Section in the Spotlight, June 2018: ESN Lund!

ESN International news - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 10:31


During this summer heat, which arrived earlier than usual this year, let’s travel to the cold of the North where diversity truly means unity. Here comes our Section in the Spotlight for June - ESN Lund!

ESN Lund was established in 2005. Since then, they have achieved many successes, such as contracts with Akademiska Föreningen (Academic Association in Lund) and travel agency Timetravels. In addition, theirs was the first section where the position of a local Education Officer was established.

The section is led by six Board members and eighteen ambassadors, including ambassadors for trips, parties, sports, SocialErasmus coordinators, ExchangeAbility coordinators, PR managers, Media managers, Partnership managers and Education officers. Furthermore, there is an Activity Committee composed of enthusiastic members who help during the events organised by the section. They cooperate with other student organisations in Lund and share resources to organise events, as well as keep good relationships with Lund University.

If you want to become a member of this great Swedish section, you can join in their “fika”, an event which takes place every semester where potential members can get information about ESN and specifically about activities held by ESN Lund. One of the specialities of the section lies in its internationality. Out of 24 members, only one is Swedish.

Regarding events they organise, they have established a strong position among other organisations in Lund. For instance, they have a cottage weekend for members to get to know each other and create long lasting bonds through some challenges and games. Also, member meetings are followed by social events like board games, movie watching or informal socialising in a pub. To reward council members, they organise events such as potluck dinner or bowling night.

On the other hand, they never forget about their international students and devote most of their time organising activities for them to make sure their stay in Lund will become an unforgettable experience. There are, for instance, canoe and hiking trips, Skane highlight trip, Helsingor day trip or cottage weekend prepared.

Members of the section also spread their knowledge of social issues through events within the scope of SocialErasmus and ExchangeAbility activities. Regarding SocialErasmus, there are events like Clothing Drive, LGBTQ awareness events or Earth Hour celebrations.

Once per semester, they organise "Internationen" - a dinner where non-students (mainly refugees) have a chance to familiarise themselves with Swedish student lifestyle. In order to raise awareness of the issues in the scope of ExchangeAbility project, they organise a 'blind' Valentine dinner in collaboration with the Lund University. They are also working on mapping the university to make it more accessible for students with disabilities. In addition, sports fans can enjoy wall-climbing, a running club or different sports tournaments. ESN Lund cares about the well-being of international students and provides them with stress relief workshops.

Flagship activity of the section is ESN Tuesdays. This weekly event consists of activities starting from the running club, sauna or yoga classes to movie and board game nights. Open mic nights are extremely popular and unite talents from all over the world.

You can meet ESN Lund members on many national events, especially their National Platforms. They regularly attend Eduk8 events, AGM, and other international events. Thanks to section cooperation between nearby sections such as ESN Malmö, ESN Copenhagen, ESN Odense etc. they organise Cooper8 - one of their training events.

“Collaboration is the key.”

Despite the strong competition, ESN Lund maintains a powerful position among student associations and provides high quality and unique events for international and local students. There are definitely some points we can learn from them.

Categories: ESN International

ESN CPH Blindfolded Wine Tasting

ESN CPH - Wed, 02/05/2018 - 14:03

Do you want to have a hyggelig evening with your friends where you experience amazing wine tasting? Then this is something for you! ESN Copenhagen has the pleasure to invite you to a relaxed evening of wine and cheese but this time it will be even more speciel since we'll all be blindfolded while tasting the wine. 

Come to Not Your Parents Winebar and share a couple of glasses of really good wine with us!

Everyone is welcome to join, but if you have an ESNcard you will get the following offer:
4 glasses of wine for 99 DKK
Buy your ticket for this event here.

Do not miss this opportunity to experience the hygge of wine!!

YOU DONT HAVE YOUR ESNCARD YET?? Do not worry!! You can buy your ESNcard here and enjoy awesome discounts all over Europe.

FAQ: Date: 15/05/2018 - 19:30 to 21:30Place: Not Your Parents WinebarAddress: Fiolstraede 251171 CopenhagenDenmarkPrice: 99 DKKWhat's included: 
  • 4 glasses of wine
  • Everyone is invited.
Categories: Section Events

Section in the Spotlight, May 2018: ESN UCM Madrid

ESN International news - Wed, 02/05/2018 - 11:14

With summer rapidly approaching, it’s only natural we move towards the warmer parts of Europe. However, the section in question isn’t only in our sights because it’s in Spain, but because it’s the oldest section in the country! Meet our Section in the Spotlight for May: ESN UCM Madrid.

