AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l'Europe) is a voluntary, secular, non-profit, not linked to any political party association represented by students in Europe.
AEGEE promotes an unified Europe without prejudices, strives for creating an open and tolerant society of today and tomorrow as well as fosters democracy, human rights, tolerance, cross-border cooperation, mobility and European dimension in education.
ESN and AEGEE have always shared many goals and objectives. In the last years the collaboration has been strengthened substantially by improving the collaboration on EU level and supporting each others’ projects.
ESU European Students' Union
ESU - The European Students' Union is the umbrella organisation of 47 national unions of students from 39 countries (May 2013). The NUSes are open to all students in the country regardless of their political conviction, religion, ethnic or cultural origin, sexual orientation and social standing. They are run and controlled by students, that hold democratic elections, act autonomously and independently and as representative decision-making bodies. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students in Europe towards all relevant institutions and in particular the European Union, Council of Europe and UNESCO.
ESN is associate member of ESU and collaborates in advocacy efforts on the European level.
IFISO (Informal Forum of International Student Organisations) is an informal forum for international officers of pluralistic, "non-political" and not-for-profit international (worldwide, European, etc.) student-run organizations. IFISO is an international network of global or European Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and provides a platform for these NGOs to share best practices, but also to pursue common aims, often by cooperating.
IFISO consists of 27 associations, representing more than 2 million students around the world. The forum meets twice a year to discuss common interests and share good practices face to face.
Erasmus Student Network established a partnership with Euromobility Network in October 2013. We work on common synergies related to mobility issues especially Erasmus Placement.
The Europemobility Network is an umbrella of organisations working on the promotion and improvement of mobility experiences. ESN is part of this organisation to create space for networking and collaboration on a range of projects such as their annual video contest.
Since cross sector cooperation and synergy on work placements abroad between Higher Education, Vocatioal Education and Training and Non Formal and Informal Education, as well as channels for international spread of information of good practices on mobility seem to be missing, the partnership is composed by different stakeholders representing the three categories of educational providers European networks of VET providers, VET Schools and mobility players, social and economic actors. The project partners are:
- inter.research e.V.
- KCH International
- First Elements
- La Ligue
- Chambre Régionale des Métiers Midi-Pyrénées
- European Minds
European University Foundation
Erasmus Student Network collaborates with European University Foundation on annual basis in different student mobility and rights projects.
The European University Foundation (EUF), with headquarters in Luxembourg, constitutes the parent organization, the "umbrella", of the intended alliance of European universities. The foundation assumes central functions of coordination for the universities. The alliance is set up by cooperation contracts between the foundation and individual universities. A prerequisite for intensive and successful collaboration among the universities is a high degree of individual freedom of action.
UNICA - Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe
UNICA signed a cooperation agrement with the Erasmus Student Network in March 2014 in the framework of their collaboration in the ExchangeAbility and Mapability
UNICA is a network of 46 universities from 35 capital cities of Europe, with a combined strength of over 150,000 staff and 1,800,000 students. Its role is to promote academic excellence, integration and co-operation between member universities throughout Europe. It provides a forum in which universities can reflect on the demands of strategic change in education, research cooperation, university policy and organization as well as university societal engagement. To achieve its aims UNICA articulates the views of member universities to European institutions and to national, regional and municipal governments. It provides the members with information on European initiatives and programmes, and supports them in co-operative projects.
World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation
The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is a global not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to promoting and developing opportunities for young travellers and the youth, student and educational travel industry that serves them.
The WYSE global community is the world’s most powerful and extensive network of youth and student travel professionals, consisting of more than 600 members from 120 countries. WYSE members collectively serve 30 million young travellers each year and are committed to understanding their travel motivations and needs and making travel experiences safe, accessible, affordable and life-changing. WYSE is a dynamic global network of travel professionals, industry representatives, policy influencers, government officials with the latest market intelligence to serve young travellers across the globe.
ESN is since 2015 an NGO member of the WYSE Travel Confederation.
