Promoting internationalisation and mobility is one of the goals of Erasmus in Schools (EiS), and our volunteers have participated in this project to discuss important topics with the kids in Lithuanian schools. This time two volunteers from ESN VMU and ESN LSMU have shared their experiences and told what it feels like to educate the younger generations.

 

My experience in the project Erasmus in School was very helpful for me personally and for the high school students. Why? Because speaking in front of an audience is kind of my future. I am planning to be a lecturer at a university. Also, about high school students, I just wanted them to be motivated for traveling, seeking new experience and opportunities, like Erasmus+ programme and just learn languages.

In my opinion, Erasmus in Schools is very important to educate the younger generation of Lithuania and teach them hospitality for foreigners, so everyone coming to this beautiful country would always be welcome. 

Samanta Bernadeta Kaupaitė, ESN VMU

 

The path to educate the youth about ESN was conducted by ESN LSMU at Sedos Vytauto Mačernio gimnazija on May 8th. The ESN LSMU team consisted of members from different countries who interacted with the young minds of Seda. The event started with commemorating the Europe day, to celebrate the peace and unity in Europe.

It was a challenging task for the presenters to present in English as the students found the English language a bit hard to understand. The presentations included information on the academic studies; cultural differences in Lithuania and other countries. A former Erasmus student shared her valuable experience during her days in Erasmus and also as an ESN board member when she attended National Platforms. The event ended with a game of Kahoot which energised the students. The students and teachers made sure to express their pleasant feedback to the ESN team through their generous smiles and the warmth of their hugs and from children of which some said “ they understood our English better than their teachers “ while for others it was a realisation point and a motivation seeing one of their alumni standing in front of them presenting and speaking fluent English.

The goal of the project was to raise awareness about intercultural communication, to break stereotypes and also to increase knowledge about exchange programs.

Above all, we served as a platform to educate the younger generation about the role of ESN in a student’s life.

Steffi Shaji, ESN LSMU

 

7 sections of ESN Lithuania have joined the Erasmus in Schools (EiS) project and organised multiple meeting with kids in different schools in Lithuania. 

Wondering what EiS is? It is an ongoing project based on non-formal education. The aim of EiS is to promote mobility, familiarise students with other countries and cultures, new traditions and customs, help them to overcome stereotypes.

The Education Exchanges Support Foundation (Švietimo mainų paramos fondas) has supported the project, and that has resulted in our sections visiting 13 schools and carrying out 14 visits in total. 

The volunteers have started discussions about intercultural communication, the possibilities of mobility, and it was a perfect chance for students to think about their life after school and meet people from all over the world. Meetings like these are a great opportunity to gain the benefits of non-formal education and even learn more about internationalisation, which is becoming more and more important these days.

However, ESN members were not alone. International students from Turkey, Cyprus, Turkmenistan, the Netherlands, Greece, India, Mexico and many other countries have joined the volunteers and traveled to meet the Lithuanian students. 

Together they have reached more than 700 people, debunked stereotypes and explained more about the possibilities and benefits of mobility. Such a high number is the result of work that was carried out with the help of everyone who participated and the Education Exchanges Support Foundation.

Participating in this project was beneficial for both sides. ESN members and international students were able to raise awareness about relevant topics, educate Lithuanian students about the diversity of the world, but they also enjoyed the visits because they were able to proudly present their countries and cultures.

The outcomes of the project motivate the organisation to continue the work and keep trying to spread a positive message about internationalisation.

 

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the National Platform No. 40! Taking place on 15-16th June in Klaipėda.
As a guest of this fabulous event, you will have an exclusive opportunity to:
- renew previous acquaintances and make new contacts in the informal atmosphere of the Gala Dinner event.
- spend magic summertime in the beautiful Klaipėda city!
The only thing you need to worry about is having an incredible time because time is the only real luxury.

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BASIC INFORMATION
Date: 15-16th of June
Theme: Ruby Anniversary #ESN30
Place: Klaipėda University campus, H. Manto 84
Accommodation: Lcc dormitory, Kretingos g. 36

Event is organized by ESN KUK
Head OC: Audrius Paulauskas
Vice-Head OC: Almeda Šinušaitė
E-mail: [email protected]

Participation fee |10 EUR
Participation Fee for Auditors | 30 EUR
Participation Fee for International Guests | 30 EUR

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TOPIC SUGGESTION
You can suggest any topic or WS/SS for this NP until the 26th of May 23:59 . https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QqswRBE_ulgdsM_qgxHDx_hRJbvaCMPh8-nq_Gjeq-k/edit?usp=sharing
We would like to address that anyone who participates in the NP can hold a presentation or WS/SS.

