THE STUDENT VOICE
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the European Students' Union


August 2014
 
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 Issue 7     

    

Bologna Process, UN agenda and EU policies top priorities

BRUSSELS - Several important policy processes will be in the line of work at the European Students' Union (ESU) in the upcoming months. The most obvious task, will be to prepare for the ministerial conference of the European Higher Education Area in Armenia in the spring. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Back to school in Brussels 

BRUSSELS - As most students in Europe are about to start a new academic year, the European Students' Union (ESU) is planning to kick-start its own schedule with a networking event on 2 September 2014. Around 60 participants have registered for the event, including members of the European Parliament and representatives of the European Commission and member states of the European Union. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

First stages of the PASCL project discussed in Florence

FLORENCE - Student-centred learning will be a cross-cutting theme at the European Students' Convention held in Florence, Italy, from 28 to 30 September 2014, held in conjunction with the first annual conference of ESU's project called Peer Assessment of Student-Centred Learning (PASCL). This project is co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU contributes to a global recognition of studies 

PARIS - A global convention for the recognition of studies, diplomas and degrees in higher education is currently in the making following a decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The European Students' Union (ESU) is observing this work with great interest. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU mobilizes efforts on the social dimension 

LIVERPOOL - A training was organised in Liverpool, England, from 10 to 13 June 2014 in the framework of the SiS Catalyst project. The main aim of this project was to train new students' experts in the area of social dimension. Ten student representatives from Sweden, Romania, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Portugal, Germany and Ireland participated in the meeting. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

New technologies in international education 

BELFAST - Mixed learning and teaching methods, student-centred learning and inclusive education are important methods in order to overcome many challenges that the education system faces, such as in incorporating new technologies. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

European students call for Gaza partners to respect the right to education

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union is deeply concerned by the current escalation in Israel and Gaza which affects students and higher education institutions on both sides both directly and indirectly. Students should be ensured free, unhindered and safe access to education in order to promote a lasting peace solution. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU attends summer camps and trainings 

BRUSSELS - Representatives of the European Students' Union attended a couple of summer camps held by national unions of students in Italy and Finland. These events were excellent platforms for student representatives to meet, spend some time together and get to know each other. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Picture of the month: ESU representatives attended a training session as part of the SiS Catalyst project in Liverpool this summer. 
 
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This Month
Bologna Process, UN agenda and EU policies top priorities
Back to school in Brussels
First stages of the PASCL project discussed in Florence
ESU contributes to a global recognition of studies
ESU mobilizes efforts on the social dimension
New technologies in international education
European students call for Gaza partners to respect the right to education

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