ESN UCM Madrid was founded in 1991, which makes them the section ESN Spain built its foundations on. They are constantly growing and improving, as well as adjusting their structure according to the needs of their ever-changing environment.

Currently, they work in teams. They have 12 teams - Tandem, Salsa, Cultural, ComCom, Legal, Partners, Tutor, Merchandising, Sports, Projects, IT and Parties. Each team has a Head, chosen by the team itself, who is responsible for creating the Action Plan and ensuring that the team meets its goals and objectives. They also have local coordinators of international projects such as Mov’in Europe, SocialErasmus and ExchangeAbility who cooperate with local coordinators of the other five other sections in the city.

Nowadays, they have more than 40 active members!

“The sense of belonging that unites us provides material for great teamwork.”

All of their members can receive proper education and training at Local and Regional Platforms. Local Platforms are crucial for the understanding of local, national and international level for newer members, while Regional Platforms are organised in cooperation with other sections from Madrid. Team building activities are also a regular occurrence in their section! All of this is possible thanks to the funds they receive from ESNcards, as well as local, regional and national grants and partners. This year, they have sold 2000 ESNcards!

They organise, on average, around 15 trips per year, and around 5 project activities per month for their international students. When organising these activities, they often cooperate with other sections from Madrid. Monday evenings are reserved for tandems, Tuesdays for sports, Wednesdays for salsa and Thursdays for parties. Additionally, they organise two cultural events per week: a cycle of fine arts and the Royal Palace. Weekends are reserved for the exploration of the Spanish countryside!

“Today we co-exist with 5 other sections in our city and we have achieved harmony and a unique joint force throughout our country.”

ESN UCM Madrid is an eco-friendly section, proven by their flagship project EcoWeekend, a two day trip to the mountains of Madrid. There they spent the weekend learning about environmental issues, having workshops, eating non-processed food, and recycling. The workshops were on the following: removal of rubbish in the mountains; a hiking tour; a soap making workshop; a t-shirt dyeing workshop; and a tour of sense, an ExchangeAbility activity. They have managed to educate and entertain their exchange students, as well as have an impact on the local community.

They are also killing it with their Buddy Programme - this academic year they have managed to pair up more than 1000 exchange students to 270 tutors! The university helps them in their approach to local students by offering them ECTS points for this activity.

Their members are active on both the national and international levels. Several of their members are on the national level, and they regularly host Spanish National Platforms as well as other national events. Their members are in the OC of KINESI, a national training event which will take place this summer.

Being the oldest section in the country, and one of the oldest ones in the whole of Europe, can’t be easy. However, ESN UCM Madrid has mastered this task, and this award proves it!

Categories: ESN International

ESN CPH & ESN DTU Dinner in the Dark

ESN CPH - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 00:02

ESN CPH is finally doing a the dinner in the dark! We'll all be enjoying a meal while blindfolded. We're doing this to spread awareness about the limitations in daily routines to people with visual impairments.

This event is being organised as part of the Erasmus Student Network's Social Inclusion Days initiative. In this initiative, more than 500 local associations in 40 countries will host events raising awareness and take action about volunteering and disability.

- Fried noodles (vegetarian or chicken)
- Rice with panang curry (vegetarian, chicken or beef)

Ticket for the dinner: 90 DKK.
Included in the price are dinner and a soft drink. Buy your ticket here.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES PRIOR TO BUYING YOUR TICKET, so we can make sure we have another solution for you.

ESNcard is required to attend this event. Buy your ESNcard here.

Check out and press going on the Facebook event here.

FAQ: Date: 02/05/2018 - 19:00 to 22:00Address: DenmarkPrice: 90 DKKWhat's included: 
  • 1 full dinner
  • 1 soft drink
Categories: Section Events

ESN Odense - Easter Scavenger Hunt

ESN Odense - Tue, 10/04/2018 - 17:18

ESN Easter Scavenger Hunt

Join our scavenger hunt around the city by solving tricky, witty questions all about the Easter Season.
In groups of max. 6 people, you will have to solve multiple exercises to get to the next destination. Along the way, the tour is spiked with the opportunity of refreshments.
Great prizes are waiting for the fastest team that solves all exercises correctly.

Participation is free for ESN members and the sign up will be on spot!
If you don't have a team, don't worry and we will find one for you.

