Wanderlust

Partner ESN Germany - Tue, 08/10/2019 - 15:03
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Travel With Your Tribe & Create Memories For Life

We make travel fun, easy and sociable.

With 50+ exciting group trips across Europe, we will organise accommodation, plan unique experiences, manage transportation and logistics, so you can relax, enjoy yourself and connect with other young travellers to explore vibrant new cities together.


We know what is important to you as a young traveller, which is why we have packed so much value in our tours – all for you!

Our exclusive trips include the coolest accommodations, fun-filled activities and unforgettable travel experiences which you would not find with other tour operators.

Plus, we give you heaps of free time, flexibility and optional add-ons so you can customise the perfect itinerary – make it your trip, your way. This is our defining feature.

This is the Wanderlust Trips difference.

 

Show me some trips!

 

 

Croatia + Slovenia Road Trip from Wanderlust Student Trips on Vimeo.

Revolut

Partner ESN Germany - Tue, 08/10/2019 - 14:48
Description: 

Revolut is building a 21st-century banking alternative designed for your global lifestyle. It's like having a local bank account wherever you are.

 

Contact your local section and ask them for a link to get a free Revolut card.

Why Revolut?

✔️ Request and transfer money to anyone on Revolut instantly and free - perfect to split a bill or request money from a friend. ✔️ Free Revolut card delivered to you for free. ✔️ Free bank accounts in up to 25 currencies. ✔️ Free ATM withdrawals all over the world. ✔️ Free domestic and international transfers - no transfer fees and interbank exchange rates.   For more information contact your local ESN section.     In case your section doesn't provide you with the unique link for your free Revolut card, use this link.

 

ESN adopts a new logo

ESN Germany News - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 09:29

The Erasmus Student Network is proud to announce the adoption of a new logo and visual identity, endorsed in April 2019 during the Annual General Meeting in Thessaloniki by the members of the organisation.

The change is opening a new chapter for one of the biggest student organisations in Europe, in the year of its 30th anniversary. As ESN continues to evolve and face global challenges, it is only fitting that the visual identity reflects this evolution. Following the desire for more unity, brand recognition and modern look, extensive and interactive consultations spanning over 2 years were facilitated at all levels of the network. At the Annual General Meeting in Thessaloniki, these ideas have become reality as the representatives of ESN sections approved the update of ESN logo.

  Designed by Jan Hrubý, it is composed of the refreshed ESN star, the acronym “ESN” and the full name of the organisation below. The logos of the ESN Local and National Organisations are now created by adding their name in the second line of the descriptor.     Keeping up with the times, the new version ensures readability and it is optimised for digital use. Commemorating our history, we retain the strongest elements of the brand such as the colour palette and the logo’s core element, the star. The colourful branches, now of equal length, represent the diversity of the Erasmus Generation supporting each other.   Changing the face of the brand is never easy. That’s why the transition to the updated logo and visual identity system will happen gradually. Officially adopted by the international level in August 2019, it will be rolled out globally to the 40 National and over 520 Local Organisations by summer 2021. During the transition period, both versions of the logo will be allowed.     While updating our online presence with the new logo, we invite our collaborators and partners to use the updated ESN Media Kit

Erasmus Student Network to receive the Médaille Charlemagne 2019

ESN Germany News - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 13:37

The Erasmus Student Network has been awarded the Charlemagne Medal for European Media (Médaille Charlemagne pour les Médias Européens). This medal has been awarded since 2000 in the run-up to the Charlemagne prize ceremonies to a European personality or institution, who or which has or have particularly served the process of European unity and the formation of a European identity in the field of the media. The award ceremony will take place on 23rd May in Aachen.
 

Curious young people open to the world

By awarding this 19th Charlemagne Medal, the board of trustees of the “Médaille Charlemagne” is honouring the network’s services as trans-European. ESN, as a student association, not only supports students in completing a semester abroad but also basically pursues the goal of bringing together people from different cultural backgrounds. In its justification, the board of trustees accordingly states that a united Europe can only function when people start to think of themselves as European (although without losing their national identities). “It is essential that we get to know other countries, their cultures and mentalities for this purpose. Relationships are built up and resentment reduced by studying and living in a different country, by meeting and exchanging views with foreigners. We need curious young people who are open to the world. As supporters of a united Europe, they must stand up for its values. In an age when the voices against a common Europe are growing ever louder, the ESN publicly stands up for a united Europe”.   
 
