THE STUDENT VOICE
The Monthly Newsletter of the European Students' Union
February 2010
 Issue 21
Unrest as the Bologna Process reaches its 10th anniversary
"Students across Europe have protested against the implementation of the Bologna Process. The education ministers of Europe should acknowledge the protests and follow up by giving students better possibilities for deciding on the present and future of their own education", says Ligia Deca, ESU Chairperson.

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Bologna - at the finish line?
Bologna ProcessESU believes the answer is "no". At the European Student Summit in Vienna, ESU will present its account of ten years of the Bologna Process. The publication is titled "Bologna at the Finish Line", and you can download the publication from esu-online.org from March 10.

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- Recognition is one of the two major mobility obstacles
In a speech at a conference about the Erasmus exchange programme and troubles with recognition of studies, ESU Chairperson Ligia Deca presented ways to improve the recognition of higher education in Europe.

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ESU launches Bologna Process documentary
Faces of Bologna documentaryIn "Faces of Bologna", students from across Europe tell their stories about how the Bologna Process goals and reality impact on their education.  From March 10, you can watch the documentary via esu-online.org.

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Introducing the Student Union Development Committee
One of the most visible of ESU's roles is representing students in European institutions dealing with higher education, for example in the Bologna Process. Perhaps more forgotten is the fact that ESU can also be a tool to strengthen the voice of European students at all levels.

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ESU calls for human rights rapporteur for Iran
"The situation for students and other citizens who wish to voice their dissent against the government in Iran is unbearable. The United Nations must do what it can to shed light on the human rights violations in Iran", says Ligia Deca, ESU Chairperson.

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In This Issue
Bologna Process causes unrest
ESU's new publication
Recognition trouble
ESU documentary
Introducing the SUDC
Human rights and Iran
Upcoming ESU Events
March 7-12: European Student Summit, Vienna

May 2-9: Board Meeting 58 and seminar, Madrid

May 20-23: Student centered learning project conference, Bucharest
ESU in the Media
EU Observer: European higher education faces budgets cuts

Times Higher Education: "No" to commodification

Euractiv: EU 2020 seeks to balance green growth and jobs

Europolitics: Students on EU 2020 strategy (subscribers only)
HE News in Brief
A lack of recognition for study abroad

Zimbabwe: Students drop out because of unaffordable fees

Sweden: Aiming for 5000 foreign doctorates
Interesting bits from elsewhere
Read an overview of some of last year's student protests across the world here.

Read news from the European University Association (EUA) here.
European Students' Union
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