National Platform Turku-Åbo 12th-14th October 2018

ESN Finland news - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 02:04

The National Platform of ESN Finland is held this year in the beautiful jewel of South-West Finland, in Turku, where ESNers of Finland will gather on 12-14 October 2018 to have plenaries, workshops, meet old friends and make new ones. The fun and games start at 16:30 on Friday and end around 15:00 on Sunday.

The agenda of the meeting will be released closer to the event, but at least following matters will be discussed (in addition to those mentioned in our statutes):

  • Election of OC for NP Spring
  • Amendments to Statutes and Standing Orders of ESN Finland
  • Possible approval of ESN Finland's Events Policy Paper (EPP)
  • Possible approval of ESN Finland's Code of Conduct
  • Possible amendments to General Fund guidelines

The participation fee is 40€/person. Every section has four spots guaranteed but you can register more people and provide us with a priority list in case there will be more spots available. The deadline for registrations is on Sunday 30.9 at 23:59.

Please note that according to our statutes it is mandatory to participate in every NP or delegate the section’s vote. Every section will need to provide the NB with the delegation form, delegating the vote either to their own section member or to someone from another section. Please fill and send the delegation forms by Wednesday 10.10 to ct@esnfinland.eu and board@esnfinland.eu.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to approach the board.

Hope to see many of you in Turku! 

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NP Skype III/2018 Announcement

ESN Finland news - Wed, 27/06/2018 - 00:21

Date: 23 Jul 2018 at 19:00

Welcome to attend National Platform (NP) Skype III/2018.

The agenda of the meeting is very short and includes the following items:

  1. Opening of the meeting. Election of the chair, secretary, two scrutinisers and, if necessary, two vote counters;
  2. Legality and quorum of the meeting;
  3. Approving the agenda for the meeting;
  4. Approval of the ESN Finland - DNA contract for 1.8.2018 - 31.7.2019
  5. Any other business
  6. Closing of the meeting
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NP lappeen Ranta

ESN Finland news - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 20:36

Date: 9 Mar 2018 to 11 Mar 2018

Welcome to the beautiful Skinnarila!

In the heart of lappeen Ranta's student life we will have ESN Finland's National Platform. The event starts at 17:00 on Friday and the going doesn't stop until the weekend is almost gone at 15:00 on Sunday. During the weekend you will experience plenaries, workshops, sauna, sitsit and more!

According to our statutes the agenda will include at least the following:

  1. Opening of the meeting. Election of the chair, secretary, two scrutinisers and, if necessary, two vote counters;
  2. Legality and quorum of the meeting;
  3. Approving the agenda for the meeting;
  4. Election of President of the National Board;
  5. Deciding the number of National Board members and election of National Board members;
  6. Transferring bank account rights to the new National Board;
  7. Action plan, budget and membership fee for the following year are determined;
  8. Possible amendments to statutes

The participation fee is 40€ and will cover the essential food, accommodation and the various activities during the weekend. We can guarantee 3 spots per section, but feel free to register as many participants as you wish, since the chances of getting extra spots are high. Please provide a priority list to board@esnfinland.eu, e.g. "1. Bilbo Baggins, 2. Gandalf Gray, 3. Sauron" by the registration deadline, which is on Sunday 25th of February at 23:59.

Pack up your stuff and aim for the east border, see you in lappeen Ranta!

ESN Lappeenranta

 

(Due to long lost knowledge and teekkarijokes, for all purposes Lappeenranta is spelled as lappeen Ranta.)

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Open Call for National Board 2018-2019

ESN Finland news - Wed, 07/02/2018 - 21:49

Dear sections and ESNers in Finland,

 

The board of ESN Finland hereby opens the call for the new National Board for the mandate from 1.6.2018 until 31.5.2019.

