing in Brus­sels where I was once again con­vinced that becom­ing a part of this project was the right deci­sion.
Which mem­o­rable moments of AEGEE-Europe in gen­er­al in 2018 do you remem­ber most vivid­ly or was out­stand­ing?
Well, if I count­ed cor­rect­ly, I have vis­it­ed sev­en inter­na­tion­al events this year. So it is not that easy to pick. I’ll name two – the first one is def­i­nite­ly our “Slav­ic FOURce” SU that my local orga­nized togeth­er with AEGEE-Kharkiv, AEGEE-Odessa and AEGEE-Voronezh. As one of the core orga­niz­ers I went through a whole range of emo­tions from despair to delight. I met many peo­ple who mean a lot to me now. And it was cer­tain­ly a life-chang­ing expe­ri­ence that taught me a lot about myself and helped to sort my life out a bit. The oth­er one is EPM Yere­van which went just per­fect­ly smooth in my view­point, from logis­tics to con­tent. It was mem­o­rable in many aspects: the first Statu­to­ry event in the South Cau­ca­sus, liv­ing in hos­tels – I loved my Dutch-Russ­ian ghet­to, real hot top­ics like the sit­u­a­tion in the Nagorno-Karabakh region or the rela­tion­ships inside the East­ern Part­ner­ship coun­tries and Rus­sia. Oh and the orga­niz­ers were amaz­ing! It was my first EPM and I real­ly enjoyed the for­mat – not as stress­ful as Ago­rae, still quite seri­ous and a lot of room for dis­cus­sion. The best thing about EPMs is the feel­ing of pow­er they give you. Like, you have a voice in defin­ing activ­i­ties that the whole net­work will be doing in the fol­low­ing year. Isn’t it cool?
Who was for you the out­stand­ing mem­ber in 2018?
Well, con­nect­ed with the pre­vi­ous ques­tion I’ll say – Arme­nak Minasyants, the main orga­niz­er of the EPM in Arme­nia. It’s not only the effort and expe­ri­ence that makes him out­stand­ing in my eyes but also the atti­tude. I mean, check his pics in social media – he seems to smile and be hap­py about life in 99,7% of them. Also it would be a shame not to men­tion Sergey Peshkov a.k.a. Borschhead. Chair­ing two statu­to­ry events as the main IT guy, help­ing exten­sive­ly with the orga­ni­za­tion of our SU — imag­ine book­ing tick­ets from Rus­sia to Ukraine for about 25 for­eign­ers or prepar­ing two dif­fer­ent invi­ta­tion let­ters for each of them — and still I have nev­er heard some­thing like “sor­ry I can’t do it ask some­body else” from him. I will name Rita Sem­chenko as the third one. Also one in the core team for our SU, she is now doing a great job as a sub­com­mie while hav­ing hard days of study­ing in Ger­many. Rita is a great help when it comes to PR and she is giv­ing a hand to AEGEE-Ros­tov-na-Donu in order to become more VI approved. She has recent­ly joined our team in the EaP+ as well! Looks very promis­ing!
Which was for you the out­stand­ing anten­na in 2018?
I’ll just say AEGEE-Kraków. The Spring Ago­ra 2018 is now one of my favourites. I hadn’t been to any events orga­nized by any Pol­ish local before and didn’t know what to expect, but the orga­niz­ers were real­ly pro­fes­sion­al. And quite relaxed as it seemed.
What was for you the out­stand­ing Euro­pean project or WG/IG in 2018?
Hehe, cer­tain­ly EaP+. A new phase was launched dur­ing the Spring Ago­ra and I have seen it grow quite quick­ly. We have done so many cool things, like a Study Trip to Geor­gia with a new AEGEE Con­tact being found­ed as a result or a big polit­i­cal sim­u­la­tion dur­ing the Gala Ball in Hei­del­berg. Check out what we’re doing here: www.facebook.com/AEGEE.EaP. Also, Y Vote has been doing a mas­sive job on pro­mot­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment elec­tion 2019. To me they seem like one of the most vis­i­ble projects in AEGEE cur­rent­ly.
What do you fore­see as high­light or the big top­ic in AEGEE in 2019?
I am real­ly look­ing for­ward to set­ting new Focus Areas in 2019. I think some quite inter­est­ing and uncon­ven­tion­al top­ics might pop up, like some­thing about EU neigh­bour­ing poli­cies — includ­ing EaP pol­i­cy!
What are your per­son­al AEGEE plans for 2019?
As I have just become pres­i­dent of my local, I am plan­ning to make AEGEE-Ros­tov-na-Donu great again. We are a pow­er­ful team of moti­vat­ed peo­ple whom I can trust and this fact gives me ener­gy to set goals on the local lev­el and achieve them. Besides that, I will take part in the TNT event in Jan­u­ary, which I am super excit­ed about. Becom­ing a Train­er is some­thing I real­ly feel like doing in AEGEE.
How and where will you spend New Year’s night?
I am not sure yet – and it’s 11 days left, gosh!

