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A new candidate union from Moldova

BAKU – The European Students’ Union (ESU) has decided to grant the Students’ Alliance of Moldova a candidate status for membership. ESU will now examine whether the applicant fulfils the conditions and criteria needed to become a member. Should that be the case, the application will need to be approved formally by ESU’s member unions at one of its Board Meetings, held twice a year.

The decision to grant the Students’ Alliance of Moldova a candidate status was taken at ESU’s Board Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, held from 1 to 5 December 2014. Representatives of the 47 member organisations that are members of ESU were invited to participate in this meeting. The Board Meetings function as the highest governing body of ESU, where student representative are invited to discuss policies, finances and agree on a plan of work.

First candidate union from Moldova

ESU is glad to have now for the first time a candidate union from Moldova. ESU will make sure that the candidate will be examined thoroughly and report to its member unions on the progress of the application process. ESU has in the past been involved in discussions on higher education in Moldova, for example through the project Development of Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Moldova (QUAEM).

ESU is a powerful organisation

We note that the European Students’ Union is one of the most powerful European umbrella organisations, representing the interests of students. The mission of this international structure is to represent and strengthen student democracy and people’s rights to get quality education in Europe,” says a statement of the Students’ Alliance of Moldova.

The organisation is officially called Alianta Studentilor din Moldova (ASM). Its current chairperson is Nicolai Loghin and international officer Igor Ciurea.

Visit the organisation’s official Facebook for more information about its activities.

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For more information, please contact:

Elisabeth Gehrke, ESU Chairperson: +32/479.591.499 // or Robert Hlynur Baldursson, ESU Communications Manager: +32/473.669.894 //

The European Students’ Union, headquartered in Brussels, is the umbrella organisation of 47 national unions of students from 39 European countries. ESU represents and promotes the educational, social, economical and cultural interests of students at the European level. Through its member unions, ESU represents over 11 million students in Europe. To find out more about ESU, follow us on Twitter @ESUtwt, check out or Facebook page or visit ESU celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012.


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