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


April 2014
 
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 Issue 4       

    

Student representatives meet in Vienna to elect a new leadership  

VIENNA - Representatives of 47 national unions of students are now getting together in Vienna, Austria, for the 66th Board Meeting of the European Students' Union that was preceded by a presentation on the Challenges of Student Mobility in Cosmopolitan Europe project (CoSMiCE). This event will end in Vienna on 4 May, when ESU will have elected its new Executive Committee and Presidency members. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Challenges of student mobility in a cosmopolitan Europe 

BRATISLAVA - Representatives of national unions of students from all over Europe and other stakeholders in higher education gathered in Bratislava, Slovakia, from 28 April to 1 May for a seminar on the so-called CoSMiCE project. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU comments on a proposal for European Area of Skills and Qualifications(EASQ) 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) published yesterday its position on the European Commisssion's proposal for a European Area of Skills and Qualifications (EASQ), as part of a public consultation process. ESU welcomes this excellent idea that only risks failing if it encourages confusion. It should by no means create parallel structures to the ones that already exist in the European Higher Education Area, but rather serve as a tool box of existing measures. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Access to mobility must be a top priority 

STRASBOURG - Responding to the work on student mobility of Council of Europe's Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport on 10 April, the European Students' Union (ESU) stressed that funding and recognition of higher education studies continue to be the main obstacles in achieving further progress in that area. Mobility remains to be an option for the elite that can afford it, especially those individuals that come from families with a higher education background. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

A need for an independent mechanism for persecuted students 

AMSTERDAM - Participants at the triennial Global Congress of Scholars at Risk in Amsterdam on 9 to 10 April were introduced to concrete testimonies of students that have had to face persecution in their home environment. This event brought attention to the need to implement an independent mechanism to protect students at risk. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU supports sustainable migrant education policies

BARCELONA - The European Students' Union (ESU) underlined the need for an inclusive school governance during a thematic workshop and General Meeting of the SIRIUS network in Barcelona from 2 to 4 April 2014. All members of the academic community should have an active role to play in shaping the governance models of their schools or higher education institutions. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Inclusive history teaching must apply student-centred learning

VIENNA - It is important to support inclusive history teaching in order to create a European identity among younger generations of all nations. This was one of the conclusions of a conference in Vienna, Austria, organized by the Council of Europe from 9 to 10 April entitled "Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines". Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Send your postcard to a European candidate!  

BRUSSELS - Representatives of national unions of students, stakeholders in higher education and other participants in the 27th European Students' Convention were invited to write postcards to Members of the European Parliament or candidates for the European elections in May 2014. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

International Roma Day stresses the need for an inclusive higher education 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) supports actions against anti-gypsyism and stands in solidarity with Roma people all over the world. ESU took the opportunity on the International Roma Day to celebrate the history and culture of Roma people and to raise awareness about the situation they are facing. Roma people must have access to higher education and their rights respected. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Mr. Ivan Gasparovic, the President of Slovakia, invited participants of the CoSMiCE seminar in Bratislava to attend a reception at the presidential palace on April 30. Here he is with ESU's Chairpersons and Katarina Stolarikova, Chair of the national union of students in Slovakia SRVS.
 
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This Month
ESU Board Meeting in Vienna
CoSMiCE seminar in Bratislava
ESU Comments on EASQ proposal
Access to mobility must be a top priority
A need for an independent mechanism for persecuted students
ESU supports sustainable migrant education policies
Inclusive history teaching must apply student-centred learning
Send your postcard to a European candidate!
International Roma Day stresses the need for an inclusive higher education

ESU in the media 

European Voice: EU students are wary of engaging with employers

EU Observer: Students should vote for pro-Erasmus MEPs


Jerusalem Post: Social affairs - Bringing ideology to life in Lod

Observatorio de empleabilidad en universitarios europeos: Investigacion empleabilidad en universitarios europeos

La Cerca: El delegado de Estudiantes de la Universidad regional participa en la asamblea general de la CREUP

El Crisol de Ciudad Real: Los estudiantes solicitan una mesa de di√°logo para replantear el sistema de becas

VETO: Erasmus+ is en blijft een zorgenkindje

Ots.at: Board Meeting der European Students' Union von 1. bis 4. Mai in Wien

STA: 10 LET VS EU - Za mlade veliko dobrega, a zivljenje ni lazje (tema)

Diorismos: Meeting of the Monitoring Group of the Bologna Process

L'Huffington Post: L'Europa boccia gli stage a pagamento
 

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