European Youth Forum (YFJ)

With a goal to represent a common interest of young people, the European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the platform of 99 youth organisations in Europe, both National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations.. ESN is a full member and has a Liaison Office to the European Youth Forum. The strong efforts in advocacy in the field of youth and offer many opportunities for ESNers to actively get involved in youth issues. ESN is part of the Working Group on Mobility and strongly involved in the Structured Dialogue.

Lifelong Learning Platform

Lifelong Learning Platform brings together 33 European networks covering all sectors of education and training including networks for higher education, vocational education and training, adult education, popular education and many more. ESN is a member of this umbrella organisation since March 2011. Lifelong Learning Platform is a key organisation for ESN since it provides much information on the work of the European Commission and reacts as a key stakeholder to its proposals.


European Movement International

The European Movement is the largest pan-European network of pro-European organisations. It is present in 39 countries and encompasses 36 International Associations, bringing together European civil society, business, trade unions, NGOs, political parties, local authorities and academia.


Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance

The Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance (ESAA) brings together all European Union funded exchange students and alumni and offers a dynamic platform for networking, professional development and intercultural learning while promoting European Higher Education and worldwide cooperation.


International Association of Universities

The International Association of Universities (IAU) was founded in 1950 at the initiative of UNESCO and higher education leaders and is the leading global association of higher education institutions and organisations from around the world, bringing together members from more than 130 countries. IAU acts as the global voice of higher education to UNESCO and other international higher education organisations, and provides a global forum for leaders of institutions and associations. ESN is the first student organisation to become IAU Affiliate.


European Citizen Action Service

The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is an international, Brussels-based non-profit organisation with a pan-European membership. ESN is member of ECAS since 2018 and our collaboration is centred around citizen's participation and digital democracy. 



The Europe+ initiative gives a transparent and inclusive space for debate created by, and for civil society, to design a constructive regeneration of the European project. Consisting of 40+ European civil society organisations, working together for positive democratic change in the EU through the active and better involvement of citizens in representative and participative democracy, institutional reforms and policy changes. ESN is part of the Steering Committee of this initiative.


Inclusive Mobility Alliance

The Inclusive Mobility Alliance gathers 21 organisations with high expertise in Higher Education mobility, Youth mobility and Disability. The goals of the Inclusive Mobility Alliance are: to gather partners from different fields with a common interest around the topic of Inclusive Mobility, to gather existing material, resources and research papers about the inclusion of students and young people with disabilities in Erasmus+ and share them widely with all the organisations that would benefit from it, to monitor and publish recommendations on how to make the Erasmus+ programme more inclusive.


Generation Climate Europe

Generation Climate Europe (GCE) is the first environmental coalition of the main youth-led organisations and networks active at the European level. We work to ensure that the EU always recognises and promotes the interests of young people in Europe. We are facing a climate emergency and strong action is required. Our diversity is our strength and we have decided to unite to better represent youth in environmental and climate change issues at the European levels. Our coalition will target all relevant bodies of the EU.


Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is a unique multi-layered regional civil society platform aimed at promoting European integration, facilitating reforms and democratic transformations in the six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Serving as the civil society and people-to-people dimension of the Eastern Partnership, the EaP CSF strives to strengthen civil society in the region, boost pluralism in public discourse and policy-making by promoting participatory democracy and fundamental freedoms. EaP CSF is a non-profit, non-government, non-partisan civil society organization.


Informal Forum for International Student Organizations

The Informal Forum for International Student Organizations (IFISO) is a non-political and no-profit forum for various student-run organisations. Currently, it consists of 27 student organisations, covering more than two million students all together in different fields of study.