 

Justyna Kobierecka, Desginer & VI Consultant, PR Committee of AEGEE-Europe, AEGEE-Poznań

Gold­en Times: What was your per­son­al AEGEE high­light in 2018?
Justy­na Kobierec­ka: First of all, it’s the PRC’s work­shop dur­ing Ago­ra Kraków that was deliv­ered by our whole team. I felt true team spir­it there. It was a great plea­sure to final­ly meet in per­son the peo­ple you talk to and work with dai­ly! I must also men­tion the Sum­mer Event “Escapade into the woods” organ­ised by my local. After a year abroad I came back home and was wel­comed by almost a com­plete­ly new team of AEGEE-Poz­nań. They turned out to be out­stand­ing peo­ple and great friends. Our coop­er­a­tion peaked dur­ing the sum­mer event, which was just per­fect and gave me extra moti­va­tion!
Which mem­o­rable moments of AEGEE-Europe in gen­er­al in 2018 do you remem­ber most vivid­ly or was out­stand­ing?
I guess I will nev­er for­get the hec­tic dis­cus­sion about Shell dur­ing Ago­ra Kraków.
Who was for you the out­stand­ing mem­ber in 2018?
Karoli­na Lapczyk, main coor­di­na­tor of Ago­ra Kraków and cur­rent Net­work Com­mis­sion­er. She is very pro­fes­sion­al and moti­vat­ed. Anna Ermako­va, our Speak­er in the PRC. She is a won­der­ful leader — that kind of per­son who makes you do your chores with­out you real­iz­ing it. And Moni­ka Mojak, for­mer pres­i­dent of the Juridi­cal Comis­sion, cur­rent Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al of AEGEE-Europe and a great friend whose ambi­tions nev­er stops. I would also like to say thank you to every­one who con­tribute to AEGEE. Don’t ever think that your job is small or irrel­e­vant, this orga­ni­za­tion exists because of you!
Which was for you the out­stand­ing anten­na in 2018?
AEGEE-Kraków — no doubt about that. They organ­ised a ter­rif­ic Ago­ra full of great con­tent. It is one of the best work­ing locals in the net­work in gen­er­al and they nev­er cease to amaze me. I couldn’t go to Yere­van or Istan­bul, but I am sure these locals did a great job too!
What was for you the out­stand­ing Euro­pean project or WG/IG in 2018?
Y Vote and Europe on Track for how com­pre­hen­sive­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly pre­pared they are. Amaz­ing!
What do you fore­see as high­light or the big top­ic in AEGEE in 2019?
Nat­u­ral­ly, the Euro­pean elec­tions. I am also sure envi­ron­men­tal issues are going to become even more pop­u­lar. That is some­thing we should def­i­nite­ly start pay­ing more atten­tion to, espe­cial­ly here in Poland.
What are your per­son­al AEGEE plans for 2019?
I have moved out from Poz­nań and I am about to start a new job in War­saw. I am still a board assis­tant in AEGEE-Poz­nań and a mem­ber of PRC, so I am going to work remote­ly, but I also hope I will find my place in AEGEE-Warsza­wa. And hope­ful­ly I will make it to Transsib this year!
How and where will you spend New Year’s night?
Unfor­tu­nate­ly, no AEGEE New Year’s event for me. I’m head­ing to Kraków again!

