UNAOC - EF Education First Summer School 2015

ESN International news - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 11:45

Make a difference - Be one of 75 youth for change.

Get selected for the joint summer school by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and EF Education First. At the UNAOC-EF Summer School you will:

  • Address and find solutions to pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity;
  • Develop an international network and leverage it to create positive social change – locally and globally;
  • Get global and local pictures by visiting United Nations Headquarters and special interest excursions in Manhattan and greater New York area.

Selected participants will be provided with flight, accommodation, meals and full event access.

Apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by March 09, 2015, here: www.UNAOCEFSummerSchool.org

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Welcome to the new ESN.org!

ESN International news - Wed, 04/02/2015 - 16:24

We are happy to announce the brand-new ESN.org! The website has gone through a major makeover.
It is designed for you. We care that you find all the necessary information quickly and in the most intuitive way. Enjoy the new design, new features and content!

Quick guide through the new structure:

  • For students: All the information you need as a student, whether you want to go abroad, you are currently on exchange or you are missing your experience in another country. Use our free online services and find out how to join us, too!
  • Media: Latest news, newsletters and the ESN publications.
  • Policy: What ESN stands for, who we work for, the numerous research projects we conduct to advocate for student mobility and the policy papers.
  • Projects: Main information about the ESN international projects. Now refreshed, with dedicated Facebook page feeds and videos!
  • External Relations: Meet our corporate partners, institutions and organisations that we work with! Find information about the EU projects that we take part in.
  • About: All the main information about the Erasmus Student Network! Meet the people working from the Headquarters in Brussels and find the directory of our local sections.

Enjoy the new experience and stay tuned for even more updates!

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EU Studies Fair 2015

ESN International news - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 10:30

On 6-7 February 2015, European Voice is organising the 16th edition of its EU Studies Fair in Brussels, Belgium.

The EU Studies Fair is an education and networking event bringing together international students, top-level universities and representatives of the EU institutions. Day one consists of two seminars and visits to the EU Institutions. Day two is a course exhibition with view to international universities – from European, US and Asia - introducing their degrees to high caliber international students.

Over 50 academic institutions from across the world are expected to be present at the event to provide information about their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in EU studies, international relations, business, economics and law. Around 700 prospective students and young professionals are also expected to attend.

The event programme will include a keynote address by a senior representative from the DG Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth of the European Commission, and seminars on the topics of European and international studies and Business and Law. For more information about the event, see the poster here or visit: www.eustudiesfair.com and follow us on Facebook.

Online registration now open at www.eustudiesfair.com

To learn more about European Voice: www.europeanvoice.com

To learn more about the EU Studies Fair: www.eustudiesfair.com

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EU Studies Fair 2015

ESN International news - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 10:30
Brussels, Belgium - 6-7th of February 2015

On 6-7 February 2015, European Voice is organising the 16th edition of its EU Studies Fair in Brussels, Belgium.

The EU Studies Fair is an education and networking event bringing together international students, top-level universities and representatives of the EU institutions. Day one consists of two seminars and visits to the EU Institutions. Day two is a course exhibition with view to international universities – from European, US and Asia - introducing their degrees to high caliber international students.

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The Erasmus Student Network participated successfully in the Lifelong Learning Week

ESN International news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 18:50

The Erasmus Student Network actively participated in the fourth LLL-week that took place from the 8th to 11th of December in the premises of the European Parliament. Several organisations participated together with ESN in the LLL fair where several promotional materials were distributed to stakeholders and decision makers such as MEPs and different state representatives. ESN had a successful representation and actively contributed to the debates and panel discussions organised by EUCIS-LLL. 

During the week ESN took the opportunity to promote mobility, to disseminate our research studies results and provide information about student mobility. The focus was on the three pillars of EUCIS-LLL's European Manifesto 'Building together the future of learning',  ensuring accessible and quality learning for allinvesting in the social dimension of lifelong learning and bringing the EU closer to its citizens

The aim of the Lifelong Learning Week is to raise awareness of lifelong learning, to bring visibility and create synergy between the work achieved by EUCIS-LLL and its members in 2014.

