"Everything started with a group of wanderlust students who experienced the beauty of travelling and learning from other cultures. During their Erasmus experience, some of them came in touch with ESN sections and that is how on the 18th of December 2012, our section was born."

As stated above, ESN Osijek was officially recognised at the National Platform held in 2012 and started working immediately after the establishment. Our first Local Board was established in 2012/2013 when the six major functions in ESN Osijek were founded. With a lot of hard work, section was able to stand tall and slowly became what it is today – working on broadening horizons in our small community, promoting mobility and improving opportunities for our students in taking their first steps abroad.

Even though we are a small section, with around 20 members per year, we are doing great things! So far, we have had four of our section members as a part of the National Board and one of them as a candidate for the International Board. Our current Local Board consists of the President - Tina Kristina Katava, Vice-President - Nives Kozjan, Treasurer - Matija Grgurić and PR - Katarina Fekete, who work closely with the Local Coordinators.

Our two biggest partners are our University of J. J. Strossmayer and Youth Council of our region (Osječko-baranjska). This collaboration enables us to improve our ESN skills and improves the Erasmus experience of our incoming students.

We, of course, cooperate with many other associations, which are not just involved in students’ work. Among many of them are: Association “Bubamara” (Ladybug) that works with people with Down syndrome, Association “Mogu” that is involved in therapeutic horseback riding, Info-centre “Proni”, IAESTE, Children’s’ home “Klasje” etc.

All the activities we organise on a daily basis are focused on the Erasmus students, on integrating them in everyday life in Osijek. Every semester starts with the Welcome Week.  Last year, we started a tradition of expanding the Welcome Week to two weeks filled with different activities through which our Erasmus students meet ESN, our city and make new friends. Among the most popular are Meet your ESN section presentation, Pub Crawl, Photo Hunt, Karaoke night and visit to the animal shelter.

Apart from the Erasmus students that come to our city, we are also focused on educating and providing information to the youth in Osijek through different workshops and events regarding mobility, Erasmus programme etc.

Recently, we had our first Section Cooperation with ESN Zadar. A project financed by the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association (ESAA). It was a two-day event organized with the aim of promoting the 30 years of Erasmus + programme and it was held in Zadar from 20th to 21st of October 2017.

This year, 2018, Osijek will be the host of the 12th National Platform of ESN Croatia and this will be the second time an NP is held in Osijek (first one was in December 2015).

Contact ESN Osijek

      

Office Adress:
Studentski Centar Osijek
Istarska 5 (room 20)
HR- 31000 Osijek
 

 

 

 

 

 

ESN Osijek was officially recognised at the National Platform 2012 and we started working immediately after the establishment. Our first Local Board was established in 2012/2013  when the six major functions in ESN Osijek were given meaning. With a lot of hard work, we were able to stand tall and slowly became the section that we are today - broadening horizons in our small community, promoting mobility and improving opportunities for our students to help them in taking their first steps abroad.

"Everything started with a group of wanderlust students who experienced the beauty of travelling and learning from other cultures. During their Erasmus experience, some of them came in touch with ESN sections and that is how on the 18th of December, 2012 our section was born."

Even though we are a small section, with around 20 members, we’re doing great things! So far, we’ve had four of our section members as a part of the National Board and one of them as a candidate for the International Board. Our Local Board consists of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and PR. Our board works together with the Local Coordinators in order to make our section great. 

We always try to do our best when organising events for our Erasmus students. That means organising not just parties, but social and cultural events and sports activities. Some of the most popular ones are the visit to a dog shelter, workshops with children and karaoke nights. Every year, we participate in SocialErasmus and ExchangeAbility Weeks, making sure our Erasmus students feel the spirit of these projects. The local students are just as important, which is why we organise many workshops, teaching them how to write their CV and motivational letter, as well as giving examples on how to fill in Learning Agreements. These are always very successful, making us very happy and proud!

Our two biggest partners are our University of J. J. Strossmayer and Youth Council of our Region (Osječko-baranjska). This collaboration enables us to improve our ESN skills and improves the Erasmus experience of our incoming students. This year we attended Kreativna riznica, where our Erasmus students participated in an event called “An international evening of poetry and music” at which they read and sang their local poems and music, translating them to our local students in English.

We’re especially proud of our collaboration with Association Ladybug from Vinkovci who participates on most of our ExchangeAbility projects. This year - 2017. - on the occasion of marking Down syndrome day, we decided to include them and their members in an event called “Photo hunt”. The participants had to follow the map and fulfil the tasks we gave them, such as “take a selfie with a tram”, “film your group while saying something in Croatian”, “ find our co-cathedral” etc. In that way, we promoted inclusive society to our Erasmus and local students who had to help their teammates with disabilities.

Education for our members:

  • National Platforms (Split, Zadar, Zagreb, Osijek, Novi Sad, Rijeka, Dubrovnik)

  • Local Boards Meeting (Zagreb)

  • Central European Platforms (Ostrava, Rijeka, Pecs)

  • Annual General Meetings (Milano, Ankara, Warsaw, Berlin)

  • Council of National Delegates (Plovdiv, Krakow)

  • Council of National Representatives (Jyvaskyla, Pre-AGM Warsaw, Post-AGM Warsaw, Bucharest, Huelva, Frankfurt Oder)

  • SocialErasmus Coordinators Meeting (Zagreb)

  • STORY Final Conference (Bruxelles)

  • IT Summer Training (Bruxelles)

  • Insight Weekend (Bruxelles)

  • National Training (Velence)

  • Teambuildings

Contact ESN Osijek

      

Office Adress:
Studentski Centar Osijek
Istarska 5 (room 20)
HR- 31000 Osijek