The Erasmus Student Network is one of the largest, interdisciplinary student organisations in Europe. It looks after exchange students, who usually have a place on the Erasmus programme, and helps them become integrated in the locality. The network is made up of 529 sections in 39 countries throughout the world, which support a total of 350,000 students on Erasmus scholarships.
 

Bringing people together

“Europe is in a deep crisis. It is frightening if you see how negligent we are with the achievements of the last seventy years. I sometimes ask myself the question of how long this Europe will survive and whether, at some time, will lose the basis for awarding the Médaille Charlemagne“, wonders Michael Kayser, chairman of the “Médaille Charlemagne” association, today on the announcement of the current prize winner in Aachen. What is missing is emotions. Many people know Europe nowadays that mainly places the accent on economic aspects, “in contrast, the Erasmus Student Network brings people together and awakes these emotions that are so important to identify with Europe.”

 

Symbol for the future of the European project

The Lord Mayor of Aachen, Marcel Philipp, reminds us that a longer period abroad spent learning and working is a whole lot more than just a subject-related part of your education. Associated with this is immersion in another culture, living and thinking in a foreign language and getting to know other points of view. Above all, however, it is encounters with people from different countries that often create life-long friendships and build up professional networks. In his own words: “The Erasmus programme has ensured that precisely this is possible for millions of young Europeans for 32 years now. Particularly in the current difficult times, in which Europe is under pressure, Erasmus is a symbol of hope, one that stands for the future of the European project, for tolerance and acceptance, for cross-border contacts and cooperation, for variety and, at the same time, for European unity.”

 

Europe as an opportunity

Dr. Jürgen Linden, chairman of the Charlemagne Prize directorate, emphasised that inter-state resentment within Europe is becoming ever larger against a united Europe and that the calls for national demarcation are becoming ever louder. According to Dr. Linden, “the best ambassadors for such a Europe are the young people who know Europe not just from the papers or from the news, but who have experienced Europe themselves, who know what it is like to move across a Europe without borders and have gotten to know foreign people and cultures.” He believes that the Erasmus Student Network starts its work precisely at this point: “Exploring the variety of Europe, getting to know other cultures is a major component of this work. Europe is without exception understood as an opportunity. Receptiveness and curiosity toward other people and cultures are decisive factors, which all students should fulfil.“
 

The prize

The prize is donated by the “Médaille Charlemagne pour les Médias Européens” association, to which the following institutions belong: the City of Aachen, the City of Maastricht, the German-language society of Belgium, the NRW State Institute for Media  Film- und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH, Arte - the European cultural broadcaster, BBC World News, Deutsche Welle, EOS Entertainment GmbH, Euronews, Discovery Networks Deutschland, Zeitungsverlegerverband Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V. and Gesellschaft für die Verleihung des Internationalen Karlspreises zu Aachen e. V. The association was founded in 2006 on the initiative of the NRW State Institute for Media and the City of Aachen.

Among the long list of prize winners of the Médaille Charlemagne we can find well-know initiatives as the Eurovision Contest (2016) or the European Film Academy (2014), as well as personalities of the world of arts and letter as the publicist Lord George Weidenfeld, the producer Jan Mojto or the director Jean-Jacques Annaud.

Check more about the Médaille Charlemagne pour les Médias Européens at www.medaille-charlemagne.eu .

ESNsurvey 2019

ESN Germany News - Sun, 17/03/2019 - 13:02

ESNsurvey 2019 is the 13th edition of the traditional surveys that has started since 2005 made by the ESNsurvey team in order to explore current issues connected to academic and non-academic mobility and education.

 

It is supported by the European Commission and is disseminated in collaboration with 39 countries of the Erasmus Student Network, whose sections are present at more than 1000 Higher Education Institutions around Europe.

This edition covers the topics of Erasmus students and their sense of citizenship in political, civil and social actions. How changed are the lives of these students after their exchanges? What is the impact of Erasmus+ in students who through the programme have the opportunity to meet new cultures, new friends, live in an international environment?

