EGEA consists of member entities (at the moment about 90) that are based in cities where one can study geography and are represented by their two Contact Persons. Entities belong to one of the four regions in EGEA which are are coordinated by the four Regional Teams (RTs). The whole association is managed by the Board of EGEA (BoE). Regional Teams and the Board of EGEA are part of the Organisation and Strategy Committee which is a place for cooperation for all bodies of the association. It also includes Committees, Supporting Roles, Congress Organisers and the Financial Control Commission.
The General Assembly (GA), the highest decisive body of EGEA, takes place once per year during the Annual Congress. In the General Assembly new entities are approved and inactive ones discharged. Also matters of the association are discussed and voted upon via proposals. At the General Assembly all approved member entities can cast their vote. The Board of EGEA is voted upon before the General Assembly via e-voting by all entities. Regional Contact Persons are voted upon by their region’s entities.
At the General Assembly, the Board of EGEA elect, the Regional Teams elect, the members of the Financial Control Commission and the Secretariat Coordinator are approved. There are also regional decisions, which are taken during the Regional Meetings at Regional Congresses or during the Annual Congress: Every region appoints its representative for the Financial Control Commission and votes upon the organising entity of the Regional Congress. The organising entity of the Annual Congress is elected by the General Assembly. Representatives or coordinators of Committees, Website Administrators, Grant Team and Congresses are chosen by the respective body and don’t need the approval of the General Assembly.
EGEA currently has one supporting role: the Secretariat Team. The team coordinator leads a team responsible for their respective topics and is an essential supporting team for the Board of EGEA and the Regional Teams.
The supporting role coordinator is annually elected.
The Secretariat is located in Utrecht (NL) and it’s the physical address of EGEA where our Secretariat Coordinator(s) runs an office. The SC is in direct contact with the Board of EGEA and helps with the administrative tasks of EGEA.
The four EGEA Regions are led by their respective regional teams, consisting of a Regional Contact Person and one to three Regional Assistants. They maintain the contact between the entities in their respective regions and the European board. Please contact your regional team with questions related to:
- New Entities
- Entity Management
- CP Tasks
- New members
- Membership Criteria
- Support Fund
- Regional Congresses
All entities are under supervision of a regional team. The entities are basically cities where EGEA has a local branch of geography students. Entities vary from a few, up to a hundred or more, involved students & young professionals.
Most events, f.e. congresses and exchanges, are hosted by local entities and their members, and visited by students from other entities in this network.
The entities are the members of EGEA. Once a year at the General Assembly, every entity has one vote to support or reject new proposals.
Teams & Projects
EGEA’s Teams are groups of volunteers working on a specific topic and a main goal, with various different projects related to this topic. Every Team has a Team Coordinator and several members (ranging from 2 to 15).
EGEA also has Projects. These are smaller working groups that are developing a new idea or project in EGEA. Either the project has a fixed end goal and ceases to exist after, or the project becomes part of an EGEA team once the growing pains are out of it. You can find further information about them below.