What’s in the name?
AEGEE-Delft is a multifaceted student association that offers students the opportunities to develop themselves in Delft next to their studies. AEGEE-Delft is a student association with sister associations throughout Europe, all part of the AEGEE-Europe network. In addition, AEGEE-Delft manages and (co-)organizes activities for a number of social projects such as Summer Universities, Language Tandem Project, ATHENS and the “Week van Europa” (these link to the bottom of the page where the projects are explained).
The core of AEGEE-Delft consists of circa 200 students who are adventurous, eager to travel and eager to learn, have broad interests and are looking for fun, broadening their view and possibilities during their studies and want to find a place where they can feel at home.
AEGEE-Delft has activities both within Delft and across Europe. One of the activities within Delft is our weekly dinner which follows a social drink. This dinner and social drink is the centre of AEGEE-Delft and is the place to get to know the other members, to share experiences and to set up activities.
AEGEE-Delft has no hazing, but it does have an introduction program in September where new members get to know AEGEE-Delft and its current members.
AEGEE-Delft organises about 6 to 8 trips a year for and by its members, from short weekend trips to trips lasting up to 2 or even 3 weeks. The trips can be from hitchhiking to the destination, to a fully catered trip. These trips organised by members often go to other cities in Europe where there are sister associations, in order to get to know the culture of that (part of a) country and the local students. Usually these local students organise an activity in their city for us.
Destination of trips of the year 2017-2018:
Leipzig – Leuven – Zagreb – Ljubljana – Heidelberg – Mannheim – Brussels – Bamberg – Venice – Milan – Turin – Passau – Yerevan – Kraków
AEGEE-Delft is part of a large European network, AEGEE-Europe. This network has about 170 associations across Europe with about 8,000 members. The goal of AEGEE-Europe is to connect young people/students across Europe. As a result, European issues are discussed when members come together. This may be due to an European Event such as a General Members’ Assembly or a jointly organised activity. The network gives each member the opportunity to get to know the many cultures of Europe and to broaden their skills in different areas. For more information, visit their website.
For the projects that AEGEE manages and organises activities for at European level, you can visit these pages: Projects, External Projects and Working Groups.
At AEGEE-Delft everyone can be themselves and everyone is welcome. This creates a varied group of people where everyone can find their place. We make no distinction in race or (sexual) orientation, or in political or religious background. There are also no exclusive groups and no separate annual layers.
Activities in Delft
As mentioned earlier, the “Weekly Social Drink and Dinner” (WSDD) is the place to get to know the other members, to make plans and to talk about anything and everything. You can also dance and party if you want during the WSDD. Furthermore, activities are organised by the various committees outside the WSDD. From trips to game nights, cocktail parties, European Nights, Language Cafés and discussion evenings: there is always something to do in Delft.
At AEGEE-Delft there are plenty of opportunities to gain experience. All activities are organised by our own members, all ideas are welcome. This gives you the opportunity to work with different people, to master different leading roles and associate skills and to further develop your organisational skills.
AEGEE-Delft is the place to develop yourself and gain experience outside of your studies.
Projects of AEGEE-Delft:
Language Tandem (Website and Facebook page)
Learning languages is interesting and to promote this, AEGEE-Delft has started setting up the Language Tandem project in Delft. Later DISS was added as co-organizer.
The Tandem Project has 2 dominant sides, 1 of the sides is that there is a website where you can specify which languages you speak and which languages you want to learn. People are linked in pairs so that they can learn each other’s language. The other side is that AEGEE-Delft, together with DISS, organises activities in the field of languages. These can be Language Cafés, but also movie nights and other related areas of language. As a result, students from TU Delft come into contact with other students and other people who have a completely different background and learn from each other in an unforced way.
ATHENS (Information about ATHENS Project and Accommodation during ATHENS in Delft)
Twice a year an ATHENS week is organised in Delft by the TU Delft. During these weeks, international students come to Delft to follow a course at TU Delft for a week. These international students also want to get to know the culture of the Netherlands and need accommodation for this week. AEGEE-Delft provides the accommodation and social program of the participating ATHENS students for TU Delft.
Summer Universities (Website and a List of Summer Universities in 2018)
Summer University is a project of AEGEE-Europe, our umbrella association. Every summer, between 50 and 80 different Summer Universities are organized throughout Europe.
These SU’s have a wide range of subjects such as a language course, how to make a movie, a cultural journey through (eg) Georgia, a sailing course or a sporty journey through (eg) Spain.
Every member of AEGEE can participate and all SUs are organised for and by young people / students in Europe.
The “Week van Europa” (Website and the Website of AEGEE-Delft in 2014)
Elections are held at European level every 5 years and every citizen of the European Union can vote for it. The turnout for the European elections are always very low and to create awareness for the importance of these elections, AEGEE-Delft organizes every 5 years a week of Europe with the aim to increase attendance for the parliamentary elections and to highlight the influence that the voters have on the policy that the EU is implementing.