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the European Students' Union


December 2013
 
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 Issue 12         

    

European student representatives adopt many important papers in Zagreb 

ZAGREB - The European Students' Union (ESU) held a busy Board Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, at the beginning of December, where representatives of national unions of students adopted thirteen external resolutions, three statements, a policy paper, a financial strategy, a plan of work for 2014 as well as other important documents. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU defends people's rights in Western Sahara to education

ZAGREB - The European Students' Union (ESU) expresses its solidarity to the Western Sahara Students' Union (UESARIO) and draws attention to the human rights violations taking place in that area. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Students criticise a European regulation on a Connected Continent   

ZAGREB - The European Students' Union (ESU) believes that a new regulatory framework, introduced by the European Commission as a proposal for a Connected Continent, threatens the neutrality and openness of the internet. ESU demands that this proposal will be amended to protect net neutrality and will bring this issue up for discussion at the European Parliament. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Students oppose privatisation and tuition fees in the Netherlands 

ZAGREB - Students in Europe sent the Dutch government a clear message in the beginning of December, when they criticised harshly the ongoing reforms to the country's higher education system. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Investment and cooperation are keys to Spain's recovery 

ZAGREB - The Spanish government must act and support higher education and training, mobility and lifelong learning. The responsibility of the cost of education and training cannot be transferred to students and their families, asking them to make an even bigger effort. Those countries of the European Union that have more resources should cooperate with Spain and all other states to overcome the economic crisis and build a sustainable society to reduce inequality and improve the standard of living in Europe. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Repression and violence in Ukraine must be prevented 

KIEV - The European Students' Union (ESU) shows continuous support to Ukrainian students and citizens as it is increasingly concerned by the government's intentions to pursue closer ties with Russia and the repression of citizens who voice the opposite opinion. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU supports actions against student grant reforms in Denmark  

COPENHAGEN - The European Students' Union (ESU) supports the massive protests that have been organised in Denmark against controversial reforms to the national grant system for students, affecting thousands of people depending on it. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Student-centred learning is an essential component of the social dimension 

GHENT - In the middle of November, the members of the Working Group on the Social Dimension and Lifelong Learning of the Bologna Follow-up Group met in Ghent in Belgium. This working group has been co-chaired by the European Students' Union and Ireland following a ministerial conference of the Bologna process held in Bucharest in 2012. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Students must fight for a respect for human rights 

BRUSSELS - On 10 December, also known as the Human Rights Day, The European Students' Union emphasised the need to fight for a respect for human rights. ESU joins the United Nations, the international community and all actors of the civil society in their efforts to shed light on the state of human rights around the world. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Many positive achievements for students in Erasmus+

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) is very glad to hear that the European Parliament and Council have adopted, with a great majority, a new programme for education and youth, referred to as Erasmus+. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

The SPEAQ project supports a lasting change in terms of quality  

BRUSSELS - Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were used in the SPEAQ project in order to identify ways in which quality in higher education is viewed and practised by three key stakeholder groups, namely students, academics and quality managers. The results of the initial data collection exercise of the SPEAQ project have now been published in the form of three synthesis reports. These reports summarise the data of all the ten partners involved in the project, including the European Students' Union. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
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This Month
European student representatives adopt many important papers in Zagreb
ESU defends people's rights in Western Sahara to education
Students criticise a European regulation on a Connected Continent
Students oppose privatisation and tuition fees in the Netherlands
Investments and cooperation are keys to Spain's recovery
Repression and violence in Ukraine must be prevented
ESU supports actions against student grant reforms in Denmark
Student-centred learning is an essential component of the social dimension
Students must fight for a respect for human rights
Many positive achievements for students in Erasmus+
The SPEAQ project supports a lasting change in terms of quality

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