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: https://esnodense.nemtilmeld.dk/147/ 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

Join the board of ESN CPH

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

WHY JOIN US?
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).


APPLICATION CYCLE
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]

 

TASK DESCRIPTIONS

President

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

 

Vice-President

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

 

Treasurer

  • 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
     

Webmaster

  • 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

 

Secretary

  • 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

Section in the Spotlight: ESN Barcelona UPF, ESN Spain

ESN International news - Fri, 30/03/2018 - 14:14

Spring is already here, and so is our Section in the Spotlight of this month. Ready? Drum roll, please, for a Spanish powerhouse - ESN Barcelona UPF.

ESN Barcelona UPF, otherwise known as UPFamily, was born in 2009 when several curious ex-Erasmus individuals started communicating with their International Relations Offices. Since then, generations of newbies called by different names - ranging from animals of the year, to places connected to the President’s last name - have been contributing to the expansion of the section. This year belongs to the generation of Ballenas!

Get your Welcome Pack! from ESN Barcelona UPF on Vimeo.

The section consists of 40 members, including 6 Board members and 5 Committee Chairs - Culture, Sports, Projects, Buddy Programme, and Website and ComCom. Furthermore, over the year, they often create Working Groups in order to deal with specific tasks and support some of the functions of the Local Board. If you are a former Erasmus student, you can apply for membership by filling out a form and participating in a meeting focused on ESN and internal work. Only after that can you help the section to coordinate countless activities.

Other the constant care they provide their exchange students with, they celebrate the international spirit by having dinner in a Chinese restaurant after every meeting. This opportunity is most suitable for newbies because they can become acquainted with experienced members through improvised speed friending. It is obvious they appreciate their members since, twice a year, they organise a training event meant for new members. The main goal of the event is maintaining good relations within their UPFamily.

Speaking of events, they spend most of their time with their exchange students. They hold dozens of events for them, starting with Integration Weekend, which seems to be their number one activity. However, the most intense days are Welcome Days when volunteers work endlessly to help integrate exchange students into their local community. Furthermore, cooking classes are also popular - is there a better way to get to know the region than by tasting it? As well as these, sports activities are popular, too.

They put a lot of effort into activities organised within the frame of international projects of ESN where they collaborate with coordinators from 3 Barcelona universities. They actively work on implementing Erasmus in Schools, while nowadays they are working hard to improve the aforementioned activity in combination with Mov’in Europe aimed at high school students. They also care about the cause of ExchangeAbility and plan to map their university in the near future. They are not behind with grants either. They have received a grant from the Government of Catalonia to organise the pre-AGM CNR Barcelona 2018 and an ESAA grant to organise an educational event.

It is worth mentioning that members of ESN Barcelona UPF are involved in social causes as well. Their current flagship project is a Gender Working Group which wrote a protocol against gender violence in cooperation with Gender Department of UPF University. It is aimed at informing and preventing gender violence within the section which applies to their activities and students.

The involvement of local students is an integral part of the section. By creating a project "Mov'in Your Buddy", they intend to match local students going on exchange with international students coming from their future universities.

“There’s no doubt this year is the year of our members.”

We shouldn’t forget section cooperation; not only do they cooperate with other three universities in Barcelona, they have section cooperation with ESN Unicatt Milano as well. They cooperated on the organisation of SWEP Milano 2018, and very recently on the largest network event, AGM, which took place in Costa Brava.

“All these events can only motivate new members to keep leaving the mark of our section on every level.”

The uniqueness of ESN Barcelona UPF lies in the quality of its members. They have an incredible amount of respect for each other, they like to share the kindness and happiness which makes for a positive impact on the teamwork, as well as on the high-quality experiences of international students. They are creating one UPFamily that can’t be stopped from making changes while still improving the section and themselves.

Integration Weekend 2T 2016-2017 from ESN Barcelona UPF on Vimeo.

Categories: ESN International

ESN Odense - Easter Scavenger Hunt

ESN Odense - Thu, 29/03/2018 - 18:42

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!
The link for the sign-up will follow very shortly!

