european students’ union

Matteo Vespa

Matteo Vespa is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Students’ Union. Previously he has been involved in the Italian student movement, at the local, national and European level. From 2018 to 2020 he was International Officer for UDU – Unione degli Universitari, Italian main student union. Matteo holds a Madegree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Bologna. He studies the political and party systems of the European Union and of India, on which he wrote a book (Europa e India: partiti a confronto, Edizioni Epoké, 2019).

Within ESU, his main areas of work are:

  • Public responsibility and financing of Higher Education
  • Numerus clausus and barriers to enter Higher Education
  • Fundamental values of the European Higher Education Area
  • Internationalisation and Mobility of Higher Education
  • European Universities Initiatives
  • Brain drain
  • Global engagement and solidarity



Matteo Vespa

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