Erasmus Mundus Students & Alumni Association
Friends of Europe and Europe's World, in partnership with the European Parliament, Microsoft and Gallup, are proud to announce an innovative online debate platform that lets YOU submit YOUR policy ideas directly to Europe's leaders on the vital issues shaping our future: Growth, Green, Tech, Global and Future. We put ideas and suggestions straight to influential thinkers and policymakers for their support or criticism. The outcomes will be synthesised into policy recommendations to be presented to Europe's political leaders and summarized in Europe's World.
Erasmus Student Network cooperates with Think Young since June 2012.
Think Young lobbies for the presence of young people in European decision-making. Focused on conducting surveys, organising conferences, producing documentaries and publishing research by young europeans, ThinkYoung aims to make “Brussels” aware of what young people think. Its vision is to make Europe think young.
LEO-NET is a dynamic network committed to increase sustainable employability within Europe and beyond. The 100 members of the network are higher education institutions and intermediate organizations. All members consider sustainable employability of their alumni of paramount importance. Therefor LEO-NET offers its members information, inspiration & tools to improve the connection between students, graduates and employers.
LEO-NET was founded in 1999 and grew. Today it has become a valuable and trusted partner to its members, governing bodies (e.g. European Commission, National agencies), peer organizations (e.g. ESN, Santander Group, Compostela Group), students, graduates and enterprises.
ENIL (European Network on Independent Living)
The European Network on Independent Living signed a cooperation agrement with the Erasmus Student Network in February 2014 in the framework of their collaboration in the ExchangeAbility and Mapability project.
ENIL - European Network on Independent Living is a Europe-wide network of disabled people. It is a cross-disability organization promoting Independent Living and human rights with members and supporting members throughout Europe. The Independent Living ideology is based on self-determination, choice and control promoting solidarity, social inclusion, peer support, deinstitutionalisation, democracy and self-representation.
A multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions based on empirical data. Erasmus Student Network signed a cooperation agreement with U-Multirank in November 2013.
In contrast to most well known rankings, U-Multirank not only focuses on research. It also takes into account other aspects like teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. Furthermore no composite overall indicators are being calculated since those are seen as not very robust. Finally the methodology combines institutional ranking (of whole institutions) with field-based rankings that focus on particular academic disciplines or groups of programmes.
More information can we found on www.umultirank.org
The 112 Foundation was created to save lives by promoting the knowledge and appropriate use of the European emergency number 112. The 112 Foundation was proposed and established by EENA - the European Emergency Number Association - in cooperation with its Advisory Board. Its main objective is to offer campaign materials to all citizens and organisations willing to inform and educate on the 112.There are at least 60 emergency numbers across the European Union. But only the 112 offers direct access to emergency services everywhere in the European Union and for all emergencies (police, fire service and ambulance).
European Disability Forum (EDF)
The European Disability Forum signed a cooperation agrement with the Erasmus Student Network in February 2014 in the framework of their collaboration in the ExchangeAbility and Mapability project.
EDF is the European umbrella organisation representing the interests of 80 million persons with disabilities in more than 30 countries in Europe. The mission of EDF is to ensure disabled people full access to fundamental and human rights through their active involvement in policy development and implementation in Europe. EDF is a member of the International Disability Alliance and works closely with the European institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
The Autism Europe signed a cooperation agrement with the Erasmus Student Network in February 2014 in the framework of their collaboration in the ExchangeAbility and Mapability project.
Autism-Europe is an international not-profit organisation whose main objective is to advance the rights of persons with autism and their families and to help them improve their quality of life. Autism-Europe has ensured effective liaison among more than 80 member associations of parents of persons with autism in more than 30 European countries. The organisation also plays a key role in raising public awareness, and in influencing the European decision-makers on all issues relating to the rights of people with autism and other disabilities involving complex dependency needs.
Jaccede signed a cooperation agrement with the Erasmus Student Network in March 2014 in the framework of their collaboration in the ExchangeAbility and Mapability project.
Jaccede - A public-interest charity at the forefront of awareness-raising
Jaccede.com, registered as a public-interest charity, leads a grassroots movement which promotes accessibility for everyone. All of the projects and operations carried out by Jaccede share a common approach of positive, voluntary action driven by solidarity. Not only do we strive to achieve social diversity through what we do, but we also make it an important part of how we do it.