The manifesto intends to be accessible and to ensure quality learning for all by investing in lifelong learning. 

Through the Lifelong Learning Week, EUCIS-LLL aims to send strong messages on lifelong learning to policy-makers and Members of European Parliament. 

You can find here the activities that were done during that week:

2-5 December

Tuesday 2 December

Tuesday 9 December

Wednesday 10 December

Thursday 11 December

The LLL-Week concluded with a cocktail reception hosted by the MEP Julie Ward (S&D, UK) and chaired by David Lopez, EUCIS-LLL President, who shared with organisation the success of her personal achievements hanks to lifelong learning. 

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The Erasmus Student Network participated successfully in the Lifelong Learning Week

ESN International news - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 18:50
During the week ESN took the opportunity to promote mobility, to disseminate our research studies results and provide information about student mobility.

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[Open Call] Web Project Internship within ESN AISBL

ESN International news - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:48
Internship position for 6 months on ICT

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest network of student organizations in Europe. It was founded on the 16th October 1989 and its aim is to support and develop student mobility. Every year, ESN maintains and developed several IT tools such as ESN Galaxy, ESN Satellite, ESN.org etc.

ESN offers an IT Internship position for students in higher education to work on the web projects of ESN.

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[Open Call] Web Project Internship within ESN AISBL

ESN International news - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:48
Internship position for 6 months on ICT

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest network of student organizations in Europe. It was founded on the 16th October 1989 and its aim is to support and develop student mobility. Every year, ESN maintains and developed several IT tools such as ESN Galaxy, ESN Satellite, ESN.org etc.

ESN offers an IT Internship position for students in higher education to work on the web projects of ESN.

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25 Years of Youth Empowering Youth - Mov'in Europe Conference and Ambassadors Programme

ESN International news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:10

ESN celebrates 25 years of Youth Empowering Youth through Mov’in Europe conference "International Youth Mobility - Beyond the Erasmus+ programme" that was hosted by MEP Therese Comodini Cachia at the European Parliament on Monday, November 17th.

In the framework of the ESN Mov'in Europe project, a high-level conference was organised to discuss current issues regarding international youth learning mobility.

 

The conference

The morning session was held at the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Therese Comodini (Malta). The conference was attended by approximately 70 participants representing over 30 different countries. Youth Organisations, National Agencies and members of various European institutions were represented among the participants.

​​MEP Comodini addressed the participants, stressing the fact that "mobility is a key factor that empowers students, providing them with transversal skills and enhancing their employability”.

"Most business happens across borders. Take the challenge and be mobile! " - @ComodiniCachia at the #MovinEurope conference @Europarl_EN

— ESN International (@ESN_Int) November 17, 2014

 

Several initiatives were introduced to and discussed with participants. The European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM) was presented by Davide Cappechi, programme coordinator of the EU-CoE Youth Partnership. 

The EPLM is an open participatory space for exchange and cooperation between practitioners, researchers and policy makers. This platform fosters cooperation between all stakeholders involved in learning mobility in order to facilitate working towards a higher quality of mobility.

Mov'in Europe Coordinator Valentin Dupouey presented and officially launched the Mov'in Europe Ambassadors programme, an ESN initiative aimed at providing direct information about mobility to young people in local communities through the help of ambassadors.

 

We are launching the #MovinEurope Ambassadors programme at the @ESN_Int conference at the @Europarl_EN in Brussels http://t.co/uJ84SOgqR7

— Mov'in Europe (@MovinEurope) November 17, 2014

 

Finally, OBESSU was given the opportunity to present their Global Call to Action, launched on November 17th, International Students Day. OBESSU and their partners call for education systems that are free of costs and fees for students, while also remaining free of discrimination and free of fear.

All speakers unanimously agreed on the importance of learning mobility, not only as a crucial part of the formal education curriculum, but also as a strong lever for personal development and active citizenship.