 

Lorenzo Ligas, former SUCT, PRC, SubCommissioner of Netcom, Vice-President of AEGEE-Cagliari

Gold­en Times: What was your per­son­al AEGEE high­light in 2018?
Loren­zo Lig­as: My SUCT trip dur­ing which I vis­it­ed the Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties in Gdan­sk, Prague, Brno, Bel­grade and Nis. It was such an intense and emo­tion­al expe­ri­ence, which gave me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to get to know more than 100 AEGEEans, help the organ­is­ers and inspire the par­tic­i­pants with ses­sions about how to sur­vive being active in AEGEE, a top­ic that I’ve par­tic­u­lar­ly got close to this year.
Which mem­o­rable moments of AEGEE-Europe in gen­er­al in 2018 do you remem­ber most vivid­ly or was out­stand­ing?
Ago­ra Istan­bul. I am not men­tion­ing this for the organ­is­ing part, which was in my opin­ion great, but for the over­all mood of the Ago­ra: good vibes, no dra­mas, so many peo­ple inspired oth­ers and got inspired. It was great, and the boat par­ty was so far the best AEGEE par­ty I have ever been to.
Who was for you the out­stand­ing mem­ber in 2018?
Could I just men­tion my Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty Coor­di­na­tion Team as a whole per­son? Jani Dugo­nik, Lau­ra Gar­cia Rue­da, Vasi­li­ki Andri­oti. We have been through a lot togeth­er dur­ing the year, we kept being moti­vat­ed togeth­er, show­ing that a strong team can over­pass every dif­fi­cult moment and can prove peo­ple some­times are wrong­ly judg­ing. As we said, writ­ten and men­tioned many times: #Unit­ed­We­S­tand, and unit­ed we stood! Also Francesca Amelia ‘’Zor­ci’’ Zor­co­lo deserves a spe­cial men­tion, as a great friend, part­ner in crime, great advi­sor and sup­port­er and of course as a great Net­com and recent­ly elect­ed Hon­orary Mem­ber of AEGEE-Cagliari.
Which was for you the out­stand­ing anten­na in 2018?
AEGEE-Kraków and AEGEE-Istan­bul for their amaz­ing Ago­rae. As for­mer SUCT mem­ber, I have also a spe­cial men­tion for AEGEE-Mosk­va for organ­is­ing an out­stand­ing Transsibb Vol 10, win­ner of the best Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty of 2018. It was incred­i­ble to work with them and I can def­i­nite­ly say their pro­fes­sion­al­i­ty is beyond the imag­in­able.
What was for you the out­stand­ing Euro­pean project or WG/IG in 2018?
Europe on Track did an incred­i­ble job this year. In par­tic­u­lar, their coop­er­a­tion with AEGEE-Mosk­va for Transsib Vol 10 was amaz­ing, they man­aged to cre­ate one of the best Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty coop­er­a­tions in 2018.
What do you fore­see as high­light or the big top­ic in AEGEE in 2019?
I am look­ing for­ward to see the out­comes of the Short Sum­mer Cours­es, now that they’re final­ly been imple­ment­ed as new SU type into the CIA. Also, the top­ic cho­sen by Europe on Track is a hot top­ic nowa­days in Europe.
What are your per­son­al AEGEE plans for 2019?
I am cur­rent­ly Vice-Pres­i­dent for Exter­nal Rela­tions of AEGEE-Cagliari and I will be Main Coor­di­na­tor for the Cagliari part of the next Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty — yes we are doing a TSU, stay tuned! Apart from that, I am in the Sub­com­mie team of Gabriele Nico­tra, and I am a mem­ber of the Pub­lic Rela­tions Com­mit­tee, cur­rent­ly as an Advi­sor.
How and where will you spend New Year’s night?
I am cur­rent­ly doing an intern­ship in Lima, the cap­i­tal of Peru. I will be here or trav­el­ing some­where around.

 

