Erasmus Student Network is a non-profit international student organisation. Our mission is to represent international students, and thus provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. Also Erasmus Student Network is running international projects and one of them is Social Erasmus! What is Social Erasmus all about?
Social Erasmus is an Erasmus Student Network international project which was created in 2008 in Poland. The project gives international students the opportunity to do charity work in the local community as well as getting to know a new culture and system of education. For the first time on March 29, 2011 in Riga the first “European lesson” in frames of Social Erasmus project was held. For the first time in Riga, Erasmus students had a chance to become volunteers!
The “European lesson” is based on voluntary participation. The objective of “European lesson” is to familiarize the participants with Europe and European people, their traditions and customs existing as well as to overcome stereotypes. “European lesson” is an opportunity for international students to get into contact with local society and promote their homelands. On the other hand, the “European lesson” gives children the first opportunity of direct contact with other cultures.