Access to education is a foremost priority for the ESU, and is an objective that governments across the continent must focus on while making funding for universities sustainable, the group has said in its 2019 policy document.
Students who partake in the Erasmus+ program say it prepares graduates for work, while it boosts a sense of European belonging, two new studies have indicated. Meanwhile, Universities benefit from better placed to respond to the needs of the world of work.
The European Students’ Union (ESU), which represents 47 national unions of students from 39 European countries, has demanded that education and research are protected from Switzerland's impending immigration restrictions. A narrow margin of victory meant voters approved a cap in EU migration this month.
Over 100 student representatives from 39 countries in Europe are calling on HEIs to stop treating international students as a source of revenue and better support their place in society. A draft declaration is being presented to the ESU that urges policy makers to understand the opinions, reflecting national unions of students.