With the questionnaire we aim at understanding the difference between these students and those who never had the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme. Our research is going to focus on the impact of the abroad experience in the participation of international students in society. Does going abroad make students more engaged at a political, civil, and social level? What are the particular aspects of active citizenship gained through the abroad experience? Does this have an impact on their opinion about the European Union, as the entity that finances the Erasmus+ Programme? And on their voting behaviour? How do these elements interact with each other? The findings obtained through the Questionnaire are published and will be used as recommendations to all stakeholders involved in student mobility. The previous ESNsurvey Reports can be found at www.esn.org/research  and we invite you to read the key findings.

YOU CAN FIND THE SURVEY HERE

>>> esn.org/survey2019 <<<

Europa gehört auf den besten Sendeplatz!

ESN Germany News - Wed, 27/02/2019 - 18:20

In einem offenen Brief und starken proeuropäisch-überparteilichen Schulterschluss wenden sich die Jungen Europäischen Föderalisten Deutschland, die Europa-Union Deutschland, die Europäische Bewegung Deutschland, der Deutsche Bundesjugendring sowie die Parteijugenden Junge Union, Jusos, Grüne Jugend sowie die Jungen Liberalen an ARD und ZDF. Sie fordern die Übertragung des europäischen Spitzenkandidaten-Duells zur Europawahl 2019 in ARD und ZDF zur Primetime. Noch immer haben sich die Sendeanstalten zu dieser wichtigen Frage europäischer Demokratie nicht eindeutig geäußert. Die JEF Deutschland hat diesen Brief im Rahmen ihrer Europawahlkampagne initiiert.

Textlaut des Offenen Briefes:

Sehr geehrter Herr ARD-Vorsitzender Wilhelm,

Sehr geehrter Herr Intendant des ZDF Bellut,        

am 26. Mai 2019 ist Europawahl. Die europäischen Parteifamilien und Parteien haben mittlerweile ihre Spitzenkandidatinnen und Spitzenkandidaten für diese Wahl gekürt. Es kommt jetzt darauf an, für Bürgerinnen und Bürger die Möglichkeit der Information über die unterschiedlichen Personen und Positionen zur Europawahl zu schaffen.

Medien spielen hier eine zentrale Rolle. Wir begrüßen Ihre bereits gemachten Zusagen zu einer ausführlichen europäischen Berichterstattung in 2019. Bei anderen Wahlen in Europa, Bundestags- und Landtagswahlen haben sich allerdings zu Recht TV-Duelle der Spitzenkandidatinnen und Spitzenkandidaten etabliert. 2014 übertrug bereits Phoenix das TV-Duell zur Europawahl. Bereits 2014 forderten aber fast 30.000 Menschen die Übertragung in der ARD und dem ZDF zur Primetime.

Gerade vor der anstehenden Europawahl, die bereits jetzt ungleich mehr Beachtung findet als die Europawahl 2014, muss es 2019 deshalb endlich das TV-Duell der Spitzenkandidatinnen und -kandidaten zur Primetime in ARD oder ZDF geben!

Vor allem mit Hinblick auf Europa ist es wichtig, die demokratische Meinungsbildung zu fördern. Auf diese Weise werden Wählerinnen und Wähler über die verschiedenen Positionen der Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten informiert. Das ist entscheidend für eine funktionierende Demokratie. Gerade in Zeiten, in denen der politische Dialog zunehmend polarisiert ist und ein Austausch zwischen gegensätzlichen Meinungen nur noch sehr selten stattfindet, hilft ein TV-Duell aller Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten, fundierte Entscheidung zu treffen.

Nur zur Primetime in den beiden größten öffentlich-rechtlichen Sendern wird ein, der Bedeutung des Europäischen Parlaments angemessenes, ausreichend großes Publikum erreicht. Sollte ein Kandidat oder eine Kandidatin das TV-Duell nicht in deutscher Sprache bestreiten können, hilft eine Simultanübersetzung. Wir sind uns sicher, dass eine Simultanübersetzung auch bei den Zuschauerinnen und Zuschauern akzeptiert wäre – wie die Ausstrahlung des Eurovision Song Contest zur Primetime zeigt. Die Bedeutung europäischer Demokratie darf nicht von der Sprache ihrer Spitzenkandidatinnen und -kandidaten abhängig gemacht werden!