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

Date: 11/04/2018 - 17:30 to 22:30Place: Studenterhus OdenseAddress: Amfipladsen 65000 OdenseDenmarkMore information: ESN Odense - Easter Scavenger Hunt
Categories: Section Events

ESN CPH & ESN DTU donate clothes to the homeless

ESN CPH - Sat, 17/03/2018 - 13:51
Do you have some extra clothes you would like to donate to those in need, while having fun and meeting new people? If so, this event is all for you! In this event, we will be receiving the clothes you dont need anymore as a donation. The clothes will be taken to the homeless shelter Mændenes Hjem, and will be provided to the homeless and those in need. In the meanwhile, we will be playing some get-to-know games and some other chilled, yet funny games. You're welcome to join even if you won't be donating a piece of clothing. The event is open to everyone so bring whomever you feel like! 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. FAQ: Date: 23/04/2018 - 19:00 to 22:00Address: Denmark
  • Everyone is invited.
Categories: Section Events

ESN CPH & ESN DTU Danish Trip

ESN CPH - Sat, 17/03/2018 - 13:37

The long awaited Danish Trip is coming! 
Join this event, mark you calendar, stay tuned for updates on your most memorable trip in Denmark together with ESN DTU and ESN Odense. 

Places we'll visit:
- Skagen/Grenen
Most northern point in Denmark where the North and Baltic sea collide!

- Råbjerg Mile
The largest moving sand dune in Northern Europe

- Viking graveyard in Nørresundby / Lindholm Høje

- Aalborg
Party in Denmarks most notorious street: Jomfru Ane Gade

- Aarhus:
City Tour
ARoS museum

- Odense
City Tour & Optional visit to H.C Andersen museum
Party by ESN Odense

Ticket price is 1500 kr and included in the price is:
All bus transportation (from Copenhagen), hotel in Aalborg, Hotel in Odense, lovely breakfast buffet both mornings, entrance to AROS museum, and walking tours.

Deadline for buying a ticket for this trip is 1st April and there are limited tickets so if you want to join this amazing tripe then buy your ticket here.

A valid ESNcard is required to join this trip.
Dont have a valid ESNcard? Then you can buy it now.

If you are from ESN CPH then buy the ESNcard  here.

If You are from ESN DTU then buy the ESNcard here.

FAQ: Date: 06/04/2018 - 10:00 to 08/04/2018 - 20:00Address: DenmarkPrice: 1500 dkkWhat's included: 
  • All bus transportation (from Copenhagen)
  • Hotel in Aalborg
  • Hotel in Odense
  • Breakfast buffet both mornings
  • Entrance to AROS museum
  • Walking tour
  • An ESNcard of this section required.
Categories: Section Events

ESN Odense- International Dinner

ESN Odense - Wed, 07/03/2018 - 23:02

Can you imagine a place that serves food from all over the world? And this food being prepared with love and care, following traditional recipes?

This is what this international dinner is all about.
You can participate as part of a cooking team or as a regular paying participant. In both cases, you will have the chance to taste food from different countries and spend a nice evening with tons of international friends.

BE PART OF A COOKING TEAM
Sign up with a team of maximum 4 members and prepare traditional food from your country. All members of cooking teams will participate to the event for FREE.
Moreover, ESN Odense will cover your cooking expenses*, so you will have... enough ingredients to cook for all our participants.

To sign up as a cooking team you'll need to fill out the sign-up form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6lc0mTcEwFnstOP8uLoV3_e4c1D7J...) instead of buying a ticket.

NB! There is no possibility to cook or heat up the food on the spot so you need to prepare it beforehand and then transport it to the event yourself.

GRAB A FORK AND JOIN THE FEAST
In exchange for a small participation fee (which will cover cooking expenses) you will be granted access to the event and taste food from all the represented countries.
During the event, we will also serve drinks for very student-friendly prices.

The ticket price will be 50 DKK if you purchase your ticket before the sign-up deadline Online and 40 DKK if you buy it in the office(March 22nd 2017 at 12 pm). If we will have tickets left for the event, we will sell tickets for 50 DKK in the doors :-)

You can book your ticket as a participant here: https://esnodense.nemtilmeld.dk/143/

* Cooking expenses will be refunded upon presentation of valid receipts and for an ammount of no more than 400 DKK per team.

Date: 23/03/2018 - 18:30 to 23:00Place: UCL Campus OdenseAddress: Niels Bohrs Allé 15230 OdenseDenmarkMore information: ESN Odense- International Dinner
Categories: Section Events

ESN Odense - Global Cafe at Sct. Knuds Gymnasium

ESN Odense - Tue, 27/02/2018 - 20:05

Sct. Knuds Gymnasium invites ESN Odense to join their casual and relaxing Global Friday Cafe, held in the auditorium of their school. The event is organized in cooperation with Danish students and professors who understand the value of internationalization and are keen to add a global touch to their weekly Friday Cafes.

