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Open Call for National Expert

The European Students’ Union (ESU) and the Bologna with Stakeholders Eyes For a Stronger Future of the Bologna Process project (BSWE FORward) are looking for a National Expert. 

About us

The European Students’ Union (ESU) represents 20 million students through its 45 national unions in 40 European countries. Since 1982, we represent and promote students’ educational, social, economic and cultural interests at a European level towards all relevant bodies (European Union, BFUG, Council of Europe, and UNESCO) in the higher education sector. 

BWSE FOR2030’s overall goal is to bring stakeholders from all relevant levels (institutional, national and European) together to analyse how the European Higher Education Area can become more inclusive, innovative and interconnected, through peer exchange and fostering dialogue and identification of best practices. It also includes the update of the latest version of Bologna with Student’s Eyes publication (2020), analysing the new scenario, trends for education and training and how these should be implemented from the students’ perspective, in cooperation with stakeholders. The project aims to involve external researchers, including technicians and research experts, to analyze the information collected in assembling BWSE FOR2030.

The Position

We are looking for an Expert in order to perform the following tasks:

  • Identify data gaps, inconsistencies and contradictions in the data sets collected from the National Unions of Students (NUSes)
  • Cross-check the data collected from NUSes to other publicly available datasets on higher education in Europe
  • Support through recommendations the data interpretation and policy valorisation of the results of the survey, based on existing policy in Bologna Process
  • Identify causalities and links between various data gathered through the surveys

What are we looking for?

  • Expert in higher education policy, with specific focus on topics covered by the Bologna Process
  • Experience in research and data analysis 

Points of reference what regards the data to be visualised: 

Terms and Conditions

  • Budget: 2,000 – 2,500 EUR
  • Timeline: Your work on the publication will start at the beginning of September 2023 (Remotely). The final deliverables  need to be ready at the beginning of November
  • An independent collaboration agreement will be signed between the national expert  and ESU.

Submit your proposal

If you are interested in this collaboration, share with us a CV  at — including in the subject line the name of the call and your name and SURNAME by the 21 August 2023 at 12:00 (CEST).


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