The Northern European Platform: Good times in the capital of Northern Scandinavia

 

On the weekend of 14.10. to 16.10, ESN Oulu welcomed multiple sections from all over northern Europe to the Northern European Platform of the Erasmus Network. It was an inspiring weekend full of ESN spirit, old friends and new. After the official opening with local cooperation partners on Thursday night, we started the platform on Friday morning with talks about ESN’s mission, vision and values, and information from our headquarters in Brussels. Afterwards, we presented our universities and local sections and  attended some workshops. In the evening, we presented our country with local foods in the Euro-dinner, where the Norwegian salmon wraps were a rocking success. On Saturday we started with committee sessions and learned about the international committees of ESN, and continued with two rounds of workshops. In the evening it was time for a traditional Finnish Sitsit and a formal dinner including lots of singing and speeches. There were more workshops on sunday morning and committee sections were coming up, before it was finally time to say goodbye to Finland.