We have long discussed the benefit and opportunities for partnerships, and we have come to learn that a path towards a common vision and understanding is deeply enhanced by direct experiences and human contact.
Officially, the ESAA delegation which included OCEANS’ President Neringa Tumenaite, EMA’s Vice-President Emrah Karakaya and garagErasmus representative Francesco Malfatti was there to present a range of opportunities that ESAA offers to its members, as well as our own respective organisations. More importantly, however, we were there to witness how the heart of the partner network functions, who are the #THISisESN people and its leadership, and eventually get surprised and inspired by what we witnessed.
If you are also interested to learn more, check out the ESN AGM Warsaw blog which lists out a number of impressive young people’s initiatives (including SocialErasmus, ExchangeAbility, Mov’in Europe) promoting international mobility, social responsibility and human rights. These areas are also of high importance for the ESAA umbrella, and we hope that learning from each other will work to further enhance our internal synergies in the future.