ESN Italia and COVID-19


Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Italy wants to express all its solidarity and its support to all the people who, at this moment, are suffering because of COVID-19 and their families. As an association that has among its purposes to promote active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity, we will work promoting the importance and the respect of the dispositions of the Authorities.


Social Inclusion and Engagement in Mobility survey

Studying abroad helps students improve their personal development and employment skills, allowing them to grow as a person and improve their career opportunities. ESN wants to increase the opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them to reach their full potential by increasing their participation in the Erasmus+ programme. 

However, in order to do so, we need to know more about which challenges young people encounter to study abroad.  but very little hard data is available on the accessibility of the current programme and what measures could be put in place to improve access and participation.

Claiming a stronger Erasmus for the empowerment of the future generation of Europeans













ESN organises Social Inclusion Days

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is organising the Social Inclusion Days initiative during which more than 500 local associations in 41 countries will advocate for inclusive mobility programmes and will organise activities to bring together international students and local communities through volunteering.

The two-week initiative, running from the 20th of November until the 4th of December 2019, will also provide opportunities for international students to expand their knowledge of their host countries’ cultures. While experiencing their Erasmus+ exchange, young people will take part in impactful activities focusing on social inclusion, from visits to local schools and nursing homes to awareness events. ESN volunteers will use their knowledge to inspire social change and unite people from all different backgrounds and ages. 

Last year, 19,100 international students engaged with more than 40,800 members of their local communities with the help of 2,400 ESN volunteers!