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the European Students' Union

May 2015 
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          Board Meeting 68 Edition   


Letter from the Chairperson  

It was our great pleasure to welcome you to the 68th Board Meeting of the European Students' Union and the Bologna seminar in Yerevan, Armenia. As the second large-scale event in the Caucasus region in a short period but also in ESU history, this event held many insights for ESU and new experiences for delegates. 
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Board Meeting 68 and Board Meeting Seminar 

From 7th to 12th of May more than 100 delegates from 47 national unions of students gathered in Yerevan, Armenia for the 68th Board Meeting and the Seminar on the Future of The Bologna Process. The event was organised by The Armenian National Students' Association (ANSA) and ESU. 
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A new leadership has been elected for the European Students' Union   

YEREVAN - Fernando Miguel Galán Palomares from Spain has been elected as the new Chairperson of the European Students' Union (ESU). Along with Fernando, two Vice-Chairpersons and seven Executive Committee members were also elected at the 68th Board Meeting of ESU taking place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 9 to 11 May. 
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Statement on the European Higher Education Area Ministerial Conference

ESU is committed to a European Higher Education Area that promotes and delivers high quality, accessible and student-centred education; social justice, participative equity, opportunities for mobility and serves as the foremost way to improve social mobility; and autonomous and democratically led higher education institutions, which create critical thinkers and active citizens in democratic societies. 
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Human Rights and Solidarity Strategy


Adopted at the European Students' Union Board Meeting 68 in Yerevan, the strategy outlines priorities within the broader area perpetuating human rights. With this strategy, ESU hopes to consolidate the current work that has been centred around the Students' Rights Charter of 2008. Much of this work has been realised through solidarity statements and partnerships with European institutions such as the Council of Europe and the European Union. Some priorities are directly action-orientated, while others are more closely related to ESU's way of conducting work.
This Month
Letter from the Chairperson
Board Meeting 68 and Board Meeting Seminar
New ESU leadership elected
Statement on the European Higher Education Area Ministerial Conference
Human Rights Strategy
Board Meeting 68 Resolutions
#BringBackourGirls - a Reminder

Stand up for the LGBTQ youth - Supporting IDAHOT2015

Statement on the Government Negotiations in Finland

ESU and its members pledge support for the Paris-agenda

Resolution against "turbo grants" for Norwegian students

Not-binding admission test in Flanders, Belgium

Support to the National Assembly of Students Councils of the Republic of Bulgaria, NASC

Commodification of part-time education

Marriage Equality in Ireland

ESU stands in solidarity with Romanian students

ESU advocates for a common concrete European Migration Policy

Supporting the construction of the Eurolatinoamerican Knowledge Area

European Students' Union calls for the abolishment of "Tvangsmerit" (forced credit transfer)

ESU supports the Swiss Grant Initiative

Statement on the Juncker Ten-Point Plan and its impact on EU Higher Education Policy

Upcoming Events

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