Join the 2023 European Student Assembly in Strasbourg, France by submitting an application. Every year, more than 200 students from the majority of European University Alliances (EUA) come together as part of the European Student Assembly (ESA), a grassroots initiative, to discuss current events, develop political recommendations for the future of Europe, and promote those recommendations among key stakeholders and decision-makers.
One of the EUC’s signature initiatives, the ESA is wholly created and carried out by a steering group made up of students and academic and non-academic personnel from various higher education institutions.
The objectives of the Assembly include:
Voicing the opinion of EUA students from different countries, backgrounds, fields and levels
of study, all recruited for their engagement and motivation.
Fostering the participation of students within EUAs while reinforcing collaboration between
them and increasing the impact and visibility of the EUA initiative.
Advocating deliberative processes as a way to regenerate European democracy and to
reduce the gap between citizens and decision makers.
Encourage students to get involved in European politics at local, national and European level
and increase their participation in European democratic processes.
- Panel 1 – Deliberative versus representative democracy? How to reduce the gap between
citizens and policy-makers and create a more united Europe?
- Panel 2 – Lessons from the past? How could the French-German history of reconciliation
serve as a model to overcome conflicts and build unity?
- Panel 3 – How to secure fair and sustainable access to energy in Europe at different levels?
- Panel 4 – From farm to fork. How can local food distribution channels contribute to a fairer
and more sustainable European food system?
- Panel 5 – Taking better care of each other. What should be the European approach to
- Panel 6 – How to ensure a fair and sustainable digital transition in a context of exploding
demand and raw material scarcity?
- Panel 7 – Is the EU in a position to develop an efficient foreign policy and an autonomous
defence policy that would ensure the safety of its citizens?
- Panel 8 – Cities of the future. How could sustainable cities contribute in European autonomy
and people welfare?
- Panel 9 – Excellence versus inclusion? How can European universities contribute to provide a
more inclusive access to skills and knowledge?
- Panel 10 – European Year of Skills – What role can higher education institutions play in
reducing the skills gap in Europe?
Open to students from all nationalities, fields and levels of study as long as they are registered in a higher
education institution participating in one of the 44 Erasmus+ European University Alliances.
- Students who never had the opportunity to join ESA are welcome to apply as participant
and/or panel coordinator.
- Students who applied in the first edition of the ESA but were not selected are welcome to
apply as participant and/or panel coordinator.
- Students who participated in the first edition of ESA may only apply as panel coordinators.
- Note that members of the faculty are not eligible unless they are PhD candidates.
- Before applying, check that your higher education institution is involved in a European
- the European Universities selected under the 2022 Erasmus+ call
- the European Universities selected under the 2020 Erasmus+ call
While filling in the form, you will be asked if you wish to apply as a participant only, as a panel coordinator
only, or as both. In any case, you are required to submit only one application. Please note that students
who participated in the first edition of ESA may only apply as panel coordinators.