Als öffentlich-rechtliche Sender haben Sie im Vorfeld der Europawahl 2019 die Chance, aber auch die besondere Verantwortung, mit einem solchen Fernsehduell europäische Geschichte zu schreiben. Wir zählen auf Ihr Mitwirken, die europäische Demokratie zu stärken!

Eine Liste mit allen Unterzeichnern findet ihr auf der Website der Jungen Europäischen Föderalisten Deutschlands

ESN Deutschland nun Teil des VDSI (Verband Deutscher Studierendeninitiativen)

ESN Germany News - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 16:20

Am vergangenen Wochenende fand der 9. VDSI-Kongress in Hofgeismar bei Kassel statt. Anwesend waren insgesamt 14 Initiativen, darunter auch ESN Deutschland. Wie schon bei vorherigen Nationalen Plattformen in Köln und Halle angekündigt wurde, hat sich ESN nach einem Jahr Beobachterstatus darum bemüht, volles Mitglied zu werden. Bei der offiziellen Mitgliederversammlung des VDSI am Samstag, den 23.02.2019, wurden wir dann durch die anderen Mitgliedsinititativen offiziell in den Dachverband aufgenommen.

Eine kurze Auffrischung: Was ist der VDSI eigentlich? Der VDSI ist ein 2014 gegründeter Dachverband, der seit letztem Samstag insgesamt 13 studentische Initiativen umfasst, die in den verschiedensten Gebieten des studentischen Ehrenamtes angesiedelt sind. Der Leitsatz des VDSI ist, die gemeinsame, gelebte und gehörte Stimme des deutschen studentischen Ehrenamtes zu sein. Die verschiedenen Initiativen haben die Möglichkeit sich zu vernetzen durch sogenannte Lokalrunden, einen gemeinsamen Trainerpool und natürlich die Kongresse, die zweimal jährlich stattfinden. Auch Interessenvertretung gegenüber verschiedenen Hochschulakteuren spielt hier eine Rolle sowie die Möglichkeit auf seine eigene Initiative in der Zeitschrift "Engagier Dich" (in Kooperation mit Campushunter) aufmerksam zu machen.

Wir freuen uns Teil dieses neuen Netzwerks zu sein und erhoffen uns für die Zukunft eine produktive Zusammenarbeit, um gemeinsam das studentische Ehrenamt weiterentwickeln und vor allem sichtbarer für die Gesellschaft machen zu können.

An dieser Stelle möchten wir natürlich dem Vorstand des VDSI danken, der uns in unserem Jahr als Beobachter so tatkräftig unterstützt hat und vor allem auch den anderen Initiativen, die uns so herzlich aufgenommen haben. Wir sind voller Vorfreude auf zukünftige Kooperationen und die Zusammenarbeit an Projekten und gemeinsamen Zielen.

Unsere Vertreter Natalie Simon (2. von links) und Julia Bauer (2. von rechts) zusammen mit dem Vorstand des VDSI, (von links nach rechts) Adrian Schmidt, Jonas Stein, Eric Heide, Mathis Engelbart.

In 2018, Eurosender helped Erasmus students save 100.000 EUR!

ESN Germany News - Sun, 27/01/2019 - 17:45
Eurosender, the leading platform for shipping services in Europe, has helped Erasmus students to save 100.000 EUR in shipping costs last year, reaching the milestone for the first time. The company currently partners with 54 national and local Erasmus Student Network (ESN) sections from 19 different European countries. Eurosender enables ESN members to redeem exclusive discounts on all shipping services, including package and luggage delivery. “Being an Erasmus student myself I have seen first-hand how indispensable ESN organizations are for international students. I am, therefore, personally excited that Eurosender has become part of the community by making student exchanges even more enjoyable and affordable,” says Tim Potocnik, CEO and cofounder. He also reaffirms commitment to support ESNs activities in the future. “We will continue sponsoring projects and events wherever we can,” Potocnik adds. Eurosender intermediates the shipping of any item, from 2kg packages to furniture and van delivery. The company contracts the world’s most respected courier providers (among which DHL, Kuehne+Nagel, DPD…) and boasts of 70 percent lower prices compared to standard courier rates while offering support in 16 languages. The team acknowledged the 100.000 EUR target by preparing a short report on student shipping habits, based on the shipping requests to Eurosender’s customer support and sales departments*.   See the below infographic for more details. Please note that Eurosender does not recommend shipping liquids and food.    