Jaccede.com - An innovative channel for conveying information
The collaborative guide available on www.jaccede.com and on the smartphone app "Jaccede Mobile" is an innovative solution and represents a step towards accessibility through new technologies. The guide is an interactive platform allowing users to share detailed information on the level of accessibility of places they have visited, helping millions of people with limited mobility to plan their outings.
The Accessibility Days - Awareness raising campaigns
Public awareness events are organised throughout the year by Jaccede in collaboration with partner organisations, individual volunteers and municipal councils. The idea is to invite the general public to explore the places in their town in teams of three, with one person in a wheelchair, in order to understand the practical difficulties encountered by people with limited mobility. Mixed teams, with people who have never met before, people with or without disabilities, help to demystify the subject and transmit a simple message: each person who enters a public place is able to assess its degree of accessibility and to register it on the application, during or after the visit.
Wheelmap.org signed a cooperation agrement with the Erasmus Student Network in May 2014 in the framework of their collaboration in the ExchangeAbility and Mapability
Wheelmap.org is an online map to search, find and mark wheelchair-accessible places. The tool empowers people with a mobility impairment like wheelchair users, parents with a stroller or the elderly to be more mobile and efficient in their daily routine.
Wheelmap is available on the internet and as an app for iPhone and Android..
Like with Wikipedia, everyone can participate everywhere by tagging places according to a simple traffic light system. Local groups and companies can get involved by organising mapping events or corporate social days. Since 2010, over 440.000 entries have been crowdsourced worldwide by a large community. Wheelmap is based on the free geodata of OpenStreetMap.org. It is an initiative of SOZIALHELDEN e.V., a German non-profit association located in Berlin.
Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD)
AHEAD signed a cooperation agrement with the Erasmus Student Network in May 2014 in the framework of their collaboration in the ExchangeAbility and Mapability project.
AHEAD, Association for Higher Education Access and Disability is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation.
POLITICO is a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C. In April 2015, a European edition of the publication launched through a joint venture with the leading digital publisher in Europe, Axel Springer. Based in Brussels, POLITICO's European edition covers the politics, policy and personalities of Europe. With reporting assets in key national capitals, the publication truly connects the dots between Europe’s biggest power players. Its journalism lives online at Politico.eu; in print via a weekly newspaper distributed to more than 20,000 readers in Brussels, London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Luxembourg; in daily morning newsletters, such as Ryan Heath's Brussels Playbook and POLITICO Brexit Files; in POLITICO Pro, the real-time policy news service; and through news-making events. In 2016, an annual ComRes/Burson-Marsteller survey ranked the European edition of POLITICO as the #1 most-read publication by EU influencers. POLITICO is emerging on the European media scene with over 60 journalists representing 22 nationalities and 14 languages.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) promotes greater mutual understanding between Asia and Europe through intellectual, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. Through ASEF, civil society concerns are included as a vital component of deliberations of the ASEM. ASEF was established in February 1997 by the participating governments and organizations of ASEM and has since implemented over 650 projects, engaging over 17,000 direct participants as well as reaching out to a much wider audience in Asia and Europe.
ASEF is the only permanently established institution of ASEM and is funded by voluntary contributions from its member governments and shares the financing of its projects with its civil society partners across Asia and Europe.
The Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) is an association of universities from 23 countries of both shores of the Mediterranean whose aim is to develop university research and education in the Euro-Mediterranean area in order to contribute to academic cooperation. UNIMED offers important services to its associated members, such as promoting the international dimension of universities, supporting students, researchers and academic staff mobility, planning and promoting fundraising activities, encouraging its network participation in international projects, organizing meetings, discussions and events both at national and international level.
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation which brings together all 28 countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. UfM’s mission is to enhance regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of projects and initiatives with tangible impact on citizens, with an emphasis on young people and women, in order to address the three strategic objectives of the region: stability, human development and integration.
The Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS) is the largest international education association promoting cooperation among over 120 institutions from all across West and Central Europe, Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East and Asia, and working for the global advancement of educational standards in the Eurasian region. By building an international educational platform for regional universities, EURAS serves its members as a gateway to reach the best educational services worldwide. EURAS connects higher education institutions belonging to different geo-political and cultural backgrounds and seeks ways to enhance their dialogue and exchange of best practices.