CLR+NP HRV 2019 Announcement

ESN Finland news - Sat, 20/04/2019 - 13:15

For the first time ever, we are organising a physical CLR (Council of Local Representatives)! Along with this event, we will also organise a physical NP in a form of a two-day event taking place in Hervanta, Tampere on 3th to 4th of May 2019.

The CLR-part is more focused on the evening of 3th of May, while the physical NP takes place during the morning to afternoon of 4th of May. For more information and registrations, please check the ERS at https://events.esnfinland.eu/event/clrnp-hrv-2019. The registration deadline is Friday 26th of April at 23:59.

 

Attachment Files:  clrnp_hrv_2019_agenda.pdf clrnp_hrv_2019_tyojarjestys.pdf
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NP Skype I/2019

ESN Finland news - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 22:53
ESN Finland would like to call to order a National Platform Skype I/2019, which will be held on: 24th of April at 19:00 in Skype. You can find the agenda of the meeting attached. The agenda includes topics such as the elections for the vacant NB positions (see open call sent earlier) and NP OC for autumn 2019. Additionally, the ESN Finland-DNA cooperation contract will be voted upon for renewal of 2019-2020.   More information, including registration procedures, will be provided after Thursday 11th of April. Stay tuned! Attachment Files:  np_skype_i_2019_agenda.pdf np_skype_i_2019_tyojarjestys.pdf
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Share Your experience in ESNsurvey 2019!

ESN Finland news - Fri, 29/03/2019 - 14:20

We’re excited to announce the launch of this year’s edition of the ESNsurvey under the topic of Active Citizenship. Through our research, we aim to determine social, civil and democratic attitudes of Erasmus+ and other exchange programme students and understand the impact of the abroad experience in the engagement of international students with society.

In the 2014 European Elections, only 28% of people aged 18-24 voted. Despite the overall disappointing turnout of young voters, the Erasmus Voting Assesment has proven that mobile youth was 3 times more likely to vote. To further understand the situation and find out which conditions and interventions at universities contribute to active citizenship of young Europeans, we would like to assess their approach and views towards voting behaviour, with the focus on the upcoming European elections. 
The questionnaire is divided into six parts and deals with the subjects of, among others, civic participation, information provision, European citizenship, and volunteering. 

We are going to examine:

  • how studying abroad affects students view on political aspects;
  • what influence does it have on their political engagement and voting behaviour; 
  • voting approach before the European elections and real participation; 
  • the impact that the Erasmus programme has on 'European identity'.

Comparative analysis will be done among ESNsurvey 2019, the Erasmus Voting Assessment and Eurobarometer. For the results of previous surveys, visit ESN.org/ESNsurvey

What is ESNsurvey?

ESNsurvey is the largest European-wide research project conducted solely by volunteers. The Erasmus Student Network uses the results to advocate for the improvement of exchange programmes and education in Europe. As every year, we hope that thousands of students all around Europe will fill in the survey and tell us their experiences and perceptions related to studying abroad and active citizenship. 

If you would like to support our cause and encourage young people to participate in the European Elections, register on http://ttimv.eu/esn take part in our Facebook event & find more information on esn.org/vote.

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Social Inclusion Leaders meeting-Valencia 2018

ESN Finland blog - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 01:53

A blog post by ESN Finland National Social Erasmus Coordinator, Mikko Harteela 

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NP Helsinki 2019

ESN Finland news - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 19:57

Spring is on its way and so is the NP!
The National Platform, taking place twice a year, is ESN Finland's highest decision-making body and a meeting consisting of one or two representatives from each ESN section of Finland.
The National Platform of ESN Finland is held this time in no other than Finland's beloved capital, Helsinki! ESNers of Finland will gather on 15-17 March 2019 to have plenaries, workshops, meet old friends and make new ones.

The weekend will start with an city tour (optional) at 3pm on friday. We will officially welcome the participants at 5pm.
In the program we have workshops and plenaries by day and for example sauna party and anniversary sitsit by night - so be prepared!

