ERAC 2024 in Zagreb & Study Tour

ERAC is an annual conference of AIESEC alumni of Europe, intended to gather all AIESEC alumni in one place to celebrate AIESEC values, touch on global issues, encourage leadership & personal growth, build networks, and have a great time.

Under the slogan “Connect to Impact”, AIESEC Alumni Croatia is celebrating its first birthday in the AIESEC Alumni Europe family during four unforgettable days filled with interesting workshops, well-known AIESEC parties, and opportunities to connect and create space for change, new friendships and lifelong memories.

Explore the only world capital that starts with Z – Zagreb. Experience a real adventure – escape from the Grič canon at noon on the shortest funicular in the world to one of the beautiful city parks.

Make a wish at Manduševac, and suddenly find yourself in the solar plexus of Europe or in the Museum of Illusions. Talk to Tesla, taste traditional štrukli, or get lost in the colorful streets of one of the safest capitals in the world.

The opportunities to explore are endless, all you have to do is come … and connect.

Here are the available packages:

4 days/3 nights fee in a twin room (25. – 28.4.): early bird 440€/regular 450€

4 days/3 nights fee in a single room (25. – 28.4.): early bird 580€/regular 590€

4 days/3 nights fee without accommodation (25. – 28.4.): early bird 140€/regular 150€

3 days/2 nights fee in a twin room (26. – 28.4.): early bird 350€/regular 360€

3 days/2 nights fee in a single room (26. – 28.4.): early bird 400€/regular 410€

3 days/2 nights fee without accommodation (26. – 28.4.): early bird 115€/regular 125€

2 days/1 night fee in a twin room (27. – 28.4.): early bird 235€/regular 245€

2 days/1 night fee in a single room (27. – 28.4.): early bird 285€/regular 295€

2 days/1 night fee without accommodation (27. – 28.4.): early bird 80€/regular 90€

Upon registration, you will receive the link to purchase a desired package.

Register here: //


Day 1: 25.4.

City Tour Zagreb

Opening & Get2Know

AAE Updates

Day 2: 26.4.

Keynote: Connect to Impact

Panel discussion: How to connect & impact in different sectors?

Alumni Talks: 

  • Migration & Integration; are we facing a global issue?
  • Impact & fear
  • Intimate relationship as base for successful life
  • Alumni Talk 4 & 5 TBA

Personal Development Workshops:

  • Non-violent communication – How can empathy unlock difficult situations?
  • Wellbeing
  • Lead without fear
  • Workshop 4 TBA

Day 3: 27.4.

AIESEC Europe & Croatia Updates

Alumni Talks

  • Croatia in the context of the region and the world, geopolitical aspect
  • Choosing Croatia – for business and family life
  • Working abroad – Lessons Learnt
  • Integrating migrant workers into the European societies 
  • Anticipatory Climate Action as a hunger prevention tool

Panel Discussion: Harnessing AI for the benefit of the business, academia and civil society

Business Opportunities

Day 4: 28.4.

Impact Areas

  • Education & Learning
  • Sustainability
  • Leadership & Peace
  • Alumni Engagement

*The Organiser reserves the right to make changes to the agenda.

Study Tour: Explore Plitvice lakes – Pag island – Zadar

We feel that no trip to any ERAC conference would be complete without getting to know the hosting country better. That’s why we’ve prepared an amazing study tour to intimately acquaint you with some of Croatia’s world renowned historical, natural and cultural gems. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Experience the lunar landscape of the island of Pag. Admire the view at Church of St. Donatus while listening to sea organs in Zadar, and much more. 

Dates: 23.- 25.04.2024.

Day 1: Zagreb – Plitvice lakes (tour across the national park & lunch) – Island Pag (accommodation in camp Šimuni, two nights)

Day 2: Island Pag

  • Explore Pag, relax on the beach or join one of the exciting excursions (optional).  

Day 3: Pag – Zadar (city tour) – Zagreb


  • The Study Tour will be held in the days preceding the conference, April 23th – 25th.. 
  • It’s separated from the main conference in terms of the registration and payment. 
  • The Study Tour can be purchased only for the delegates of the conference and the people accompanying them.


  • Study tour fee is 250 EUR.
  • It includes transportation, shared accommodation in camp Šimuni (double bed room), entrance to the national park Plitvice lakes, lunch at Plitvice lakes, visit to the Gallery of Pag Lace and Zadar city tour.
  • Accommodation is in a 2 bedroom mobile house. One room has twin beds, and one room is a double bed. In case you want the room for yourself, you can pay an additional 50€.
  • Optional excursions on Pag:
    • Gligora cheese factory (tour & tasting): 20 EUR (Pag cheese is one of the Croatian delicacies) 
    • Boat excursion (TBA) 

Additional info regarding the Study Tour is available on the web pages, and the Facebook pages. It’ll also be directly communicated via emails to all the attendees ahead of the Tour.

