Mission, Vision & Values

The vision and mission of Erasmus Student Network were discussed and approved at the Annual General Meeting in Utrecht in March 2009. 

The values are result of the Corporate Identity Project developed from September to December 2005 and refined throughout 2008 / 2009. 


"Enrichment of society through international students" 


"ESN is the key volunteer student organisation in international higher education in Europe. We provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of SHS - Students Helping Students."


The values of Erasmus Student Network that all members stand and work for are: 

  • unity in diversity, diversity in the unity

We all have different backgrounds, but share one common aim and goal.

  • students helping students

We passionately commit ourselves to volunteering for the benefits of others.

  • fun in friendship and respect

We enjoy relations based on respect.

  • international dimension of the life

We are open-minded, mobile, like to discover and explore, to co-operate and to interact to break borders.

  • love for Europe as an area of peace and cultural exchange

We live and benefit from the cultural richness of Europe to the utmost.

  • openness with tolerance

We understand and accept others and learn from them.

  • cooperation in the integration

We share an holistic view towards internationality.

All these features are included in the vision, mission and Corporate Design of ESN, developed by Koeweiden Postma in the period from January to March 2006.