EGM in a nutshell 🌰 - The biggest meeting of the Erasmus Generation
Who are we?
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is one of the largest student associations in Europe. It was born on 16th October 1989, to support and develop student exchange. We are present at more than a thousand Higher Education Institutions across more than 40 countries.
ESN Romania, with more than 600 young volunteers, advocates daily for the internationalisation of the Higher Education structures in our country, supports and develops cultural exchanges, and offers guidance to around 7 000 mobility programmes' participants, incoming and outgoing.
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Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris"), Bucharest, Romania's largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis.
Theme of the edition
The central theme of the EGM 2023 will be the International skills for more engaged societies. The 2023 edition will have two main pillars, skills gained through international opportunities, and civic engagement of young people. Both topics are extremely timely due to the ongoing European Year of Skills and the elections to the European Parliament which will take place in 2024. Beyond these two key occasions, skills development and civic engagement are at the core of international experiences for young people worldwide. In that regard, EGM seeks to be the space in which the main protagonists of these experiences, the students, gather to learn from each other, work together and exchange directly with those working to make internationalisation and youth engagement possible on how we can improve mobility opportunities for all young people by fostering engagement and improving skills acquisition.
The event rests on three priorities
This edition, a number of sessions will be live streamed on our main social media channels, including the Opening Ceremony, ESN Awards, the common sessions on Friday and Saturday morning and the following discussions:
Your voice matters: youth dialogue with Romanian Members of the European Parliament
Erasmus+ traineeships: how can we improve the international experience of trainees and the support they get?
The future of mobility and internationalisation: how can we work together to make it better?
European Universities Initiative and the role of students
Empowering the youth: success stories from youth advocacy campaigns
#OnceErasmus: synergies between ESN and Universities
EPSO: Careers in the European Union: Matching Aspiring Talent With EU Careers
Inclusion & Diversity - How can we better support students with fewer opportunities?