A Contact is at least one person interested in the work of, and in working for AEGEE-Europe and willing to set up an Antenna. In order to become a Contact, the individual or group must first submit the following documentation to the Comité Directeur of AEGEE-Europe:
The Comité Directeur must contact the respective institution on this regard. The Comité Directeur of AEGEE-Europe can make exceptions from this criterion, provided that substantial effort has been made to fulfil it. After taking these documents into consideration, the Comité Directeur decides whether to accept the new Contact. Before signing the Convention d‘Adhésion, the Contact doesn’t have the right to use the name and the logo of AEGEE. Once accepted, the Contact must communicate regularly with the people responsible for this task, according to the Statutes of AEGEE-Europe. A Contact is not allowed to call itself AEGEE- “city name”. If the Contact does not sign the Convention d’Adhésion at the third Agora following its creation, it should be deleted by a decision of the Comité Directeur.
As soon as these requirements have been fulfilled, the Convention d’Adhésion will be signed by the Contact and the President of AEGEE-Europe on the occasion of a Comité Directeur’s meeting or a statutory meeting of AEGEE-Europe. After signing the Convention d’Adhésion, the Contact Antenna must officially found the association, have it registered within six months and provide the Juridical Commission and the Secretary General of AEGEE-Europe with a copy of the registration data. Failure to comply with this criterion results in termination of the Convention d’Adhésion by AEGEE-Europe. The Comité Directeur can make exceptions from the criteria, upon receiving written request and explanation by the Contact Antenna.
To remain a Contact Antenna, it must:
A Contact Antenna can be deleted at minimum two Agorae after acquiring this status and should be deleted at maximum four Agorae after acquiring this status. Based on a written explanation, the Comité Directeur can exceptionally waive one or more of these criteria.
a) Organised a European event, AEGEE event, AEGEE-Europe event or Summer University. The planning and organisation of the event needs to be announced beforehand and needs to be in cooperation with another partner within AEGEE (AEGEE-organs or Antennae) or outside of AEGEE which has to be approved by the Comité Directeur. This partner can give minimum requirements to fulfil in order to have the event counting towards this requirement;
b) Organised two local activities related to the focus areas of AEGEE-Europe or embedded in a project or Working Group of AEGEE-Europe. In this case the organisation of local events is to be monitored and approved by the Network Commission of AEGEE-Europe, or another partner within AEGEE (AEGEE organs or Antennae) approved by the Comité Directeur; other locals are to be invited to participate, the mode of invitation is set forth in cooperation with the partner.
The Contact Antenna must report to the Comité Directeur in written form after either event; the partners have to approve the report. The Contact Antenna, in order to become an Antenna, must have fulfilled the conditions to remain a Contact Antenna.
To remain Antenna, it must fulfill in total following criteria:
When a criterion for Contact Antenna and Antenna overlaps, the one for Antenna is applied. The deadline for the reception of payments will be set by the Financial Director of AEGEE-Europe, and will be communicated to the Antennae at least two months before the Agora. Cash payments must be announced to the Financial Director before the deadline, otherwise they will not be accepted. Not being present at the Agora does not exempt the Antenna from paying.