Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest student association in Europe, established in 1989 for supporting and developing student exchange. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels, and providing an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad.
ESN is present in over 500 Higher Education Institutions from more than 40 countries, has more than 14,500 active members and offers services to 190,000 students. The network is constantly developing and expanding. ESN is operating on three levels, Local (ESN VSE Prague and other local sections), National (ESN CZ and other countries) and International (ESN AISBL). For more information, visit esn.org.
Erasmus Student Network Czech Republic (ESN CZ) connects and supports local sections in the Czech Republic which help international students coming to study at Czech universities. ESN CZ is non-for-profit and non-political association fostering student mobility under the principle of Students Helping Students.
Altogether, sections of ESN CZ help roughly 5 000 international students every academic year. For more information visit www.esncz.org.
ESN VSE Prague was established in 1998 (named Buddy System back then) to help international students coming at the Prague University of Economics and Business and in 2002 Buddy System was accepted as one of the members of the international student organization Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Official name of the organization was hereby changed to „ESN VŠE Praha – Buddy System“, and in 2019, we changed our name again to “ESN VSE Prague”, which was commonly used already before. The membership of our organization in ESN has brought us an increase of credibility, improvement of offered services for Czech and international students and last but not least the possibility of international cooperation with other ESN sections and international development of ESN members.
ESN also organizes some projects; the most important are listed below: