The Board Meeting Seminar will take place in Bergen, Norway between 9 and 11 May 2016, followed by the Board Meeting between 12 and 14 May 2016.
The event is organised by the Norwegian Student Union (NSO) and ESU and gathers over 100 delegates from 45 national unions of students.
The seminar, entitled “Global Student Voice” focuses on topics such as victories in the student movement, academic freedom, university values and inclusion of underrepresented groups in higher education. You can find the full programme of the seminar on NSO website.
As in every Board Meeting held in Spring, the new Leadership of ESU is elected. The new team begins its mandate on 1st of July. Alongside, student representatives are adopting resolutions on various topical issues on national and international level.
The Board Meeting is the highest governing body of ESU, where all the 45 member unions are represented. These meetings are organised every half a year in order to shape ESU’s policies and work. The Board agrees among else on its plan of work, statements, external motions and policy documents. More importantly, it elects members of the Executive Committee to take care of ESU’s daily work and to implement the agreed decisions and policies. Each country is given the value of two votes at these meetings.