So, if you haven’t done it already, hurry up and register.

Register here for the Study Tour: //

Open position Organization & Development Manager in the AAE MT

Do you believe in changing the world?
Do you believe AIESEC Alumni can be a part of the change?
Do you want to be part of the change?
Apply to be a team member of AIESEC Alumni Europe!


– Inform about the status of NAA’s and suggest actions
 – Organisation of regular calls with the respective countries
–  Collect and share best practices with other countries and VP NAA Growth
 – Support VP NAA Growth to develop an “NAA Start-up package”
– Keeping track of events of countries and communities under your leadership
– Connect with the board of the NAA/ community
– Subscribe to the Newsletters
– Follow up after NAA calls (especially if no attendance)
– Prepare to sign of Financial Agreement


– Strong communication skills
– Open personality
– Team player
– Energy and passion for AIESEC Alumni
– Ability to allocate time for calls if needed
– Ability to travel to three AAE meetings per year
– Empathy and people skills

The Team

You will work together closely with VP NAA Growth of AIESEC Alumni Europe, other Country Managers, the boards of the European NAAs, and the OCPs of the local and national projects for the entities you are managing.


– Be an internationally recognized member of the AIESEC Alumni community
– Making AIESEC Alumni relevant in the society
– Working in a European virtual team
– Enjoy the AIESEC passion!

Further Requirements

• Passion and vision for AIESEC Alumni
• AIESEC experience
• Persistence and energy
• Ability to travel (time & money) to 2 AAE meetings per year (Planning Weekend, ERAC, StepUp)
• The board will be elected for a term of two years.
• Residence in Europe in 2023-2025.


-Be an internationally recognised member of AIESEC Alumni community
– Making AIESEC Alumni relevant in the society
– Working in an European virtual team
– Enjoy the AIESEC passion!

Would you like to join us?

Ti apply, please fill in this form: //

Recap 75 years of AIESEC – European celebration

On Saturday 28 October 2023, AIESECers and alumni in Europe celebrated the founding of AIESEC 75 years ago. For the occasion more than 200 people from all generations and continents came together at the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The museum like AIESEC brings people and cultures together, although the museum already for 160 years.

After an introduction by Marco Swan (President of AIESEC Alumni Netherlands), Nilton Pinheiro (Museum Guide & Africa Expert) presented the purpose of the museum as a space where the people of Rotterdam collected exhibits from cultures around the world for the education of their fellow citizens.
Alysha Alva from AIESEC International shared information on the AIESEC 75 Storybook which collects stories from AIESECers around the globe about deciding moments in their AIESEC career. Lots of stories played on a continuous loop throughout the evening for participants to see and read.
In a fireside chat, current PAI (President of AIESEC International) Chester Shum discussed with the first Secretary General (aka PAI) Victor Loewenstein about the association in 60s, the recent challenging years and the future. Both emphasised that AIESEC’s mission of “Peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential” is as valid today as it was 75 years ago.

Building on this, Yana Rudenka (Alumna of AIESEC in Ukraine) and Kateryna Kirvas, the current MCP of AIESEC in Ukraine, gave a moving account of their experiences in Ukraine from February 2022. Both shared with the audience how their life had dramatically changed and how they and the organization gets involved to help children, mothers and families to get through the winter. During the evening, more than €3,000 were collected for Netherlands for Ukraine Foundation on potbelly stoves for internally displaced Ukrainians, people in de-occupied territories and in the regions that are close to the battle field. Netherlands for Ukraine Foundation is one of the biggest Dutch organisations that help Ukrainians. Your donation can be tax-deductible, as NL4UA has ANBI status. Please, consider making a contribution: //

From talking about peace we switched to a panel discussion on Sustainable Leadership. Current Dutch MCP Bianka Demeter discussed with Daan Smits (Head of Operational Development at Mosa Meat), Tatiana Izmaylova (HR Director Group Functions and DEI at Ontex), Tamer Zikry (Global Head of Talent at CSC and Intertrust Group) and Simone Jeuken (HRM Young Interim Professional at Yacht) about their AIESEC careers, what they have learned and still use now in their careers and how the future looks like for leadership.

To close the event Christiane Stein, President of AIESEC Alumni Europe, joined Marco to introduce the European Regional Alumni Conference in April 2024, the next chance to come together and “Connect2Impact”.
The official program was followed by a walking dinner, mingling and dancing. Several AIESEC roll calls were brought back to live with AIESECers and alumni.

StepUp! 2023 – AAE’s leadership conference

At the end of October AIESEC Alumni Europe’s leadership conference took place. This year, the event was split into two parts.