In 2018, Eurosender helped Erasmus students save 100.000 EUR!

ESN Germany News - Sun, 27/01/2019 - 17:45
Eurosender, the leading platform for shipping services in Europe, has helped Erasmus students to save 100.000 EUR in shipping costs last year, reaching the milestone for the first time. The company currently partners with 54 national and local Erasmus Student Network (ESN) sections from 19 different European countries. Eurosender enables ESN members to redeem exclusive discounts on all shipping services, including package and luggage delivery. “Being an Erasmus student myself I have seen first-hand how indispensable ESN organizations are for international students. I am, therefore, personally excited that Eurosender has become part of the community by making student exchanges even more enjoyable and affordable,” says Tim Potocnik, CEO and cofounder. He also reaffirms commitment to support ESNs activities in the future. “We will continue sponsoring projects and events wherever we can,” Potocnik adds. Eurosender intermediates the shipping of any item, from 2kg packages to furniture and van delivery. The company contracts the world’s most respected courier providers (among which DHL, Kuehne+Nagel, DPD…) and boasts of 70 percent lower prices compared to standard courier rates while offering support in 16 languages. The team acknowledged the 100.000 EUR target by preparing a short report on student shipping habits, based on the shipping requests to Eurosender’s customer support and sales departments*.   See the below infographic for more details. Please note that Eurosender does not recommend shipping liquids and food.    

The Economist

Partner ESN Germany - Thu, 24/01/2019 - 09:52

The Economist sets a different standard. As the next generation of opinion leaders, it's important you stay up-to-date on what's happening around the globe. Each week, The Economist spans everything from European and world news, politics, business and finance, science, technology and the arts.

Available in print-only, digital-only or as a print and digital package, you have the opportunity to enjoy The Economist's stimulating debate, intelligent insight and genuine quality however you wish whether you're at home, at university or travelling. And now digital subscriptions also include The Economist Espresso, our daily app for smartphones.

TK Deutschland

Partner ESN Germany - Tue, 04/12/2018 - 20:03

Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) is a German health insurance company and a partner of ESN Germany. TK offers health insurance, which is mandatory for studying in Germany, for international students and guiding information in at least German and English to get healthily through the stay abroad.
TK also offers cooperation in your local town - as a partner for the local section and for the local students. If you have questions about health insurance and health in general, you are welcome to reach out. If you have questions about the cooperation, just contact the National Board.


 

Study on 'wanderlust'

ESN Germany News - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 20:35

We at ESN Germany are dedicated to offering you the best ERASMUS experience we can. To continuously improve our program – evaluation is key. Therefore, this year we have partnered with social scientists from the University of Cambridge, UK for a joint online assessment to better understand how you experience your time in Germany.

To provide us with some feedback on your well-being and cultural adjustment you will be answering a short battery of questions at four times ranging from shortly before you arrive to a few weeks after you will have returned to your home country.

 

Please click on the link below to get started with the first assessment and help us to help you and those who follow you to have an unforgettable time abroad. After all, that’s what the spirit of ERASMUS is all about.

Start the survey

PS: Whichever of the 35 participating ESN Germany sections gets the most students to complete all four assessments is in for a 500€ reward. So go out there and make your ERASMUS friends and hosts proud!

Study on 'wanderlust'

ESN Germany News - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 20:35

We at ESN Germany are dedicated to offering you the best ERASMUS experience we can. To continuously improve our program – evaluation is key. Therefore, this year we have partnered with social scientists from the University of Cambridge, UK for a joint online assessment to better understand how you experience your time in Germany.

To provide us with some feedback on your well-being and cultural adjustment you will be answering a short battery of questions at four times ranging from shortly before you arrive to a few weeks after you will have returned to your home country.