​The National Board members are selected in the following order, set by the Standing orders:

  • President

  • Vice-President

  • National Representative

  • Treasurer

  • Partnership Manager

  • Web Project Administrator

  • Communication Manager

 

Good skills for all applicants are at least the following:

  • Dedication and motivation for the task

  • Good social and cooperation skills

  • Fluency in English

  • Ability to travel many times during his/her mandate (concerns especially the NR)

  • Good communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to be diplomatic and leave own personal opinions aside

 

Task specific information and the application form can be found here:​ http://bit.ly/NB1819OpenCalls 

There will be an opportunity to ask the current board members questions during a Facebook live broadcast on Saturday 10th of February from 4 till 6 pm. If you have questions but cannot join the Facebook live, you can of course also contact the board through other channels.

 

In order to apply, please send the application form and ESN CV to board@esnfinland.eu by 23:59 on the 2nd of March 2018.

 

Looking forward to receiving your applications!

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Skype NP I/2018

ESN Finland news - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:57

Dear sections,

I hereby invite you to ESN Finland’s Skype National Platform I/2018 that will be held on Sunday 21.1.2018 at 17:00.  

The agenda includes the following topics:

  • Electing a President for the National Board 2017-18
  • Amending the Standing Orders
  • Amending the English Statutes
  • Amending the Budget

 

You can find the amendment proposals and the agenda for the meeting here.

Every section can have one connection to the call. Please register your representatives through this link.

Please note that according to our Statutes, it is mandatory to participate in all the NPs or delegate the section’s vote. Every section needs to provide the NB with a delegation form by 20th of January at 23:59. You can find the forms here.

Hear you in couple of weeks!

 

On behalf of the NB,

Noora Hautala

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ESN proudly presents: Social Inclusion Days!

ESN Finland blog - Mon, 04/12/2017 - 20:50

A blog post by Daniela Mård, National ExchangeAbility Coordinator.

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100 years of Finland´s independence - Together!

ESN Finland news - Sun, 26/11/2017 - 23:38

The year 2017 marks Finland’s 100th anniversary as an independent state. It is an important year for Finland full of events created through joint efforts. The anniversary year generates actions, experiences and an extensive programme of events. It is seen and heard across the country throughout 2017. Through these actions, we reflect on the past 100 years of Finland’s independence, assess its present and explore its future. 

ESN Finland is celebrating the Centenary of Finland's independence by collecting #100reasons to come on exchange studies to Finland!

These reasons are intended to promote Finnish education and culture, and are posted on ESN Finland's Facebook page during a period of 100 days every day from 28th of August till the Independence Day - 6th of December. You can find all of the reasons in our Facebook album.

Reasons are collected from former and current exchange students, international students, as well as anyone interested in telling more about Finnish culture! Let's celebrate #Finland100 together!

Find out more about #Finland100: suomifinland100.fi

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“I heard the unfinished story of a Finnish woman...”

ESN Finland blog - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 15:43

A blog post by Petra Hannus, National Training Coordinator of ESN Finland and President of ESN Vaasa.

"As a newbie ESNer, I didn’t know anything about Eduk8. It took until NP Otaniemi (autumn 2015), when Lucas Opperman and Stanislav Staněk held a presentation plus that I also approached them with my questions, that I finally understood it better. Non-formal education, learning from each other, developing soft skills, and better understanding ourselves, some key words that really spoke to me."

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Eduk8 - a journey full of adventures

ESN Finland blog - Wed, 11/10/2017 - 17:48

A blog post by Marjut Jalkanen, former ESN Jyväskylä and ESN Finland board member, Eduk8er and the Community Manager of the international Eduk8 team.

"I can point out three really good decisions that I have made in my life: 1) joining ESN, 2) joining ESN for the second time, 3) applying for a spot in Eduk8 Starter. I don’t know which one of them was the best."

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ESN Academy Sarajevo: How to make ESN more inclusive

ESN Finland blog - Sun, 17/09/2017 - 16:50

A blog post by Sajed Rabbani (ESN Joensuu).