Video reportage from the office of the MEP Comodini Cachia. Interviews with the ESN President Stefan Jahnke and representatives of ESN involved in policy.

    Workshop sessions

Morning sessions provided food for thought for the afternoon workshop session that was held within the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Participants gathered in the University in order to collectively attempt to find a solution to some current challenges faced by international youth learning mobility.

How can we ensure better and wider accessibility to mobility? How can we turn international mobility into active citizenship? How can we ensure optimal recognition of mobility? These are some of the questions that participants were asked, all experts in the field of youth and student mobility.

The outcomes of these fruitful sessions will be used and promoted by ESN in its effort to constantly work towards a higher quality of mobility.

  More information

The Mov’in Europe project can be followed on social media networks or on the website www.movineurope.esn.org .

For more information, please contact: Emanuela Del Savio secretariat@esn.org (tel.: +32 2 256 74 2) or Valentin Dupouey, project coordinator at movineurope-coordinator@esn.org

Erasmus Student Network (ESN), a non-profit international student organisation with the mission to represent international students, thus provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. ESN has 13.500 members from 460 local associations in 37 countries working on a volunteer basis in Higher Education Institutions. ESN offers its services to more than 180.000 students annually.

 

 

Thank you for the support!

The event has been organised with the support of the Council of Europe through the Work Plan grant of the European Youth Foundation and was hosted by the Member of the European Parliament Therese Comodini Cachia.

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Press Release: 25 Years of Youth Empowering Youth - Mov'in Europe Conference and Ambassadors Programme

ESN International news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:10
International Youth Mobility - Beyond the Erasmus+ programme

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Press Release: 25 Years of Youth Empowering Youth - Mov'in Europe Conference and Ambassadors Programme

ESN International news - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:10
International Youth Mobility - Beyond the Erasmus+ programme

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Outcomes of the 3rd European Education Training and Youth Forum 2014

ESN International news - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 18:40

On 9 and 10 October 2014, the European Commission organised in Brussels the annual European Education, Training and Youth Forum 2014. Focused on the future priorities of the Education and Training 2020 Strategic Framework (ET2020) for cooperation in education and training and synergies with youth policies, the Forum gathered more than 400 participants representing civil society, institutions and national authorities. Opening speeches were given by Ms Androulla Vassiliou, outgoing European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Ms Silvia Costa, Chair of the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament, and Mr Xavier Prats Monne, Director General for Education and Culture at the European Commission.During her last speech as European Commissioner, Ms Vassiliou stressed the developments in cooperation with civil society that visibly increased in the past years. One of the best examples is this Forum, which develops a dialogue between stakeholders, civil society and European Institutions, resulting in a better cooperation and stronger results. Just as the other speakers, Ms Vassiliou stressed the employability question which is nowadays mentioned very often in links with employment, and reflected in the new structure of the European Commission, dividing skills and competences from the education portfolio, and placing it under the competencies of the DG for Employment.

One of the focuses of the Forum was the review of ET2020. Published in 2009, this document serves as the strategic framework for the developments in the education and training agenda in the period between 2010 and 2020. Earlier this year, the European Commission has sent a call for consultation on the review of ET2020 in which ESN took part. Participants of the Forum were presented with the outcomes of the review based on the stakeholders’ survey. The survey showed the highest positive impact in the areas of lifelong learning, quality and efficiency in education and training, and mobility. At the same time, areas such as governance and funding or equity, social cohesion and active citizenship show more space for improvements. Based on the outcomes of the survey, discussions from the Forum, as well as on the other inputs received, the Commission will publish a reviewed version with adjusted benchmarks for the following 5 years.

Workshops at the Forum were following the priorities of the ET2020 Framework. Erasmus Student Network followed the topic of low-skills trap and equity, social cohesion and active citizenship as well as recognition of skills. Here, we discussed recommendations that should feed into the review of ET2020.  We hope to see some of the proposals having an effect on the linked European policies and activities in the upcoming years.

Find the forum report here.