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CHAIRING TEAM
We are looking for Chair, Vice Chair and two secretaries.
Open Call is valid until 19th of May 23:59. Send your application to [email protected]
http://wiki.esnlithuania.net/documents for more information about CT position
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REGISTRATION
Register http://esnlithuania.org/content/national-platform-no40
Deadline to register: 31st of May 23:59. Please inform me in case there are changes in your registration.

Distribution of places:
• 5 spots per Section;
• 9 spots for National Board (NB elect) members;
• 8 spots for National Coordinators (NC elect);
• 1 spot per National Committee;
• Additional places for the candidates to NB/NC/Ncom/Revision Commission;
• 5 spots for ESN LT Alumni;
• 4 spots for Chairing Team;
• 5 spots for Auditors;
• Additional places for International Guests.

In case you have any questions, feel free to contact me ([email protected]).

Date: 
15/06/2019 to 16/06/2019
Address: 
Lithuania

13 Sections of ESN Lithuania came together on the 30th-31st of March during National Platform 39 that was organised by ESN VMU, and volunteers from ESN Lithuania had an informative and interesting event together with guests from Latvia, Poland, Serbia and Ukraine.

Multiple elections are taking place in Lithuania this year, and ESN Lithuania is no exception. New members of the National Board, Coordinators and Chairs were elected, and they will be working together to ensure a successful future of this organisation. Elected National Board of ESN Lithuania: National Representative - Lukas Blusevičius, Communication Manager - Ugnė Zieniūtė, Events Manager - Agnė Petrauskaitė, Projects Manager - Monika Lisauskaitė. Also, ESN Lithuania elected Health and Well-being Coordinator - Šarūnas Selvestravičius and HR committee chair - Ieva Pociūtė. Votings were definitely a key part of this National Platform because the importance of  in the upcoming European Parliament election was also discussed. Erasmus Student Network is trying to raise awareness regarding active citizenship, and ESN Lithuania is doing its part to inform people about the importance of expressing your opinion in the EU elections.

The 30 years anniversary of ESN was also a major topic during the second day of the Platform. Celebrations will be happening all around Europe this year due to this beautiful anniversary, and ESN Lithuania is already thinking about ways that we could mark this occasion in our country.

Moreover, it was a great National Platform because Timetravels, who are one of our biggest partners, attended the event and provided valuable information that will keep our volunteers motivated and excited about the upcoming trips that they can share with their international students.

Participants also had an opportunity to hear more about Erasmus in Schools (EiS). Members from our organisation will be traveling to multiple schools in Lithuania together with international students and teaching kids about multiculturality, Erasmus+ and their countries. EiS visitations will be happening for two semesters, and we are certain that this will be beneficial for volunteers and the kids.

Finally, sections have voted and decided that the next National Platform will be organised by ESN KUK in Klaipėda.

It was a successful National Platform and people are already waiting for the next one because they will be able to make new connections again and learn more about what is happening in our network.

Written by Ugnė Zieniūtė
Classy. Crazy. Fancy. Beautiful. Hectic topic, paparazzi, hold it while I take this pic. Get your best clothes ready, this National Platform at Gatsby's will take you to the next level of luxury and feeling like in a movie. Grab your jewelry, purse or tie, it's either gold or black dresses tonight. Live the best you can, since a little party did kill somebody.  
 
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BASIC INFORMATION
Date: 30-31 of March
Theme: Great Gatsby
Place: Vytautas Magnus University

 Accommodation: R-Hostel

Event is organized by ESN VMU
Head OC: Vita Stankaitytė
Vice-Head OC: Karina Sutkaitytė
E-mail: [email protected]
Link to the Facebook event:


Participation fee |10 EUR
Participation Fee for Auditors | 30 EUR
Participation Fee for International Guests | 30 EUR

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TOPIC SUGGESTION
You can suggest any topic or WS/SS for this NP until the 10th of March 23:59 .  
https://goo.gl/UKib2P  
We would like to address that anyone who participates in the NP can hold a presentation or WS/SS.

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CHAIRING TEAM
We are looking for Chair, Vice Chair and two secretaries. 
Open Call is valid until 28th of February 23:59. Send your application to [email protected]

http://wiki.esnlithuania.net/documents for more information about CT position 
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REGISTRATION
Register
here
Deadline to register: 17th of March 23:59Please inform me in case there are changes in your registration.

Distribution of places:
• 5 spots per Section;
• 7 spots for National Board members;
• 7 spots for National Coordinators;
• 1 spot per National Committee;
• Additional places for the candidates to NB/NC/Ncom/Revision Commission;
• 5 spots for ESN LT Alumni;
• 4 spots for Chairing Team;
• 5 spots for Auditors;
• Additional places for International Guests.


