Online National Assembly III/2020 Announcement

ESN Finland news - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 00:49

Date and time: 8th of July at 18:30

At least the following agenda points will be discussed:

  1. Opening of the meeting
  2. Election of the chair, secretary and two scrutinisers and two vote counters
  3. Legality and quorum of the meeting
  4. Approving the agenda of the meeting
  5. Approving the minutes of NA QuarantiNA of 24th of May 2020
  6. Election of the Events Manager and Web Project Administrator for NB 2020-2021
  7. Voting on the budget amendments
  8. Any other business
  9. Closing of the meeting


For more information, check the email sent to the mailing list (esnfinland[at]googlegroups[dot]com).

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National Assembly (NA) - QuarantiNA the 24th of May at 10 AM

ESN Finland news - Sun, 10/05/2020 - 13:53

ESN Finland is calling its spring meeting: National Assembly Spring 2020 - QuarantiNA. This time we meet online and one of the main topics of the meeting is to choose a new National Board.

When: The NA will take place the 24th of May at 10 AM via Gmeet

Agenda points: Approval of the previous NP meetings, National Board report, election of autumn OC, the election of the National Board 2020-2021 and voting on CoC amendments.

Registration and more information: Can be found in your inboxes

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NP Kuopio 2020 Announcement

ESN Finland news - Fri, 06/03/2020 - 23:53
ESN Finland is calling its spring meeting: National Platform Kuopio 2020. This is a second announcement as the first one didn't include some of the points to be discussed during the meeting. The NP will take place 20.-22.03.2020 in Kuopio and will contain at least the following agenda points: approval of the previous NP meetings, the election of the National Board 2020-2021, determination of the Action Plan, Annual Budget, Membership Fee of the term 2020-2021, and voting on SOS amendments. Please notice that the call for National Board 2020-2021 is now open and any potential applicants are more than welcome to approach the current National Board.
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NP Kuopio 2020

ESN Finland news - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 17:25

ESN Finland is calling its spring meeting: National Platform Kuopio 2020.

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. 

Time & Place: 20.-22.03.2020 in Kuopio

Agenda: Approval of the previous NP meetings, Election of the National Board 2020-2021, Determination of the Action Plan, Annual Budget and Membership Fee of the term 2020-2021. (The agenda will be attached prior to the event)

Registration & More information: (requires Galaxy login).

Deadline: 28.2.2020 at 23:59.

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Skype NP I/2020 | Announcement

ESN Finland news - Wed, 05/02/2020 - 17:06

Extraordinary skype NP I/2020

Date & Time: 19.02.2020 at 17:00.

On the agenda are: approving of banking rights to ESN Finland's account and SOS amendment proposals concerning the roles in the National Board.
* We do not expect the meeting to be very long.

More information:
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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Diabetes - the good to knows

ESN Finland blog - Fri, 15/11/2019 - 19:28

Yesterday, the 14th of November was the world diabetes day. Our Health and Wellbeing coordinator Susanna, as well as our Social inclusion coordinator Tiia has written about diabetes and some good to knows.

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Dish of the month - Guacamole

ESN Finland blog - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 12:08

The National Representative of ESN Finland - Claudia shares her yummy recipe on home-made guacamole. She is a Mexican, so she knows her Guac! This recipe can be used for cosy movie nights on chilly October and November evenings 

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World Mental Health Day 2019

ESN Finland blog - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:57

Today, the 10th of October is the World Mental Health Day. Our Health and Wellbeing coordinator Susanna, along with ESN Vaasa's Social Inclusion coordinator Daniela and the National Social Inclusion coordinator Tiia has written a blogpost to bring attention to this important topic

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Recipe of the Month: Toivola's Apple Pie

ESN Finland blog - Sun, 15/09/2019 - 19:02

The 15th every month we will publish the "Recipe of the Month" - a favorite recipe from someone in our lovely community! Today, Susanna our Health and Wellbeing coordinator, is sharing her favorite recipe - the delicious Toivola's apple pie!

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National Platform Oulu 11th to 13th of October

ESN Finland news - Sun, 15/09/2019 - 11:16

Once again, it’s almost that time of the year when we gather together to make the big decisions and see some old and new faces at the National Platform.
NP is the highest decision-making body of ESN Finland, taking place twice a year and this autumn it’s coming to the beautiful city of Oulu!

NP Oulu will take place on 11-13th of October 2019 and during the weekend we’ll have plenaries, workshops, and of course the social programme in the evenings, including sitsit on Saturday.

So pack up your bags and brace yourself for an unforgettable weekend surrounded by other ESNers in the fifth biggest city in Finland!

Register at:

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Health & Well-being apps

ESN Finland blog - Sun, 08/09/2019 - 18:25

This is a blog post written by ESN Finland's Health and Wellbeing coordinator, Susanna Ailanto

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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 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

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 take part in our Facebook event & find more information on

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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

  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 make sure you’re eligible for one.

**(Make sure that the information on your Tomorrowland Account and 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

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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 and

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

Hope to see many of you in Turku! 

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