Erasmus Student Network Yerevan

Erasmus Student Network Yerevan (ESN Yerevan) (Armenian: Էրազմուս ուսանողական ցանց Երևան, romanizedErazmus usanoghakan ts’ants’ Yerevan) is a local branch of the Armenian national branch of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).[1] ESN Yerevan was founded as a non-profit student organization and is headquartered in Yerevan.

Erasmus Student Network Yerevan
AbbreviationESN Yerevan
Founded2021
TypeStudent organization
FocusCultural diplomacy
Internationalism
Pan-Europeanism
HeadquartersYerevan
Location
MethodStudent exchange programs
President
Nancy Mkrtchyan
AffiliationsErasmus Student Network
Revenue
Non-profit organization
WebsiteErasmus Student Network Yerevan

History

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ESN Yerevan was established in 2021 and helps to support and develop student exchanges as part of the Erasmus+ programme. Local ESN sections, like ESN Yerevan, offer support, guidance, and information to both international exchange students and students doing a full degree in Armenia. ESN Yerevan cooperates closely with ESN Armenia, the national branch of the organization. They also organize trips, activities, meetings, and excursions.[2]

In April 2021, the president of ESN Yerevan, Nancy Mkrtchyan, stated "From meeting at the airport to discovering the sights of Armenia, the native language and culture together, that is, to make the visit of foreign students to Armenia indescribable and easy. This is what it means to be a member of the network. ESN Yerevan is ready to organize many extracurricular and educational events to support foreign students."[3] With support from the European Union, ESN Yerevan created a guide to living and studying in Armenia in both Armenian and English.[4]

On 28 June 2021, ESN Yerevan representatives met with members of Erasmus Armenia, the national office of the Erasmus+ program in Yerevan. Further steps of strategic partnership were discussed.[5]

On 1 April 2022, ESN Yerevan and the Eurasia International University signed a Memorandum of Understanding and agreed to support various youth initiatives in Armenia.[6]

On 9 December 2022, ESN Yerevan and the Yerevan Brandy Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding for promoting responsible behavior regarding alcohol consumption among youth above the legal drinking age.[7]

In May 2023, ESN Yerevan hosted Europe Day festivities in the city of Goris.[8]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Local Sections | ESN.org". Erasmus Student Network. June 21, 2022.
  2. ^ "Call for Membership: Erasmus Student Network Yerevan - Candidate Section - EU NEIGHBOURS east". euneighbourseast.eu. February 2, 2021.
  3. ^ ԿԳՄՍՆ, ՀՀ. ""Էրազմուս" ուսանողական ցանցը պատրաստ է աջակցել արտերկրի սովորողներին". ՀՀ ԿԳՄՍՆ.
  4. ^ "Հայաստանում՝ ինչպես տանը․ ESN Yerevan-ը շարունակում է աջակցել միջազգային ուսանողներին". bayazet.org.
  5. ^ "Էրազմուս ուսանողական ցանցի ներկայացուցչի ճանաչողական այցը Հայաստան – Erasmus+ Armenia".
  6. ^ "The International Relations Centre hosted the Erasmus Student Network Yerevan representatives - Eurasia International University". April 1, 2022.
  7. ^ LLC, Helix Consulting. "Yerevan Brandy Company, Erasmus Student Network Yerevan sign memorandum of understanding". www.panorama.am.
  8. ^ "Europe Day 2023". activities.esn.org.
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