Are you curious to learn how Danish highschool students spend their Friday afternoon once the classes are over? - Then join us for an hyggelig afternoon and get to know a little bit more about the danish culture.

You will participate in small networking activities, international games and compete in a country quiz. The highschool students will take you on a tour through their school, while you get the opportunity to enjoy yourselves the best way the Danes know – over cake and beer.

• Costs: FOR FREE but please sign up!
The sign up will close on Wednesday 14th of March at 12:00.

MORE INFO TO FOLLOW

Date: 16/03/2018 - 14:00 to 17:00Place: Sct. Knuds GymnasiumAddress: Læssøegade 1545230 OdenseDenmarkMore information: ESN Odense - Global Cafe at Sct. Knuds Gymnasium
Categories: Section Events

Section in the spotlight: ISC VUT Brno, ESN Czech Republic

ESN International news - Tue, 27/02/2018 - 11:16

The temperatures may be under 0 degrees, however, our sections are working hard to stay on fire! Make yourself a cup of hot beverage, wrap yourself in a blankie and prepare to be amazed by our Section in the Spotlight for March: ISC VUT Brno!

International Students Club of University of Technology in Brno or ISC VUT Brno was officially founded in 2007, however, they have a history much longer than that. Back in 2003, when the section wasn’t formally recognised, it had only one member - the section founder - taking care of 20-30 exchange students.

ISC VUT Brno is managed by its Local Board consisting of seven members who make all the major decisions and lead the section according to specific internal rules. Each Board member is responsible for one or more specific teams consisting of various number of people who help them handle their workload in their respective fields. Currently, there are more than 30 active members in the section alongside 120 buddies who take care for more than 600 exchange students at the University of Technology in Brno. Wondering how to become a member or a buddy? Well, all of them are chosen by the HR, after filling an application form and doing an interview which aims to check the applicants' communication skills and their possible contribution to the section. They also have a unique position in the section, Knowledge Manager, who’s responsible for transferring knowledge between old and new members.

It’s obvious that ISC VUT Brno takes care of its members, so it’s no surprise they organise team buildings, workshops and other activities for their members regularly. They have three days team buildings for all of their members, as well as Board team buildings. Alumni usually hold workshops for new members in order to educate them about the structure, projects and everything else related to ESN. With regular section meetings, they also organise Buddy meetings where they educate new members about the Buddy programme and how to easily solve typical situations or problems exchange students have.

When it comes to activities organised for exchange students, they rock at various sports activities such as ice skating, skiing, tennis and volleyball, as well as cultural activities such as movie nights, board games and karaoke. Every Tuesday they organise Presentation of Nations where 2-3 groups of exchange students present the countries they come from. Afterwards, they organise a thematic party. Quiz Nights are a regular occurrence at ISC VUT Brno as well, where they test the participants' knowledge in various thematic areas.

“These events promote team spirit, closer acquaintance, but also to deepen knowledge.”

They also organise lots of events and trips, some of them even on regular basis. They divide them into two categories, small or one-day trips and large trips which can last up to several days. Small trips include travel to the nearby locations, while large trips include cross-country travel.

They organise some trips and events in cooperation with other sections from Brno, better known under the name ESN Brno United cooperation. The cooperation includes events such as International Ball, Erasmus Cup, Flag Parade and interesting themed parties. All these events and activities are possible due to the section’s good relations with University and Municipality, as well as an extremely successful distribution of ESNcards.

They’re also very into the projects of ESN International. They organise activities such as Dinner in the Dark and Sign Language as a part of ExchangeAbility project, and they often organise Erasmus in Schools under SocialErasmus. They organise one unique activity called “Drink Beer, Save Cats” where they collect returnable bottles from exchange students and from the money they receive in return, they buy food for cats from Cat Shelter in Brno.

Although the section supports all international projects of ESN, they have especially fuzzy feelings towards Mov’in Europe.

“Main goals are to show the local students that studying in a foreign country is not as hard as they might think, to increase the interest for mobility and to entice cultural understanding by organising meetings for local and exchange students.”

By attending the events, local students have a chance to hear lectures from university employees, former exchange students and find internship opportunities abroad. This year, their plan is to organise the same event together with all sections from Brno, meant for all university and high school students from Brno. Talking about aiming high, huh?

