ESN Italy is the national network of ESN sections in Italy.
ESN Italy was founded on the 22nd of October 1994
by the 7 oldest sections in Italy (Siena, Parma, Pavia, Milano, Trento, Bologna and Genova).
ESN Italy is currently made of 51 sections, the biggest in europe.
How we work ESN Italy is lead by a national board which is made of
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communication Manager and National Representative.
Having many sections and Erasmus students allows ESN Italy and it's sections to organize many national events.
Currently ESN Italy organizes three big events:
• ICE - Incontro Culturale Erasmus: 4 days in the capital of Italy, Rome, with 2,500 Erasmus students from all over Italy. 48 sections participated in the last edition. Treasure hunt in the city center, guided tour, video contest, free hugs! All this and more at ICE.
• EN - Evento Nazionale: the very well known Evento Nazionale is an event which brings together more than 2,000 students on the beaches near an Italian city, usually in the southern part of Italy.
• ESN ONE - Olimpiadi Nazionali Erasmus: up to 1,000 students will be able to participate in the first national sports olympics.
Students will also be able to walk in the shoes of special needs students, having the chance to play wheelchair basketball and blind football.
Other "national" events during the year are:
• ESN Carnival in Venice and Padova.
• ESNow: 4 days of skiing in the Alps.
• ESN Spring Break in Naples: a weekend in one of the most culturally rich and diverse Italian cities, visiting museums, surroundings and eating great food.
• Erasmus in School week: the last edition brought over 500 Erasmus students in 173 high schools.
• SocialErasmus week following the international week. Projects ESN Italy is also working on many projects, the most important being the ESN Scholarship, which allows 2 students to go abroad with a scholarship sponsored by ESN Italy.
The other main project is Erasmus Welcome Days, where every local section welcomes the incoming Erasmus students.
ESN ITALIA website: www.esnitalia.org
ESN Italia Facebook Fan Page