17 November 2006 in Europe - International Students' Day:
Find out what the National Unions are plotting!
International Student Day. You react - What? When? Why? This is an important day for everyone. Some spend it celebrating, remembering the good old days of being a student; others celebrate the chance of having this status today. This day exists to unite many people, not just current students, around the idea of striving for change and progress, the idea of being active and caring for society, of feeling and expressing solidarity with other people, nations and parts of the world who face the coll
Last weekend 2 ESIB representatives attended the General Assembly of the EuropeanYouth Forum, which was held on the 9-12 November in Vilnius , Lithuania. Besides adoption of the Strategic Priorities for the European-wide youth organization until 2012 and adoption of a Plan of Work and budget for 2007-2008, the Assembly elected new leadership of the organisation for the term of the following two years.
The debate on the "external dimension" of the Bologna Process continues to be an interesting one. Indeed, it sometimes seems as if this topic includes everything from European identity to support services in higher education institutions. Recently, ESIB participated in the last of three seminars on this topic, hosted by the Nordic governments in Oslo, Norway.
Welcome to the new ESIB website!
An ever growing organisation like ESIB ? the representative body of 45 national unions of students in Europe - needs a flexible and dynamic website that can services its communication requirements.
Thus, we aim to have an up-to-date website that will bring you the latest news, policies and information on the European Student Movement and the European Higher Education arena.
From 23rd - 26th of September, ESIB held a Bologna-Lisbon training in Ljubljana hosted by the Student Union of Slovenia (SSU). With close to 80 participants and 14 trainers, the event was an important landmark in educating people as to the realities and issues surrounding both the Bologna Process and the Lisbon Strategy.
On September the 8th, the European Commission released a paper entitled ?Efficiency and Equity in European Education and Training systems? . In this communication the European Commission openly supports tuition fees, but backs up its? suggestions with flawed arguments and unsubstantiated claims.
The EQUNET project in which ESU has been involved has delivered its first report that gives a comparison of the state of equity in access to Higher Education in the EU27 + EEA countries, and of the evolution of the concept and the actual state of diversity in Europe?s Higher Education institutions today.
BRUSSELS - At the moment, there are several policy instruments in place that support improvements of the quality of higher education on an ongoing basis. However, according to the European Students Union, there is still a clear lack of true student involvement in this area. The recently started ESU project dubbed 'QUEST' intends to change this.
OSLO - Croatian student Du?ko Kostic, the winner of the Student Peace Prize 2011, will be honored with a ceremony on 18 February in Trondheim, Norway. According to the Chairperson of the European Students Union, Bert Vandenkendelaere: ?Kostic and his work highlight two important issues. The first is that education is crucial for groups who are trying to overcome discrimination and social exclusion. The second is the extraordinary role that students can play in changing their societies.?