However, this isn’t the only way for them to include local community in their activities. Twice a week, they organise an event called “Run for Friendship” which aims to create a bond between local and international students through sports. Also, they organise a BBQ for approximately 400 local students twice a year, during the summer and before the winter semester.

They also cooperate with other student organisations at their university such as BEST Brno, IAESTE LC Brno and Studenti pro studenti.

ISC VUT Brno is very active on the national and international level of the network - they find it’s very important for their members to stay aware of what’s going on in the world of ESN.

When asked what makes their section unique, they answer: team spirit! After every meeting, they go to a pub where they chat about everything related and not related to ESN.

Well, there’s definitely a thing or two all of us can learn from this lively section!

Written by Tajana Mohnacki

 

Categories: ESN International

ESN CPH goes to the ballet

ESN CPH - Thu, 22/02/2018 - 23:24

Do you want to do something different in this beautiful city? What about going to the ballet for an affordable prize??

ESN CPH is proud to inform that we managed to get an exclusive offer for you at the Royal Theatre.

We have ONLY 20 tickets to go to the ballet to enjoy Dans2Go. This amazing show includes neo-clasical ballet but also the very new!

- We will meet at the entrance of the theater at 19.30. Be on time, because the show won't wait for us!!

** PRICE: 150kr!! - Remember that we have only 20 tickets! So be quick!

** TICKET SALE: The sale will start Sunday 25th February at 15:00.


THIS EVENT IS ONLY FOR ESNCard holders!!

FAQ: Date: 09/03/2018 - 19:30Address: DenmarkPrice: 150 DKK
  • An ESNcard of this section required.
Categories: Section Events

International Erasmus Games-National Qualifications ESN Denmark

ESN Odense - Tue, 13/02/2018 - 17:45

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, Region of Southern Denmark, DanemarkAddress: OdenseDenmarkMore information: International Erasmus Games-National Qualifications ESN Denmark
Categories: Section Events

ESN Odense - Social Inclusion Days

ESN Odense - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 19:37
Date: 16/04/2018 - 19:00 to 29/04/2018 - 19:00More information: ESN Odense - Social Inclusion Days
Categories: Section Events

ESN CPH & ESN DTU FunTandem

ESN CPH - Sun, 04/02/2018 - 16:56

This semester ESN CPH and ESN DTU will have FunTandem every second Thursday at Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre and Cafe.
Every time there will be different topics and/or games. However, you can also just come and chill by not doing anything other than talking with us or all the other awesome students.

ICC Theatre has shows every week from Wednesday to Saturday starting at 20:00. This means when YOU can also see their shows after FunTandem has ended with us*.

You have to buy the ticket online and with the ESN card you get a 10 % discount with this code: ESNStudent10. Remember to show a valid ESN card when entering the show or else you'll be asked to pay the difference.
Buy a ticket to a show here. 

WAIT this is not even the last thing, with the ESN card you can ALSO get 20 % discounts on hot drinks at the cafe, so ladies and gentlemen there are NO excuses! See you at FunTandem ;) 


*ESN CPH and ESN DTU only attend the shows after FunTandem.


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YOU DONT HAVE YOUR ESNCARD YET?? Do not worry!! You could pick up yours at this event!! :D

Buy your ESNcard here and enjoy awesome discounts all over Europe:https://esn-cph.nemtilmeld.dk/104/

WE WON'T SELL ANY CARDS AT THE SPOT. You will only be able to get an ESNcard if you have already purchased it online.

***To pick up your card***

Please, remember to bring:
- Photo of yourself in ID size 
- ID
- Student card (or proof that you are a student)

You want some extra information? Feel free to check our website here.

FAQ: Date: 08/02/2018 - 17:30Address: Denmark
  • An ESNcard of this section required.
  • Everyone is invited.
Categories: Section Events

Section in the Spotlight: ESN ASE Bucharest

ESN International news - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:09

2018 may have only just begun, but this section has already achieved a major breakthrough! Although it will turn only four this May, its members’ impressive achievements ooze effort, experience, commitment and excellence. And that is why the Section in the Spotlight for February 2018 is – ESN ASE Bucharest!

