Esn generalpresentation sept2009

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Esn generalpresentation sept2009

  1. 1. ESN Erasmus Student Network
  2. 2. What is ESN? We are approximately 12.000 members in about 300 local sections ESN is present in 32 countries of Europe ESN members work on a volunteer base Aims: • offering services to exchange students • developing and supporting student exchange home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org 3
  3. 3. Who are we for? Homecoming students reintegration with home country after returning from exchange period International students integration in the local community, cultural and social events, trips, parties, buddy/mentor system, language projects Future international students motivation to international experience, insight to different cultures, etc. home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org5
  4. 4. How ESN works? ESN is operating at three structural levels: • Local Structures (example: section ESN Maribor) • National Structure (example: all sections from ESN Slovenia) • International Structure (example: Annual General Meeting – all the sections together, International Board and Council of National Representatives) home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org6
  5. 5. International level Annual General Meeting Council of National Representatives (CNR) International Board (IB) Board supporters: • ESN Secretary • EVS Volunteer • Committees • Liaison Offices to European Youth Forum and Council of Europe • ESNSurvey team home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org7
  6. 6. Examples of ESN Projects Give20 ESNSurvey PRIME (Problem of Recognition In Making Erasmus) ExchangeAbility home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org8
  7. 7. Give20 Fundraising campaign on behalf of UNICEF ESN local sections and members, together with the international students, raising funds through: • Regular and special activities • National and international events Money will be donated through UNICEF to Bhutan to: • Improve the situation of local children • Facilitate their access to education • Build schools and provide school equipment For more information, visit www.give20.eu home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org9
  8. 8. ESNSurvey Annual survey exploring current issues connected to academic and non-academic mobility Examples of topics: • 2007: Generation Mobility • 2008: Exchanging Cultures • 2009: Information for Exchange Average number of the responses per year: 8.000 Why to join: • Get feedback from your students about your work and their view on the exchange period • Present the results to your university to show your work • Get a free booklet with final results home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org10
  9. 9. PRIME An in-depth qualitative research among about 100 European universities to: • Describe the current situation in the field of recognition and identify the obstacles • Point out the true causes of the problems in the recognition of studies of exchange students • Collect best examples and worst practices • Provide recommendations and suggestions for improvements For more information, contact: • Prime-coordinator@esn.org or prime- secretariat@esn.org home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org11
  10. 10. ExchangeAbility ESN project in collaboration with the European Disability Forum (EDF) Aim of the project is to increase the mobility of disabled students Involve a local disabled student in the activities of your section with the support from ESN International, European Disability Forum and your home university home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org12
  11. 11. Contacts International Board board@esn.org Council of National Representatives cnr@esn.org National Representative [name_of_country]@esn.org Section [e-mail of your local section] home page: http://esn.org e-mail: board@esn.org13
  12. 12. THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION

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