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Letter from the Chairperson

It was our great pleasure to welcome our members to the 68th Board Meeting of the European Students’ Union and the Bologna seminar in Yerevan, Armenia. As the second large-scale event in the Caucasus region in a short period but also in ESU history, this event held many insights for ESU and new experiences for our delegates.
The Board itself offered many interesting discussions, in-depth reporting on how the organisation is progressing, as well as a completely new Human Rights strategy and updated Code of Conduct. In addition several iumportant reoslutions and a statement on the following Ministerial conference was adopted. During the meeting, a new ESU leadership was elected. The new team will start their work on the 1st of July 2015.

We are happy to see that the Board Meeting ended with a clear and hopeful view towards the future for ESU. Even more so, students’ voices have been heard during the Ministerial Conference the following days and we are delighted to welcome the Yerevan Communique, an agreement which sets higher education priorities, including students’ rights, for the period up to 2018. More information on the outcomes of the Ministerial conference will be upcoming; in the meantime this newsletter contains a comprehensive update on the decisions and positions adopted during the board meeting in Yerevan.

Elisabeth Gehrke

European Students’ Union 2014-2015


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