 

Please click on the link below to get started with the first assessment and help us to help you and those who follow you to have an unforgettable time abroad. After all, that’s what the spirit of ERASMUS is all about.

Start the survey

PS: Whichever of the 35 participating ESN Germany sections gets the most students to complete all four assessments is in for a 500€ reward. So go out there and make your ERASMUS friends and hosts proud!

The ErasmusUpgrade Manifesto

ESN Germany News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 16:23
Following over 2 years of consultations, on the 27th of April, the Erasmus Student Network released the #ErasmusUpgrade Manifesto which contains 13 recommendations to improve the successor of the Erasmus+ Programme. The manifesto targets all involved in the conceptualisation and implementation of the Erasmus+ programme, specifically the European Institutions, National Authorities, higher education institutions, and the participants in the programme. Its results are the base of ESN’s stands on the international and national level in the context of upcoming discussions on the funding and shape of the Erasmus+ successor programme. ESN wishes to see the OUTREACH of the programme increased, both in Europe and throughout the world through the use of mass media and new digital tools. We recommend implementing reinforced and inclusive SUPPORT SERVICES to face societal challenges and equip participants with the skills they need to face the challenges of the 21st century. The IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT of the programme should be improved by standardising mobility processes and introducing digital tools to counter bureaucracy and reduce paperwork. We demand full RECOGNITION OF MOBILITY OUTCOMES through better communication, implementing mobility windows and an “integrated Erasmus+ approach” to study and work. Finally, ESN asks for an INCREASED BUDGET FOR MORE QUALITY, OUTREACH, AND TRANSPARENCY to improve the inclusion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, national support towards mobility, and monitoring and levelling incoming and outgoing students. “The Erasmus+ programme is one the greatest successes of the European Union. The participants of the programme feel more European, understand better their place in society, and develop better skills than their peers. All this combined makes them great ambassadors of the EU and its values. It is having this in mind, and wishing to see an increase in the success of the programme, that has led ESN to present these recommendations in the form of a manifesto.”   - João Pinto, President of the Erasmus Student Network #ErasmusUpgrade is an Erasmus+ KA3 Dialogue with Decision-makers project with input gathered through an online questionnaire with over 1,000 answers, face-to-face consultations with volunteers from across ESN’s 40 member-countries and contributions from International Relations Offices. Results of the consultation were discussed with decision-makers involved in the revision of the Erasmus+ programme during an event which gathered representatives from 25 European countries, including non-EU member states. The project has been organised together with ESN Belgium and funded by JINT. 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 40 countries. More than 15,000 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 contact Kacper Olczyk at communication@esn.org and visit www.esn.org. Attachment Files:  Erasmus_Upgrade_Manifesto_DE_final.pdf

The ErasmusUpgrade Manifesto

ESN Germany News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 16:23
Following over 2 years of consultations, on the 27th of April, the Erasmus Student Network released the #ErasmusUpgrade Manifesto which contains 13 recommendations to improve the successor of the Erasmus+ Programme. The manifesto targets all involved in the conceptualisation and implementation of the Erasmus+ programme, specifically the European Institutions, National Authorities, higher education institutions, and the participants in the programme. Its results are the base of ESN’s stands on the international and national level in the context of upcoming discussions on the funding and shape of the Erasmus+ successor programme. ESN wishes to see the OUTREACH of the programme increased, both in Europe and throughout the world through the use of mass media and new digital tools. We recommend implementing reinforced and inclusive SUPPORT SERVICES to face societal challenges and equip participants with the skills they need to face the challenges of the 21st century. The IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT of the programme should be improved by standardising mobility processes and introducing digital tools to counter bureaucracy and reduce paperwork. We demand full RECOGNITION OF MOBILITY OUTCOMES through better communication, implementing mobility windows and an “integrated Erasmus+ approach” to study and work. Finally, ESN asks for an INCREASED BUDGET FOR MORE QUALITY, OUTREACH, AND TRANSPARENCY to improve the inclusion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, national support towards mobility, and monitoring and levelling incoming and outgoing students. “The Erasmus+ programme is one the greatest successes of the European Union. The participants of the programme feel more European, understand better their place in society, and develop better skills than their peers. All this combined makes them great ambassadors of the EU and its values. It is having this in mind, and wishing to see an increase in the success of the programme, that has led ESN to present these recommendations in the form of a manifesto.”   - João Pinto, President of the Erasmus Student Network #ErasmusUpgrade is an Erasmus+ KA3 Dialogue with Decision-makers project with input gathered through an online questionnaire with over 1,000 answers, face-to-face consultations with volunteers from across ESN’s 40 member-countries and contributions from International Relations Offices. Results of the consultation were discussed with decision-makers involved in the revision of the Erasmus+ programme during an event which gathered representatives from 25 European countries, including non-EU member states. The project has been organised together with ESN Belgium and funded by JINT. 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 40 countries. More than 15,000 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 contact Kacper Olczyk at communication@esn.org and visit www.esn.org. Attachment Files:  Erasmus_Upgrade_Manifesto_DE_final.pdf

