THE STUDENT VOICE
The Monthly Newsletter of the European Students' Union

December 2010
 Issue 30
ESU demands more money to reach Erasmus targets
BMoney for ErasmusRUSSELS - The targeted expansion of the Erasmus programme by 2012 is not likely to be achieved. Reaching this target has mainly been hampered by the limited financing from the EU budget.

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"New Hungarian education law contrary to EU policies"
BUDAPEST Flag Hungary- The Hungarian government is about to draft a new public education act that is strongly opposed by ESU's member union HÖOK, the national union of students in Hungary.

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"Brain drain is one of the core problems of Africa"
TRIPAfricaOLI - According to ESU representative Karina Ufert, who attended the third Africa-EU summit in Libya in November, the EU-Africa relationship is no longer about development aid but about partnership between the two regions.
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"Students participation under threat"

BUDAPEST - The ESU has signaled "worrying signs Student protestsfrom all over Europe that students' participation in governance is increasingly under pressure." This says Karina Ufert, member of the ESU Executive Committee 2010.

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Hungarian EU Presidency to push for more student mobility
BRUSSELS - The upcoming Hungarian EU Presidency wants to keep the mobility for European students high on the agenda. This reveals a document on their higher education priorities.

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In This Issue
ESU demands more money to reach Erasmus targets
"New Hungarian education law contrary to EU policies"
"Brain drain is one of the core problems of Africa"
"Students participation under threat"
Hungarian EU Presidency to push for more student mobility
Upcoming ESU Events
January 6-7: Handover new and old ESU representatives, Amsterdam

February 14-17: 21st European Student Convention, Budapest

News in Brief
Universities 'face new Iron Curtain'

Student protest across Europe

Scots to make England's 'fees refugees' pay more

English students face £6,500 fees in Scotland

Swedish women locked out of research
European Students' Union is the umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of Students from 38 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social, economical and cultural interests of students at the European level.

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