Fields of Activities
|Calendar of Activities|
|Higher Education ForA|
|European Higher Education Area|
The Bologna Process
Council of Europe Contribution
Bilateral and regional activities
|Recognition of Qualifications|
of Europe/UNESCO Convention
The ENIC/NARIC Network
|Results of prior activities|
Sites of Citizenship
Legislative Reform Programmes
|Resources / Documents|
|Higher Education Series|
ESU - The European Students’s Union - is the umbrella organisation of 48 national unions of students (NUS) from 36 countries. The NUSes are open to all students in the country regardless of their political conviction, religion, ethnic or cultural origin, sexual orientation and social standing. They are run and controlled by students, which hold democratic elections and are run on democratic lines, they are autonomous and independent in their decision-making and which are representative.
The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at a European level towards all relevant bodies and in particular the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. Through its members, the 48 National Unions of Students from 36 European countries, ESU represents 10 million of students in Europe.
For further information please consult the ESU web site.
We also provide relevant documents, policy statements and results of the work of ESU as they become available. These are sorted according to main topics connected with the European Higher Education Area.
Student Göteborg Declaration, adopted in 2001
Student survey on the implementation of the Bologna Declaration, published in 2003
Policy paper – Creating a European Higher Education Area for and with students
Qualifications framework and two-cycles system
Final report from the 7th European Student Convention on Qualifications Framework, 2004
European Credit Transfer System
Communiqué of the 5th European Student Convention “How to achieve genuine student mobility?”
Quality Assurance and Accreditation
The European Dimension of the Higher Education
Student Participation and Higher Education Governance
The social dimension of the Bologna Process
Trade in Higher Education and GATS
EUA and ESIB joint declaration: An Academic Community on the Move
Transnational education – TNE