NO: 03/2012 | DATE: 15th February 2012


REMINDER

AGM Granada
The AGM will take place from th 22nd-26th of March.

Topic of the month

ESN STAR Awards

Do you think that your section is the best in one of these fields? Then apply on esn.org by filling in the application form until the 5th March 2012. The winner will be announced during the Gala Dinner of AGM Granada. The winner will get an award, a certificate and the honour of winning such a prestigous award! If you have any questions, please write to Caroline at awards@esn.org.

Get involved in ESN

January: The beginning of a new year!

January in some respects is seen as a quiet month, as the exchange students and sections take somewhat of a break from their 'fun' lives and spend time studying and preparing for those exams which are the test of all that was learned (or not) in the first semester. But it is just like any other month for the Board with many tasks, deadlines and preparations to be done, albeit with a bit less travel. To read more about International Board click here.

Open Call: International Board 2012/2013

Would you like to dedicate a year to working for ESN? Would you like to represent and take care of the network and are you up for a big challenge? ESN Launches the open call for the international Board 2012/2013 with the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Communication Manager and Web Projects Administrator to be elected at the AGM 2012 in Granada. Find the open call on esn.org.

Open Call: International Events 2012/2013

We are looking for Organisation Committees (OCs) for the International Events of 2012/2013 to be elected at the AGM 2012 in Granada, Spain. The following events are looking for motivated OCs:
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2013, Council of National Delegates (CND) 2012, Regional Platforms (RP) 2012, Cultural Medley (CM) 2012. Find the open call on esn.org!

Responsible Party

Consider the welfare of exchange students and offer them advice and support at parties to ensure that they have a safe and enjoyrable experience. Responsible Party is a campaign that promotes responsible party. The project does not take too much work, in addition, there potentially many benefits and outcomes for both your section and exchange students. Read more on esn.org!

YOUth for You

Registrations are open:
EMI Training Academy

The EMI Training Academy is a training course for students interested in EU affairs who want to broaden their knowledge of the EU and learn about the reality of working in Brussels, be it in the Institutions, lobbies or NGOs. It is a unique occasion to leave textbooks and classrooms and to meet professionals, visit the Institutions and discover Brussels. For more information and how to apply visit www.europeanmovement.eu.

Send us your stories and win a chance to report from Rio+20

European Youth Press (EYP) is calling on all young journalists interested in environmental reporting to get involved in our latest collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). We are seeking 50 young European journalists to create articles, broadcasts, podcasts, and photo journals on the subject of sustainability in light of the upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in June 20 – 22 2012. Read more on youthpress.org.

Opportunities: Workshops, Job, Internships

GET INSPIRED! A Seminar on Youth Entrepreneurial Learning

(Seminar: 19-24 April 2012 | Konstancin-Jeziorna nearby Warsaw, Poland) This is a seminar for representatives of non-formal & formal education and business, engaged in creating and carrying out entrepreneurial learning. The main aim of the seminar is to commence, strengthen and stimulate international and cross-sectoral cooperation in the field of entrepreneurial learning of young people. For more information or to apply: www.salto-youth.net.

Asia-Europe Short Films Contest

The Asia-Europe Foundation invites young film professionals, students and enthusiasts to take part in the Asia-Europe Short Film Contest. Short, up to 3 min films of any type - animation, documentary, fiction, mobile phone video – to reflect Asia and Europe's connections of the future, the diversity and the interesting challenges, interactions of two regions, cultural differences or individual relationships. Submit your short film before 9 April 2012. For more information click here.

EU snapshots of your life

Under the headline "EU snapshots of your life" the Danish EU Presidency has launched a photo competition primarily aimed at young people. The competition invites youth across Europe to express their views, dreams and thoughts through a picture and a comment.
4 iPads are awarded to the best photos and comments. Winners in four categories will be selected June. For more information click here.

Europe besides ESN

Key Data on Education in Europe

Education plays a fundamental role in society, and in each of our lives. A new report explains just how Europe is doing in terms of educating our young people - what's getting better, and what the challenges are. More people are staying in school for longer, and going to college. Teachers have more freedom in the classroom. But there is also a potential shortage of those teachers, and questions about the opportunities that are there once students graduate. Interested? Find out more here here.

  • CNR Rotterdam
    CNR Rotterdam took place from 10-12th of February. The meeting was focused on Statutes, Standing orders, Erasmus Experts, placements and much more. During the meeting we approved new chairs for the finance committee, Liaison officers and a section in Russia as candidate.
  • CoMeet Gdansk
    The CoMeet will take place from the 1-4 March in Gdansk.
  • AGM Granada
    The Annual General Meeting will take place from the 22nd to 26th of March in Granada, Spain.
  • National Platforms
  • ESN Finland - 17th to 19th February in Helsinki
  • ESN France - 17th to 19th February in Lyon
  • ESN Slovakia - 17th to 19th February in Bratislava
  • ESN Bulgaria - 18th February in Veliko Tarnovo
  • ESN the Netherlands - 24th to 25th February in Amsterdam
  • ESN Spain - 24th to 26th February in Valladolid
  • ESN Sweden - 24th to 26th February in Linköping
  • ESN Switzerland - 24th to 26th February in Geneva
  • ESN Estonia- 25th to 26th February in Tallinn

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