Wednesday November 29th
Monday December 4th
First time in forever, all UK AEGEE locals are working together to invite you to a thematic conference on Brexit.
The conference Brexit – What Next? will focus on the future of freedom of movement in the UK and its consequences for young people on both sides of the Channel. This advantage, which many of us take for granted, can be drastically limited for British people due to Brexit.
In which way will freedom of movement be limited? How will youth mobility be affected? Will Erasmus+ project still exist in the UK? To find out answers to these questions, and much more, apply for our event!
What is AEGEE?
AEGEE stands for Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l'Europe and it is known as European Students' Forum in English. It is the largest trans-national, interdisciplinary student organisation in Europe. Established in 1985, AEGEE currently has around 13,000 members and almost 200 local branches (antennae) in university cities across Europe, including Russia, Turkey and the Caucasus, with a European board and head office in Brussels.
AEGEE strives for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, which is socially, economically and politically integrated, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development. AEGEE is a secular, non-profit organization, not linked to any political party. All projects and activities are based on voluntarily work of its members. AEGEE empowers students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society by influencing political decision makers, and it creates a space for dialogue and learning opportunities.
Find out more information about AEGEE on the official website, on Wikipedia and on Facebook.
The programme is a balanced combination of presentations, discussion panels and workshops, and cultural and social activities. The cultural events will happen during the first two days in Sheffield. And from Friday in Manchester the programme will turn more thematic-based on the subject of Brexit.
As the date get closer to the event we'll send participants a full-detailed programme with more information. In the meanwhile you can see the most relevant activities for every day:
Wednesday 29th November
–Trip to Peak District
Thursday 30th November
–Sheffield city tour
–Meeting local students
Friday 1st December
–Transfer to Manchester
–Manchester city tour
Saturday 2nd December
Implications for Freedom of Movement
–Workshops on the topic
–Meeting local students: interviews
Sunday 3rd December
Youth Mobility and Future of Erasmus+
–Workshops on the topic
Monday 4th December
The organising team is composed by people coming from all the three current UK antennae: AEGEE-London, AEGEE-Manchester and AEGEE-Sheffield. We're not many, but we're more than enough. We live for AEGEE, we kill for AEGEE:
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The event will bring together British students and young people from all across Europe to debate on this topic. The workshops and panel discussions, held by notable speakers and experts, will help to deepen the understanding of participants on the issue, as well as brainstorm on the possible consequences and solutions.
What's included in the fee of 120€:
- Thematic part of the conference.
- 3 meals per day plus coffee breaks.
- Transport from Sheffield to Manchester and in the cities.
- Trip to Peak District National Park, starting at Upper Derwent visitors centre.
- Social programme and parties.
Where we're staying and what we'll visit
We'll be sleeping in two different locations:
- The event will start in Sheffield on Wednesday 29th November where we'll be staying for two nights.
- Later on on Friday 1st December we'll be moving to Manchester where we'll be staying at Langdon House for three nights.
On the arrival day you'll visit the Peak District National Park, starting at Upper Derwent visitors centre. Check the below map to see the exact location of the places:
Apply now and enjoy our event with 25 participants from all around Europe plus organisers in the beautiful cities of Sheffield and Manchester.
You don't have to be member of AEGEE to attend this event. Although you're very welcome to become member.
In orther to apply fill this Google Form. If you're member of some AEGEE antenna you also must fill this other form (click Apply next to the application dates, you must be logged in with your AEGEE account).
You have until Sunday 15th October to apply. Apply before places run out!
After the deadline you'll receive an email confirming whether you've been selected or not, and in case you've been, the instructions on how to pay the event fee.
Spread the word!
Do you like the event and you've already applied? Or you're not sure whether to apply? Share the below Facebook event with your friends and convince them to join you in this adventure. If your friends don't know much about AEGEE, that's not a problem. We'll make sure they get the best first impression about us.
Please, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any doubt. We're here to answer your questions and make your stay with us a beautiful experience as the AEGEE people we are. Drop us a Facebook message on AEGEE-London, AEGEE-Manchester or AEGEE-Sheffield and we'll reply you within two days. See you in Sheffield and Manchester!