SOCIALERASMUS (http://socialerasmus.esn.org) (SE) is an international project of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) with the aim of involving international students, participating in university exchange, in to social and volunteering activities in their host country. The project promotes a social attitude among international students and facilitates their social integration into the local community while exploring the added value that resides in the diversity in Europe. The project goes under the slogan: Reach higher! Go further! Go social!
EXCHANGEABILITY (http://exchangeability.esn.org) Going to study abroad for a period of time is a challenging time for young people, as they are facing an unfamiliar environment, a new language and culture to name but a few things. In addition, it can be more even more difficult for students with disabilities who may face inaccessible environments or disability-related stereotypes. As recognition of such challenges, ESN developed the ExchangeAbility project to make our organisation accessible for students with disabilities, to help remove obstacles to participation in exchange and promote the opportunities available. The ExchangeAbility project was also initiated due to a recognition of the current situation regarding the mobility of students with disabilities. According to the data from the European Commission, during the academic year 2009/10 230 students with special needs receiving a supplementary grant participated in Erasmus for study. This represents 0.14 % of all Erasmus students. Although an increase compared to the previous years has been observed, the number is still exceptionally low.
EiS Erasmus in Schools is a nationwide project aimed for all Erasmus students interested in visiting local/nearby schools during their stay in Milan. It is a great way to make the most out of one's exchange period by getting to know the Italian culture and schooling system a bit better. International students from Europe will present their country but also increase Finnish students' knowledge of EU's exchange programs and encourage them to study abroad.
RESPONSIBLE PARTY (http://www.responsible-party.com/) Even if at first glance it doesn't sound exciting, "Responsible Party" is fun, real fun! It's about smart and simple tips helping you and your friends to really enjoy the party: making the night last longer while staying in good shape, avoiding excessive drinking and its dangerous consequences, situations you would regret... etc. "Responsible Party" is a program run across Europe, more than 61 000 students have already experienced it the past 2 years in 26 european countries! Curious to know more about "Responsible Party"? On this website, you will find all the useful tips for a safe night out, the myths about alcohol and its effects, interesting articles, news and pictures of the parties and much more. Let's get the Responsible Party started!