Action 2

The inaugural session on the European Student Assembly

A unique opportunity to influence the public debate

The inaugural session of the European Student Assembly will bring together 200 student representatives designated in all 41 European university alliances (EUAs), for a conference to be held at the European parliament in Strasbourg in March 2022. This inaugural session will be the first of a series of gatherings that will give students a public voice in the European Union.

As one of the main EUC activities, the European Student Assembly will be a unique opportunity for students from across Europe to address some of the complex challenges that the EU faces today. The Assembly will contribute to make student voices heard through the publication of their policy recommendations.

Step 1 – Documentation work and students’ consultation

During the preparation phase, students from all alliances will be invited to debate and design solutions on a series of contemporary issues related to the four main topics defined by the Commission in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Students will have to look for the appropriate documentation and to consult their peers on the topic they have been assigned to. They will find useful material in the contributions submitted by the EUC on the online platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe. These discussions between students will be run in a manner to be defined by each university. They will result in the writing of recommendations to be voiced during the plenary meeting by students’ representatives.

Step 2 – Plenary meeting

The plenary meeting is expected to gather around 200 student representatives from all participating alliances in the Strasbourg premises of the European Parliament. After a series of keynote speeches, student representatives will be given the opportunity to discuss their position within one of 9 thematic sub-groups. The recommendations of each subgroup will then be submitted to the vote of the plenary assembly, resulting in a common position paper to be shared with European decision makers in the frame of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Discussion topics

Consult the list of 10 discussions topics.

Last News

Online onboarding session – January 13th 2022 at 6 PM (UTC+1)

Practical information for participants

Feel free to contact

  • The organisation team – contact@esa-euc.org

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