National Assembly OnlineRanta 2020 Announcement

ESN Finland news - Tue, 13/10/2020 - 21:08

Date and time: 6th to 8th of November 2020

Place: Virtual/Online/Zoom (a link will be sent to everyone on our mailing list)

See attached the agenda of the meeting.

Attachment Files:  na_onlineranta_2020_agenda.pdf na_onlineranta_2020_tyojarjestys.pdf
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World Mental Health Day 2020

ESN Finland blog - Sat, 10/10/2020 - 09:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) is each year acknowledging mental health on 10th of October, which is the World Mental Health Day.

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National Assembly Online V/2020 Announcement

ESN Finland news - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 17:31

Date and time: 7th of October at 19:00

At least the following agenda points will be discussed:

  1. Opening the meeting
  2. Presence of sections
  3. Legality and quorum
  4. Choosing the main chair, secretary and technical chair for the meeting
  5. Choosing scrutinisers and vote counters for the meeting
  6. Approving the agenda of the meeting
  7. Notifications
  8. Vote on the minutes of NA Online III of 8th of July 2020
  9. Vote on the amended Statutes amendment NB 2020-2021-1
  10. Vote on the Standing Order amendments NB 2020-2021-2
  11. Other matters
  12. Closing of the meeting

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

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NA Aurora Announcement

ESN Finland news - Sun, 13/09/2020 - 15:02
The National Board of ESN Finland is hereby inviting you to our upcoming National Assembly Aurora- yes, it will be taking place physically! The NA will be taking place between the 22nd and the 24h of October, 2021 in the beautiful city of Tampere. Below you have all the necessary details. The agenda of the event will come later.



You can register by accessing the following link (sent by email). Each section has guaranteed 2 spots. You can register more but then you have to send a priority list to More information at the event registration. Registrations will be open until 22.09.2021.



Fill in this VOTE DELEGATION FORM (sent by email). If your section cannot attend, it is a requirement to delegate your vote by filling the same delegation form.



The participation fee includes:

2 nights of hotel accommodation from Friday to Sunday
Full reservation of a private event venue
2 x Breakfast (Saturday, Sunday)
2 x Lunch (Saturday, Sunday)
2 x Dinner (Friday, Saturday)
Social programme
Coffee breaks



ESN Finland’s sections have a common bank account that has funds to cover sections’ projects called General Fund (GF). Every academic year, every section can apply up to 3 times for project funding and 4 times for travel funding (§4.2). However, this time, the NB has already decided to grant a full reimbursement of one (1) participation fee for the event for every section without application and consuming the aforementioned times. Additionally, every section could apply for GF if they consider it necessary to cover the rest of their participation in the event. Under our interpretation, this decision is supported by the GF Guidelines (§3.2). More to it, we have consulted previous NBs and this has a recent precedent in the National Platform Palosaari 2017. More information about this will come in the next CLR, which will be around the time when the payments are meant to be done. ️Please remember that you should pay the participation fee as soon as you get the spot approval, no later than 03.10.2021. Your final registration is confirmed as soon as we receive your payment.


Hope to see many of you at the NA Aurora!

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COVID-19 Impact on Incoming Students

ESN Finland news - Tue, 08/09/2020 - 08:03

Or perhaps you were just accepted to study a degree in Finland?

If you have been accepted to study in Finland during 2020-2021, we want to hear how COVID-19 has affected your plans!

By answering this short survey, you can help us better plan our activities for students and provide valuable information on the effects of COVID-19.

Share your thoughts with us until September 30th -->

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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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