Warsaw to host the largest meeting of the Erasmus Student Network

Beginning April 7 to 10, Warsaw will play host to the Annual General Meeting (AGM), an event that is organized every year by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

As a de-facto representation of the Erasmus generation, the AGM is the largest European student conference focusing on the theme of mobility. Organized by the local member association ESN SGH, this event will be held in Warsaw this year, turning the city into the ‘Capital of Erasmus’ for four days. During this time, Warsaw will host a delegation of 1,200 students representing 500 Higher Education Institutions from 38 countries to debate not only the future of the organization itself, but also the broader role of internationally oriented youth in Europe.

Indeed, with more than 25 years of experience, ESN is the largest student organization in Europe, actively involved in the fields of youth mobility and student exchange. The organization contributes to the construction of an active and dynamic academic environment by supporting and developing academic mobility and the creation of better job prospects for youth.

As such, a central feature of the AGM will be an International Infomarket boasting the participation of representatives from hundreds of universities from across Europe, as well as a host of young international companies. The infomarket will be the most comprehensive study fair organised in Poland, catering to the local student population. Further supporting the theme of youth employability, over 50 workshops under the banner of non-formal education will also be on offer at the AGM.

In line with its motto ‘Students Helping Students,’ ESN actively supports European integration and intercultural exchange through its numerous activities and the work of its volunteers. One of the most symbolic moments of the AGM will be the International Flag Parade, with delegates dressing in country colors to walk down the streets of Warsaw in celebration of ESN’s core values - unity in diversity, cooperation in integration and the love for Europe as an area of peace and cultural exchange.

We need youth to know that no matter their education, economic or
ethnic background, their voice matters!
— ESN President Safi Sabuni

Those who would like to follow the event on social media can use the hashtags #AGMwarsaw and #THISisESN. Updates will also be posted through facebook.com/AGMwarsaw and twitter.com/AGMwarsaw2016.

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