In case you have any questions, feel free to contact me ([email protected]). 
Date: 
30/03/2019 to 31/03/2019
Address: 
Lithuania
Price: 
10 - 30 Eur

Have you heard the newest "tea" yet? The biggest international students camp in Lithuania is back for a new season!
"What's that?", you may ask. ESN Lithuania's ESCAPE Camp, of course!

It's a perfect 3 day getaway (or "grand ESCAPE" as some people call it) to the oasis of calm and freedom that is Lithuanian countryside, forests and lakes.

BASIC INFORMATION:
Date: 17-19 of May
Place: Guosta
Price: 80 Eur (75 Eur with ESNcard); T-shirt +10 Eur.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
Accomodation for 2 nights
Transportation  from Vilnius and Kaunas is included (Klaipeda and Šiauliai students please contact us for more details)
Various activities.

During this "grand ESCAPE" you will get a chance to experience numerous Lithuanian summer activities (YES, summer in Lithuania actually exists) such as orientation games, various sports, yoga, Lithuanian sauna, water bicycles and so many more! And let's not leave out the nightlife that, even though will take place in the same oasis of peacefulness, will be anything BUT calm. The evening menu will be serving fresh DJs, up and coming bands, campfire and, rumors have it, might turn into the party of your life!

Registration: http://esnlithuania.org/content/escape-international-students-camp-2019

More information will be posted very soon so keep yourself updated and don't miss the ultimate Lithuanian Erasmus experience that will take place on the 17-19th of May, on a sunny lake shore, surrounded by the most beautiful treasures of our country's nature !

If you have any questions write us an email: [email protected]

Date: 
17/05/2019 to 19/05/2019
Address: 
Lithuania

Tomorrowland joins forces with ESN to offer special tickets for international students

 

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) partners up with Tomorrowland, one of the biggest music festivals in the world, to offer special ticket sales with pre-sale prices and unique moments to unite at the festival to the international students.

Brought together by shared values of unity in diversity, respect and solidarity, ESN and Tomorrowland have an exciting year ahead. In 2019, ESN celebrates its 30th Anniversary while the Tomorrowland festival turns 15. Now they join forces to offer a special sales moment of tickets which in the previous years have been sold out within minutes. It’s time for the Erasmus Generation to join the People of Tomorrow!

Learn more about the offer

This special offer is available to all ESNcard holders and will allow them to buy up to two tickets for the pre-sale price before the start of official sales.

To get the tickets, international students should

  1. Get an ESNcard at one of the 520+ sections all over Europe*
  2. Register the ESNcard on ESNcard.org
  3. Create a Tomorrowland Erasmus Account from 14.01, 17:00 CET until 24.01, 17:00 CET**
  4. Buy the ticket from 25.01, 17:00 CET until 30.01, 17:00 CET or while the stock lasts - hurry up!***
  5. Bring the ESNcard to Tomorrowland!
     

The available tickets are:

  • Full Madness Pass €249
  • Magnificent Greens Package €321
  • Magnificent Greens 1P Tent Package €422
  • Magnificent Greens 2P Tent Package €795
     

Additionally, special Treasure Case is available for €11,50 (Shipped to Belgium), €18,50 (Shipped to Europe) & €27 (Shipped Worldwide).
 

*ESNcard is available to current international students or trainees & ESN volunteers. See esncard.org/faqto make sure you’re eligible for one.

**(Make sure that the information on your Tomorrowland Account and ESNcard.org matches exactly. Otherwise we won't be able to validate them!)

***You will find your ticket link in at the special Erasmus page in your Tomorrowland Account. First in, first served applies. Be aware tickets are limited.


Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium since 2005. The attendance of the festival reaches up to 400,000 people, which makes it one of the biggest music events worldwide. Endorsed by United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon and composer Hans Zimmer, the festival promotes the value of unity in diversity and respect.  It stretches over 2 weekends and usually sells out in minutes, bringing the world’s best-known DJs together to create one incredible show. In 2019, Tomorrowland will take place between 19 and 28 of July.

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest student association in Europe. Present at over 1000 Higher Education Institutions, it unites over 500 local associations in 39 countries. More than 13,000 volunteers take care of international colleagues under the motto “Students helping students”. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels, and providing an intercultural experience.
 

For more information, please visit tomorrowland.esncard.org

 

In case your emergency first aid knowledge consists only from what you have seen during an episode from The Office and you can’t stop humming the tune of “Stayin’ Alive”, then ESN Lithuania has a perfect solution together with ESN LSMU - Go Xtreme!

Thanks to Viruthan Yoga-Nathan, who was the main organizer of the event, and his team, people from multiple Lithuanian universities were able to learn valuable information.

