Student Leader from Across Europe Gather in Tallinn Next Week

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1. May 2011

According to ERR News, The European Students' Union is hosting its 60th international conference, titled "Financing of Higher Education – Financing the Future of Students," in Tallinn from May 2 to 5.

Around 120 representatives from 40 nations across Europe are expected to participate in the event funded by the European Commission.

"This is the most important gathering for the [European] student movement," said Maris Mälzer, chairman of the federation of Estonian student unions.

During the three-day conference a series of lectures, workshops and seminars will address funding issues faced by higher education institutions after the economic downturn.

Speakers include Dominic Orr, leader of the Eurostudent project which investigates the socio-economic background and the living conditions of students; Aaron Porter, president of the National Union of Students in the United Kingdom and Alison E. Woodward, gender equality specialist from the Free University of Brussels.

The event takes place during Tallinn Students' Days, a yearly event celebrating the closing of the academic year, with various fun events taking place in universities across the city.

The European Students' Union represents more the 11 million college and university students.