The monthly newsletter of the European Students' Union

December 2011

 Issue 41  


 "Don't count your chickens before they are hatched" - Merry Christmas from ESU!
Allan Päll, Chairperson European Students' Union, looks back on the year 2011.

"If we were to sum up the last year, one could say that 2011 has been all about not counting the chickens before they are hatched. But, it has been a revolutionary year for sure. The European Students' Union has been working hard throughout the whole year, but many of our projects and activities have been about preparing for the future, 2012.

With anticipation, we have witnessed drastic changes to the South of Europe and started our actions and plans for cooperation with post Arab Spring countries. Last Christmas, we were running a successful campaign against academic repression of students in Belarus. This Christmas, we are trying to make sure that before Belarus is accepted to join the European Higher Education Area, they will allow for academic freedom and crawl out of the black hole of Europe."

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ESU in the media 

EUObserver: Students: 'Don't let Belarus join EU education area'

ERR: European Students' Union opposes Belarusian integration

University World News: EUROPE: Block Belarus bid to join HE area - Students

Upcoming ESU Events

8-12 February 2012 - QUEST workshop 2 - Brussels, Belgium  


17-19 March 2012 - European Students' Convention 23, Copenhagen - Denmark 


  The European Students' Union, headquartered in Brussels, is the umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of Students from 38 European countries. ESU represents and advocates the educational, social, economical and cultural interests of students at the European level: European Union, Council of Europe, UNESCO and the Bologna Follow Up Group.


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