ESN ASE Bucharest was officially registered on the 24th of May 2014 at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies after it was formally approved as a section, which is when they celebrate their birthday. Ever since, it has grown to have ninety volunteers, forty active members and fifty buddies in their Buddy Team. Their activities are coordinated by the Local Board, comprised of a President, Local Representative, Vice-President, Vice-President for Marketing and PR, Treasurer, and Secretary, who are supported by two members each: ESNbuddy Coordinator and Alumni Coordinator, who support the VP; Copywriter and Visuals Responsible, who support the VP for Marketing and PR; ESNcard Coordinator and Partnership Manager, who support the Treasurer; two Events-planning Coordinators, who are supervised by the Secretary; two Project-management Coordinators, who are supervised by the LR and who take care of the implementation of SocialErasmus, Mov’in Europe and ExchangeAbility.

ESN ASE Bucharest has two recruitment processes each year, one in August and another one in February. Their last recruitment proved to be particularly successful, following an extensive online campaign, resulting in 65 applications and 32 new members. The section cultivates their team spirit carefully:

“If there’s something we have learned from the previous years, it’s that volunteers play a major role in the development of the section. Therefore, we try to motivate them by constantly organising events for them.” - say members of the section.

The most important event happens during the induction days which are usually held two weeks after recruitment. Over a period of two days, volunteers get better acquainted with the section and ESN in general by attending presentations on topics relevant to ESN ASE Bucharest, such as their identity, activities, events, projects, opportunities within the organisation and so on. This is also a good opportunity for them to get to know other volunteers and moreover, the ‘family’ they are going to be part of.

They usually have two meetings per month with all the volunteers and a couple of team building sessions throughout the semester – social games, board games, cooking, etc. They also award the volunteer of the month for his or her activity during the past month - they give them a certificate and a small gift for their involvement.  They work very hard to enable their volunteers with opportunities to develop their skills, so sometimes they bring speakers to teach their members, for example, how to speak in front of big crowds or perform first aid.

This big family is always open to making new friends from other sections in their city - they organise team buildings for volunteers not only from their section but also for the ones from other sections in Bucharest. They often organise joint events for Erasmus students in their city which sometimes requires they have regular informal meetings in cafes, pubs or other places.

ESN ASE Bucharest also organises a wide range of events for their international students.

“Since most of our section members already went on an Erasmus+ mobility, we are aware of how important it is to organise as many interesting activities as possible for our incoming students.“

They organise different types of events, such as: Welcome Weeks, which usually include: an introductory session; Buddy meetings; Traditional Dinners; parties each Thursday or Friday together with ESN UniBuc and the candidate section ESN Politehnica Bucharest; entertainment events, such as Laser Tag, Escape Rooms, Urban Pool, bowling, board games, treasure hunt etc.; and trips, for example the trip to Mogosoaia each semester, Halloween in Transylvania (their National Event), Winter Trip, Ski Trip, and Escape to Vama Veche (another one of their National Events). In the past year, they have managed to organise over ninety-five events.

Among those, there are events not so strictly related to either ESN or Erasmus but aimed at other students and the local community. They organise meetings at different faculties where students who would like to go abroad can meet former Erasmus students and find out about their experiences in a different country and ask them for advice. This is also a good opportunity for them to find out about ESN ASE Bucharest since many of them want to join the section once they come back from their mobility period.

Thanks to their work, dedication and creativity, they have managed to attract several very valuable partners and sponsors. They have a strong partnership with their municipality in terms of promotion materials – printed bags, booklets, t-shirts, badges and other materials – for the Welcome Days and for other events such as National Platforms, Local Board Meetings, etc.

When it comes to sponsorships, Accenture has been helping them financially in the past years, especially for their ‘GoInternational’ project (Mov’in Europe), dedicated to outgoing Erasmus students. In June 2016, the section applied for the ‘Go Social with ESAA’ grants and received €700 for the project called ‘Go Green! Go Clean!’. Moreover, in 2017 they had a lot of sponsors such as Red Bull, LovePlus, Lipton, Corso and others which offered them materials for national and internal events.

Their ideas don’t end there. What’s next for them is the implementation of a brand new original flagship project, ESN Romania’s new national event - Erasmus LAN Party. The aim of this event is to offer Erasmus students from all over the country the opportunity to satisfy their need for playing video games on PC, PlayStation and board games. Erasmus students can challenge their friends to play games outside the competition as well, just for fun.

