Editor’s Letter

Dear readers,

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I am honoured to inform you that this year, on the 30th of September, this magazine enters its fifth year. We have accomplished so much, and our best years are still ahead of us.

Ever since our start under Stephanie Müller, AEGEE-Heidelberg, in 2012, The AEGEEan has developed and distinguished itself under a steady succession via Patricia Juhl Anthony, AEGEE-København & Zaragoza, Anna Gumbau Martinez, AEGEE-Barcelona, Erika Bettin, AEGEE-Verona, and myself: Willem Laurentzen, AEGEE-Nijmegen.

We have become known for writing a large variety of articles; covering candidates for various positions, European events, but also light-hearted summer stories, satire, and the amazing happenings of our everyday members. Perhaps our greatest achievement came in May of 2016, when, at Agora Bergamo, we were ratified as an independent project.

Our greatest challenge this year is to fulfil all the requirements of being a project; organising workshops, promote ourselves as the official magazine of AEGEE and to establish our own budget. However, we are also happy to work with such an amazing network, to have fun live-covering the Agorae, to work closely with and support groups like the SUCT, CD, NetCom and others in any way that we can.

In the future we hope to only grow, and we hope that this letter, as well as the work we do, inspires you to join us; either as a member of our team, a freelancer, or a fan. We thrive on the enthusiasm of our members, contributors and readers from all over the Network, for which we are eternally grateful.

Nevertheless, if there is one thing I would like you to know about our magazine, it is that we are one by and for all members of AEGEE. Whether you are a long-time-member or a fresher, or whether you are an ardent reader or never read a single article before; we have an article for you, and everyone has a story worth telling.

Thank you again for reading this letter. To stay up to speed, please follow us on Facebook, or our other social media accounts.

We hope to hear more from you in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Willem Laurentzen

Editor-in-Chief, 2016-2017


Former editions

Editor’s letter (November 2013) by Anna Martinez

Editor’s letter (May 2013) by Patricia Anthony

First editor’s letter by Stephanie Müller