(Nederlands) Sine Regno bestuur “Quasi”

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New Year’s Events

This year, two of our member’s went to a New Year’s Event organised by another AEGEE local.
Q: What is a New Year’s Event (NYE)?
A: A NYE is an European Event orginised by an AEGEE local which every AEGEE member can join, you have to give some info and write a small motivation. The event is around New Year’s Eve which you will celebrate there as well. This year we had 10(!) options:
– Meanwhile in Siberia (AEGEE-Moskva & AEGEE-Tyumen)
– Midnight Kissing in Paris (AEGEE-Paris)
– New Year STATE of Mind (AEGEE-Bucharest)
– Queer up your new Year (AEGEE-Utrecht)
– Winter is NOT coming to paradise (AEGEE-Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
– Grab life by the uiers! (AEGEE-Leiden)
– 3,2,1 This winter madness can’t be outdone (AEGEE-Novi Sad)
– Winter wonderland, magic you will find in BudaPécs (AEGEE-Budapest & AEGEE-Pécs)
– AC/TC (AEGEE-Kyiv)
– Slopes: Winter’s playground (AEGEE-Maribor)

Our two members which attended a NYE will now talk about it in some sentences:

Balaji, Queer up your new Year (AEGEE-Utrecht):

Feeding the Brain with the knowledge on LGBT Rights and combining with parties that drains the
last bit of our energy was a wonderful way to start the New year 2018. “Queer up your New year
2018 by AEGEE-Utrecht was well organised with fine work, excellent planning and realistic
scheduling to provide a pleasant time for the participants during the event. The event started with a
city tour then visiting museums and Dom tower helped us to understand the glimpse of Dutch
culture & Architecture. The event was also packed with unique activities such as partying in a Gay
bar, silent disco (most catchy activity of the event ), watching a movie “Die mitte der welt” (about a
gay love story ) and taking a dive in the North sea to celebrate the New year in a Dutch way. I
believe that LGBT discussion session in the event had made a huge impact on participants by
shattering our stereotypical view on LGBT community and educating about bringing the awareness
on the rights that have been denied to this community in various part of the world. Finally Kudos to
all the organisers for consigning such a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this
event for all AEGEEans to queer up your next New year.

Jeroen, Midnight Kissing in Paris (AEGEE-Paris):

If the group is great, then there is nothing that can turn an event into a bad event, but if the group is fantastic, the programme is great, and the organisers and helpers are the best, then the event is one to never forget!
NYE Paris was the best European Event I’ve ever had, let me tell you why.
Paris is a huge city, and we could fill the whole 5 days with city tours, which we didn’t. The Organisers&helpers showed us all the great places of Paris: Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, Louvre, La tour Eiffel and Lafayette.
Apart from the city tours we had the chance to taste the french cuisine, some of which were made by the organisers themselves, we learned the French slang words for hello, girlfriend, boyfriend, brother, sister and more. We had a workshop “how to flirt like a Parisian” and we had many objectives and tasks which we had to fulfill during the week. In the evenings I’ve seen the most diverse parties ever in just one event. From clubs to underground scene concerts, from boat parties at New Year’s Eve to the European Night, everything was there. Big hugs and midnight kisses to all the wonderful people of NYE Paris, you were the best <3

Leuven is life (November travel)

It was the end of November, the weatherman told us that it would be a dreadful weekend with a lot of rain. Of course we did not back down from our adventure! We went with a total of 23 lovely AEGEEans to the gorgeous city of Leuven. On friday we devided ourselves in two groups, one of the groups started a bit earlier because they didn’t have any lectures in the afternoon. They Sterted around 14:00 from Delft while the other group started at 17:30. The afternoon group already picked up a bag of flemish fries to taste the locals’ specialty. That night we ate at a great restaurant called “Tibetan Palace”. That night we went out for our first small pubcrawl were we visited at least “de Giraf” and “Barvista”, well-known amongst locals.

On saturday morning we had a city-tour scheduled with our friends from AEGEE-Leuven, we started the tour around 11:00. After the city tour most of us flocked to the café’s for a nice hot chocolate to warm up after being outdoors in the cold for a couple of hours. In the afternoon we went to the Artois brewery in Leuven, a gigantic brewery which brews many types of beers. After the brewery tour we could taste one of their beers as well! After the brewery we fell into smaller groups who each went for a perfect place to have dinner. After the dinner we rejoined with each other and the people from AEGEE-Leuven to celebrate ou last evening in Leuven in the clubs.

On sunday there was no programme and most of us went home directly after checking out of the hostel, some of which went to Antwerp, which was on the way home and some of us wanted to see. In the end this was an awesomejourney which will stay in my memories for quite some time. I hope the next travel will have at least as much people!

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By Lars van Roemburg, freely translated to English by Jeroen Roseboom

(Nederlands) De liftreis naar Leipzig

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Cowsino

After the tremendous success of the first Cowsino, the #DoeKoeCom invites you to the second Cowsino! On thursday evening the 28th of september, the Cowsino opens its doors at the Hangout for an oldfashioned night of poker, blackjack, various card games and an open bar with cocktails! Do you want to take home all the cool DoeKoePrizes or are you just looking for some Cowality time at the open bar? Subscribe through the link below and don’t forget to wear your smoking or that pretty dress.

The entree is €22,50 (non-members €25) and for this prize yu will get:
– the entree, chips are inclusive
– Open bar (Includes cocktails, shots and everything on the menu!)
– some small bites
– The chance to win great prizes!

Subscribe here quickly, the tickets are limited!

Hitchhiking trip to Prague!