On Wednesday, the virtual general assembly took place where the board presented a summary of activities in 2022 and 2023 incl. financial statements. Also the new AAE board for the term 2023-2025 was elected:

Peter Struckel (VP Alumni Engagement, Mirza (VP Finance), Stéphanie Kusemann (VP NAA Growth), Christiane Stein (President), Katarina Korenkova (VP Tech) and Diana Severati (VP Communications).

On Saturday, the physical meeting took place in Rotterdam. After an introduction and get to know, the participating National Alumni Associations shared their current challenges on membership, leadership pipeline, financial sustainability and purpose. In five working groups, the participants addressed the purpose and values challenge. While some shared some hard to admit truths, others presented a framework for the purpose of the alumni associations in the future.

Based on the discussion in Rotterdam, VP Alumni Engagement Peter Struckel will create a task force and work with alumni from national entities to continue the work on the topic and prawns results at ERAC 2024.

ERAC – Get ready to book now!

Dear all,

ERAC takes place from 18-21 May 2023 on the island of Ischia – a ferry/ boat trip from Naples.

We will stay at the Hotel Apollon in the Miramare Sea Resort & Spa  //

The following rooms are available (3 nights):

  • Standard double room 420€ per person 
  • Superior double room 480€ per person 
  • Single room 540€

The room fee will be collected by the hotel and includes breakfast – light lunch and dinner ( with wine included) and gala dinner. Furthermore, the hotel is situated in a thermal water park and access to all 9 pools is included. 

Further we will take 25€ conference fee. That will be collected on-site by AAItaly. 

There will be a study tour after the conference for 1, 2 or 3 days. Details to follow soon.

To register for ERAC, please send an email to with your room choice and the person you want to share the room with.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Foto von Samuel C. auf Unsplash

StepUp 2022

Support to Ukraine

Here we have some actions you can take to help: 
We are not responsible for the content issued by the organizations mentioned above, media, and broadcast channels outside our association; however, we encourage you to keep yourself informed and analyze if the information to read is from a reliable source. Also, remember to contrast the news for a complete perspective and stay in touch with your alumni association to learn about more initiatives and ways to help. 

📌 Keep yourself informed from verified and unbiased news sources:
UN News: //
Kyiv Independent: //
Hromadske International: //
BBC News: // 

📌 Make donations to help with resources, check on verified donations for relief:
Support Ukrainian Children fighting cancer: //
The Red Cross ICRC: //
UNICEF Ukraine: // 

📌 Find a place to stay as a refugee:

📌 Real ways to support Ukraine:

From AAI Newsletter, Call To Action, 7th April 2022



In 1948, a group of visionary people from different countries came together to create and promote actions for peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential. And that’s how AIESEC was born!

In Europe, we are now going through challenging times of crisis. In the unfortunate context of the war in Ukraine, we have decided to get back to basics and to redesign the agenda of ERAC on LEADING FOR PEACE.

AIESEC Alumni are change agents, leaders in their countries, businesses, and communities. It is time to come together and build solutions for a better shared future, based on AIESEC values – peace, collaboration, respect, and intercultural understanding.

Join us at ERAC, between 26 -29 May, in Bucharest and be part of the most important mission for all of us: LEADING FOR PEACE.

We aim to:

– Promote solutions for interpersonal conflict management

– Elaborate ideas and projects for a better common future

– Achieve results, tangible contributions to take back home

– Collaborate on international projects

– Elevate our joint response to the global challenges.

We welcome all AIESEC Alumni who believe in the unique power and potential of our Global Community.

Register now and join us at ERAC 2022!


StepUp 2021

Register here: //


APPLY NOW for the AAE Board 2021/2023

Application Link: //

Common requirements for all board positions:

