Martina Darmanin is currently serving as the President of the European Students’ Union (ESU). Martina joined ESU in 2019, as Human Rights and Solidarity Coordinator. She has an academic background in the field of Health Sciences and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Malta. Martina’s journey in the student movement started on the institutional level within the Malta Health Students Association (MHSA) and progressed onto the national and international levels of student representation through Malta’s Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU).
Within the European Students’ Union, her main focus is on the social dimension of higher education with an emphasis on policy development, advocacy, and project coordination on access to higher education, social mobility, and student participation in the governance of higher education.
On behalf of ESU, she currently also serves as the Vice President of the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) and Youth Representative on the Board of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE). She is further tasked to overview the organisational development and capacity building of ESU including its human resources.