Don't forget to bring your ESN Card to the event.

Date: 12/04/2018 - 17:30 to 22:30Place: Studenterhus OdenseAddress: Amfipladsen 65000 OdenseDenmarkMore information: ESN Odense - Easter Scavenger Hunt
Categories: Section Events

Dinner in the dark

ESN Odense - Tue, 10/04/2018 - 10:33

Are you ready to experience Dinner in the dark? – A normal dinner with your friends, except you won´t be able to see anything?

The event is part of the „ESN Social Inclusion Days” which offer the opportunity to get a slight impression of how the world looks to people with handicaps.

Basically, you will have a cozy dinner and a beer like every other night. But this time you will be blindfolded and not able to see lights, lamps, phones or even the people sitting across from you.

Experience the world from a completely new perspective, having to trust your other senses.

To make it even more exciting you won´t know what exactly you will be served. But you can choose between a vegetarian or non-vegetarian option when you sign up. Allergies will also be taken into account.

For the extra adventurous we will prepare a small tasting competition – let´s find out how much you can trust your sense of taste ;-)

The Participation fee is 70 DDK. It includes the food and 1 free drink.

The ticket sale is open! You can get your ticket online: or at the ESN office.

As always, a valid ESNcard will be needed to join this event.

Date: 25/04/2018 - 19:00 to 23:55Place: UngdomshusetAddress: OdenseDenmarkMore information: Dinner in the dark
Categories: Section Events

ESN Odense goes to ESN Sea Battle Spring 2018

ESN Odense - Mon, 09/04/2018 - 13:42

Are you ready to RAVE THE SEA!?

The ESN Sea Battle invites all of you Vikings on board for another legendary event!

Tickets must be booked on and


The ESN Sea Battle is an international cruise between Stockholm, Sweden, and Riga, Latvia.

Last year's after-movie:

Official Event:

The event is organised by ESN Sweden and is attended by 1800 international students from 4 ESN countries (ESN Denmark, ESN Lithuania, ESN Norway and ESN Sweden). Twice a year the biggest ESN event in Europe, uniting students from multiple ESN countries on one cruise ship raving the Baltic Sea!

Experience two European capitals (Stockholm and Riga) and feel like a true Viking wandering through the old town of these cities while stepping on the stones of history! You will Rave The Sea while crossing over with the ship and experience Multiple Dance Floors and Bars, Live Shows, Karaoke, Salsa Dance lessons, Sauna, Treasure hunts, competitions and much more!
To get the full ESN Sea Battle experience, book your ticket to an exclusive walking tour in Stockholm or Riga!
Coming from far away? Book the pre-event package with us and experience Stockholm the day before!

- 14th of April: Departure from Odense and Copenhagen
- 15th of April: Sightseeing and Pre-event in Stockholm
- 16th of April: ESN Sea Battle
- 17th of April: Sightseeing in Riga
- 18th of April: Return to Odense and Copenhagen

Ticket sales open February, 8th!

Contact us at [email protected]

BOOKING needs to be made in TWO steps

STEP 1- Booking the ESN Odense Package- 900 DKK

!!! 55 spots are available !!!

ESN Odense is organizing the following ESN Sea Battle package for you:
- Transportation from Odense or Copenhagen
- Breakfast on the journey to Stockholm
- Epic ESN Denmark Vikings T-shirt
- City tour of Stockholm and Riga

STEP 2- Booking the ESN Sea Battle


Once the sale on the webpage, select ESN Odense as section.
After you have the option to book:

- Participation in the ESN Sea Battle with a

single ticket (a bed in a 4 person cabin) 850SEK
single ticket (a bed in a 2 person cabin) 900SEK
You can also book a full 4-bed cabin (3200 SEK) or a 2 bedroom cabin (1700 SEK )

- Pre event price: 420SEK
- City tour price: 50SEK

The ESN Sea Battle also includes
- One buffet dinner on the 1st or 2nd evening;
- All activities and program onboard the ESN Sea Battle;
- ESN Sea Battle participant bag and t-shirt


To go with ESN Odense you must select during booking procedure the following:

- Transportation from Odense
- Pre-event in Stockholm

Remember: If you want to go with ESN Odense you have to buy the whole package (Sea Battle Ticket, Pre-Event, ESN Odense Sea Battle Package)

More information will follow asap!

