STRUCTURE

OUR ORGANISATION

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.

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Supporting roles

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.

Secretariat

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.

Marianne Franke
Secretariat Coordinator

Regional teams

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

Entities

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List of all entities

Member Entities
BratislavaKraków
BrnoKyiv
BucharestLutsk
BudapestLviv
ChernivtsiMoscow
Cluj-Napoca
DebrecenOlomouc
DniproOstrava
GdanskPécs
IasiPrague
KatowiceTimișoara
KazanWarsaw
KharkivWrocław
Kherson
Candidate Entity
Ternopil
Last updated: 2021-03-07

Member Entities
Balearic IslandsMaribor
Banja LukaMilano
BarcelonaMontpellier
BeogradMostar
BordeauxNikšić
IzmirSarajevo
La RochelleSkopje
LjubljanaValladolid
MadridZadar
MaltaZagreb
Candidate Entities
Turin
Last updated: 13/04/2021

Member Entities
CopenhagenOulu
HelsinkiSaint Petersburg
JoensuuTartu
KaliningradTrondheim
LundTurku
OsloVilnius
Candidate Entities
Umeå

Last updated: 13/04/2021

Member Entities
AachenInnsbruck
AmsterdamJena
AugsburgKiel
BambergLeicester
BangorLeuven
BerlinMainz
BernMarburg
BonnMunich
BrusselsMünster
ChambéryNijmegen
FreiburgOsnabrück
GhentParis
GöttingenStrasbourg
GrazTübingen
GreifswaldUtrecht
GroningenVienna
HalleZürich
Hannover
Candidate Entities
Edinburgh

Last updated: 13/04/2021

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 in a cave

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.

teams

EGEA Green focuses on raising the ecological awareness within the Association. Therefore EGEA Green established the EGEA Green Book. This work of reference consists of a list of guidelines to encourage a more ecological behaviour. Entities and event-organisers can receive a label of recognition by EGEA Green on the basis of the proposed guidelines.
The External Oppotunities Team helps EGEAns with their geography related careers outside of EGEA. Whether it’s an internship, a job or research opportunities – we might have something in store for you!
The Media Team is a project-based EGEA body, it works in small teams on certain projects such as the regular newsletter and calendar. The main aim of the CMC is to support EGEA by documenting its activities and with promotional material like videos, pictures, leaflets, posters, flyers, banners, presentations, etc. The CMC also maintains all of the outside channels of communication in the public domain such as the Facebook and Wikipedia pages.

events

The Events Team is a body of EGEA which aims to: support event organisers, keep record of all events during the year and evaluate  congresses. 

science

The Sciece Team is an official body of EGEA which aims to strengthen the quality of scientific activities in EGEA and to encourage EGEAns to share their scientific work and to participate in scientific events. 
EGEAns are the core of our organisation – and that’s where we come in. We want to make EGEA a place for you to develop your skills. We want to support you in the organisation of trainings and above all we would like to create a network of trainers.
The European Geographer is the official EGEA magazine, a magazine by young geographers for young geographers. The publication is divided into three main sections; the scientific section, the GEOtalk section, and the EGEAscope section. A team of editors and a design team co-ordinated by two chief editors work together to produce and publish a magazine which is a patchwork of scientific, opinion and narrative pieces forming an interesting read for all.
The Inclusion Team is a Group of EGEAns that supports newbies and helps them with their first steps in EGEA.

For example, we organize Newbie Areas and the Buddy System on congresses. We also provide newbie flyers including information about our association.
We believe in the importance of bringing professional opportunities to EGEAns by connecting them with potential employers. The Fundraising Committee aims to attract sponsors and partners who can benefit EGEA, and works towards improving and diversifying EGEA’s financial basis. Furthermore, our work is strongly linked to projects addressing the external visibility of our association and the connection of EGEAns with the labour market.
Not only are we maintaining this very website, but also administrating the email accounts of all EGEAns. Whenever there are some technical issues to be solved, we’re happy to help out!

projects

Cookbook

The focal point of EGEA Cookbook is to look at EGEA & its member entities through a culinary lens. We want to build on the previous cookbook project and make it better.

Penpal

The Pen Pal Project is a project that will connect EGEAns all over Europe by writing letters to each other.  Each month a topic will be suggested to write about. The topics will vary between personal stories, scientific research and social topics to broaden the minds of all participants.

Thinkthank

reachbeyond

In online sessions, we casually research cities, where geography (and similar) can be studied, where there is no EGEA entity yet. This includes researching people that we could contact (e.g. local students association members, professors, lecturers). In a next step, we try to get in touch with them via online tools to get to know them. As a somewhat substantial contact is established, we then try to fix a date, when we could come around to visit them live (in an exchange fashion), get to know them even better, promote EGEA there and help them set up a new entity.

podcast

The Podcast Project Working Group consists of EGEAns that are interested in Podcasts. While all of us listen to Podcasts in our free time or during work/studies, none of us have produced a podcast before. Together we are figuring what it takes to do so. Our goal is to create entertaining but also scientific and EGEA related content. Our content concept focuses on 3 types of episodes: 1. Cultural (e.g. EGEA songs with natives, EGEA cities) 2. Scientific (e.g. droughts) and 3. EGEA related (e.g. How to organise a congress, Ask BoE)