Golden Oldie: When and where were you born?
Agneta Erth: I was born on the 9th of May (Europe’s Day) in 1985 in a small Hungarian town called Csikszereda (Miercurea-Ciuc) in the heart of Transylvania.

Golden Oldie: When did you join AEGEE and how?
Agneta Erth: I joined unofficially when I was 16 years old, when I helped my cousin, who was the president of the antenna in Targu Mures, with a Summer University that he organised. Officially on paper I joined when I was 18 and started my studies. That was the same year my cousin finished university and he asked me if I would like to take over the leadership of the antenna. We did it the old Mafia style: “everything stays in the family”. So I was 18, no experience whatsoever and became president of the antenna. It was a great title, but a hard job.

Golden Oldie: Are you still AEGEE member? If yes, of which antenna?
Agneta Erth: Hard question! I am not active in AEGEE anymore, so I guess I am not a member anymore, but all it takes is a call to some friendly antennae and I could be a member again.

Golden Oldie: You were also president of AEGEE-Frankfurt. How did you end up doing that?
Agneta Erth: Well, I already answered how I became president of AEGEE-Targu Mures. The story is a bit similar with AEGEE-Frankfurt too. One would think that a city as big as Frankfurt must have a long history of AEGEE, but the truth was far from it. So together with Olivier Genkin, Gunnar Erth and a few other people we founded AEGEE-Frankfurt. The other founding members – being too busy with work – decided that I should be the president, so I was elected again.

Golden Oldie: Tell us a funny story of your AEGEE time.
Agneta Erth: A funny story might be actually when I met my husband Gunnar. He introduced himself to me as Gunnar Erth, freshly elected Honorary Member of AEGEE-Europe expecting almost to be recognised, whereas I missed that moment when he was elected and was on a stage to accept this honour and had no idea who he was. In the end he still managed to impress me, but not with his fame in AEGEE.

Golden Oldie: Which AEGEE member impressed you a lot?
Agneta Erth: They are several Ex-AEGEE members that impressed me and whom I admire or look up to, like Gunnar Erth, Marcus Khoury, Egens Van Iterson Scholten, Michael Groll, Michiel van Hees and so many more.

Golden Oldie: Any things you regret that you haven’t done them in AEGEE?
Agneta Erth: I regret never participating to a Summer University. I organised a few but never went to one.

Golden Oldie: How would your life be if you hadn’t known AEGEE?
Agneta Erth: My life would be so much different if I hadn’t known AEGEE. Most of the friends I have are from my times of AEGEE, and I also met my husband through AEGEE.

Golden Oldie: In your opinion, has AEGEE changed since you became member? In what way?
Agneta Erth: If I say that AEGEE changed since I am not active anymore, I would sound like my grandmother that always complains about the newer generations not doing things right. However, I must say sadly, that I do not like AEGEE anymore. If I had to join now I would think twice before doing it.

Golden Oldie: Are you single/married/married with 5 children?
Agneta Erth: I am married, not with 5 children, just with one man.

Golden Oldie: Which languages do you speak?
Agneta Erth: I am always happy to brag about the languages I speak: Hungarian, Romanian, English, Italian, German pretty fluently. My French and Spanish skills need some practice.

Golden Oldie: Where do you live now? What do you like/dislike about your city?
Agneta Erth: I live in Böblingen now after living in Frankfurt for three years, and what I dislike the most about it is that it is not Frankfurt. It’s a cozy place to live in though.

Golden Oldie: What are your best and least liked cities?
Agneta Erth: My favourite city in the world up until now is Rome, and the city I dislike the most is Bucharest.

Golden Oldie: What is the furthest place you ever went to?
Agneta Erth: That is Egypt, where I went to in 2007.

Golden Oldie: Which country would you like to visit in the near future?
Agneta Erth: Spain and Holland. Never been there, even though Holland is next to Germany.

Golden Oldie: What are your hobbies?
Agneta Erth: I like to repair or renovate things, read good books, watch nice series.

Golden Oldie: What are you most afraid of?
Agneta Erth: Of spiders.

Golden Oldie: What’s never missing in your fridge?
Agneta Erth: 1,5 percent low fat milk.

Golden Oldie: How would you describe yourself in five keywords?
Agneta Erth: Funny, childish, stubborn, creative, original.