Our WISHES Mobility Portal ultimately aims at supporting international students. Therefore, we work hand in hand with various international student associations and federations, such as
AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l'Europe / European Students' Forum) is a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young professionals from all faculties and disciplines - today it counts 15.000 members, active in more than 210 university cities in 42 European countries, making it the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe.
The European Dental Students Association (EDSA) was founded in Paris in November 1988 and now represents over 65,000 dental students in the European region. The goals of EDSA are:
- to inform students about the E.C. organization and politics in relation to dentistry;
- to promote, inquire and describe the standardization of dental curriculum within European dental schools;
- to promote exchange programs and encourage students to take part in them;
- encourage national dental students associations to co-operate on a national level;
- to include students to participate in mutual projects of organization: EDSA Magazine, Prevention Program, Dental ethics, Volunteer work etc.
Electrical Engineering Students' European Association is an apolitical, non-governmental and non-profit organization which targets and trains through its activities students from electrical profile Universities, Institutes and Technical Schools in Europe. EESTEC has 44 local committees in 25 countries and 57 universities across Europe with 3000 members and indirectly, EESTEC is addressing all students in the faculties that EESTEC exists.
EESTEC's main goal is to promote, establish and develop international contacts and an exchange of ideas between students in electrical profile faculties. The activity of this organization relies on the skills, enthusiasm, openness and will of involvement of its members, also pursuing their professional development, the improvement of their technical knowledge and reaching their full potential. Moreover, students from all Europe meet and respect their differences and their cultures, and this empowered variety results in a friendly international environmet and creates awareness for a common European identity.
The idea of an organization representing medical students across Europe was born in 1990 during a symposium for medical students from all European countries, held in Leuven, Belgium. In 1991 the European Medical Students' Association was founded at the first General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium. Since this time, EMSA has grown and expanded its membership within Europe. EMSA currently has active Faculty Member Organizations in 24 countries throughout geographical Europe.
The European Medical Students' Association seeks to improve the health and quality of care of the citizens of Europe, by acting as a conduit for increased interaction and sharing of knowledge between European medical students in the fields of medical education, medical ethics & public heath, medical science and European integration.
The European Students' Union (ESU) is an umbrella organisation of 45 National Unions of Students from 38 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social, economical and cultural interests of students at the European level towards all relevant bodies and in particular the European Union, Bologna Follow-up Group, Council of Europe and UNESCO. Through its members, ESU represents over 11 million students in Europe.
EUROAVIA is the European Association of Aerospace Students, founded in 1959 and present in 31 cities in 17 European countries, with a total of about 1200 members. Being a non-political, non-profit association, EUROAVIA is managed exclusively by students with its various activities being entirely financed by membership fees. Particular projects are financed by sponsors and participation fees.
Each year various activities are organized throughout Europe. These can be divided in local and international events. Local Groups are responsible for local events, which include: visits, workshops, lectures, parties and social events. International activities are coordinated by the International Board, including: fly-ins, Congress meetings, symposiums, the Design Contest / Design Workshop and also airshow presences.
The International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences was founded in 1957 in Tunis by eight countries. Our mission is "To promote the exchange of experience, knowledge and ideas, and to improve the mutual understanding between students in the field of agriculture and related sciences all over the world".
Our active committees are spread in universities in over 40 countries worldwide.
Currently we are one of the leading organization bringing together students studying, majoring or researching in agricultural and related areas like environmental sciences, forestry, food sciences, landscape architecture and more!
For further information you can find us online, on our website: www.iaasworld.org
Our main goal is to bring students together and enable collaboration and better understanding, as well as discussing and acting on scientific, social and cultural issues.
We run an annual International Conference for Physics Students (ICPS), visit to global research institutions, summer schools and multinational meetings all over the world.
An executive committee elected at the Annual General Meeting, which runs during ICPS, governs IAPS.
IAPS collaborates with numerous international bodies including amongst others: the European Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society and the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience.
Our future plans include providing a wider variety of events for students all over the world and increase membership so that more students have access to our events.
Trips we organise for the year 2011 include space science in Netherlands, particle physics at CERN, renewable energy in Portugal and nuclear power in Chernobyl.
The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) is one of the largest international student forums, bringing together more than 1.2 million medical students representing 96 countries from all 4 corners of the globe. Established in 1951 as a means for international medical student cooperation and collaboration after the Second World War, IFMSA rapidly expanded to one of the major non-political, non-governmental organizations working in the fields of community health and capacity building for medical students.
The IFMSA believes and works towards creating culturally sensitive medical students who are able to appreciate health problems throughout the world, work relentlessly to alleviate the burdens of those problems and join forces with relevant partners to create healthier communities, and thus a healthier world. Our official recognition by the UN as the voice of International medical students, and official relationships with major UN agencies like WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA and others ensure that IFMSA is considered a major partner when it comes to issues relating to global health.
The International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation was founded in 1949 by eight pharmacy student associations in London. The Federation now represents around 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 70 countries worldwide.
IPSF is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious organisation and is the leading international advocacy organisation of pharmacy students promoting improved public health through provision of information, education, networking, and a range of publication and professional activities.
The European Federation of Psychology Students Associations (EFPSA) unites psychology students organisations all over Europe under one multicultural and colourful roof. It was originally established in 1987 during the first International Congress of Psychology Students which took place in Portugal. Stimulated by its mission, vision and values, EFPSA attracts more and more students every year, with the number of its members increasing and so far represents approximately 300.000 psychology students across Europe. Our mission is to represent the needs and interests of psychology students of Europe. We promote scientific cooperation and cultural exchange between psychology students which will enhance their mobility. We aim to be a reliable and widely acknowledged representative of the European Psychology Students, including students themselves, psychologists, institutions, and professional organisations on the national and European level.