Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany


AStA is a general student committee (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss). In order to represent the interests of the students, AStA is divided into different working areas and departments. All tasks that arise are dealt with in the responsible work area/department: for example, the department for finances administers the funds, the department for traffic negotiates the semester ticket, the department for culture takes care of cultural events and parties on campus, etc.

Take a look at the list of different student associations at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz which can be reached via AStA.

Contact: Philipp Seidel - and

Université de Bourgogne, France

About: Radio Dijon Campus is a local association in charge of the student radio on campus.

Contact: Aurélien Moulinet.


ESN InsiDijon is the Erasmus Student Network section in Dijon. It is a local section, but they are also very active at a national and international level and are already in touch with the other ESN sections of the FORTHEM Alliance. Their tasks include welcoming international students and organising cultural, fun and voluntary activities.


Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland


The Student Union JYY is the students' very own organisation, representing the whole student body of the University of Jyväskylä. The fundamental task of JYY is to advocate for its students and protect their interests within the university and in the wider society. JYY organizes a wide range of cultural and free-time activities as well. In addition, JYY functions as an umbrella organisation for student and hobby associations within the university.

Contact: Ira (president) and Agnes (in charge of international affairs and international tutoring).


Jyväskylä Entrepreneurship Society encourages students to become entrepreneurs and offers possibilites for self development, finding your own thing, meeting new people and getting in touch with the world of business.

Contact: Akseli Jaara (chairman) and Jesse Sainio (in charge of international affairs and excursions).

Uniwersytet Opolski, Poland


Samorząd Studencki UO is a federation of the UO students' community. They provide social support and help students implement their own projects (sports activities, cultural events, research and development orientation).

They also collaborate with other student associations:

  1. student TV;
  2. student radio;
  3. student newspaper;
  4. sudents’ Scouts association;
  5. Academic sports association;
  6. students' Academic circle.

Contact: Żaneta Niemczyk (president) and Dominika Strzelczyk (vice-president) -


Universita' degli Studi di Palermo, Italy


Vivere Ateneo is a student association whose main objective is to guarantee educational support to the students of the University of Palermo and their representation in all the bodies of the University. In addition, the association offers future students preparation courses, totally free of charge, to the entrance tests for degrees that require it.

General contact: Giuseppe Liotta

Different association's sections

  1. Vivere Scienze Politiche, contact: Davide Vinci.
  2. Vivere Lettere, contact: Lucia Martorana.
  3. Vivere Giurisprudenza, contact: Marina Maddalena.
  4. Vivere Economia, contact: Alessia Rocca.


Erasmus Student Network (ESN) works in the interest of international students, works to improve the social and practical integration of international students, represents the needs and rights of international students on a local, national and international level, provides relevant information about mobility programmes, motivates students to study abroad, deals with the reintegration of homecoming students, contributes to the improvement and accessibility of student mobility, cares about its members, values volunteering and active citizenship. There are 42 full members (UniPa students) and 275 Erasmus members (incoming students or trainees participating in mobility programmes).

Contact: Luca Adib Tucci -,

Latvijas Universitāte, Latvia


The Student Council of the University of Latvia is an independent, collegial institution that defends the rights and interests of the students at the UL. The students take an active part not only in improving the study process, but also in making the student opinion count in the Senate and different working groups of the UL administration. It also organises the major student events, such as Aristotelis, Sports, etc.

Contact: Deniss Celuiko.


The goal of the Club of Debates is to improve the argumentation, critical thinking and speaking in public skills of students. The club offers a platform for discussing controversial modern issues like veganism, animal rights, climate change, feminism, consumerism, significance of protests in democracies, with persuasive activists from NGOs representing the respective ideas.

Contact: Edmunds.


LaMSA is an NGO promoting health and education. It is one of the 128 national medical student associations, a fully fledged member of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). In cooperation with IFMSA the students gain access to international internship possibilities, publication possibilities, campaigns, WHO conferences and other events.

Main tasks

  1. Cooperation between local and international students.
  2. Organisation of clinical internships of medical students.
  3. Conducting and participating in medical and social projects both in Latvia and abroad.
  4. Informing the society on reproductive health and STDs.

Contact: Marija Rozevska.


Universitat de València, Spain


AEMES is an association registered in the National Register of Associations and with official headquarters in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Valencia. It is formed by students from health related degrees such as Nursing, Odontology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, with a great interest in emergency medicine. This project first started from the hard work and enthusiasm of a small group of Medicine students, and has become a large team with increasing dedication.

Aims of AEMES

  1. Allowing Health Science students to know more about emergency medicine, as well as being able to organise, along with other organisations, and participate in activities related to this.
  2. Increasing the outreach of scientific techniques, processes and applications of emergency medicine within the community.
  3. Promoting the active participation of Health Science students in projects and activities dedicated to emergency medicine.
  4. Allowing associative life among the Health Science students that are part of the association.
  5. Cooperation in developing humanitarian and emergency action.

Contact: Pablo Buck Sainz-Rozas.



The Collective of Students for the Faculty of Ethical Economics (CEFDEE) is a local association that promotes ethics in the business world. It provides students with training sessions and fun activities to raise awareness of sustainability, the effects of offshoring, child labour, etc.

Contact: Pau Sendra Pons.


The ESN association operates at a local, national and international level and works to create a more flexible and mobile educational environment, supporting and developing student exchange and providing an intercultural experience.

In short, ESN:

  1. works in the interest of international students to improve the social and practical integration of international students;
  2. represents the needs and rights of international students at local, national and international levels;
  3. provides relevant information on mobility programmes;
  4. motivates students to live abroad;
  5. works on the reintegration of students returning to their countries of origin;
  6. contributes to the improvement and accessibility of student mobility;
  7. promotes values of voluntary work and active citizenship.

At a local level, ESN works for different causes: cultural and social inclusion, health and well-being, environment, equality and education.

The aim of all these causes is none other than to complete a stay abroad with the values of the Erasmus programme.

Contact: Sergio García Rodríguez.


This local association offers resources to care givers of disabled people. It is a group of four students who share personal and academic interests in this field. On the one hand, their academic interest is based on their common field of study: psychology and mental health. On the other hand, the cornerstone of their interest is made up by the experiences of relatives going through caregiving situations.

They would like to develop a new focus on a widely addressed topic: the dependence relationship in physical and mental disorders. Until now, the aid has been provided mainly to the disabled person, leaving out the care giver's needs. The association believes that this topic has a big potential due to its interwoven characteristics (gender, socioeconomic level, family scope and well-being) and a great international projection, as this problem is shared in multiple cultures.

Contact: Alba Arnau Gil.


This local association is committed to citizen integration and social participation, and promotes the removal of architectural barriers at a universal level. They attach particular importance to disabled people being able to develop their life plan according to the principles of equality, equity and dignity. The creation of egalitarian laws and the promotion of events and dissemination campaigns are fundamental for them.

Contact: Elena Casanova.


Crearteducación comunitaria main motivation are alliances for a network that would be made up of students and professional university teams from different countries.

The four fields in which they intend to work are:

  1. holistic education;
  2. social art;
  3. sociocultural management;
  4. community, psychosocial and emotional health.

Its members have experience and would like to work and intercede with women, migrants, children, intergenerational teams and groups (from little children to seniors).

Contact: Sara Galán.