THE STUDENT VOICE
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the European Students' Union


November 2012 


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 Issue 49         

    

ESU calls for an immediate solution to EU budget for 2013

BRUSSELS - The European Commission presented on Friday 23 November a new draft proposal for the budget of the European Union in 2013, which 'protects' financial commitments for the Erasmus Mundus and Lifelong Learning Programmes. The European Students' Union (ESU) requests that the European Parliament and the Council deal swiftly with the proposal so that any uncertainty concerning the funding for European education policies can be erased.

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QUEST participants exchange views on a quality concept for education 

VALLETTA - Students' representatives from all over Europe, policy makers and experts in the area of higher education and quality assurance are expected to participate 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 article Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook 

Quality and trust: At the heart of what ESU does

TALLINN - Tallinn University turned into a hub for enthusiasts about the quality assurance of education from 22 to 24 November 2012. Around four hundred people with experience ranging from public policy-making and governance in the area of higher education or quality management to students gathered for the European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) to share their views on whether quality assurance of higher education, as we experience it nowadays, lives up to our expectations. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 

Education Ministers reaffirm the importance of student-centred learning 

STRASBOURG - Delegates of the European Students' Union (ESU) participated in the second regional meeting of Ministers of Education on the implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) held in Strasbourg on 22 and 23 November 2012. ESU presented students' view of the national qualifications frameworks, referring to Bologna With Students' Eyes 2012 conclusions and recommendations. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Time for peer learning on the social dimension 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) participated at the beginning of November in the kick-off meeting of a new project aimed at facilitating peer learning on the social dimension between countries in the European Higher Education Area. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Access to education is a transatlantic issue 

NEW ORLEANS - "Even though the financing of higher education differs largely between Europe and North-America, the underlying issues concerning access remain the same," says Taina Moisander, Vice-Chairperson of the European Students' Union (ESU). Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Students want free quality education  

BRUSSELS - On Saturday 17 November students gathered in Brussels, Belgium, to oppose budget cuts for education policies. They furthermore reminded decision makers of their demands and promoted their fight to ensure access to free and quality education. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Concerns about a student loan scheme expressed  

BRUSSELS - Participants in a roundtable discussion arranged by the European Students' Union (ESU) were generally concerned about the effect that a student loan scheme proposed by the European Commission could have on higher education in Europe. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
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ESU calls for an immediate solution to EU budget 2013
QUEST participants exchange views on a quality concept for education
Quality and trust: At the heart of what ESU does
Education Ministers reaffirm the importance of student-centred learning
Time for peer learning on the social dimension
Access to education is a transatlantic issue
Students want free quality education
Concerns about a student loan scheme expressed

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