THE STUDENT VOICE
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the European Students' Union


March 2014
 
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 Issue 3      

    

Higher education concerns more than just employability 

BRUSSELS - Around 150 people, of which most were representing national unions of students in Europe, gathered in Brussels from 19-21 March to debate the multi-layered meaning of employability, student participation in decision-making and the role of the European Union with key policy-makers and other stakeholders in higher education. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Stronger cooperation needed with students' unions

SOFIA - Xavier Prats Monné, the Deputy Director-General for Education and Culture at the European Commission, and Isabelle Thomas, Member of the European Parliament, were among the many guests that attended the formal opening of the 27th European Students' Convention and final conference of the SAGE project. Mr. Monné spoke at the opening event about the importance of strengthening cooperation with students' unions in policy-making. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Symbolic action for Ukraine at the European Parliament

BRUSSELS - On 20 March, the European Students' Union organised a candlelight vigil to honour the victims of the Maidan in Ukraine. More than one hundred student representatives attended this event from all over Europe. They have gathered in Brussels for the 27th European Students' Convention. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

President Obama echoes ESU's vision in Brussels speech

BRUSSELS - Elisabeth Gehrke and Fernando Miguel Galán Palomares, Vice-Chairpersons of the European Students' Union (ESU), attended a gathering organised for Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, at the Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday 26 March. ESU was invited to this event at the courtesy of the European Youth Forum. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Students of Europe to world leaders: let Ukraine decide its own fate! 

BRUSSELS - On 1 March 2014, the European Students' Union sent a letter addressed to all world leaders about the situation in Ukraine in relation to news about a military intervention in the Crimea region. The letter urges world leaders to stop interfering with Ukraine's affairs and democratic development. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

European teachers and students raise concerns about US-EU trade partnership 

BRUSSELS - Organisations representing teachers and students from across Europe are expressing concern about the potential impact of a proposed EU-US free trade deal. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Higher education organisations present proposal for revised European Standards and Guidelines 

BRUSSELS - The E4 Group (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), European Students' Union (ESU), European University Association (EUA), European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)), in cooperation with Education International (EI), BUSINESSEUROPE and European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) have published on 18 March a joint proposal for a revised version of the "Standards and Guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area". Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU's wish list for Europe presented at the European Parliament 

ESU's wish list for Europe 2014
ESU's wish list for Europe 2014
BRUSSELS - Students wish to see sustainable, accessible and high quality higher education as one of the main priorities during the next legislative term of the European Union. This wish was delivered by the European Students' Union (ESU) directly to Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, at a debate event organised by the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, on 4 March.
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Turkish and Armenian student representatives at the European Parliament 

BRUSSELS - The Student Council of Turkey (SCT) and the Armenian National Students Association (ANSA) invited people to a dialogue at the European Parliament on 3 March. The aim of this meeting was to show an example of good cooperation between Turkey and Armenia, but these two movements have been working together on a student exchange programme. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Children as societal actors for the future 

GHENT - The participation of children in societal development and their contribution to a sustainable future was the overarching theme of a conference held in Ghent, Belgium, from 2 to 5 March as part of the SiS Catalyst project. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
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This Month
Higher education and employability
Stronger cooperation with students' unions
Symbolic action for Ukraine at the European Parliament
President Obama echoes ESU's vision for Ukraine in Brussels speech
ESU's letter to world leaders
Concerns about US-EU trade partnership
Proposal for revised European Standards and Guidelines
ESU's wish list for Europe
Turkish and Armenian student representatives at the European Parliament
Children as societal actors for the future

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