Spree Break 2017

ESN Germany News - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:39
 The Second Round of our National Event Starts Soon! 

The biggest Erasmus Event in Germany will take place from November 17th till November 19th. Around 800 participants are expected in the capital city on the upcoming weekend. 

 

 

Focus of this event is getting to know Berlin as part of the #CityExplorer. While competing in a scavenger hunt, the Erasmus students will explore all different facades of the city. Again top of the list is the Bundestag, which required a huge amount of preparation for such a big group. On Friday evening, the networking starts in the Club Spindler & Matt. Participants wearing an event ribbon will have free entry but, from 11 pm on, the club will open its doors for everyone.

A special highlight will be the flag parade on Saturday, which gives participants the chance to walk along the streets while carrying the flags of their countries, international flags and being accompanied by music. The topic of this year’s parade is #30JahreErasmus, since we are celebrating 30 years of European education programmes. The parade is going to end at the Mauerpark, where the group will be hedged, symbolising the borders exciting in our world. After a speech of our Education Officer, the fences will be torn down to symbolise the unity of Europe without borders.

This day ends in the Club E4, where interculturality can be celebrated with a Berliner Weiße. Again there will be no entry fee for participants.

Find more information on Spree Break Facebook Page or the official Instagram Account (@esnspreebreak). 

 


 

Spree Break 2017

ESN Germany News - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:39
 The Second Round of our National Event Starts Soon! 

The biggest Erasmus Event in Germany will take place from November 17th till November 19th. Around 800 participants are expected in the capital city on the upcoming weekend. 

 

 

Focus of this event is getting to know Berlin as part of the #CityExplorer. While competing in a scavenger hunt, the Erasmus students will explore all different facades of the city. Again top of the list is the Bundestag, which required a huge amount of preparation for such a big group. On Friday evening, the networking starts in the Club Spindler & Matt. Participants wearing an event ribbon will have free entry but, from 11 pm on, the club will open its doors for everyone.

A special highlight will be the flag parade on Saturday, which gives participants the chance to walk along the streets while carrying the flags of their countries, international flags and being accompanied by music. The topic of this year’s parade is #30JahreErasmus, since we are celebrating 30 years of European education programmes. The parade is going to end at the Mauerpark, where the group will be hedged, symbolising the borders exciting in our world. After a speech of our Education Officer, the fences will be torn down to symbolise the unity of Europe without borders.

This day ends in the Club E4, where interculturality can be celebrated with a Berliner Weiße. Again there will be no entry fee for participants.

Find more information on Spree Break Facebook Page or the official Instagram Account (@esnspreebreak). 

 


 

N26

Partner ESN Germany - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 17:32
N26 is The Mobile Bank

N26 is one of Europe’s first and fastest growing mobile banks that allow you to do everything you can do with a traditional bank except easier, and directly from your phone. Get your account now!


 


We created N26 to bring personal banking into the modern world. We put all the features and services that a traditional bank offers into a single, simple, seamless mobile app experience. At its core, N26 is a bank account for your phone. But it’s also your Mastercard, your credit provider, your investment portfolio, your savings plan, your insurance broker and much more. If you join N26, you’re essentially putting the power of your bank inside your pocket.

