THE STUDENT VOICE
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the European Students' Union


December 2012 


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 Issue 50         

    

Words from ESU's Chair: Why organise? - Looking back at 2012 

BUDAPEST - The Hungarian government tends to ask students that protest, why they are in the streets when a decision to raise tuition fees will not apply to them. Why bother? But the problem here and elsewhere in Europe is much deeper. It is not only a single case involving tuition fees in Hungary, but more about how decision-makers see us, the young people. Go to full article Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook 

Hungarian students gain leverage in their struggle against educational reforms 

BUDAPEST - Following a demonstration attended by thousands of students in Hungary over a period of two weeks, the government has shown willingness to negotiate on highly disputed changes to the country's education system.  Go to full article Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook 

Two important policy papers adopted at ESU's board meeting

VALLETTA - One hundred and twenty delegates from national unions of students gathered in Malta for ESU's bi-annual Board Meeting from 2 to 5 December. ESU's Board is the organisation's highest decision-making body consisting of representatives from all the unions that are full members of ESU, or 47 in total. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 

ESU's projects: Concluding 2012 and continuing in 2013 

BRUSSELS - This year has been eventful in terms of project activities in ESU. The three main projects; FinSt, QUEST and SAGE, have kept the organisation busy, with five major events taking place throughout the year.Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Role of students highlighted at a successful seminar 

VALLETTA - More than 130 students' representatives from all over Europe, policy makers and experts in the area of quality assurance of higher education participated in a consultation conference organised as part of the Quest for Quality for Students project (QUEST) in Valletta, Malta, from 29 November to 1 December 2012.Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Overview of ESU's partnerships in 2012 

BRUSSELS - Besides continuing its long-term collaboration with partners active in the higher education field, the European Students' Union (ESU) developed specific partnerships for several projects this year funded by the European Commission. These projects cover policy areas that are of great interest to ESU and its members. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Social dimension working group starts new mandate with students' power 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) has been endorsed to co-chair the Social Dimension Working Group together with Ireland following a decision taken at a meeting of the Bologna Follow-up Group (BFUG) in Cyprus in August. Brian Power (Ireland) and Karina Ufert (ESU), acting co-chairs, summoned the first meeting of the working group on 13 December in Brussels. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Structural implementation of the Bologna process discussed 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU), represented by Nevena Vuksanović, participated in the kick off meeting of the Structural Working Group (SWG) of the European Higher Education Area on 13 and 14 December. Around thirty participants gathered for the meeting taking place in Brussels to discuss challenges and expectations of the group.  Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU enters into partnership with Debating Europe 

BRUSSELS - Officials of the European Students' Union (ESU) and Debating Europe signed a partnership agreement in the middle of December. Debating Europe is a leading discussion platform for European affairs and it is therefore of great pleasure that ESU enters the agreement.  Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
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Words from ESU's Chair
Hungarian students fight educational reforms
Two important decisions at a Board Meeting
ESU's projects in 2012 and 2013
Role of students in quality assurance
Overview of ESU's partnerships
ESU co-chairs social dimension working group
Structural implementation of the Bologna process
ESU cooperates with Debating Europe

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