THE STUDENT VOICE
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the European Students' Union


June and July 2014
 
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 Issue 6    

    

New student representatives start their mandate 

BRUSSELS - Elisabeth Gehrke started her mandate as the Chairperson of the European Students' Union (ESU) on 1 July 2014, succeeding the Slovenian Rok Primozic who had served this position for a year. Gehrke was elected as Chairperson at ESU's Board Meeting in Vienna in May. She was earlier a Vice-Chairperson of ESU and a Member of the Executive Committee. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

A letter from the Chairperson

BRUSSELS - Elisabeth Gehrke, Chairperson of the European Students' Union (ESU), explains her priorities and upcoming work at the start of her mandate in a letter to all readers of the Student Voice. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU moves and changes its contact details

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) has moved its head office to Rue de l'Industrie 10 in Brussels, Belgium. This move enhances ESU's cooperation with organisations in the youth and education sector that have also relocated to this newly renovated office building, as part of the so-called Mundo-J project. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU calls for more gender balance in the European Commission 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) supports the #tenormore campaign that was launched by European Commissioner Neelie Kroes, calling for more gender balance in the European Commission. ESU is concerned about the recent appointments of European Commissioners that have been predominantly male. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU welcomes a new committee for education and culture 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) looks forward to working with new members of the Committee on Education and Culture of the European Parliament following the European elections that took place in May. It also welcomes Silvia Costa, from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) party, as the new Chairperson of the committee. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Rebooting the Bologna process

HOLY SEE - Following a meeting of the Bologna Follow-Up Group in Athens, Greece, in April, further discussions were organised on the future of the Bologna process in July. This meeting was hosted by the Holy See in the Vatican. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU against budget cuts and rising tuition fees in Flanders 

BRUSSELS - Proposed changes to tuition fees and budget cuts in higher education in Flanders will place a heavy financial burden on students' shoulders and make it more difficult for them to access and complete higher education. The European Students' Union (ESU) supports the Flemish Union of Students (VVS) in its struggle against a new coalition policy in Flanders, which would implement unacceptable changes in higher education. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Beginning of the last round of internships within the SiS Catalyst project 

BRUSSELS - SiS Catalyst is a four-year long European Commission project funding the Mobilising Mutual Learning Action Plan. It is an initiative to foster and support ethical, effective and sustainable engagement among children from the age of seven to fourteen and the social, cultural, political, scientific and educational institutions, which make the decisions that will shape their futures. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Picture of the month: Fernando Miguel Galán Palomares, ESU's Vice-Chairperson, and Elisabeth Gehrke, ESU's Chairperson, attended a summer camp organised by the national union of students in Italy (UdU) in July. UdU will also be co-organising the 28th European Students' Convention that will be held in Florence at the end of September. 
 
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This Month
New student representatives
A letter from the Chair
ESU moves and changes contact details
ESU calls for more gender balance in European Commission
ESU welcomes a new CULT Committee
Rebooting the Bologna process
ESU against budget cuts and rising tuition fees in Flanders
Beginning of the last round of internships within the SiS Catalyst project

ESU in the media 

University World News: Knowledge economy requires lifelong learning

University World News: Higher education is about more than jobs

University Post: European Students Union - We got candidates to take students seriously


Bay Area Indymedia: Mainstream economics - Monocultures at the university

Diaro de Navarra: Los estudiantes universitarios estan en contra del sistema de prestamos

Diario de Leon: Los universitarios, en contra del sistema de prestamos que propuso Gomendio

 
Informationdienst Wissenschaft: "Impala - Impact Analysis of External Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions"

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