Blogs and opinionated articles

The Copenhagen Declaration: Ten recommendations to the Presidency of the European Union
The 23rd edition of the European Students Convention, held in March 2012, together with experts from the educational, economic, and political fields, discussed and debated the interdependent factors and effects of employability and employment. These recommendations are the result of the convention, and written with the economic crisis in mind, as well as the long-term targets of the EU and the EHEA. Read more.

Three ways to reduce graduate unemployment
Graduate unemployment in Denmark hits record high. Far to many graduates find no way to enter Danish labour market, making many years of expensive education a waste of time and money – for the individual graduate as well as for society as a whole. This article presents a few initiatives that can tackle youth unemployment. Read more.

The academic campaign
The aim of the academic-campaign is to shed light on highly educated people’s value to Danish enterprises and to support the bridge between the academic world and business life. The campaign is sponsored by the Danish Ministry of Employment to run throughout 2012 and 2013. Read more.

Factual sheet on long-term unemployment: in historical context
According to recent numbers from Eurostat, the unemployment in Europe continues to grow and is fast approaching 26 million people - there are almost 11 million EU citizens who have been unemployed for a year or more - it is the highest level measured since the beginning of 00s. In 2010 long-term unemployment began to be stabilising, but since the spring of 2011, it started to rebound again. Read more.

The Danish grant system (The SU-system)
DSF thinks the SU is central to ensuring educational opportunities for all students regardless of background and the SU should not be used to push students through the education system, but be seen as an ongoing support. Read more.

News published by ESU about employability
- Higher education concerns much more than just employability (31 March 2014).(external link)
- ESU presents the outcomes of an employability research (20 March 2014).(external link)
- ESU’s projects: Wrapping up 2013 and continuing in 2014 (27 January 2014).(external link)
- ESU close to the finishing line in SAGE research (29 July 2013).(external link)
- SAGE training: No jobs, no solution (30 April 2013).(external link)
- New employment figures prove the value of education (25 June 2013).(external link)
- In the midst of hot springs and smelly sharks (29 March 2013).(external link)
- Four policy papers up for ESU’s Board Meeting (29 March 2013).(external link)
- ESU’s projects: Concluding 2012 and continuing in 2013 (20 December 2012).(external link)
- ESU: “Crisis is no excuse to cut back on education” (24 October 2012).(external link)
- 150 student leaders to debate young graduates employability in Europe (18 October 2012).(external link)
- ESU Chair: “Mass education is fundamental to democratic culture” (18 September 2012).(external link)
- Tracking of students and graduates in the Information Age (28 June 2012).(external link)
- ESU supports Intern Action Day for Quality Internships (16 May 2012).(external link)
- Cuts in social support force Portuguese students to leave education (3 April 2012).(external link)
- Commission replies to ESU on restriction of freedom for state funded students in Hungary (30 March 2012).(external link)
- ESU joins in the fight against youth unemployment (4 June 2012).(external link)
- Save the date: Roundtable on employability on 29 May (7 May 2012).(external link)
- European students formulate 10 recommendations to get young people out of the job crisis (19 March 2012).(external link)
- INTERVIEW: President of Danish national union of students, Torben Holm (28 February 2012).(external link)
- Students to come up with solutions for unemployed young graduates (29 February 2012).(external link)
- Students set to target youth unemployment (16 March 2012).(external link)