Warsaw, Host City of the Largest Meeting of the Erasmus Student Network
From 7th to 10th April 2016, Warsaw will play host to the Annual General Meeting, the largest student conference of its kind in Europe. The event is organised every year by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).
As a de-facto representation of the Erasmus generation, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the largest European student conference focusing on the theme of mobility. Organised by the local member association ESN SGH, this prestigious event will be held in Warsaw this year, turning the city into the 'Capital of Erasmus' for four days. During this time, Warsaw will host a delegation of 1,200 students representing 500 Higher Education Institutions from 38 countries to debate not only the future of the organisation itself, but also the broader role of internationally oriented youth in Europe.
"We need youth to know that no matter their education, economic or ethnic background, their voice matters!" - Safi Sabuni, President of ESN
Indeed, with more than 25 years of experience, ESN is the largest student organisation in Europe, actively involved in the fields of youth mobility and student exchange. The organisation contributes to the construction of an active and dynamic academic environment by supporting and developing academic mobility and the creation of better job prospects for youth.
As such, a central feature of the AGM will be an International Infomarket boasting the participation of representatives from hundreds of universities from across Europe, as well as a host of young international companies. The infomarket will be the most comprehensive study fair organised in Poland, catering to the local student population. Further supporting the theme of youth employability, over 50 workshops under the banner of non-formal education will also be on offer at the AGM.
In line with its motto 'Students Helping Students', ESN actively supports European integration and intercultural exchange through its numerous activities and the work of its volunteers. One of the most symbolic moments of the AGM will be the International Flag Parade, with delegates dressing in country colours to walk down the streets of Warsaw in celebration of ESN's core values - unity in diversity, cooperation in integration and the love for Europe as an area of peace and cultural exchange.
To follow the event on social media, use the hashtags #AGMwarsaw and #THISisESN. Updates will also be posted through facebook and twitter.
Erasmus Student Network is the largest student organisation in Europe. It was founded on 16th October 1989 and legally registered in 1990 to supporting and develop student exchange. We are present in more than 500 Higher Education Institutions in 38 countries. The network is constantly developing and expanding, with 15,000 active members supported by mentors taking care of international students. Thus, ESN involves around 34,000 young people offering its services to around 190.000 international students every year. More information can be found through ESN's Media Kit.