AEGEE-Eindhoven is the local branch of AEGEE, a network of European students and young professionals present in 200 cities in 40 countries all over Europe. AEGEE was founded in 1980 with the goal of empowering young people to take an active role in society. We do this through intercultural exchanges and other social projects with diverse topics relevant for today.
Europe on Track is a project with the goal to raise awareness, to create a space for discussion and to capture the opinions of youth in Europe on important social issues. 9 ambassadors in 3 teams travel by train across 20 countries in one month to deliver workshops, interview young people and organize events in cooperation with 200 volunteers from 30 cities in Europe. In each city the ambassadors visit, the local AEGEE branch organizes an event related to the topic of the year. The first edition of the project was launched in 2013 to capture young people’s vision and wishes for Europe in 2020. In the same year Europe on Track won the Charlemagne Youth Prize which is awarded annually to projects that foster a shared sense of European identity and integration among young people.