The 32nd European Students’ Convention will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, from 30th September to 2nd October 2016.
The European Students‘ Union warmly invites you to participate at the 32nd European Students‘ Convention “Education and Skills for the Future of Europe”, which will take place in Bratislava from 30th September 2016 till 2nd October 2016.
This event is organised by SRVS – The Student Council for Higher Education in Slovakia in cooperation with ESU and will focus on three central themes:
• formal, non-formal and informal learning and how they can complement each other and contribute to key competences for active citizenship.
• recognition of prior learning: recognition challenges in higher education, the Lisbon recognition convention and European Qualifications Framework, recognition process for third country nationals.
• employability and skills: the New Skills Agenda and following implementation in member states, next steps of Modernisation agenda review, current challenges regarding youth employability.
The European Students’ Convention (ESC) is a biannual event organised by ESU where students’ representatives from the national unions of students from 38 different European countries, other stakeholders, experts and policy-makers have the opportunity to meet and discuss about the recent and future developments of higher education. Previous conventions have showed that they are an important and relevant contribution to higher education policies in Europe and a great meeting point for exchanging points of view between students, policy-makers and other stakeholders.
ESU usually organises the ESC in the member state holding the EU Presidency at that point of time, in order to create synergies with the country presidency’s priorities on education. The event is usually also included in the official agenda of the Presidency Semester and given great attention.