ESN Uni Helsinki is the oldest ESN section in Finland. Since its formation in 1993, ESN Uni Helsinki has aimed to help the integration of international students studying in University of Helsinki. We are particularly proud to be able to organise this NP in the beautiful capital city in celebration of the 25th anniversary of our operation. We are looking forward to having one HEL of a time!

The agenda is attached.

More information: Events Registration SystemAttachment Files:  np_helsinki_agenda.pdf np_helsinki_tyojarjestys.pdf
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Section in the Spotlight,February 2019: ESN Jyväskylä

ESN Finland blog - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 19:58

Eager to know who Section in the Spotlight is this month? The section comes from the biggest city in region of Central Finland, their members can be met basically at every ESN Finland event. Sit down with a cup of coffee and give a round of applause to ESN Jyväskylä for organizing FInsight VI: Inter-personal skills & well being from 1st-3rd of February.

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Tomorrowland tickets for the Erasmus Generation

ESN Finland news - Wed, 16/01/2019 - 20:22
Tomorrowland joins forces with ESN to offer special tickets for international students

 

 

 

 

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) partners up with Tomorrowland, one of the biggest music festivals in the world, to offer special ticket sales with pre-sale prices and unique moments to unite at the festival to the international students.

Brought together by shared values of unity in diversity, respect and solidarity, ESN and Tomorrowland have an exciting year ahead. In 2019, ESN celebrates its 30th Anniversary while the Tomorrowland festival turns 15. Now they join forces to offer a special sales moment of tickets which in the previous years have been sold out within minutes. It’s time for the Erasmus Generation to join the People of Tomorrow!

 

Learn more about the offer

 

This special offer is available to all ESNcard holders and will allow them to buy up to two tickets for the pre-sale price before the start of official sales.

 

To get the tickets, international students should

  1. Get an ESNcard at one of the 520+ sections all over Europe*

  2. Register the ESNcard on ESNcard.org

  3. Create a Tomorrowland Erasmus Account from 14.01, 17:00 CET until 24

  4. .01, 17:00 CET**

  5. Buy the ticket from 25.01, 17:00 CET until 30.01, 17:00 CET or while the stock lasts - hurry up!***

  6. Bring the ESNcard to Tomorrowland!

 

The available tickets are:

  • Full Madness Pass €249

  • Magnificent Greens Package €321

  • Magnificent Greens 1P Tent Package €422

  • Magnificent Greens 2P Tent Package €795
     

Additionally, special Treasure Case is available for €11,50 (Shipped to Belgium), €18,50 (Shipped to Europe) & €27 (Shipped Worldwide).

 

*ESNcard is available to current international students or trainees & ESN volunteers. See esncard.org/faqto make sure you’re eligible for one.

**(Make sure that the information on your Tomorrowland Account and ESNcard.org matches exactly. Otherwise we won't be able to validate them!)

***You will find your ticket link in at the special Erasmus page in your Tomorrowland Account. First in, first served applies. Be aware tickets are limited.

 

Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium since 2005. The attendance of the festival reaches up to 400,000 people, which makes it one of the biggest music events worldwide. Endorsed by United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon and composer HansZimmer, the festival promotes the value of unity in diversity and respect.  It stretches over 2 weekends and usually sells out in minutes, bringing the world’s best-known DJs together to create one incredible show. In 2019, Tomorrowland will take place between 19 and 28 of July.

 

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest student association in Europe. Present at over 1000 Higher Education Institutions, it unites over 500 local associations in 39 countries. More than 13,000 volunteers take care of international colleagues under the motto “Students helping students”. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels, and providing an intercultural experience.


For more information, please visit tomorrowland.esn.org

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NP Skype IV/2018 Announcement

ESN Finland news - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 18:29

Date & Time: 20.12.2018 at 19:00.

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

The agenda of the meeting is 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. Vote on the Standing Order amendments
  5. Change of membership of Lappeenrannan ylioppilaskunta to ESN Lappeenranta ry
  6. Any other business
  7. Closing of the meeting

More information:
One delegate per section may attend the call. To register and provide a vote delegation, please refer to the email sent by the National Board, or contact National Board for details.

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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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