Verónica Pérez, President of AEGEE-Alicante

Gold­en Times: What was your per­son­al AEGEE high­light in 2018?
Veróni­ca Pérez: A spe­cial moment for me was when I was elect­ed Pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Ali­cante in Sep­tem­ber 2018. The gen­er­al assem­bly was attend­ed by peo­ple who had inspired me to work in AEGEE. Above all I loved to see that two peo­ple very impor­tant to me, Alvaro and Ele­na, for­mer pres­i­dents and espe­cial­ly friends, who were quite far from Ali­cante, were there via Skype. I felt very sup­port­ed and ready to give every­thing of myself this 2018–2019. I would like to thank the rest of my board for the oppor­tu­ni­ty they have giv­en me and tell them that I trust them very much. I love you very much! In addi­tion I would like to encour­age all those mem­bers of small anten­nae who some­times feel that their effort and work is not reward­ed: the reward always comes, although not in the way it is expect­ed.
Also in Octo­ber we cel­e­brat­ed the 15th Anniver­sary of AEGEE-Ali­cante and we orga­nized an event that includ­ed a spe­cial lunch with for­mer mem­bers and hon­orary mem­bers of the anten­na. Dur­ing that day I felt that we were all unit­ed by the same thing, and although we were from dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions, we all felt the same AEGEE feel­ing. AEGEE has giv­en me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet incred­i­ble, com­mit­ted and ded­i­cat­ed peo­ple, peo­ple who have become friends for life.
Who was for you the out­stand­ing mem­ber in 2018?
First­ly, Ele­na Agul­ló, for­mer pres­i­dent of AEGEE-Ali­cante. She was my men­tor when I joined AEGEE in 2016. She is a com­mit­ted and respon­si­ble per­son. Dur­ing the time I worked with her I real­ized what a great per­son she is. I hope to have her around for a long time. Sec­ond­ly, Celia Riveres, Net­work Com­mis­sion­er. She helped us through­out the year when I was sec­re­tary and for a few months when I was pres­i­dent. Her love and ded­i­ca­tion to AEGEE are trans­mit­ted every time she wrote to us and moti­vat­ed us to con­tin­ue work­ing. She is also a love­ly per­son who knew how to give us the ener­gy we some­times need­ed to keep propos­ing projects.
Which was for you the out­stand­ing anten­na in 2018?
I have to men­tion AEGEE-Ali­cante and AEGEE-Mála­ga! In 2018 we orga­nized our sec­ond edi­tion of “Ali­cante On Fire — Hoguera’s Event”, invit­ing AEGEE to cel­e­brate togeth­er our local par­ties full of fire, water and fire­works. We also don’t stop organ­is­ing activ­i­ties and projects, our Bud­dy Pro­gram has reached its 12th edi­tion. We also orga­nized the 15th anniver­sary of the anten­na. Since AEGEE-Mála­ga was formed, we felt a spe­cial con­nec­tion with them because the found­ing part­ners were mem­bers of AEGEE-Ali­cante. We know they are work­ing very hard to bring AEGEE to south­ern Spain. Very soon we will col­lab­o­rate with them. From here I would like to encour­age them to con­tin­ue work­ing, and that every­thing you give to AEGEE, AEGEE gives it back to you mul­ti­plied by a thou­sand.
What was for you the out­stand­ing Euro­pean project or WG/IG in 2018?
I think the work done by the Gen­der Equal­i­ty Inter­est Group dur­ing 2018 helped to cre­ate a more equal and respect­ful envi­ron­ment in AEGEE. I am glad that so many AEGEEans are involved in the fight for equal rights.
What do you fore­see as high­light or the big top­ic in AEGEE in 2019?
I can’t not men­tion all the events and activ­i­ties that AEGEE-Ali­cante is going to orga­nize next year. We are work­ing very hard to bring every­thing for­ward. Undoubt­ed­ly, also all the work being done by the Europe on Track 6 team will give very good results.
What are your per­son­al AEGEE plans for 2019?
When I think about it, I get a lit­tle ner­vous. Dur­ing 2019 AEGEE-Ali­cante is going to be involved in incred­i­ble projects that I will be part of as an orga­niz­er or advi­sor in all of them. In Feb­ru­ary we will orga­nize an LTC, in April an event in col­lab­o­ra­tion with AEGEE-Mála­ga, in May we will orga­nize a big event that we can’t reveal yet — and in July the AEGEE-Ali­cante Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty. This year I feel the dou­ble respon­si­bil­i­ty of work­ing for AEGEE because of my posi­tion in the board of my anten­na. The pres­i­den­cy is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to work hard­er for the anten­na. I hope that all the projects we are going to car­ry out dur­ing 2019 will serve to make AEGEE known in our city and moti­vate oth­er peo­ple to live AEGEE as I live it.
How and where will you spend New Year’s night?
Many AEGEEans will be enjoy­ing New Year’s events around Europe, but I will sure­ly be at home study­ing for my uni­ver­si­ty exams in Jan­u­ary, prepar­ing things for AEGEE-Alicante’s events in 2019 and with the fan­tas­tic bureau­crat­ic pro­ce­dures that come with being pres­i­dent. I am jok­ing, I’ll stay in Ali­cante but I will cel­e­brate the New Year’s Eve as it deserves.