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


December 2014
 
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 Issue 10       

    

A note from the editors
Dear subscribers,
We wish you a happy new year 2015, and we thank you for your interest and support to our organisation in the past years. We hope that you had nice holidays and a good start of the new year. Unfortunately, the December issue of our monthly newsletter, the Student Voice, was delayed due to the holiday break. We apologise for this inconvenience. The first issue in 2015 will be published at the end of January. / ESU

Human rights a core priority in 2015 

BAKU - The European Students' Union (ESU) will enhance its work on human rights in 2015. This was confirmed in the new plan of work that European student representatives adopted at ESU's Board Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 1 to 5 December 2014. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

European students adopt a firm position on TTIP 

BAKU - Education should be excluded, should there be an agreement on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the future. Students in Europe urge the negotiating parties to use the example of cultural and audio visual services that have already been excluded from the discussions. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU warns against tuition fees in EU2020 and ET2020 strategies 

BAKU - The European Students' Union (ESU) urges the European Commission to stop promoting tuition fees as an option for financing higher education. Aims to widen access to higher education should rather be supported, such as national plans for access to education. Too much attention has been given to the economic role of higher education. More should be done to promote it as a public responsibility and a public good. Investments in education should not be considered as targets in austerity measures. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

A new candidate union from Moldova

BAKU - The European Students' Union (ESU) has decided to grant the Students' Alliance of Moldova a candidate status for membership. ESU will now examine whether the applicant fulfils the conditions and criteria needed to be become a member. Should that be the case, the application will need to be approved formally by ESU's member unions at one of its Board Meetings, held twice a year. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU rejects article misrepresenting our policies on the Lucens guidelines

BAKU - The European Students' Union (ESU) strongly rejects the news article issue by Azerbaijani Students' Organisation (ASYOU) in which a number of false claims were made. The article distorts the decisions and opinions adopted by the highest decision-making body of ESU. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Picture of the month: Opening ceremony of BM67 in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 1 to 5 December 2014. The Board Meeting was preceded by a seminar on human rights. 
 
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Human rights a core priority in 2015
European students adopt a firm position on TTIP
ESU warns against tuition fees in EU2020 and ET2020 strategies
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ESU rejects article misrepresenting our policies on the Lucens guidelines

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