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The European Students’ Union (ESU) is the umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of Students (NUS) from 40 countries (July 2022). The NUSes are open to all students in their respective country regardless of political persuasion, religion, ethnic or cultural origin, sexual orientation or social standing. Our members are also student-run, autonomous, representative and operate according to democratic principles. ESU aims to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at the European level towards all relevant bodies and, in particular, the European Union, Bologna Follow Up Group, Council of Europe and UNESCO. Through its members, ESU represents almost 20 million students in Europe.

Our Strategic Priorities 2022-2024:

Defending Student Participation;

An inclusive Higher Education Environment;


A sustainable and innovative Higher Education;

Quality Higher Education;

Organisational development.

Read more about our Strategic Priorities and take a look at our projects here.

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ESU is an umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of Students in 39 countries. ESU acts in representing, defending and strengthening students’ educational, democratic and political and social rights in Europe.
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