The central aim of the new association is to bring together Erasmus+ students and alumni and to offer them a dynamic platform for networking, professional development and intercultural learning, while promoting European Higher Education and worldwide cooperation.
Two intensive launching days were spent to put the finishing touch: signing the Memorandum of Understanding, developing the Annual Work Plan and setting up the initial structure of the association.
It has been decided that 5 Working Groups will operate to support the ESAA Board in its tasks:
- Policy & External Relations,
- Professional Development,
- Communication & Branding and
- Community Development.
These will make up the primary engine of ESAA, bringing together representatives from all four associations, and building on synergies to achieve common goals.
The first big joint meeting of the new association is set to take place in Brussels from 11-12 June 2015, and preparations for the Kick-off conference gathering over 200 representatives of ESAA and the European Commission as well as international partners have already begun!