ESU celebrates 30 years of student representation
BRUSSELS – ESU’s 30th Anniversary celebration and 24th European Students’ Convention wil take place in Limassol, Cyprus in October 2012. The event will be hosted by POFEN, the national student union of Cyprus and member of the European Students’ Union.
Is it WESIB, ESIB or ESU for you? Since its founding in 1982, the organisation raising concerns and making the hopes and wishes of European students heard has changed and developed in many ways. Membership has increased, policies have been created and promoted while decision-making methods have changed through the years.
Many generations of students from all over Europe have taken part in creating policies, developing the organisation and promoting a better environment for the present and future student generations.
Today, ESU works to bring together, resource, train and inform national student representatives on policy developments in higher education at the European level. The organisation represents millions of students.
But how did (W)ESIB/ESU position itself as the representative student voice in Europe? Why was the organization founded? How did ESU work its way into the Bologna Process?
Read more about the first 30 years of ESU from the upcoming publication that will be launched in October 2012 in Limassol, Cyprus. The publication portrays the development of W/ESIB/ESU and highlights the impact of the organization on policies, student unions and people.
In the publication, Sjur Bergan, Head of the Education Department at the Council of Europe describes us in the following way: “ESU is the voice of European students, and it is a voice that carries throughout the European Higher Education Area.
How would YOU describe ESU? Let us know on Twitter, using the hashtag #ESU30years
See also the page of the event on Facebook.