THE STUDENT VOICE
The monthly newsletter of the European Students' Union


November 2011

 Issue 40 

   

ESU urges EU ministers to free up money for education
BRUSSELS - Strong commitments to increase public funding of higher education. This is what the European Students' Union (ESU) wants the European education ministers to come up with during the debate about financing of education that they will hold at the Education Youth and Sport Council (EYSC) on 28 and 29 November. Full article
"Economic crisis used as an excuse to reduce financing of higher education"

LIVERPOOL - Students all over Europe are getting ready to fight back against higher education budget cuts. From 24 to 27 November the FINST Consultations Seminar, took place in Liverpool which aimed to enable participants to look at financing of higher education from different perspectives. The students concluded that governments have been using the current financial crises across Europe as an excuse to reduce financing of higher education. Full article 

ESU: "EU loans will not lead to more mobility for poor students"
BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) is pleased to see that the European Commission's budget proposal 'Erasmus for all', published on 23 November, acknowledges the added value of learning mobility. However, ESU does not think that the proposed EU loan scheme will lead to more students studying abroad, especially not for students from low socio-economic backgrounds. Full article
Massive student protests in Ireland against dramatic budget cuts
DUBLIN - An estimated 50,000 Irish students hit the streets of Dublin on 16 November in an attempt to avert a dramatic increase of their tuition fees. The Irish government is expected to announce an increase in their budget plans, on 7 December. Tuition fees in Ireland currently stand at 2,000 euro. Full article
 "Increasing tuition fees could lead to an exodus of Europe's young people"
SOFIA - Around 150 student representatives from 45 National Unions of Students all over Europe discussed ongoing developments in higher education from 10-12 November in Sofia during the 61st Board Meeting of the European Students' Union (ESU). They formulated common statements on budget cuts and other law proposals from European governments which are bound to harm higher education. Full article
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ESU urges EU ministers to free up money for education
"Economic crisis used as an excuse to reduce financing of higher education"
ESU: "EU loans will not lead to more mobility for poor students"
Massive student protests in Ireland against dramatic budget cuts.
"Increasing tuition fees could lead to an exodus of Europe's young people"

ESU in the media 

ScienceGuide: "Trading scholarships for freedom"

University World News: "Drive to double EU study-abroad numbers"

Times Higher Education: "Student protesters march on to root out Chile's false profits" 


Politics.hu: "Students hold national demonstration against higher education bill"

... and more ESU 

European Voice: "The social network"

Science Guide: "EU - Double up on Erasmus program"

Malta Star: "European Students' Union urges EU ministers to free up money for education"

PressTV Bulgaria: "Student leaders slam educational flaws in Europe"

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