As a member of AEGEE and a student, you have certain principles. For example, when you have a long weekend, you want to take a trip but you don’t want to pay any money. Without needing complex mathematics, this results in an amazing hitchhiking weekend to Prague!
8 adventurous members travelled 920 kilometer in 1,5 day on average to get to the hostel. This hostel unfortunately had no swimming pool, private bathroom and garden kitchen, but was for the price we payed, pretty good. On the first day in Prague, we did a long city tour of four hours during which we saw most of the city. After dinner we had planned to do a pubcrawl. But this was not any pubcrawl, it was the Mother of all pubcrawls where you had unlimited drinks for 1 hour, then visited 3 bars and ended the night in a club with five floors.
A little hung over, we started the next morning with breakfast in a restaurant where the waiters were just as sour as the fresh orange juice. After that we visited a toy store with a slide from the second to the first floor, a carousel and a huge Ironman statue. Not every one wanted to play so half of the group went to see a synagoge. The rest of the day we didn’t do too much and went to find the traditional soup-in-bread dish. We found a restaurant that served this amazing dish and on top of that the waiter brought us all kinds of free dishes. During the night we played a hilarious card game named “Mau” with one of the locals. It was an amazing hitchhiking trip!


Partnership AEGEE-Delft and SHS Delft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve student associations each with the same goal: finding suitable housing for the long term. With the adage “Together we are stronger”, these associations are looking for suitable premises together. Hereby they aim for an integral solution.

The TU Delft’s new vision for its campus has focused for a while already on better space utilisation, and reduction of both its number of square meters as well as its carbon footprint. But this also means a number of buildings on the campus have to be demolished. This includes the building at the Rotterdamseweg 145, of which the basement was used by various student associations. These premises had to be demolished because of its dilapidated state and high associated costs. Besides, the TU Delft saw no possibility of reuse.

After the closing of the premises in question, an accommodation problem arose for a number of sport and culture associations, that requires a long-term solution. The other involved student associations have had this accommodation problem for a longer time. For example, one association never had a location, as for another – their location did not satisfy their requirements. To solve their mutual problems, an alliance, consisting of twelve student sport and culture associations, has been assembled to look for housing.

These associations each offer activities with which students can broaden their horizons – outside of their studies. By means of trainings, matches, workshops and excursions, members can develop themselves in a range of subjects. The alliance represents a total of around 2700 students, which is approximately 12.5% of the total amount of students at the TU Delft.

By joining together, these parties have more leverage, increasing the chances of finding a financially acceptable solution for their accommodation problem. Thus, the goal was formulated to find joint premises in which each student association can carry out their own activities.

To increase the chance of attaining this said goal, the alliance partnered up with the “Stichting Herontwikkeling tot Studentenhuisvesting” (SHS) Delft. SHS Delft acts as a project developer, using its knowledge and experience to support this social initiative. Both parties collaborate to realise the goal of finding suitable accommodation for the student associations. Preferably by using the existing housing options.

In this quest every helping hand is welcome. So should you in any manner of form be willing and able to help, then the alliance and SHS Delft are reachable by sending an email to info@shsdelft.nl.

Network Meeting Bamberg – We’ll be Royals

Thursday the 20th of April Rijk Hogenbirk and Lennart Vos travelled to Bamberg to visit the Network Meeting in Bamberg. When we arrived in Bamberg we enjoyed all Bavarian food that was provided for us. De next couple of days were all about evaluating, European bodies, human resources, teambuilding, best practices and socializing with others.
AEGEE-Bamberg did a great job organizing an amazing weekend by interchanging instructive sessions with a fantastic social program like the pub-crawl and European Night. We made a ton of friends and we’ve had an amazing weekend. See you all in Europe!

Hitchhiking trip to Budapest and Beograd

On sunday the 5th of February 8 teams started the hitchhiking trip of their lives! After two days of hitchhiking, and for some teams no sleep and too little food, all but one team arrived by Monday night in Budapest via city’s like Ljubljana, Zurich, Vienna and Prague. Not bad, because most of the teams had never hitchhiked before. The days in Budapest were spent on an exciting visit to caves, relaxing in the bathhouse Széchenyi, city tours, a hike on the Gellert hill, the Vajdahunyad castle and socializing with AEGEE-Budapest. We enjoyed some typical Hungarian food and visited the unique ruin pubs like Szimpla. Late at night, club Instant was at crawling distance from the hostel for some last drinks and dancing. Halfway through the week we travelled on a very slow train to Beograd. Here we did a very interesting city tour and visited the Kalemegdan Fortress, Saint Sava Cathedral and the Historical Museum of Serbia. The Serbian cuisine is known for its delicious meat, which we enjoyed very much, as well as the Serbian drink called Rakija. We ended the week with a fun night of Kingscup together with some other travellers at our hostel. All in all it was an unforgettable week with a lot of travelling, culture, fun and delicious food.

Lustrum Trip Kiev – Moscow – Saint Petersburg

During the Christmas break, AEGEE-Delft went on another trip. However, this was a trip unlike any other! For our 30th birthday this year, we went on a Lustrum trip to Kiev, Moscow and Saint Petersburg with two more stops along the way, Riga and Chernobyl. With 30 amazing AEGEE-members, we faced the cold (-21°C in Saint Petersburg), we admired the countless golden domes, monuments and the culture of the three cities and afterwards we warmed ourselves again in many bars. From the deserted streets of Chernobyl to the Kremlin and the long, cold line to the Hermitage, in 12 days we’ve seen a lot of new things. We’ve also enjoyed the Vareniki and other Russian dishes. In Moscow we have celebrated New Year, not exactly on the Red Square but certainly right next to it with a view on the fireworks. We’ve had 12 amazing days!