  • Passion and vision for AIESEC Alumni
  • AIESEC experience
  • Ability to travel to three AAE meetings per year
VP Finance 
– Annual budget: Creation and Control
– Invoicing of fee share agreements
– Be informed about AAE activities, know financial implications
– Offer advice to other board members on finance related matters
– Auditors
– Management of bank account & reimbursement of expenses
– Experience of AIESEC Alumni Management
– Accounting know-how
– Risk averse  
VP Communications 
– Create Communication Strategy
– Management of Social Media channels & website
– Logo and Marketing Materials
– Collect input from board for publication
– Run communication campaigns
– Gatekeeper for outside AAE communication
– Lead the communication team
– Strong communication skills
– Outgoing, open personality
– Team leading
VP NAA Growth 
– Inform about status of NAAs and suggest actions
– Organisation of monthly NAA call
– Collect and share best practices
– Regular bilateral calls to NAAs and communities
– Development and maintenance of “NAA Start-up package”
– Management of communication details to NAAs and communities
– Keeping track of events of NAAs and communities
– Collect and calculate KPIs
– Lead the team of regional managers
– Strong communication skills
– Outgoing, open personality
– Team leading
VP Tech 
– Setting AAE’s IT systems up for success
– Make agreements with IT suppliers for NGOs (Microsoft, LinkedIn, Zoom, …)
– Administer web sites, WordPress, email/ lists…
– Define templates and good practices for our NAAs
– Knowledge Management
– Energy and passion for AIESEC Alumni
– Technical skills: Understanding of WordPress, Web hosted server management or willing to acquire these skills via online training (paid by AAE)
– Communicate templates and products
– Ability to allocate time for calls if needed
VP Programmes 
– Run AAE’s most prominent programmes: Alumni Theme Programme, Alumni Talks, Conferences and Mentoring
– Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome
– Supervise the programmes by providing direction, input and feedback
– Oversee the collection and maintenance of records of the programmes
– Report evaluation findings to the stakeholders and recommend changes to enhance the programmes as appropriate
– Keep an open mind for other international alumni programmes
– Connect NAAs who run similar programmes and facilitate best practice sharing
– Share experiences with regional programmes managers worldwide
– Lead a team of programme managers
– Communication skills
– Outgoing personality
– Skilful use of program management tools
– Structured working methods
– Ability to allocate time for calls if needed
– Team Leading
VP Human Resources 
– Design application process for management team and board
– Search new talent for AAE projects, management team, board
– Take care of onboarding and teambuilding activities
– Share AIESEC Alumni vision and passion
– Strong communication skills
– Outgoing, open personality
VP Joker?! 
What area would you like to run?   
– Strong communication skills
– Outgoing, open personality
– Skills in desired field

VIRTUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS 2021 – Agenda and Registration

Virtual European Conference 2021 Banner

Are you ready for the new Virtual European Congress that is taking place on May 15th 2021?

We have to meet again online but we are happy because it means more people can join to still share the great information that through AIESEC Alumni we can have to enrich our lifestyle and our careers.

The V-E-Co 2021 will last only one afternoon but it will be rich of great content and information about the future of the organization and what is the goal for the next years. Not miss it and come to be a part of this great event!

You can register here: V-E-Co Registration for participants and show up on Saturday May 15th at 14.00 (CET).

And now, here is the agenda for the congress:

Everything is clear? If you have any question write to

Contribute to V-E-Co / Suggested Amount 10€


VIRTUAL EUROPEAN CONGRESS – Agenda and Registration

If you have already Saved the Date, you will probably want to know how to register for the Virtual European Congress of November 21st and 22nd, 2020 and what the agenda is.

And we are here to give you all the information.

If you are an AIESEC Alumni you can register here: V-E-Co Registration for participants and show up on Saturday November 21st at 14.00

If you are an NAA Leader, you can participate also in the Legislation and Election Session on Sunday and for this you to register also here (exactly you have to register two times): V-E-Co NAA Leader Registration

And now, here is the agenda for the congress:

Agenda 2020

Everything is clear? If you have any question write to

Contribute to V-E-Co / Suggested Amount 10€


Cleanup day in Brussels-Schaerbeek – Interview to Jan Peeters

No matter how complicated this year was, AIESEC Alumni is not stopping its activities toward the well being of the earth. One of the main international activities organized in this area is the World Cleanup Day, the annual event where individuals gather for one day all over the globe to pick up trash and get rid of unwanted waste in public places. Last year this one-day-event united around 20 million people in 180 countries!

In 2020 the pandemic slowed us down, but in Brussels-Schaerbeek the World Cleanup Day took place in complete respect to the pandemic safety regulations and we are glad to link you to the interview that Krisztina Kapuvari did to Jan Peeters, from the board of AIESEC Alumni in Belgium to let us know more about the organiser’s perspective.

Read the article: Cleanup day in Brussels-Schaerbeek by AIESEC Alumni


Even if we are not able to travel, we can still meet and learn during the V-E-Co , the Virtual European Congress that will take place online on November 21st and 22nd, 2020.

We will have the opportunity to talk about what each National AIESEC Alumni entity is doing and what we have done and will be doing at European Level.

Agenda will be communicated shortly but in the meanwhile:


New ATP is Living Sustainably – start your projects now!

In autumn 2019, AIESEC Alumni Europe announced the next Alumni Theme Programme: Living Sustainably. Alumni and National Alumni Associations will run projects, discussions and campaigns around this topic over the next two years.

Living sustainably should

  • give us all the opportunity to think about our current lifestyle, relationships, actions and environment,
  • create awareness for environmental topics,
  • lead to changes in our lifestyle, relationships, actions and environment and
  • spur engagement with alumni and the community to make those changes happen.

Sustainable Development Goals especially targeted:

Projects and actions of the different alumni and National Alumni Associations are collected on a website. We will publish the link later.