THE STUDENT VOICE
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the European Students' Union


March 2013
 
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 Issue 3  

    

A phantom of the Erasmus budget crisis is back 

BRUSSELS - Once again the European Union has sent students an upsetting message about the Erasmus and Lifelong Learning Programmes as an amended budget proposal only allocates the bare minimum needed to meet financial obligations in 2013. Go to full article Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook 

Apply for an internship before 10 April!

BRUSSELS - ESU invites students that are interested in working with children to apply for one of the four positions for internships linked to the activities of the SiS Catalyst FP7 funded project. The deadline for applying is midnight CET 10 April 2013. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 

Budget cuts to education in contrast with EU2020 goals 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) raises strong concerns about the consequences the imposed cuts in national budgets for education would have for Europe in the long run. ESU believes that those cuts divert the EU away from its agreed strategy for inclusive growth (EU2020). Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU welcomes the European Commission's push for student mobility 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) fully supports the new attempt of the European Commission to introduce clear and more consistent rules for non-EU nationals, who come to the EU for studies or scientific research. Go to full article Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook 

Four policy papers up for ESU´s Board Meeting 

BUDAPEST - The 64th Board Meeting of the European Students' Union (ESU) will be taking place next month, from 26 to 28 April, in Budapest, Hungary. A revision of ESU's policy will be at the top of the agenda, but the process was kicked off last autumn when participants discussed and approved a policy paper on the social dimension of higher education. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Waiting for EU action on student contracts 

BUDAPEST - Hungarian students have not yet received any concrete support from the European Commission regarding their government's plans to install contracts obliging students to stay in the country following their graduation. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Proper funds for higher education needed in Belgium

BRUSSELS - Financial support per student in Belgium has been steadily decreasing in the past years, adequate infrastructure is lacking, studies are inflexible and more investments are needed in the education system in order to aid success. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Hands off our financial aid, students tell parliament 

HELSINKI - The Parliament of Finland received a clear message on Wednesday 20 March when thousands of students stormed to it holding banners and shouting slogans telling law makers to defend the country's student support system for higher education. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

In the midst of hot springs and smelly sharks

REYKJAVIK - Nordic and Baltic students gathered in Iceland from 21 to 24 March to talk about employability of students and recent graduates and different ways to courage entrepreneurship and innovation. One of the projects run by the European Students' Union (ESU), called Student Advancement of Graduates' Employability (SAGE), was presented at the conference. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU participates in the ECTS revision process

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union took part in the first meeting of the ad hoc working group on modifying the ECTS Guide, following up on recommendations from the meeting of the 47 Education Ministers involved in the Bologna Process in Bucharest in 2012.  Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Europe must do more on the social dimension of higher education 

DUBLIN - More than one hundred students and students' representatives from across Europe participated in the 25th European Students' Convention where they challenged each other in discussions about the social dimension and equality of higher education in times of immense economic pressures. This debate took place in Dublin from 7 to 11 March. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Blooming creativity at the European Students' Convention

DUBLIN - A new concept for online interaction was introduced to the participants of the European Students' Convention in Dublin from 7 to 11 March. Defined as rapporteur 2.0, it encouraged people to participate in lively debates on Twitter on the topics highlighted each day during the conference. People were also asked to share their experiences off-venue in a creative way. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
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This Month
A phantom of the Eramus budget crisis is back
Apply for an internship before 10 April!
Budget cuts to education in contrast with EU2020 goals
ESU welcomes the European Commission's push for student mobility
Four policy papers up for ESU´s Board Meeting
Waiting for EU action on student contracts
Proper funds for higher education needed in Belgium
Hands off our financial aid
In the midst of hot springs and smelly sharks
ESU participates in the ECTS revision process
Europe must do more on the social dimension
Blooming creativity at the European Students Convention

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