THE STUDENT VOICE
The Monthly Newsletter of the European Students' Union
June 2010
 Issue 25
EU Council adopts education targets in EU 2020 strategy
The Council of the European Union has adopted the so-called EU 2020 strategy for economic growth. After pressure from ESU and other organisations, the strategy includes a target to increase the share of 30-34 year olds having completed tertiary or equivalent education to at least 40 per cent.

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Student appeal to G8/G20 leaders
Before the G8 and G20 summits in Canada, student organisations from both across the world called on the world leaders to make higher education accessible to all, as agreed in the United Nations Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights. Student organisations representing more than 150 million students signed a statement to the G8/G20 leaders. You can read the full statement in English, French or Spanish.


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New ESU representatives
ESU  representatives from july 2010Six new representatives will start their first ESU mandate on July 1. The whole group of elected representatives have met in Cologne to discuss the next six months and to start planning 2011.

Read more and check who is who and send your input to the ESU team on Facebook
Submit papers to the European Quality Assurance Forum
Do you have ideas on quality assurance and want to present them to an international audience? Then submit a paper for the European Quality Assurance Forum in November.

Read about the forum and how you can submit a paper here.
Happy holidays
The next ESU newsletter will be published in August. ESU wishes all its newsletter readers a good summer.
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In This Issue
Education in EU 2020
Student appeal to G8/G20
New ESU representatives
Quality assurance forum
Happy holidays
Upcoming ESU Events
July 5-10: Quality Assurance Student Expert Pool Study Session, Strasbourg

September 15-17: Student centered learning training, Bratislava

October 15-17: ESC 20/Student centered learning stakeholders' forum

November 1-6: BM 59 and seminar, Israel (minor date changes possible)

November 19-21: European Quality Assurance Forum, Lyon
ESU in the media
Science: Ten Years of Bologna: Threats and Opportunities for Students

Uni World News: World students call for free, accessible HE

Times of Malta: Teacher's union calls for heads to roll

Eduvac: Higher education should centre more on students
HE News in Brief
U.S.: Another debt crisis is brewing, this time in student loans

Europe: Rankings of little or no value
Interesting bits from elsewhere
Read the European Commission's study on gender differences in educational outcomes
European Students' Union
www.esu-online.org

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