Patrons and Supporters

Being one of the biggest and most active student organisations in Europe, AEGEE and its projects have been supported by many remarkable personalities during the organisation’s past 27 years. Below you can find a list of AEGEE’s patrons and supporters, along with their positions at the time of expressing their support for the organisation and its projects.

  • Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar (S&D)
    Gabriel Mato (EPP)
    Eider Gardiazabal (S&D)
    Joachim Zeller (EPP)
    Martin Schulz (S&D)
    Iratxe Garcia (S&D)
    Members of European Parliament for the Y Vote 2014 campaign (2013-2014)
  • Vivianne Reding
    Vice President of the European Commission for EBM Lublin (2014)
  • Martin Schulz
    President of the European Parliament for AGORA Rhein Neckar (2013)
  • Hermann Van Rompuy
    President of the European Council for AGORA Rhein Neckar (2013)
  • Ban Ki Moon
    Secretary General of the United Nations for AGORA Zaragoza (2013)
  • Androulla Vassiliou
    Commissioner for Education, Multilingualism, Culture and Youth for EBM Valetta (2013)
  • Baroness Catherin Ashton
    High Representative of the Union and Vice President of the European Commission for Eastern Partnership project (2012)
  • Marian Harkin (ALDE)
    Salvador Sedo (EPP)
    Katerina Nevedalova (S&D)
    Eider Gardiazabal (S&D and President of the Youth Intergroup)
    Members of European Parliaments for Europe on Track Project (2012)
  • Martin Schulz
    President of European Parliament for AGORA Budapest (2012)
  • Jose Manuel Barroso
    President of the European Commission – for AGORA Budapest (2012)
  • László Andor
    Member of the European Commission (2012) for the “Study & Career Fair” at Agora Enschede
  • Androulla Vassiliou
    Member of the European Commission (2011) for the “Summer University” project
  • Edward Fenech Adami
    Former Prime Minister of Malta and former President of Malta (2007)
  • Pat Cox
    President of the European Parliament (2004)
  • Eric Froment
    President of the European Rectors Conference (2002)
  • José Manuel Barroso
    President of the European Commission (2010) for the project “Where Does Europe End”
  • Giorgio Napolitano
    President of the Italian Republic (2009) for the project “Y vote 2009”
  • Jerzy Buzek
    President of the European Parliament (2009) for the project “Where does Europe End”
  • Doris Pack
    Member of the European Parliament (2000, 2011) for the projects “Education for Democracy” and “Higher Education Days”
  • Anna Diamantopoulou
    Member of the European Commission (2000) for the project “Borderless Europe”
  • Bronisław Geremek
    Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999)
  • Wolfang Thierse
    President of the German Bundestag (1999)
  • Kenneth J. R. Edwards
    President of the European Rectors Conference (1999)
  • György Konrád
    Hungarian author (1999)
  • Rita Süssmuth
    President of the German Bundestag (1998)
  • Árpád Göncz
    President of Republic of Hungary (1998)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    Former head of state of the Soviet Union (1998)
  • Marcelino Oreja
    Member of the European Commission (1997) for the project “Journée de l’Europe”
  • Václav Havel
    President of Czech Republic (1996)
  • Hans Van der Broek
    Member of the European Commission (1995)
  • Daniel Tarschys
    Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1995)
  • Jose Maria Bricall
    President of the European Rectors Conference (1994)
  • Klaus Hansch
    President of the European Parliament (1994)
  • Jacques Santer
    Prime Minister of Luxembourg, President of the European Commission (1994)
  • Egon Klepsch
    Former President of the European Parliament (1993)
  • Catherine Lalumière
    Member of the European Parliament, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1993)
  • Laurent Fabius
    Member of the European Parliament (1991)
  • Pierre Bérégovoy
    Minister of Economy of France, later Prime Minister (1989) for the project “L’Europe du Management”
  • Wilfried Martens
    Belgian Prime Minister (1987), for the project “Euromanagers ’88”
  • Jacques Chirac
    Prime Minister of France (1986)
  • Margaret Thatcher
    British Prime Minister (1986) for the project “Second European Students’ Week”
  • Ruud Lubbers
    Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1986)
  • Helene Arhweiler
    Rector of the Universities of Paris, President of the University of Sorbonne (1985) for the program “Livre d’Histoire Européen”
  • Francois Mitterrand
    President of the Republic of France (1985)