Social inclusion: What can we (ESN) do about it? – Yes this was topic of this year’s ESN Academy which was held in the beautiful city of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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NP Herwanta

ESN Finland news - Wed, 13/09/2017 - 09:32

Welcome to ESN Finland’s National Platform Herwanta!

We will gather in the beautiful Hervanta, Tampere on 13.-15.10.2017 to meet for plenaries, workshops and of course to hang out with your favourite ESNers.

The fun starts at 5PM on Friday and ends around 3PM on Sunday, so make sure to tank up on sleep beforehand.

We will have at least 3 spots per section.

The participation includes accommodation (on the floor inside Tampere University of Technology, bring your own mattress and sleeping bag), food during the event and the social program (real teekkari sitsit yay! And sauna, so bring the most important item a hitchhiker can carry around.)

According to our statutes the agenda will include at least the following:

Opening of the meeting; 

Election of the chair, secretary and two scrutinizers;

Legality and quorum of the meeting; 

Approving the agenda for the meeting;

Presenting the financial statement. The financial statement includes: the annual report, profit and loss account, balance sheet, appendixes and balance sheet specifications. The report and statement of the operations auditor are presented;

Approval of the financial statement and release of the Board and other accountable persons of liability; 

Election of an operations auditor and a vice operations auditor.

Statutes amendments

Standing order amendments

Election of a Web Project Administrator

 

A more detailed agenda as well as all the needed documents will be sent to the LRs closer to the meeting.

Participation fee is 45€/person. Every section has three spots guaranteed, but you can register more people and provide the board with a priority list in case there will be more open spots to distribute. Please register through the following link: https://events.esnfinland.eu/  The deadline for registrations is on Friday 29.9. 23:59 CET.

Please note that according to our statutes it is mandatory to participate in every NP or delegate the section’s vote. Every section will need to provide the NB with the delegation form. Please send the delegation forms by Thursday 12.10. to board@esnfinland.eu and bring the physical copy with you to the NP. You can find the delegation forms from here.

If you have any questions, you can always send us an email to board@esnfinland.eu

Hope to see many of you in Tampere soon!

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Skype NP III/2017

ESN Finland news - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:16



Dear sections,



I hereby invite you to ESN Finland Skype NP III/2017

It will be held on the Thursday 17.8 2017 at 19:00



Due to the standing order point 2.3.3. "The deadline for sending applications to NB positions closes 7 days before the first day of NP."

we will be opening an additional open call that will close on the 10.8.



On that note we will be also be amending the standing orders.

other topics on the agenda will be:

-  Electing a Partnership Manager for the NB 2017-18

-  Electing a Web Project Administrator for the NB 2017-18

Voting will be done as determined in the SOS of ESN Finland

and naturally electronic voting system will be used.

Every section can have one connection to the call. Please register your representatives through this link.      

Please also note that according to our Statutes it is mandatory to participate to all NPs or delegate the section’s vote. Every section will need to provide the NB with a delegation form by 16th of August at 23:59. You can find the forms from here

Please note that according to the Statutes approved in January the section, instead of the Student Union, should be the one delegating the vote.

All the relevant documents will be sent to the LRs before the NP skype. Hear you in couple of weeks!

Petri Hautamäki

President

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Visiting CND Krakow as a HasBeen

ESN Finland blog - Fri, 28/04/2017 - 21:35

Blog post - Mikael Männistö

Visiting what now you ask? CND, or the Council of National Delegates, is the second most important meeting in the ESN calendar. This edition took part in December, from December 8 to December 12, 2016 and was attended by our official delegates Toni, Miia and Pablo from the ESN Finland National Board and me, Mikael, as a guest in the event.

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Returning home? GLS offers competitive discounts for you

ESN Finland news - Tue, 25/04/2017 - 21:48

ESN Finland and GLS Finland have partnered for a highly competitive discount deal for exchange-students staying in Finland as well as outbound Finnish exchange-students.

GLS Finland offers affordable prices for parcel sent from Finland to any EU country. If you would like to know more, get in touch with your local ESN section, who will provide you with the discount information: https://esnfinland.eu/sections

Due to the competitiveness of the deal, the pricelist cannot be publicly shared.

