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Visegrád Group Students’ Alliance to Be Formed

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.13.

A Visegrád Group students’ alliance is to be formed officially by the end of this year, with the court registration of the organisation already underway, daily Magyar Nemzet said on Thursday.

Cooperation between student organisations in the region strengthened during the novel coronavirus epidemic, Dávid Kosztrihán, foreign affairs official of the National Union of Students in Hunary (HÖOK), told the paper, adding that the formation of a V4 alliance within the European Students’ Union (ESU) will pave the way for several new projects promoting the development of higher education and knowledge exchange.

He cited an already ongoing quality assurance project, the assessment of student halls of residence and a comparison of the system of subjects taught in various countries. The latter will be used to prepare a package of proposals on best practices worth introducing in more countries, he added.

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Kosztrihán said HÖOK had won the right to host the upcoming general meeting of ESU in October but the event will probably be held online due to the pandemic.

He added that several proposals of the student union had been incorporated into new regulations and an effective dialogue had started with those in charge of the education system.

“With international backing we are able to present our arguments more effectively. This is another reason that justifies HÖOK’s European activities”, he said.

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