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


September 2014
 
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 Issue 8      

    

Students placed at the heart of learning in Florence 

FLORENCE - Around 120 student representatives, policy-makers and experts in higher education gathered in Florence, Italy, on Sunday 28 September for the 28th European Students' Convention and the first annual conference of the Peer Assessment of Student-Centred Learning (PASCL) project. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Warm welcome to European Commissioners that will impact education 

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) looks forward to following the hearings that the European Parliament launched today with the newly introduced designates for the European Commission. Those hearings are a part of their approval process, based on nominations from Jean-Claude Juncker, who is the President of the European Commission designate. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Shake-up at the Directorates-General: What next?  

BRUSSELS - Education remains a priority in the European Commission's portfolios according to Jean-Claude Juncker's proposal for a new line-up, but may be restructured in relation to policies for skills, employment and education. ESU is concerned about the long-term impact that this may have on policies and coordination in higher education. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Alarming signs in discussions about the financing of higher education

BRUSSELS - The financing of higher education has become an increasingly important discussion topic in European policy-making processes. This subject has been addressed in several reports and will set the agenda of major events in the upcoming months. However, the European Students' Union (ESU) has growing concerns about the frame of those discussions. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Worrying trends observed in OECD report 

PARIS - Funds for education have not increased in OECD countries in relation to their growing number of students in the past years. Data from the OECD's report Education at a Glance shows a notable trend where higher education institutions turn to private funding sources. The European Students' Union (ESU) is concerned that this may affect the equality and access to higher education. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

SiS Catalyst at the finishing line  

BRUSSELS - A joint policy seminar held in Brussels on 25 September focused on the ET2020 agenda and its new approaches towards social inclusion and (higher) education in relation to the SiS Catalyst project and European policy-making. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

An Erasmus accessibility strategy wanted 

BRUSSELS - The Erasmus Impact Study brings evidence of the need to continue to improve funding schemes and implement strategies to widen access to mobility programmes in higher education. The European Commission presented the findings of this report on 22 September. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU welcomes ECJ ruling on third-country nationals 

LUXEMBOURG - The European Students' Union (ESU) strongly supports the recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) that facilitates the studies of third-country nationals within the European Union (EU). Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

National unions of students encouraged to participate in PL4SD  

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) strongly encourages its members to contribute to PL4SD project and invites all its colleagues to support the project by commenting on it. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Picture of the month: Representatives of national unions of students gathered outside the conference venue on a sunny day in Italy, during the 28th European Students' Convention and First Annual PASCL Conference.  Photo: Anthony F. Camilleri 
 
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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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