AEGEE-Lviv and AEGEE-Aachen’s first aim of the programme is to help the participants to get to know the Ukranian culture and compare it with German one. In order to achieve this goal, there will be workshops and activities that will introduce the culture of both countries by, for example, cooking and language workshops. Of course, no event by AEGEE-Lviv happens without super awesome pubcrawl and awesome parties.
AEGEE-Iași chose the name “Truth or Dare” for its pre-event by thinking about what AEGEE really means for every single member. The general conclusion was that AEGEE means challenging yourself, stepping outside the comfort zone, daring to try something for the first time, and discovering new people and new cultures. “Truth” refers to the Romanian history, culture, and traditions -but from a different, funny point-of-view, because the members are trying to break stereotypes about their country and to promote a nondiscriminatory approach. The “dare” part is linked to all the surprises that are hidden. They cannot wait to see if the participants will dare to think outside the box, to gain amazing new experiences because their motto is: “Work hard, party harder!”
This Romanian pre-event promotes learning, but with a twist. Therefore, the participants will enjoy Romanian culture and traditions, one of which being dancing. One of the workshops will namely be about learning famous Romanian traditional dances, such as the horă and braşoveanca. The programme also includes a city tour, a treasure hunt, workshops about multiculturalism and other controversial European topics, quizzes, competitions, daring parties, a lot of fun, and surprises.
There is another Romanian Antenna that organises something before Agora Chisinau. The pre-event of AEGEE-Bucharest will take place in the Romanian capital from the 7th to the 10th of October. The participants, that will be selected for this pre-event, have to be prepared for mind-blowing activities; they will have a taste of Bucharest’s unique spirit(s), discovering the frantic city and learn the Romanian way of partying. The Romanian Antenna will provide: accommodation in a hostel, two meals per day, sightseeing, a city tour, Bucharest’s nightlife experience, and some surprises. The fee is fifty-five euros, and the optional fee is sixteen euros for travelling to Chișinău.
Written by Matteo Lai, AEGEE-Cagliari.