This is the third time ESN LSMU has provided the network with this intense one-day event. This time it took place on the 8th of December and covered everything from the recovery position, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to the best ways how to call an ambulance and properly respond to emergency first aid related issues.

The participants were taught by Laurynas Ivanauskas, who is a member of the department of disaster medicine and has also been working for the emergency disaster response team in Kaunas. As someone who has worked for 18 years in the firefighter department and been involved in the activities of a team responsible for dealing with earthquakes, collapses, and other disasters, he was able to perfectly teach the participants.

However, the trainer started by explaining that “medicine students study for 6 years, and today we will try to learn everything in 6 hours”.

Members of various sections of ESN Lithuania tried everything in practice with the help of CPR training manikins, automated external defibrillators, bandages and many more tools that the general public could use when needed. The melody of the famous song by Bee Gees was still in the air during the training of resuscitation, but the participants actually spent time learning the best ways and tricks to help people.

According to the trainer, if a member of the public calls the ambulance and then does nothing, then it might be too late. Multiple participants admitted that they do not think that they have enough knowledge about emergency first aid events, therefore, Go Xtreme was a perfect opportunity for them.

Moreover, Laurynas Ivanauskas found a perfect way to always lighten the mood. The emergence number here is 112, but almost everyone knows the famous 911 from the United States of America. Ever wondered what happens when someone calls 991 in Lithuania? The trainer quickly showed that it is automatically connected to the Lithuanian number and has sent greetings to a friendly dispatcher after explaining that a training is happening and there is no emergency situation during the call.

He ended the training by explaining that a lot of people get in panic mode and freeze during real situations. Therefore, if you act and help, then you truly are a hero. Want to learn how to be one? Participate in Go Xtreme and find out!

Written by Ugnė Zieniūtė

 

ESN ŠU is inviting you to a miraculous event. There is a hint: "Two souls, one heart". So be ready to experience a firework of feelings and all shades of excitement. 

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BASIC INFORMATION
Date: 15-16 of December 2018 
Theme: Weddings 
Place: Šiauliai University Library / Šiauliai City 
Accommodation: University / College dormitory 

Event is organized by ESN ŠU
Head OC: Remigijus Katlauskas 
Vice-Head OC: Karmena Davidovaitė 
E-mail: [email protected]

Participation fee |10 EUR
Participation Fee for Auditors | 30 EUR
Participation Fee for International Guests | 30 EUR

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TOPIC SUGGESTION
You can suggest any topic or WS/SS for this NP until the 22nd of Nowember 23:59 here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16489MRvRLnTOKCmuNCQuiVvTQ7fzt44cCF6TMn-zLKg/edit?usp=sharing
We would like to address that anyone who participates in the NP can hold a presentation or WS/SS.

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CHAIRING TEAM
We are looking for Chair, Vice Chair and two secretaries.
Open Call is valid until 15th of Nowember. Send your application to [email protected]

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REGISTRATION
Register here: http://esnlithuania.org/content/national-platform-no38
Deadline to register: 1st of December 23:59.

Distribution of places:
• 5 spots per Section;
• 7 spots for National Board members;
• 5 spots for National Coordinators;
• 1 spot per National Committee;
• 5 spots for ESN LT Alumni;
• 4 spots for Chairing Team;
• Additional spots for Auditors;
• Additional places for International Guests.

If you want to apply for the auditor or international guest spot, just register and we will contact you regarding the further steps.

Date: 
15/12/2018 - 10:00 to 16/12/2018 - 17:00
Address: 
Lithuania

The Go Xtreme workshop is a program that is intended to give an individual the basic and necessary skills to respond to various emergency first aid events. For example, loss of consciousness, spinal trauma, airway obstruction
The event is given by a professional trainer who has been involved in several emergency response teams and the education of the students of LSMU for many years.

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BASIC INFORMATION:
Date: 8th of December, 2018
Place: LSMU Faculty of Nursing, Eivenių g. 4, Kaunas
Event is organized by ESN LSMU
Head OC: Viruthan Yoga-Nathan 
E-mail: [email protected]
Participation fee |10 EUR

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SPOTS DISTRIBUTION

Every section has 2 spots.
Every National Board member / National Coordinator / National Committee chair has a spot. 

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REGISTRATION:

Please register here: http://esnlithuania.org/content/registration-goxtreme-2018-autumn

Deadline to register: 18th of November 23:59.
*Late registrations will not be accepted, hurry up!

In case you have any questions, feel free to contact EM via email ([email protected]).

Date: 
08/12/2018
Place: 
LSMU Faculty of Nursing
Address: 
Eivenių g. 4
Kaunas Lithuania
Lithuania
Price: 
10 €

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