We would like to inform you that the office of AEGEE-Yerevan youth public organization was officially opened in Yerevan. The opening ceremomy took place at the Best Western Congress Hotel and attended by representatives from Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Education, international organizations and embassies.
AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum) is a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young professionals from all faculties and disciplines – today it counts 15.000 members, active in more than 240 university cities in 43 European countries, making it the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe.
AEGEE, which was founded in 1985 in Paris, puts the idea of a unified Europe into practice. A widely spread student network provides the ideal platform where youth workers and young volunteers from 43 European countries can work together on crossborder activities such as conferences, seminars, exchanges, training courses, Summer Universities, Case Study trips and Working Group meetings.
AEGEE has participatory status in the activities of the Council of Europe, consultative status at the United Nations, operational status at UNESCO and is at the same time a member of the European Youth Forum. The organisation has also a number of illustrious personalities amongst its general partners: Mikhael Gorbatchev, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic; Eric Froment, former President of the European University Association, Wolfgang Thierse, former President of the Bundestag and Romano Prodi, former Primeminister of Italy and President of the European Commission.
During the 50th assembly of AEGEE in October 2010, an agreement was signed between AEGEE-Europe and AEGEE-Yerevan, under which the organization has obtained the right to officially operate in Yerevan.
Cooperation for Development NGO & AEGEE-Yerevan have already collaborated in the framework Training Course “Career Orientation Youth” which held in Yerevan on September. During this event the president of AEGEE-Yerevan Shushan Khachatryan presented AEGEE, its goals and activities to students from all over Armenia.
Our Team congratulates AEGEE-Yerevan Board and members. We wish you good luck and looking forward to our future cooperation! Let your energy and optimism help you in achieving new heights.
Cooperation for Development NGO Team