What it means to be The Mobile Bank

We’re living in a world where we can book a vacation instantly, listen to practically any song any time, and share pictures and videos with anyone we know anywhere in the world. All of that’s happening directly from our phones. We had to ask ourselves why it’s not just as easy to bank on our phones. N26 is The Mobile Bank because it finally is possible to run your entire financial life from your phone. It’s truly mobile banking.

How it works

N26 is a completely paperless bank with no physical locations. You sign up and create your bank account directly from your phone. You get a new IBAN immediately, and a Mastercard debit card in the mail less than a week later. Once you activate your card and transfer money into your account, you can make online and offline purchases like you normally would, and withdraw cash from any ATM in the world that accepts Mastercard. You’ll get a push notification after every transaction so you’ll always be up to date. This simplicity applies to all N26 products including investment, credit, savings, insurance and overdraft. Everything is possible from just the single N26 app, and you can contact customer service via phone, chat or email if you get stuck.

How to sign up

This is the simplest part of all. You can download the N26 app in the App Store or Play Store, or just click here to get started. There are a few steps to take care of — provide your basic information including your mailing address, select between our basic, Business, or Black premium accounts, and verify your ID over a short video call. You only need your passport. We handle everything else in the background. You can sign up for an N26 bank account in your pyjamas on a remote beach as long as you have a wireless connection and your passport.

 

 

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N26 is a natural next step in personal banking as we move into a mobile-first world. Try N26 for yourself and see how it might benefit your financial life.

N26

Partner ESN Germany - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 17:32
N26 is The Mobile Bank

N26 is one of Europe’s first and fastest growing mobile banks that allow you to do everything you can do with a traditional bank except easier, and directly from your phone. Get your account now!


 


We created N26 to bring personal banking into the modern world. We put all the features and services that a traditional bank offers into a single, simple, seamless mobile app experience. At its core, N26 is a bank account for your phone. But it’s also your Mastercard, your credit provider, your investment portfolio, your savings plan, your insurance broker and much more. If you join N26, you’re essentially putting the power of your bank inside your pocket.

What it means to be The Mobile Bank

We’re living in a world where we can book a vacation instantly, listen to practically any song any time, and share pictures and videos with anyone we know anywhere in the world. All of that’s happening directly from our phones. We had to ask ourselves why it’s not just as easy to bank on our phones. N26 is The Mobile Bank because it finally is possible to run your entire financial life from your phone. It’s truly mobile banking.

How it works

N26 is a completely paperless bank with no physical locations. You sign up and create your bank account directly from your phone. You get a new IBAN immediately, and a Mastercard debit card in the mail less than a week later. Once you activate your card and transfer money into your account, you can make online and offline purchases like you normally would, and withdraw cash from any ATM in the world that accepts Mastercard. You’ll get a push notification after every transaction so you’ll always be up to date. This simplicity applies to all N26 products including investment, credit, savings, insurance and overdraft. Everything is possible from just the single N26 app, and you can contact customer service via phone, chat or email if you get stuck.

How to sign up

This is the simplest part of all. You can download the N26 app in the App Store or Play Store, or just click here to get started. There are a few steps to take care of — provide your basic information including your mailing address, select between our basic, Business, or Black premium accounts, and verify your ID over a short video call. You only need your passport. We handle everything else in the background. You can sign up for an N26 bank account in your pyjamas on a remote beach as long as you have a wireless connection and your passport.

N26 is a natural next step in personal banking as we move into a mobile-first world. Try N26 for yourself and see how it might benefit your financial life.

Ryanair

Partner ESN Germany - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:44
 

 

Ryanair is Europe's largest airline company carrying 130 million customers a year on more than 1,800 daily flights from 86 bases, connecting over 200 destinations in 33 countries. Based on a low-cost business model, Ryanair makes travelling across Europe easier, faster, and more affordable.

Ryanair, along with Erasmus Student Network, has committed to improving Erasmus experience for all European students. That is why, from September on, when flying with Ryanair, all ESNcard holders will be able to enjoy 15% discount on up to 8 single (or 4 return) flightsfree 15kg checked-in bag, and tailored travel offers, among many others. 

Find out more via ESNcard.org.

For the discount to apply, you have to be in possession of an active ESNcard.
Don't have one yet?  Learn how to get it right away!

Website:  https://www.esncard.org/ryanair

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