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]uania.org). 
Date: 
30/03/2019 to 31/03/2019
Address: 
Lithuania
Price: 
10 - 30 Eur

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

 

Dear ESN Lithuania members!

On March 18-19th travel back in time to the decade of your choice where the times where simplier and the sound of an old record connected people together. ESN KK invites you to forget your phones and interact like it's the 90s all over again in the 31st National Platform at Kaunas College! It's gonna be off the heasy! Peace out!


Theme: Till the millennium
Date: 18th - 19th of March, 2017
Place: Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (Pramonės pr. 20)
Accommodation: R Hostel (Vytauto pr. 83, Kaunas) and Monk's bunk (Laisvės al. 48-2, Kaunas)
Organized by ESN KK
Head OC: Egidijus Danielius
Vice Head OC : Agnė Bosaitė
E-mail: [email protected]

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TOPIC SUGGESTION

You can suggest any topic or WS/SS for this NP until 25th of February here:https://goo.gl/SJycv1 We would like to address that anyone who participate in the NP can hold a presentation or WS/SS.

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CHAIRING TEAM

We are looking for a chair and vice chair and two secretaries. Open Call valid until 18th of February. Send your application to [email protected]

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REGISTRATION

You can register to National Platform No.31 until 25th of February here:https://goo.gl/yxsq7C

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

In order to get an auditor or guest spot send your motivational letter to [email protected] until 25th of February. Do not forget to register before the deadline (you do not need to be confirmed to register). 


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If you have any questions you can contact board of ESN Lithuania via [email protected]

Date: 
18/03/2017 to 19/03/2017
It's time to go back to your roots. That's why we are creating an opportunity for you to run away from the city bustle to peaceful countryside. This year we will have totally different theme - Etno. The place will be Liepų str. 2, Būda, Kazlų Rūda district, Būda community house. And everything will be organized by ESN VDK, ESN KTU, ESN KUK.
Interesting! Isn't it?
 
Date: 
01/10/2016 - 10:00 to 02/10/2016 - 18:00
Price: 
5 €

All the sections of ESN Lithuania join their forces to make experience of exchange students in Lithuania unforgettable with the combination of a festival and a summer camp – ESCAPE Erasmus Student Camp.

All these days will be full of various activities: orientation games, sports, art workshops, games, brain battle, live music bands, DJ and more. We all know that weather in Lithuania is unpredictable but even that will not be able to make a change on the mood because all of the equipment for the planned activities can be quickly adapted to weather conditions – sun or rain, everybody is provided with the space for having lots of fun.

Not convinced yet? All weekend long nobody has to think about getting to places, finding a bed to sleep or food to eat. Reserved buses will go from the biggest Lithuanian cities to the place of ESCAPE. There are no luxurious hotels but living conditions are respective with the rooms for various size of people groups so everyone gets their own bed and personal space. For your convenience, breakfast, lunch and dinner are also included.

You can buy your tickets here.

Date: 
23/09/2016 - 10:00 to 25/09/2016 - 21:00
Price: 
65 € - 75 €

The time has come... All year we have working hard for the same cause. And now it is our time to shine... We proudly announce the second Gala Dinner in the whole history of ESN Lithuania, which will gather more than one hundred beautiful ESNers in one place at the same time.

Date: 
28/05/2016 - 19:00

We are all in the Milky Way... Maybe it is time to have some changes? Let's change galaxies for the 28th time!
BETWEEN GALAXIES - that is what ESN Šiauliai is planing to show us this time!

Date: 
11/06/2016 - 10:00 to 12/06/2016 - 18:00
Price: 
5 €

   One the 12th-13th of March, 15 sections came together as the 27th National Platform of ESN Lithuania began. Organized cooperatively by ESN KK and ESN VU KHF. With the plenaries and workshops being held in VU Kaunas Faculty of Humanities. Among other things, this NP was focused upon the reports of the National Board members, National Coordinators, National Committees and of the sections themselves.

   On the first day of the Platform they saw the reports of Eduk8 Starter participants, "Colours of Lithuania", CNR Jyvaskyla and the National Board.

   The day came to a energetic end as ESN ISM and then ESN ŠU presented their candidacies for the OC of NP'28. And finally the evening was a part where all faces began to fade, as the night brought on the Masquarade. An evening part with many games and a wonderful performance by the OC.

   On the second day of the Platform. For the second time at a Platform of ESN Lithuania an infomarket was held to present the sections, where everyone got a chance to get up and personal, meet face to face and learn all they could want about other sections and share gadgets with eachother.