ESN ASE Bucharest has members in every Committee except for the IT Committee and has sent many of them to ESN international events. Some of them have also been part of the OC of two of the biggest international events in their country, Escape to Vama Veche and Halloween in Transylvania, and will participate in the organisation of the national event ESN LAN Party.

What makes ESN ASE Bucharest unique?

“Someone who all other sections are always interested in, especially during national and international events: Parizaki – our mascot! Parizaki comes from far far away, from a distant Erasmus land, with a purpose to protect Erasmus students. He comes with us to all major events. When we take Parizaki to events we have to pay attention because he’s a very desirable mascot and he has already been kidnapped a couple of times – he always finds his way back to us, though.”

Every Erasmus+ student in Bucharest knows Parizaki, as he has his own Facebook profile and can get friend requests. You can add him too, he is always happy to make new friends!

Their hard work, dedication and imaginative nature, especially when it comes to organising events, has rightfully deserved ESN ASE Bucharest the title of the Section in the Spotlight. Behind that success hides a team that is strong, open-minded and open-hearted. Do you feel like joining them on Escape to Vama Veche or Halloween in Transylvania yet?

All photo credits: ESN ASE Bucharest

 
Categories: ESN International

ESN Denmark - ESN Sea Battle Spring 2018

ESN Odense - Sun, 28/01/2018 - 22:21

Are you ready to RAVE THE SEA!?

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

WHAT IS ESN SEA BATTLE?

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

Last year's after-movie: https://www.facebook.com/ESNSeabattle/videos/1507945839304647/

Official Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168602213899943/

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!

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

Ticket sales open February, 5th!

!!!! Important!!!!!

Once the sale starts, the tickets can be bought on sales.seabattle.se on the webpage, you will only pay just for the event which includes:

- Participation in the ESN Sea Battle in a 2 or 4 person cabin for two nights;
- One buffet dinner 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 Denmark you must select during booking procedure the following:
- Transportation from Denmark
- Pre-event in Stockholm

For an additional approx 900 DKK, ESN Denmark is organizing the following ESN Sea Battle package for you:
- Transportation from Odense or Copenhagen
- Breakfast on the journey to Stockholm
- Stay in Stockholm + Breakfast + Access to the pre-event
- Epic ESN Denmark Vikings T-shirt

EXACT PRICES for the packages and the link where to buy it will come soon.

Remember: If you want to go with ESN Denmark you have to buy the whole package (Sea Battle Ticket, Pre-Event, ESN Denmark Sea Battle Package)
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More information will follow asap!

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

ESN CPH Beer Pong Tournament

ESN CPH - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 17:23

We are having our first beerpong tournament!!!!

Come join the tournament at 22u in A-bar. The price is 25 dk per person. This includes the beers used during the game.

But wait, there is more!!

You will receive a bracelet if you join up via ESN!! You can hand this in at the bar for a free drink.

Let us know in the event or via a private message if you want to be together in a team. Else, we will randomly match whoever signs up. Additional info will follow.

See you there!!


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Do you want to be part of Europes largest student network and join our parties, events and trips?

Are you looking for the best student discounts? - More than 2210 discounts in 281 cities in 38 countries for RYANAIR, Flixbus and many more.

Would you like to expand your network and meet international students from all around the world?

Then this is for you:

Buy your ESNcard here and enjoy awesome discounts all over Europe:https://esn-cph.nemtilmeld.dk/104/

In this event, WE WON'T SELL ANY CARDS AT THE SPOT NOR WILL YOU BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR CARD. 

You want some extra information? Feel free to check our websitehttps://esncard.org/

FAQ: Date: 31/01/2018 - 10:00Address: DenmarkPrice: 25 dkk
  • Everyone is invited.
Categories: Section Events

ESN CPH goes to Berlin

ESN CPH - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:40

Ready to go to Berlin with ESN Copenhagen?! Berlin is surely a "must-see" experience in Europe and a perfect weekend trip from Denmark! Enjoy superb museums, great architecture, fascinating history and awesome nightlife! Have some great time with ESN and your fellow students in this awesome city – what else is needed for a perfect trip?!

The departure city is Copenhagen and you can already secure, by buying, yourself a spot here.

NB: If there is less than 25 passengers, the group will go with public transport to Berlin.

