CNR Malta: A story from Anni Juhela

ESN Finland blog - Wed, 07/12/2016 - 12:24

”What if I don't understand anything they are talking about there?” ”What if they ask me something and I don't have any idea what to answer?” These we a couple of my thoughts, when I started my journey to CNR Malta. Council of National Representatives (CNR) is an international meeting of ESN, where the National Representatives of all ESN countries come to talk about strategic issues and represent the interests of their countries.

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National Platform Kuopio

ESN Finland news - Sat, 24/09/2016 - 21:47

Welcome, one and all, to the first-ever National Platform Kuopio! The meeting will take place from 21-23 October. You can find more informations and register here.

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ESN Academy: Peacebuilding through intercultural communication

ESN Finland blog - Sat, 03/09/2016 - 17:10

Dmitry Buiskikh from ESN Aalto shared a story about his adventures in Szeged!

Peacebuilding through intercultural communication - that was the theme of ESN Academy 2016 edition that was held in Hungary in June in a lovely city of Szeged.

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New blog posts: NBM Lisboa and FInsight II

ESN Finland news - Fri, 15/07/2016 - 10:17

Did you already take a look of the new blog posts that have been appearing in our blog over the summer? Check out more on NBM (National Boards' Meeting) Lisboa and FInsight II training event on our blog!

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What do FInsight, Mars and neurons have in common?

ESN Finland blog - Fri, 01/07/2016 - 09:25

What do FInsight, Mars and neurons have in common?

Humans want to go to Mars, and ESN Finland wants to shoot for the stars. So we built FInsight: a national “rocket ship” full of the newest team building, character building, and brand building technologies, and more!

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ESN Uni Turku Cottage Weekend: from Fear Factor to Finnish Spa

ESN Finland blog - Tue, 24/05/2016 - 11:22

Many people found their best friends during this trip. It is a great way for the Erasmus students to spend a lot of time together, to bond and to have fun.

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ESN Vaasa knowledge transfer: a flying start for the new board

ESN Finland blog - Sat, 14/05/2016 - 16:25

"As the end of the mandate was getting closer, we, reminiscing the growing pains of the year, wanted to give the next board a flying start."

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AGM what now?

ESN Finland blog - Sun, 24/04/2016 - 14:35

A few weeks ago, Warsaw was hit by a wave of Funland spirit!

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A National Platform through the eyes of an NB candidate: scary and exciting at the same time!

ESN Finland blog - Mon, 28/03/2016 - 16:16

A National Platform is one of the best ESN events. If you want to meet people with similar interests, know more about ESN or you have a hug deprivation – this is a must-go.

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The invitation to NP Jena was all about the ESN spirit and love

ESN Finland blog - Sun, 21/02/2016 - 14:12

Anna from ESN Lappeenranta visited the German National Platform in Jena and was overwhelmed by all the love and ESN spirit - not to mention the 15/100 people that had spent their Erasmus in Finland.

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For the true loves of our lives

ESN Finland blog - Sun, 14/02/2016 - 13:14

On the 14th of February, we here in Finland celebrate friendship. For us, today is the day when no one should feel alone.

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Pirates of The Baltic Sea 2016 Spring

ESN Finland news - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 16:14

AHOY ye landlubber!

Pirates of The Baltic Sea is back with 10th Edition! No more wonder what is coming check the link below!   PIRATES OF THE BALTIC SEA
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FInsight I: Not just a cat among a group of reindeer

ESN Finland blog - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:52

"The weekend would serve not only to taper my fears of completely destroying KISA in the next year, but also to introduce me to a lovely and remarkable group of presidents and treasurers from around Finland."

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Open Call for ESN Finland National Board 2016-2017

ESN Finland news - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:49

Once again ESN Finland is happy to open call for next board!

ESN Finland board hereby opens the call for the new National Board for the mandate from 1.6.2016 until 31.5.2017.


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

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • National Representative
  • Treasurer
  • National Section Coordinator
  • Web Project Administrator
  • National 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 democratic and leave own personal opinions aside


Task specific information you can find in the attached documents below. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the current board members.

In order to apply, please send a motivation letter and a CV to 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 25th of February 2016.

