Despite the ongoing pandemic preventing any physical events from taking place, Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organised the third Study Session, in cooperation with the Council of Europe, which took place in the second week of November.
Usually a one-week training event, hosted by the European Youth Centre in Budapest, the study session has a specific theme every year, tackling issues that ESN has at heart. This year, the online edition focused on the topics of education and global citizenship, and it brought together 16 passionate volunteers from 10 different countries, guided by a team of trainers made up from ESN’s own pool of trainers from the Eduk8 programme, as well as an external professional trainer from the pool of the Council of Europe.
Tajana Mohnacki, Vice-President of the Erasmus Student Network, opened the training on Wednesday, November 11th, and on Friday Laszlo Milutinovits, Educational Advisor at Council of Europe, presented the commitment and the opportunities offered by the Council of Europe.
The three full-days filled with workshops, discussions and reflection all had a precise aim: disseminating the network’s passion, knowledge and ideas related to active citizenship and inclusive education.
Expanding on these, the participants explored topics such as peace, education, and human rights, with a focus on how to improve the quality and engagement of ESN’s project Erasmus in Schools. These are organised by ESN sections all over Europe, which give Erasmus students a chance to visit local schools (from kindergartens to high schools) in order to share not only their experiences of mobility and living in a new environment, but also the culture and traditions of their home countries.
Thanks to the hard work of the trainers who created the event, and the motivation of the participants, the network now has sixteen young people who are ready to improve the work of ESN in their cities and countries.