Day 1, 9-th March: Copenhagen to Berlin
We depart from Denmark capital early morning, catch a ferry over to Germany and continue South to Berlin. After arrival to Berlin we enjoy sightseeing with our tour guide.  This a great possibility to get an overview of the city, the historical events happening in the 20th century and how it looks today!! In the afternoon, we check in to our hostel and after that it’s free time. In the evening, we meet up for a night out and enjoy the epic Berlin Night Life.
Day 2, 10-th March: Berlin
Step up early or late, your choice!! Today you have a full day to explore the city. Stay in Berlin for its avenues, museums and cafes or you can also make an excursion to Potsdam or Sachsenhausen.  The latter is a former concentration camp where many people missed their life during the Nazi and Soviet Rule. Sachsenhausen is a possibility to understand more about Germany and Europe’s dark past. This will be our last night of the tour so let’s make the most out of it! Berlins nightlife is legendary if you like to have a beer and meet the locals at a bar, go to a rave club or listen to some live music no worries Berlin has it all!   Day 3, 11-th March: Berlin to Copenhagen
We start the day with a nice breakfast, and then check out from our hostel. Enjoy some free time before stepping on the bus in the afternoon and heading back home. We will arrive in Copenhagen  late evening. FAQ: Date: 09/03/2018 to 11/03/2018Address: DenmarkPrice: 160 € What's included: 
  • Transportation with Tourist bus
  • Shared hostel accommodation for 2 nights (One bed in a dorm, 6-10 beds with shared facilities)
  • Service from Tour Manager
  • 2 x breakfast meals
  • Guided Berlin tour
  • An ESNcard of this section required.
Categories: Section Events

International Erasmus Games - Local Qualifications Odense

ESN Odense - Thu, 25/01/2018 - 23:39

Save the date! More information about this event will follow very soon!

Date: 25/03/2018 - 11:00 to 18:00Place: ESN OdenseAddress: Campusvej 555230 OdenseDenmarkMore information: International Erasmus Games - Local Qualifications Odense
Categories: Section Events

ESN CPH Wine and cheese

ESN CPH - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 01:19

Are you looking for a cozy place to enjoy some evenings? Then this is your event!

ESN Copenhagen has the pleasure to invite you to a relaxed evening of wine and cheese.

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 offers:

· Two glasses of wine for only 88kr
· Two glasses of wine + cheese for 98kr
· Three half glasses of wine + cheese for 108kr

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


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YOU DONT HAVE YOUR ESNCARD YET?? Do not worry!! You could pick up yours at this event!! :D

Buy your ESNcard here and enjoy awesome discounts all over Europe: https://esn-cph.nemtilmeld.dk/104/


In this event, WE WON'T SELL ANY CARDS AT THE SPOT. You will only be able to get an ESNcard if you have already purchased it online.

***To pick up your card***

Please, remember to bring:
- Photo of yourself in ID size 
- ID
- Student card (or proof that you are a student)


You want some extra information? Feel free to check our website here.

FAQ: Date: 20/02/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00Address: Denmark
  • An ESNcard of this section required.
Categories: Section Events

ESN CPH Speed Friending

ESN CPH - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 01:17

Are you new in Copenhagen and want to meet some new people? Are you bored of your old friends because they only want to stay home while you want to party hard? Or, on the other hand, are you bored of your friends because they only want to party hard while you prefer a nice board game evening?

This is your event!! Here you will be able to meet new international people while enjoying a nice wine! Thats the perfect plan, right??

Come to Not Your Parents Winebar to meet new students in Copenhagen and the always nice ESNers!

We will have a dynamic evening where you will be able to find new friends with common interests!

Also, during this event you will have TWO glasses of wine + cheese for only 98kr if you show your ESNcard!

This event is only for ESN members :) 
As we have limited seats for this event, please register here. Otherwise we cant assure that you will have a spot ;)

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YOU DONT HAVE YOUR ESNCARD YET?? Do not worry!! You could pick up yours at this event!! :D

Buy your ESNcard here and enjoy awesome discounts all over Europe:https://esn-cph.nemtilmeld.dk/104/


In this event, WE WON'T SELL ANY CARDS AT THE SPOT. You will only be able to get an ESNcard if you have already purchased it online.

***To pick up your card***

Please, remember to bring:
- Photo of yourself in ID size 
- ID
- Student card (or proof that you are a student)


You want some extra information? Feel free to check our website: https://esncard.org/

FAQ: Date: 13/02/2018 - 18:00 to 21:00Address: Denmark
  • An ESNcard of this section required.
Categories: Section Events

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