   The votings decided ESN ŠU as the OC for the next platform and "Go Xtreme" as a National Event.

 

Written by Tautvydas Utyra

 

Daphne Scherer is another example of a person who has used her volunteer work for ESN to her benefit. Today, she works for the European Commission.

Born in Genova, Daphne is Italian by nationality but has enjoyed a life in an international context, both through studying and working as a volunteer. Already in 2003, Daphne had her first experience abroad, when she attended a high school cultural exchange. After one year in the US, Daphne started her undergraduate degree in Italy.

However, she still wanted to be a part of an international community. Even before enrolling at the university, she joined the local ESN section. For three years, she was responsible for the Tandem project and organising language cafés. Like many ESNers, she also used the opportunity to practice her foreign language skills while volunteering.

Even after several years working for ESN locally, Daphne wasn’t satisfied with her international experiences. So, for her Master’s, Daphne moved to Denmark where she attended the University of Aalborg and graduated with a degree in Culture, Communication and Globalisation. ESN Denmark was a big part of her time in Aalborg. After graduating, she moved to Paris for the European Voluntary Service.  

During her EVS, Daphne got even more involved in ESN. First, through the PRIME project in 2009 where she worked on the continuous challenges concerning recognition procedures for outgoing exchange students. Daphne also worked on preparing the PRIME project in 2010, andoperated as a National Representative for ESN Italy and Vice-Chair for the newly established International Committee for Education. Through her work in ESN, she got the possibility to attend the Bulgarian Education Summer Training II in Bulgaria and was part of setting up the Eduk8 project.

Her volunteer work in ESN helped her achieve her goals. More than anything, her previous experience with the PRIME project helped her gain a position at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture. In her position, Daphne is working with higher education and Erasmus.

For Daphne, having always dreamt about working in the field of higher education, the dream has come true. She has no doubt about what helped her achieve this:

“This was always my dream and ESN gave me the opportunity to seize it!”

#myESNcareer

Written by: Jesús Escrivá Muñoz, Sara Panis, Stefan Jahnke
Edited by: Olav Mydland

 

Every success story begins with a first step forward and things following naturally. As a volunteer experience, ESN has been a stepping stone for many, now successful, individuals. This was also the case for Damien Lamy-Preto, who works for Education First in France as a Business Developer.

After his Erasmus exchange, Damien decided to join ESN in addition to his studies and work in architecture, but ESN completely changed his career. He has been involved in ESN for almost ten years, starting from a section member, to the section President of ESN Nancy. Later, he continued his journey as the National Treasurer of ESN France and lastly he became the Treasurer of ESN International.

Through his experience in ESN, Damien developed an entrepreneurial spirit. He believed that developing himself as much as he did was only possible due to the love he has for the mission and vision of ESN. So much of what he achieved was due to the effort he put forth and his belief that ESN could be great.

His hard work and involvement was rewarded with trust from the network, which allowed him to further learn and develop as he was working to keep that trust. After years of experience, on all levels, he is still convinced that ESN can always do better if the belief and trust in ESN, and its members, continue to grow.

Thanks to his volunteer experience in ESN, Damien pursued a career that was very different from his studies. He compares his choice with other students who followed an MBA path to build up their careers and now when he looks back he believes he made a good choice. In his own words:

“In ESN, nothing is impossible. The work fields of ESN are really broad: Education, Management, Finances, IT and so on. I found a real possibility to grow personally and professionally and thanks to the size of the Network this was a long and fruitful adventure.”

In ESN, he had the chance to work with many different institutions and companies which helped him build extensive personal relations and networks. He developed numerous skills in finance, languages, education management, and leadership, but above all, he values his friendship skills, which he believes will be essential in his future.

He is convinced that if it hadn’t been for ESN he wouldn’t have had these vast opportunities to improve himself at the level he did and he would have also never gotten in touch with Education First, where he works now.

Damien’s experience is a great example for every volunteer in ESN. From time to time, your volunteering work might not always seem important to you, or be relevant to your field, but you are learning a lot and developing competences you do not even realise at the time. All of this self-improvement will be helpful in your near future.

ESN is so much more than meets the eye. Search no more for what is relevant. By adding value to the network, you will also be adding value to yourself. ESN itself might not be the reason a company will employ you, but the skills and experiences you acquire from volunteering in ESN will. 

#myESNcareer

Written by: Jesús Escrivá Muñoz, Sara Panis, Stefan Jahnke
Edited by: Cüneyt Akso

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