LSS calls upon the European Students’ Union to support the increase of transparency within HEI governance in Lithuania by including 2 student representatives into Board of HEI in Lithuania.
The Ministry of Education and Sport adopted a strategy to reduce the number of graduates in Montenegro due to the high levels of unemployed graduates (approximately 5,000).
In many European countries, tuition fees are rising dramatically. We, students of all over Europe, are aware of the severe consequences for society implied by such a process.
In the last year, the financial crisis brought a change in the national government in Italy and a new Prime Minister was nominated with the aim to save the country from the financial default.
Whilst ESU’s stance against mobility loans is laudable and right in principle, all the indicators are pointing towards a European wide loan system to be implemented anyway.
For more than one year, a social movement, part of what is known as “the Arab spring”, in favour of democratic transition is facing in Syria, a dreadful repression. ESU is supporting this movement, where students take a very important role.
The European Commission is reforming the VAT system in Europe. This is being done because the system we have today no longer fits the European economic system.
In response to the current situation of youth unemployment in Lithuania and all over the Europe, European Students’ Union (ESU) calls upon the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for actions.
CREUP would like to get the support of ESU for ensuring collaboration with the different stakeholders for our QA STUDENTS EXPERTS POOL, we set it up, we are starting and with budget cuts for education we are concerned about collaboration of the QA agencies and Ministry of Education with us.
ESU supports initiative of the SUS and Students’ Conference of Academies of Vocational Studies and requires from Serbian government and Ministry of Education and Science to introduce the master vocational studies into Serbian higher education with argumentation that basic human rights to education are threatened. Everyone must have right to assess higher education by enrolling in their prefered higher education system. No individual can be forced by a law to specialise only through academic stud
The right to Higher Education represents the right of a generation to have access to the higher levels of Knowledge without being hampered by the social or economical backgrounds they come from and represents the chance for every individual to build his of her future.
Talking into consideration often students protests in Ukraine European Students’ Union, as an umbrella organization of the National Unions of Students in Europe is pointing out on the fact that students are a crucial part of the academic community, and they should be fully involved in the decision-making process on all the levels.
The European students' union (ESU) with this statement confirms our position on the right to education. We believe that education is a strong factor contributing to the development of societies, states and individuals. We therefore reassure our position that education should be accessible to all potential students.
In the context of public funding of HEI's, the Spanish National and Regional government agreed to increase the tuition fees within a 3'5-7'6%. By raising this rate from 3,5% to 7'6% , the government chose to inflict the crisis on Spanish students .
After knowing about the latest news regarding the changes on the Portuguese policy about the students’ social transportation support (the Government has removed the 50% grant on public transportation passes to higher education students). CREUP would like to ask ESU to stress this opportunity to public demonstrate its solidarity with the Portuguese Students not only regarding this specific situation but also regarding all the financial difficulties that Portuguese students have been facing now du
For five months, the Chilean students reached historical mobilisation. Now it’s almost all the society, which is on the side of the students and ask for education as a public good. At the end of August, more than 200 000 people were present in Santiago for a national demonstration. This movement is historical in the sense that it’s really challenging the commodified higher education system of Chile, inherited from the Pinochet dictatorship. The Chilean students in the street claims «Chilean educ
In the context of austerity policies, the French government chose to double the taxrate on the health care system. By raising this rate from 3,5% to 7%, the government chose to inflict the crisis on students studying in France. The ESU, by this motion, wants to support French students in their will to see this tax removed. We strongly oppose this tax for the following reasons. At the same time the student’s health care public funding is threatened, and is bound to be lowered from round 53 € to
According to the budget that the Government of Cyprus submitted at the House of Representatives, the proposed budget on higher education for 2012 has been reduced. The largest cut concern is the state funding of the three public universities equivalent to a decrease of 13.2% compared to the funding of 2011. The reductions are even greater if we compare the budget of 2012 to the 2010 budget. In this case, the cuts are leading to a decrease of 18.7%.
The European Students' Union supports IGLYO to condemn the recent adoption of the law on the prohibition of the so-called propaganda of 'sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors’, which was signed on February 29, 2012.
In an attempt to cut its budget deficit the Government of Cyprus proposed a decrease in student grants by 10%.
ESU would like to express its clear commitment to knowledge sharing efforts across Europe. Dissemination of knowledge is the foundation of active and dynamic higher education institutions and is an essential part of the academic community.
Call for European Student Union to support Spanish students against the measures adopted by the government on Education Issues.
European Students` Union calls upon the Estonian Parliament to deal with the issue of student loan repayments in Estonia. The issue is further explained below.
After one and a half years of numerous objections and protests, the new law on higher education in Hungary was adopted on 23rd December 2011 by the Parliament.
Initiated by UASS, in the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, a national study was conducted by a group of Ukrainian NGOs, on the implementation of the Bologna process in Ukraine.
The current grant system in France was conceived during the late 40’s and has never undergone any major change. Nonetheless, in 60 years, the number of students in the country was multiplied by 10 (growing from 200 000 to 2,4 million today), allowing access to HE to many more students from lower-class families.
Serbia is one of the few countries where National Qualifications Framework doesn't exist. Having this document adopted, the problem with about 60.000 students will be solved, who got diplomas under Bologna process with vocations which don't exist in the official registers.
Austerity is based on the idea that cutting public expenditure along with the concept of internal devaluation will inspire confidence in the markets and hence will lead to economic recovery.
Due to current events in Israel and the palestinian authorities, ESU would like to declair that although the last happenings, we are still committed to our support in a dialogue and cooperation between students of both sides.
In the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), the main responsibility for education policies lie with the sixteen federal states.
Today, 3rd December 2012, the Chilean student representative leader, Camila Vallejo, left her mandate as Vice-President of the Student Federation of the University of Chile (FECH).
It is with great dismay that ESU notes the deviation from the previous commitment to European cooperation within higher education from the Swedish government reflected in the abandonment of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance.
In the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), the main responsibility for education policies lies with the sixteen federal states.
It has come to the attention of the European Students’ Union (ESU) that the Danish government is currently discussing austerity measures with regards to the Danish student grant system “Statens Uddannelsesstøtte” (SU).
European Students’ Union expresses its deep concern over recent developments in Finland concerning the implementation of tuition fees for students outside the EU/EEA area.
The European Students’ Union (ESU) calls upon ensuring the continuation of the Reform of Higher Education in Lithuania.
In early 2012 the government of Iceland adopted a set of new building regulations which has the consequence of increasing rents on student housing.
ESU strongly encourages the Icelandic government to increase its investment in higher education.
ESU expresses its fears after the Portuguese University Fernando Pessoa (UFP) opened a branch in Toulon (France). UFP claims to have the right to provide healthcare education such as dentistry, speech therapy, physiotherapy and pharmacy studies to students in France.
ESU commends the work of students taking an active role in society. We demand that governments within the European community establish a scheme in which students, who have been expelled from higher education institutions on the basis of their political commitment, can complete their education in Europe. These students must also be provided with the required financial and practical support.
The European Students’ Union, as an umbrella organisation of the National Unions of Students in Europe, would like to point out the fact that there is a need for an equal stakeholders’ participation in discussions on changes to the legislation, especially students and academia representatives.