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Strengthening inclusion and transparency in higher education

Between 17-21 of October 2016, ESU, together with the Council of Europe organised the Study Session “Students’ leaders for human rights, peace and democracy: focus area Eastern Partnership countries”.

The event was held at the European Youth Centre Budapest and it aimed to provide participants with tools and ideas that would have a positive effect on their societies, including the world of higher education, all in the framework of Human Rights.

Meaningful and equal involvement in decision making should be secured through high-level student participation in the process of governance. Therefore, participants from the national unions of students and human rights activists built a broader picture and critically discussed student participation in  education and society, as well as inclusion in higher education and peace-building processes.

The study session concluded that “[Equitable and unbiased participation] is definitely a two way process – training multipliers that will go back to local/national organizations and carry on with the experience and expertise”, as ESU’s Vice-President Liva Vikmane affirmed.

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