ERIC Number: ED538801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: N/A
ESU Activity Report 2011
Pall, Allan, Ed.; Ufert, Karina, Ed.; Slegers, Marianne, Ed.
European Students' Union (NJ1)
European Students' Union (ESU) has been representing students since 1982. In these, almost 30 years, ESU has been going from strength to strength as a European organisation. Each year has been crucial. This report brings to the fore its notable achievements and work done in 2011. The carousel of higher education reform on the national level was at full speed in 2011. Almost all of ESU's member unions were campaigning throughout the year on national issues. Yet at the same time, members' contribution to the European student movement has grown. ESU has been tirelessly advocating for education as a solution to societal and economic challenges. And ESU did see a tipping point when major international organisations adapted to its policy line. Students all over Europe should take credit and campaign further to advocate, but also campaign to stop the bill being pushed over to future generations and youth. In the EU budget proposal for 2014-20, higher education and research are the areas with significant increases in budget while almost everything else has been frozen. Even though the higher education budget of some 19 billion Euro is peanuts in the total budget, this should be seen as an important political message that national governments should support and follow. Indeed, ESU has made funding of higher education its priority and it will keep it highest on the agenda until it sees some results.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Budgets, Annual Reports, Student Unions, Organizational Objectives, Organizational Theories, Student Organizations, Activism, Advocacy, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: European Students' Union (ESU) (Belgium)
Identifiers - Location: European Union