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Student Organizations: Europe

Student organizations in Europe have been established to address various issues concerning students in higher education. Some student organizations take part in higher education decision-making at various levels (e.g., department, institution, system, European) and have the task to represent students. These organizations are usually referred to as student parliaments, student councils, or student unions. These types of student organizations often focus on various higher education issues, such as quality assurance, financing (including study grants), and equity in higher education. Other organizations focus on a narrower set of topics. These include student mobility (e.g., ESN, the Erasmus Student Network); student cooperation and nonformal training in relation to their disciplines (e.g., the Board of European Students of Technology); or student-related issues that may not have a ...

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