AEGEE-Chişinău, host of autumn Agora 2016: “We love challenges!”


It was a big sur­prise when the host of the autumn Ago­ra 2016 was announced today. Many expect­ed that it would be a big anten­na like AEGEE-Ankara, which open­ly talked about apply­ing. How­ev­er, AEGEE-Chişinău received the hon­our, an anten­na with less than 40 mem­bers, but a lot of enthu­si­asm and ded­i­ca­tion. They organ­ised two Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties and an Ago­ra Kyiv pre-event (see group pho­to on the top) in the past five months. The Gold­en Times asked an over­whelmed Ana Tri­col­i­ci, PR Coor­di­na­tor of the anten­na in the cap­i­tal of Moldo­va, more about their Ago­ra plans.

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Ana Tri­col­i­ci

GT: How do you feel after the great news that your anten­na was select­ed for the Autumn Ago­ra 2016?
Ana Tri­col­i­ci: This great news is our Christ­mas gift. We are extreme­ly excit­ed and over­whelmed with pos­i­tive emo­tions. It is a great chal­lenge for us but we love chal­lenges and we are deter­mined to give the best that we can in order to orga­nize a suc­cess­ful Ago­ra in Chisin­au, Moldo­va!

GT: When did you get the idea about apply­ing for the Ago­ra for the first time?
Ana Tri­col­i­ci: The idea of orga­niz­ing an Ago­ra in Moldo­va start­ed to crys­tal­lize in sum­mer. It was actu­al­ly the biggest dream of our Pres­i­dent, Andrei Dodi­ta. After orga­niz­ing a suc­cess­ful Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty and a TSU, first­ly, we had an idea just to orga­nize the pre-event for Ago­ra Kyiv. Since that moment, we have tak­en the deci­sion to apply for the Autumn Ago­ra 2016.

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AEGEE-Chisin­au organ­ised two SUs this year.

GT: Was it a lot of work to make the appli­ca­tion in such a short time?
Ana Tri­col­i­ci: Yes, but noth­ing is impos­si­ble.

GT: What was the biggest chal­lenge in mak­ing the appli­ca­tion?
Ana Tri­col­i­ci: The venue and the bud­get of course.

GT: Can you already tell us about the loca­tions for ple­nary and gym?
Ana Tri­col­i­ci: For the lodg­ing the total sur­face of the hall is 6050 square meters and it is just per­fect for an Ago­ra. The ple­nar­ies will take place in an insti­tu­tion of high­er edu­ca­tion in Moldo­va.

The founders of AEGEE-Chisin­au, back in 1998.

GT: How many peo­ple can come?
Ana Tri­col­i­ci: We are expect­ing between 600 and 800 par­tic­i­pants.

GT: Do AEGEE mem­bers need a visa for enter­ing Moldo­va?
Ana Tri­col­i­ci: All cit­i­zens of the Euro­pean con­ti­nent and the Cau­ca­sus do not require visa to enter in Moldo­va. More than this, the cit­i­zens from the Euro­pean Union can enter in Moldo­va just with an ID Card in new for­mat.

GT: Moldo­va is a beau­ti­ful coun­try. Will there be pre-events or post-events which show the par­tic­i­pants more of it?
Ana Tri­col­i­ci: We will think about this…


  1. Since from the begin­ning we knew that 2016 would a busy year for us, because we have many ideas and activ­i­ties to real­ize, we have been plan­ning to apply for one of the fol­low­ing Ago­rae, hope­ful­ly 2017. We are hap­py to learn that a high­ly moti­vat­ed anten­na like Chișinău is going to orga­nize 2016 Fall Ago­ra. We wish suc­cess and good luck to our friends in their prepa­ra­tions :)

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