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Outcomes of the 3rd European Education Training and Youth Forum 2014

ESN International news - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 18:40
ETYF2014: Priorities for Education and Training

On 9 and 10 October 2014, the European Commission organised in Brussels the annual European Education, Training and Youth Forum 2014. Focused on the future priorities of the Education and Training 2020 Strategic Framework (ET2020) for cooperation in education and training and synergies with youth policies, the Forum gathered more than 400 participants representing civil society, institutions and national authorities.

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Outcomes of the 3rd European Education Training and Youth Forum 2014

ESN International news - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 18:40
ETYF2014: Priorities for Education and Training

On 9 and 10 October 2014, the European Commission organised in Brussels the annual European Education, Training and Youth Forum 2014. Focused on the future priorities of the Education and Training 2020 Strategic Framework (ET2020) for cooperation in education and training and synergies with youth policies, the Forum gathered more than 400 participants representing civil society, institutions and national authorities.

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EU Studies Fair 2015

ESN International news - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 10:30
Brussels, Belgium - 6-7th of February 2015

On 6-7 February 2015, European Voice is organising the 16th edition of its EU Studies Fair in Brussels, Belgium.

The EU Studies Fair is an education and networking event bringing together international students, top-level universities and representatives of the EU institutions. Day one consists of two seminars and visits to the EU Institutions. Day two is a course exhibition with view to international universities – from European, US and Asia - introducing their degrees to high caliber international students.

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Mov'in Europe Conference: International Youth Mobility - Beyond Erasmus+ Program

ESN International news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 13:33

The biggest event for Mov'in Europe this year is coming. The Erasmus Student Network is organising a conference on November 17th in the European Parliament in Brussels where we will discuss the growth of mobility programmes!

International learning mobility opportunities for young people have widely increased in the last 25 years. The Erasmus+ programme follows this trend and will allow 5 million people to experience mobility by 2020. Despite the wide positive impacts of mobility, the ET2020 strategic target of 20% mobile students by 2020 is very likely to fail.

Therefore this event comes as a milestone within the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Erasmus Student Network. Looking back at 25 years of mobility and volunteering, we want participants to take part in shaping the future of mobility by discussing possible solutions and engage in provocative discussions.

We'll engage in active brainstorming through innovative activities in order to identify recommendations aiming at shaping the future of learning mobility!

 

Speakers
  • MEP Therese Comodini Cachia will warmly welcome the participants of the conference with the opening speech.
  • Stefan Jahnke, President of the Erasmus Student Network will discuss the 25 years of volunteering for the future of mobility
  • Valentin Dupouey, the Mov’in Europe Project Coordinator will present the project and the official launch of the Mov’in Europe Ambassadors initiative
  • Davide Cappechi from EU-CoE Youth Partnership will hold a presentation of the European Platform for Learning Mobility
  • Representatives of OBESSU witll present the ESU/OBESSU Global call for Education (International Students’ Day)

Parallel interactive workshops
  • Reaching NEETs and making mobility more accessible for all
  • Turning international mobility into active citizenship
  • Recognition of mobility and employability of young people
  Thank you for the support!

The event has been organised with the support of the Council of Europe through the Work Plan grant of the European Youth Foundation and is hosted by the Member of the European Parliament Therese Comodini Cachia.


More information

Date: 17th November 2014 at 8:45 AM
Venue: European Parliament, Joszef Antall, 6Q1
Contact: movineurope@esn.org

 

 

  Post by Mov'in Europe.

 

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Mov'in Europe Conference: International Youth Mobility - Beyond Erasmus+ Program

ESN International news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 13:33
The biggest event for Mov'in Europe this year is coming. A conference being held in the European Parliament in Brussels where we will discuss the growth of mobility programmes with our stakeholders!

read more

Categories: ESN International

Mov'in Europe Conference: International Youth Mobility - Beyond Erasmus+ Program

ESN International news - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 13:33
The biggest event for Mov'in Europe this year is coming. A conference being held in the European Parliament in Brussels where we will discuss the growth of mobility programmes with our stakeholders!

read more

Categories: ESN International