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NP Skype II/2017

ESN Finland news - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 21:07

Dear sections,

It is our pleasure to invite you to this year’s second Skype National Platform. The meeting will be held on Thursday 4th of May 2017 at 19:00. The agenda will include at least:

- Voting on Statutes amendment proposal

- Voting on Standing Orders amendment proposal

- Electing a Partnership Manager for the NB 2017-18

- Electing a Web Project Administrator for the NB 2017-18

- Electing a Communication Manager for the NB 2017-18

- Electing the OC for NP autumn 2017

- Voting on approving ESN Laurea as a candidate section

Every section can have one connection to the call. Please register your representatives through this link.

Please also note that according to our Statutes it is mandatory to participate to all NPs or delegate the section’s vote. Every section will need to provide the NB with a delegation form by 4th of May at 18:00. You can find the forms from here. Please note that according to the Statutes approved in January the section, instead of the Student Union, should be the one delegating the vote.

All the relevant documents will be sent to the LRs before the NP skype. Hear you in couple of weeks!

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National Platform Palosaari

ESN Finland news - Sun, 26/02/2017 - 20:13

Welcome, one and all, to the National Platform Palosaari! The meeting will take place on 10th-12th March. You can find more informations and register here.

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National Board Open Calls

ESN Finland news - Tue, 31/01/2017 - 19:21

Dear sections and ESNers in Finland,

ESN Finland board hereby opens the call for the new National Board for the mandate from 1.6.2017 until 31.5.2018.

The National Board members are selected in the following order, set by the Standing orders:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • National Representative
  • Treasurer
  • Partnership Manager
  • Web Project Administrator
  • Communication Manager

Good skills for all applicants are at least the following:

  • Dedication and motivation for the task
  • Good social and cooperation skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to travel many times during his/her mandate (concerns especially the NR)
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to be diplomatic and leave own personal opinions aside

Task specific information and the application form you can find in the open call documents. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the current board members.

In order to apply, please send the application form and ESN CV to board@esnfinland.eu. We want to give the sections enough time to consider the applications so we are asking you to send them to the NB by 23:59 on the 24th of February 2017.

Looking forward to receiving your applications!

We are waiting for you!

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NP Skype I/2017

ESN Finland news - Thu, 05/01/2017 - 17:25

Dear sections,

It is our pleasure to invite you to this year’s first Skype National Platform. The meeting will be held on Thursday 19th of January 2017 at 19:00. The agenda will include at least:

-       Voting on Statutes amendment proposal

-     Voting on Standing Orders amendment proposal

-       Voting on a budget amendment proposal

 

Every section can have one connection to the call. Please register your representatives.  

Please also note that according to our Statutes it is mandatory to participate to all NPs or delegate the section’s vote. Every section will need to provide the NB with a delegation form by 19th of January at 18:00. You can find the forms from here.

All the relevant documents will be sent to the LRs before the NP skype.

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HousErasmus+ Malmö Regional Conference

ESN Finland blog - Thu, 22/12/2016 - 14:57

As we all might know, finding accommodation can be difficult or, frankly, even impossible in many countries and cities and especially in capital regions. Shortage of housing and lack of interest towards short-term tenants are just some of the core issues faced in international student housing. This is where HousErasmus+, a new ESN project supported by the European Commission, comes in with an aim to improve housing situation of exchange-students.

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NBM Zagreb - National boards, and more...

ESN Finland blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 22:20

On the 24th to 27th of November 2016, a very particular event happened in Zagreb Croatia. This was a National Boards Meeting. A whole story...

It all began with a very stressful period. Three days before... Having a glance at my emails, I noticed one from Lufthansa. Our flight to Zagreb had been cancelled!! Anni and me rebooked our ticket to another flight on the following day. But the next day, we again got an email, our flight was cancelled again! I was fortunately able to book a ticket for a third time and finally reach Zagreb.

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