Looking forward to receiving your applications.   We are waiting for you! Attachment Files:  National Communication Manager 2016-2017.pdf National Representative 2016-2017.pdf National Section Coordinator 2016-2017.pdf President 2016-2017.pdf Treasurer 2016-2017.pdf Vice-President 2016-2017.pdf Web Project Administrator 2016-2017.pdf
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New National Communication Manager: Annika Selander

ESN Finland news - Sun, 10/01/2016 - 11:51

ESN Finland's first ever National Communication Manager has been elected! After changes in structure in previous National Platforms, ESN Finland announced an open call for National Communication Manager and during NP Skype VI/2015, Annika Selander was chosen as the National Communication Manager for 2015-2016.

ESN Finland wants to congratulate its newest board member! Annika is from ESN Jyväskylä: she was the president of her local section in 2015. She is also a member of the Communication Committee of ESN International. For the current NB mandate, Annika has been the national editor of the ESN Finland Blog, which she will be continuing to do. She will also be helping sections and the NB with work related to communication, PR and the ESN visual identity.

You can reach her on Slack or by email: /

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Open Call for National SocialErasmus Coordinator

ESN Finland news - Thu, 10/12/2015 - 20:50

Dear ESN Finland

Unfortunately, We have to tell you that Sanna Hakala has resigned from the position of National SocialErasmus Coordinator of ESN Finland, due to a change in life situation. 

She was one of the organisers of the Social Inclusion and Equality Weekend and has contributed to the development of SocialErasmus in Finland a lot. Now we're looking for someone to continue the project in Finland.

The term is until the end of the mandate of the current National Board.

Please check the document below for details.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask board for questions.board(at)

Attachment Files:  SocialErasmus.pdf
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Open Call for National Platform Spring 2016

ESN Finland news - Tue, 01/12/2015 - 02:17

Plesae note that deadline for applying is extended till 10th of January 2016. Please send your application before the deadline. Information about requirements are below.


Hello dear sections,

We are now looking for the section(s) to organize the next National Platform in Spring 2016. The next OC will be voted on in the next NP Skype on the 20th of December (call will follow), and therefore we would like to have a candidate/candidates with short presentation with the preliminary budget and participation fee as well as the suggested places for accommodation and plenaries.

What do you need to have:

- Place for at least 2 ESNers/section + NB (so minimum of 40 people)

- Place for plenaries (has to be available for the whole weekend)

- Accommodation for the participants (it can also be a mattress accommodation: bunk or ho(s)tel beds are not a necessity)

- Meals during the weekend for the participants

- Social programme, provided by the OC

You will get the Aikamatkat sponsorship to fund the organization of the NP and of course the NB will helping you when needed!

- As partially mentioned earlier, please remember that the NB would like to encourage some other than hotel accommodation this time, in order to bring some variety to the NPs and show also to the new section members that a high class accommodation is not a necessity.


NP Spring has to be organised during a weekend which falls between the timeframe of 5.2.-3.4.2016 but the preferred dates are either 4.-6.3. or 11.-13.3.2016. The date will be settled by the NB and the new OC after selection. The deadline to send applications is latest on Wednesday 09.12.2015 by 23:59 so that all the sections have time to read the applications and decide on them.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the board about them!


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Open Call for National Communication Manager

ESN Finland news - Tue, 01/12/2015 - 02:03

Dear sections, ESNers of Finland,

It is my utmost pleasure to finally open the call for the first ever National Communication Manager of ESN Finland. Please find the Open Call in the attachment to this mail.

The applications should to be delivered to by Sunday 13th of December 23:59. This way the sections will still have time to review the applications before the election at the next NP Skype.

So if you feel a burning passion for communication and want to participate in shaping the future of this National Board position, wait no longer! The NB is eagerly waiting to receive your applications.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and enjoyable drafting!

On behalf of the NB,



Attachment Files:  Open Call for National Communication Manager.pdf
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ESN Finland Noses

ESN Finland news - Fri, 23/10/2015 - 14:09
ESN Finland noses

ESN Finland has decided to get on board to help the children of developing countries. Our aim is to raise as much funds as we can and also to raise awareness on the campaign!

In addition to this the ESN sections in Finland will organise different activities and events to raise awareness on the campaign. You can donate through our team via this link.


The Red Nose day campaign supports the children of developing countries. Read more

Together we can do great things and help the children of OUR world! Thank you for your support - each and every donation counts!


Picture: Representatives of ESN Finland in Northern European Platform of ESN.


This activity by ESN Finland is organised as part of the SocialErasmus project of ESN.

You can read more about SocialErasmus from the website:

More information: ESN Finland Noses Team
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