Higher Education and Research


ESU – The European Students’ Union

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.

General documents

 

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

 

Policy paper on degree structure

 

Policy paper on qualification structures

   

Recognition issues

 

Policy paper on recognition

 

Policy paper on the Diploma Supplement

   

European Credit Transfer System

 

Policy Paper on ECTS

 

Student survey on ECTS

   

Academic mobility

 

Policy paper on Mobility

 

Communiqué of the 5th European Student Convention “How to achieve genuine student mobility?”

   

Quality Assurance and Accreditation

 

Policy paper on Quality Assurance and Accreditation

 

Student Quality Assurance handbook

   

The European Dimension of the Higher Education

 

Policy paper on joint degrees

   

Student Participation and Higher Education Governance

 

Policy paper on student participation

   

The social dimension of the Bologna Process

 

Student Equality handbook

   

Trade in Higher Education and GATS

 

EUA and ESIB joint declaration: An Academic Community on the Move

   

Transnational education – TNE

 

Student TNE handbook