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The ESNcard is the membership card of the Erasmus Student Network. It is a proof of membership in an ESN section and so indirectly of the ESN Network. To learn more visit our website http://esncard.org/
The ESNcard is also used as a discount card in many cities and countries around Europe. Please visit the partner page of the website of your ESN local section or your ESN country to find more information.
The ESNcard is valid for 12 months and only valid with a photo and correct personal data. The card is strictly personal and cannot be used by somebody else than the card holder.
You can get the ESNcard, if you belong to one of the following groups :
The ESNcard can be obtained exclusively from your ESN local section. Please contact your local section to get the ESNcard.
Sections are kindly asked to contact their National Representative to get more information about how to order ESN Cards.
It consists of several fields; all must be filled in in the process of issuing the card:
In their process of development and growth most ESN Sections started to issue and sell membership cards to exchange students. Those cards were used to identify ESN students and give them discounts and access to parties, trips and other activities.
The ESNCard project was created in 2004 to give the network the opportunity to recognize its members via a unique tool and develop a discount card giving international students discounts with various local and national partners.
In 2004/2005, the first year the ESN Card was distributed, only 6.650 cards were sold in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. The card, however, was gaining popularity quickly. In 2005/2006, 35.000 cards were distributed in 15 countries and in 2006/2007 ESN issued 40.000 cards in 20 countries. During the same period, the International Board, National Boards and Local Boards were developing their partnerships to offer more and more discounts.
Today, the ESN Card covers 25 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany , Greece, Hungary, Ireland,, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom.
In 2010, 85.000 cards were distributed and with new countries participating we project to reach more than 100.000 cards in 2011.