How well do you think you know Athens? Whether you were born and raised or recently moved to the city to study or work, AEGEE gives you the opportunity to rediscover Athens, its magic, its pulse and its beauty! Hidden bars in Karitsi street, colourful festivals in Metaxourgeio, forgotten alleys with the smell of history in Plaka, drunken rakomeladika in Psyrri and endless hangovers after frantic clubbing in Kerameikos are a few of the many choices that AEGEE has to offer you. We are not only obsessed with traveling abroad, but we also love our city! Beyond the established weekly meetings in our office and the drink in Monastiraki that usually follows, we often arrange visiting exhibitions or festivals as a group, or organizing our own events (daytrips, concerts, etc.) or just going out as a group and enjoy a meal and a drink in the city. As a volunteering and democratic organization, AEGEE-Athina discusses and implements the ideas of its members and is open to suggestions. Which is your favourite spot in the city? Do you know a cool bar we should check out? Did you visit an interesting exhibition and you want to share it with us? An event we shouldn’t miss? This organization welcomes and encourages your own suggestions! If you have a crazy idea for an event and you are looking for people to help you co-organize it, you are in the right place! Keep in mind that through our local events you can network with dozens of interesting people and organizations from the field of volunteering, culture, youth entrepreneurship and the best travel community of the city!
Local SU Coordination Team
AEGEE-Athina has been organizing almost annually one of the most popular Summer Universities of the Network! They usually last 15 days, take place sometime during the summer (after the exams) and the destinations include Athens and at least one or two more locations (e.g. Santorini in 2013 and 2014, Nafplio and Lefkada in 2012, Crete in 2019 etc.). They can be held in collaboration with a Working Group or a neighboring antenna (not necessarily a Greek one) and have a cultural or a theme based on the Focus Areas of AEGEE.
Each year around the end of December / beginning of January the Local SU Coordination Team is established, also known as the “Summer Team”, which undertakes the organization of the upcoming Summer University in every way. If you want to develop your skills in Project Management, Logistics, Fundraising or Non-Formal Education (among others) or at least you have the energy and enthusiasm to become a member of a team and be a volunteer in organizing an event that will be unforgettable for 30-40 foreigners, do not even think about it and let us know! Guide AEGEE friends to your hangouts, show them how students spend their nights in Athens and add international colour to your vacation! You won’t regret it!
If the weekly meetings and the Summer Team are not enough for you, you can participate or help in organizing many other local or European antenna events. These could be Local or Regional Training Courses (LTCs / RTCs, one-day interactive conferences where you will learn about the various projects of AEGEE and at the same time exercise your soft skills), “the Athenian” excursion for members of the antenna or some other cultural / fun / thematic event such as a Winter University, a training, a pre-Agora event or a theme party!