Date: 14/04/2018 - 22:00 to 18/04/2018 - 22:30Place: Dannebrogsgade, 5000 Odense C, DanmarkMore information: ESN Odense goes to ESN Sea Battle Spring 2018
Categories: Section Events

International Erasmus Games-National Qualifications ESN Denmark

ESN Odense - Sun, 08/04/2018 - 21:23

Are you competitive and into sports? Then the International Erasmus Games NIŠ 2018 are the perfect event for you!

The best teams in Denmark will get the possibility to go to Nis, Serbia in May to compete against student teams from all over Europe. Your travel expenses will partly be covered by ESN Denmark.

Everything about how to sign-up for this event will be discussed with your local ESN section first and then updated in this event!

The different sports disciplines you can sign up for are:
- Volleyball
- Futsal
- Basketball
(- Tennis is not confirmed yet that we have a court to play on)

For the teams, there are a few constraints that have to be met:

- FUTSAL teams can be constituted by 5 to 7 people
- BASKETBALL teams can be constituted by 3 to 5 people
- VOLLEYBALL teams can be constituted by 6 to 8 people

There are rules regarding the number of girls in each team.
- FUTSAL: Minimum 2 girls (1 playing)
- BASKETBALL: Girls tournament and guys tournament
- VOLLEYBALL: Minimum 2 girls.

Participation in this event will cost 20 DKK per player no matter how many sports you participate in.

In case of any questions, feel free to send an email to [email protected]!

Date: 21/04/2018 - 11:00 to 18:00Place: Odense, DanemarkAddress: OdenseDenmarkMore information: International Erasmus Games-National Qualifications ESN Denmark
Categories: Section Events

ESN Odense - Legoland Trip

ESN Odense - Thu, 05/04/2018 - 20:42

Join us for an incredible day and make your childhood dream come true. Ride one, or all of the rides, snap a picture of the coolest LEGO art and enjoy an incredible day with friends.

Do not let this possibility slip away! We will get a sweet group discount both on the entrance fee and the transportation. Plus, you get to go with the coolest people in Odense and besides get to know many new people.

The trip will depart from Dannebrogsgade, behind Odense Train Station.

In order to participate in this event, you need a valid ESNcard at the time of departure. Visit our office at SDU or EAL to renew/get your ESNcard.
Valid cards must have a picture of the cardholder.

The ticket price includes the bus trip from Odense train station (Dannebrogsgade) to Legoland and back and the entry to Legoland.

There will be no food or drinks provided by ESN Odense. Make sure to bring enough food for the day or money to buy it at Legoland.

Date: 28/04/2018 - 08:30 to 17:30Place: Dannebrogsgade, 5000 Odense C, DanmarkMore information: ESN Odense - Legoland Trip
Categories: Section Events

Join the board of ESN CPH

ESN CPH - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:56

Have you ever dreamt about being part of a dynamic and international board that creates varies events for international and local students in the heart of Copenhagen? Well, now you have the chance to join the board of ESN Copenhagen.

At ESN Copenhagen, we work to provide both national and international intercultural experience where they have the opportunity to experience new cultures and create a large international network. Our main focus is to give international students the opportunity to experience different aspects of the Danish culture.

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is divided into more than 400 local sections in Europe. We are an interdisciplinary, volunteer student association based on the principle of students helping students.

To give you an insight about the board structure of ESN CPH we’ve added the task descriptions for each board member at the end of this volunteer advert (Task Descriptions).

Where to start? The first thing we ask of you is writing a motivational letter of why you want to be part of ESN CPH and send it to [email protected] before 6th of May.

Who can apply? Everybody who stays for more than 1 semester in Copenhagen.

Which position can I apply for? In your motivational letter you’ll have to state the two positions you are most interested in because we’ll be conducting interviews along the way and positions will be filled one by one. However, if your desired positions are already taken, we’ll together talk more about what would fit you the best during the interview.

What next? During April and the beginning of May we’ll conduct interviews with the applicants we see fit for the board. All the people who have been invited for an interview will get the answer of being accepted or not no later than the middle of May.

When is the transition period and start of mandate? The transition period starts from the middle of May to the end of June. Since we don’t have many events in June due to exams this should make the transition smooth even if people have exams since the former board members will help out.

