THE STUDENT VOICE
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the European Students' Union


February 2014
 
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Registrations open for the 27th European Students' Convention and SAGE Final Conference

BRUSSELS - Participants of the 27th European Students' Union (ESC27) will have an unique opportunity to get to know the latest policy developments for higher education in Europe from 19 to 21 March 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. This event will be held under the high patronage of the European Parliament. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU welcomes a European Parliament's decision affecting non-EU students 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) welcomes the European Parliament's agreement on making an amendment to a proposal for a directive on the conditions of entry and residency of third-country nationals for the purpose of research, studies, pupil exchange, remunerated and unremunerated training, voluntary service and au pairing. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

European candidates make their pledges to the students' manifesto 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) has already received pledges from fifteen candidates in the European elections that want to work for the values portrayed in the students' manifesto known as Vote For Education.  Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU prepares a study on commodification

ZAGREB - The European Students' Union (ESU) has launched a study on the perception of representatives of student unions, higher educational institutions and governments on the commodification of higher education. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

An open call for contributions for the 9th European Quality Assurance Forum

BARCELONA - The 9th edition of the European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) will take place at the University of Barcelona, Spain, from 13 to 15 November 2014. The organisers have now opened a call for contributions from quality assurance practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students, academic staff, institutional leaders and researchers in the field. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

39 new members of ESU's Student Experts Pool on Quality Assurance

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) welcomes the 39 individuals that were newly selected as members of the ESU Student Experts' Pool on Quality Assurance (ESU QA Pool). Now there are 66 students from 26 different countries registered as members of the pool, balanced by gender, study fields and regions in Europe. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU condemns killings and torture in Venezuela

CARACAS - The European Students' Union (ESU) condemns the actions that led to the death of at least three students that participated in a peaceful march against the government of Venezuela on 12 February. Sixty students were also reportedly injured and ninety imprisoned, mainly in the cities of Caracas, Valencia and Puerto Ordaz. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Swiss immigration cap should exclude students

BERN - The European Students' Union (ESU) fears that a recent referendum in Switzerland may have serious consequences for the education system. ESU fully supports the claims that have been made by the national union of students in Switzerland (VSS-UNES-USU). Together, these two organisations demand for education and research to be protected from the possible results of this policy and for Switzerland to continue its collaboration in developing a European Higher Education Area. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU is concerned about restrictions to student representation in Bulgaria 

SOFIA - On 27 February 2014, the European Students' Union (ESU) sent its letter of support to the National Assembly of Students' Councils in Bulgaria (NASC). The letter demonstrates ESU's concerns with recent developments in Bulgaria in relation to restrictions being placed on student representation and student involvement. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU called for an end to violence in Ukraine 

KYIV - Rok Primozic, Chairperson of the European Students' Union, sent a letter on 19 February 2014 to the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych,
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak and Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union Kostiantyn Yelisieiev. The letter called for an end to violent acts and for the Ukrainian authorities to listen to the demands of Ukrainian citizens. Later in February, the Ukrainian government stepped down because of high public pressure.
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This Month
European candidates make their pledges to the students' manifesto
ESU prepares a study on commodification
An open call for contributions for the 9th European Quality Assurance Forum
39 new members of ESU's Student Experts Pool on Quality Assurance
ESU condemns killings and torture in Venezuela
Swiss immigration cap should exclude students
ESU is concerned about restrictions to student representation in Bulgaria
ESU called for an end to violence in Ukraine

ESU in the media 

European Voice: Europe's moving targets

University World News: Involving students in quality assurance

University World News: Europe shelves HE and research negotiations with Swiss

RT: Swiss freeze - EU retaliates as Bern rolls out immigration quotas

The Pie News: Swiss immigration cap could be "devastating" for students

The Local: Student groups fight threatened mobility curbs

The Boar: Swiss students out of Erasmus programme from 2015

Emigrate.co.uk: Brussels begins retaliation against Swiss referendum results

Cursor: "Zwitser nee funest voor hoger onderwijs"

Veto: Einde van Zwitsere uitwisselingen door immigratiereferendum?

ArmenPress: Armen Ashotyan and Taron Margaryan sign a memorandum of understanding

Sirius Network: ESU campaign - Candidates for the European Parliament vote for education

Observator de Constanta: Studentii le cer candidatilor europarlamentare sa sustina educatia in Parlamentul European!

  
  

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