Work programme 2009-2012
23rd European Student Convention
The 23rd European Student Convention on Getting Young Europe Out of the Crisis: eyes on higher education and employability of graduates was organized by the European Students' Union (ESU).
The financial crisis has turned into a prolonged recession in a number of countries. Austerity has become a byword for government. Impact on long term planning has been devastating. Education budgets are cut or transformed into loan facilities. Many don’t even dare to think ahead more than a year, or a few months. Young people struggle to find meaningful employment.
It might seem like the situation is going from bad to worse. But on the other hand, this also presents an opportunity for a rethink. We are not in this situation because our governments spent too much public money on education. Solutions are ours to propose. This is what the 23rd European Student Convention is about.