The 15th anniversary of Erasmus Student Network Cluj-Napoca
Happy birthday ESN! La mulți ani, Feliz cumpleaños, Grattis på födelsedagen, Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám, Feliz aniversario, Sretan rođendan, Χρόνια Πολλά, Gelukkige verjaardag, срећан рођендан, Joyeux Anniversaire, Zorionak, Wszystkiego najlepszego!
In 2004, after 15 years of Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the first section of ESN Romania became part of the biggest student organisation in Europe. With the help of over 500 local and international volunteers, ESN Cluj-Napoca has created a warm welcome and an inclusive home for approximate 5000 students coming to Cluj-Napoca to live their Erasmus experience.
Having grown to such an extent, ESN Cluj-Napoca’s success has been built on trust, passion, commitment and helping us to strengthen our most essential value of “unity in diversity”. This little-not-so-little-anymore local section is a family with plans and ambitions of further growth. Of course, we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for our main friends: UBB, UTCN, USAMV, UAD, biggest universities in the city and some of the most important ones in the country.
But what did we do all this time? (section)
Our milestones have started back in 2014 when we organise the South-Eastern European Platform (SEEP), one of the most important events of our organisation, destined only to volunteers. Among social inclusion events, mobility fairs, events and trips, in 2019 we decided to form a team and organise National Erasmus Games, promoting health and well-being, through basketball, volleyball, futsal, running and yoga. As a result of a good feedback, we decided to be the ones in charge of International Erasmus Games of 2020, welcoming in the heart of Transylvania, Erasmus students and ESN volunteers from all over Europe to compete and have fun.
Future endeavours (section)
So far, we are proud to say that many of our volunteers have reached national and international levels of ESN, but we won’t stop here. We want to keep our volunteers motivated and willing to forever be an active part of the society and responsible citizens.
The ones without who our work would not make sense are all those students who choose to live their lifetime experience in Cluj-Napoca. More than ever, we want to create even better events and opportunities for them, but also for the local students, where all of us can become personally and professionally more mature.
Make the best of it!
One of the best things about ESN is that you will never feel alone! Whether you’re a local student curious about some aspects of international life or an Erasmus student in Cluj-Napoca, we are waiting for you to join us and experience “unity in diversity, diversity in unity”.
Happy birthday, dear ESN Cluj-Napoca! Happy birthday to all of you who share the same values as us.