If you have any question in regard to this, you are more than welcome to contact Ozhen on [email protected]




  • Leading of ESN Copenhagen
  • Strategic planning and task coordination
  • Assessment, inspection, and drafting of Statues and Standing Orders
  • National and international education related matters



  • General support to the President
  • Section development
  • Human resource management
  • Event coordination



  • Sponsorship development
  • Project management
  • Fundraising
  • ESNcard order, distribution, and promotion
  • Accounting
  • Invoicing


Communications Manager

  • Promote ESN Copenhagen at a local, national and international level
  • Social media management
  • Promotional material for ESN Copenhagen
  • Partnership formation


  • Update of website
  • SEO
  • Web content development
  • Communication relating to domain name and host servers
  • Email system
  • Maintaining the different facebook groups ESN CPH is in charge of, such as approving/rejecting new members or deleting inappropriate posts/comments.


Trip coordinator

  • Contact person between ESN CPH and current travel agency
  • Makes sure the promotion is going well for each trip
  • Makes sure we have representative for each trip
  • Makes sure ESN CPH follows the contract made between ESN CPH and current travel agency
  • Also in charge of Sea Battle and Danish Trip


Partnership manager

  • Communicate with existing commercial partners
  • Identify and integrate new commercial and non-commercial partners draft the contracts with them
  • Make sure the partnership agreements are fulfilled
  • Keep the board of ESN CPH updated on the status of the partnerships


Local Representative

  • The Local Representatives (hereafter LR) are the representatives from the member sections and are the point of contact with the national Vice-president.
  • A LR must regularly provide updates about his/her member section to the national Vice-president.
  • A LR must provide their member section with updates from the National Board.
  • A LR should attend at least one Council of Local Representatives a year.
  • A LR should make sure ESN CPH board is within the deadline for national and international events and other activities.


Educational officer

  • Communicate with existing or potential educational institutes
  • Representation of the section externally to stakeholders and to local authorities
  • In charge of the different students fairs and welcome days at educational institutes and needs to make sure ESN CPH volunteers are signed up to attend
  • Preferred the educational officer can speak Danish



  • Answers emails received to our info email
  • Answers all messages and comments received on our Facebook page
  • Responsible for keeping the documentation of all ESN CPH’s meetings, activities, available and nicely organized in the used IT tools.
  • Writing the minutes during board meetings, unless otherwise agreed upon in the beginning of the meeting
  • Preparing the agenda for the board meetings together with the presidents
FAQ: Date: 05/04/2018 - 18:00 to 06/05/2018 - 00:00Address: Denmark
Categories: Section Events

ESN Odense - Northern Denmark Trip

ESN Odense - Sun, 01/04/2018 - 07:41

Nature, culture and nightlife: do you want to experience the many facets of Denmark all in one?
ESN Odense’s Northern Denmark trip takes you around Jutland, at the discovery of some world-renowned treasurers. Join this trip to witness the encounter of two seas in Grenen, to walk down Denmark’s most famous party street in Aalborg and to take a trip back in history at Den Gamle By.

Saturday, 07/04/2018

7.00: Departure from Odense
11:00 -12:30: Visit of Skagen (including lunch time)
12-30 - 14:00: Stay in Grenen - See how two seas meet!
14:00 - 15:45: Danish desert at its best
15:45 - 17:05: We travel to Aalborg
17:05 - 20:00: Free time including dinner time
20:00: Social program - Exploring Aalborg nightlife

Sunday, 08/04/2018

7:00 - 9:00: Breakfast and hotel check out
9:00 - 10:30: Traveling to Aarhus
10:30 - 11:30: City walking tour by ESN Aarhus
11.30 - 13.30: Visit to Den Gamle By
13.45: Visit to ARoS museum + free time in Aarhus
18:00: Meet up in front of ARoS
20:00: We are back to Odense

What is included in your participation fee:
Transportation by bus for the entire weekend
1 night in a 3-beds room in Aalborg
Breakfast on Sunday
Entrance fee for ARoS, museum of contemporary art
Entrance fee for Den Gamle By, historical museum

What you are responsible for:
The meals not included above
Bringing a valid ESNcard AND your student card
Having a great time on this trip!
more info coming soon

PARTICIPATION FEE: 730 DKK (special price of 700 DKK if you purchase your ticket at one of our offices during opening hours)

Ticket sale: starting Tuesday, 13/03/2018 at 10.00.

ATTENTION: all participants must have a valid ESNcard at the time of departure.

Date: 07/04/2018 - 07:00 to 08/04/2018 - 20:00More information: ESN Odense - Northern Denmark Trip
Categories: Section Events