31 décembre 2017

Palestinian and European Students’ Representatives met in Ramallah

ESU OnlineFollowing the 73rd Board Meeting of the European Students’ Union (ESU); The National Union of Students in Denmark (DSF) and representatives from 7 other NUSes went to Ramallah to participate in a workshop with the National Union of Students in Palestine (PSCF).  The workshop consisted of a series of presentations and sessions, where the participants discussed organizational and political strengths and challenges in their respective organisations, as well as ideas and thoughts to ‘strengthen student collaboration across cultures’. More...

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General Meeting of the Belarusian Students’ Association (BSA)

ESU OnlineOn 9 December 2017, the  Belarusian Students’ Association (BSA) held its General Assembly in Minsk. Representatives of the previous BSA’s Council reported about organisation activities during this year. During the meeting, members of the organisation voted on changes in the BSA’s Statutes. More...

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EUA launches the Public Funding Observatory 2017

ESU OnlineThe European University Association (EUA) has released the Public Funding Observatory 2017 report, bringing up new data on public funding for universities. The information presents the funding trends and situation of 34 different higher education systems.

A slow and delicate recovery

According to the report, Universities are far from recovering from pre-crisis levels of funding. The report indicates that ‘only 14 systems had higher funding in 2016 than in 2008’. More...

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The GEM Youth Report: The Right to Education

ESU OnlineOn Friday 8 December 2017, UNESCO launched the youth version of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on Accountability in Education. The President of the European Students’ Union (ESU), Helge Schwitters, had the pleasure to actively participate in this report as Youth Ambassador.
Launched just two days before the Human Rights Day, the GEM Report focuses on accountability across all the stakeholders involved in Education – governments, schools, teachers, parents, the international community, and the private sector
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Bologna with Student Eyes questionnaire 2018 is open!

ESU OnlineThe objective of the questionnaire is to produce the Bologna with Student eyes  publication for the European Higher Education Area Ministerial conference taking place in Paris May 2018. The publication will to bring a student perspective to the implementation of Bologna reforms and follow up on national developments since the 2015 edition. More...

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Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) rejects the implementation of nation-wide tuition fees

ESU OnlineThe introduction of tuition fees was part of the coalition contract by both parties, which will govern for the upcoming five years in Austria. The Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) strictly opposes these plans, which would be highly irresponsible regarding student’s rights and in socio-economic terms. More...

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GAML: Monitoring data for SDG 4.6.1

The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) is an initiative to support national strategies for measuring learning. Led by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), it provides stakeholders, researchers, UN agencies and NGOs with a platform for discussion to facilitate data collection on a global scale.
As part of the GAML, a thematic task force was established to address Target 4.6 of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which calls on UN Member States to ‘ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy’ by 2030. More...

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Special issue of IRE features case studies of non-formal and community learning for sustainable development

This special issue on non-formal and community learning for sustainable development presents and analyses a wide range of non-formal Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) practices from different parts of the world (Western Europe, East Asia, Latin America, and Southern Africa). It should be noted that the distinction between formal and non-formal learning is at times artificial and can be critiqued from a sustainability perspective which tends to call for boundary-crossing and making connections rather than distinctions. More...

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