It is the responsibility of every young person to have a positive role in shaping the future of our world. In this context, we believe that young people should deserve the chance and the necessary tool to use their potential. We aim to help young people to see the world from different perspectives by providing global and practical experiences while contributing to them being individuals who are open to change. In this direction, we help them to form the basis for taking the right step for their future.
AIESEC was founded in 1948 after World War 2, when seven young people from seven different countries came together with the dream of creating intercultural interaction in the world. Today, AIESEC has become the largest student organization in the world as an institution that provides both development and international internship opportunities to its members thanks to seven young people hoping to change the world with one person and one internship at the same time.
In 1954 the installation was realized in Turkey by Nihat Gökyiğit, Nejat Eczacıbaşı and Ali Osmanoğlu.
In 1977, AIESEC started to be represented in 50 different countries on six continents, and 40,000 young people in the World had the opportunity to gain an experience to develop their leadership.
For the first time in 2010, 10.000 leadership opportunities were offered within a year. So far, the experience provided by young people to young people has reached 230,000 people. AIESEC has no political affiliation or affiliation with any political party. It advises the United Nations and UNESCO.
In 2015, AIESEC aims to ensure the participation of young people in order to announce Sustainable Development Goals to the World in cooperation with the United Nations. With this step, AIESEC's contribution to youth and the World has become clearer than ever.
In AIESEC, we believe that youth are the key to shaping a better future. Through each and every experience we provide, we strive to develop youth leaders with the following qualities.
Understands personal strengths, lives by his/her values and constantly explores passions.
Flexible, ready to take risks and actively finds solutions to challenges
Aware of global events and enjoys taking an active role in contributing toward making it a better place for everyone
Communicates clearly, engages in meaningful conversations and creates spaces that empower others to take action
We develop the leadership potential of young people by enabling each AIESEC member to work in a value-based environment that shapes their daily behavior and lives. While our young people develop as responsible and entrepreneurial leaders, we ensure that they create a solid foundation and add meaning to their future with our 6 values. It is our core values to influence these values through their lives, which will have a positive impact on the world and enable them to make responsible decisions.
We continuously improve through creativity and innovation. We strive to deliver the highest quality performance in everything we do.
We are consistent and transparent in our decisions and actions. We fulfil our commitments and conduct ourselves in a way aligned with what we envision.
We lead by example and inspire leadership through action and results. We take responsibility for developing the leadership potential of others.
We act in a sustainable way for our organization and society. Our decisions take into account the needs of future generations.
We create a dynamic and friendly environment that ensures active and enthusiastic participation by our members.
We actively learn from different ways of life and opinions represented in our multicultural environment. We act inclusively, respecting and actively encouraging the contribution of every individual.
Can you imagine what happens to the world when we engage and develop every young person? We want a brighter future for everyone and we do every activity we do for these reasons.