ESN Portugal activities


Education & Youth

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Interviews: Future of Mobility

26/05/2020 - 28/05/2020

Facebook / Instagram

- Promote international student mobility; - Clarify the doubts international students might have about mobility during this COVID-19 pandemic; - Motivate ESN volunteers to continue the good work during these particular times.

ESN Porto and 2 other organisations


Health & Well-being

Yoga and Meditation Live Classes

Yoga and Meditation Live Classes

18/03/2020 - 22/03/2020


The world is facing a pandemic, which is creating a lot of stress and anxiety in our society. We believe in the #stayathome movement and that it is the most important measure to prevent the spread of the virus. To help everyone with their social distancing and keeping their minds and body active we are providing online yoga and meditation live classes, that later are saved to our IGTV, so that everyone can repeat them. 

ESN Portugal


A portuguese family near a Christmas tree posing for the photo. 4 people standing up in the upper line, 3 adults sitting and a little girl on the bottom line. The last person sitting down on the bottom line, right corner is an international student.

Christmas with Portuguese Families

24/11/2019 - 26/12/2019

Porto, PT

The project Christmas with Portuguese Families aims to encourage Portuguese Families to host International Students in their homes for the Christmas Holidays, but also to inform the International Students that were staying in Portugal for the Holidays, that they could experience them in a very special way, by taking part in the Christmas Night and Day of a Portuguese Family. This project started because there were a lot of international students staying in Portugal for these holidays because they were not able to travel to their home countries, and it could mean they would end up spending this special time of the year alone. With this initiative, we can tackle this issue and provide them with a unique experience during their time abroad! Christmas with Portuguese Families, while being managed by ESN Portugal allows local sections without the capacity to develop this activity locally to join the project and give more opportunities to their international students, by providing the local sections with all the emails, communication package and materials needed to implement the project. This national project also had the objective to reach international students who study in a city or Higher Education Institution without a local ESN section.

ESN Portugal and 15 other organisations

Skills & Employability

Students raising hands during a workshop

National Recruitment Campaign

15/01/2020 - 04/02/2020

Portugal, PT

The main goals of this campaign were to increase the number of applications for volunteering in ESN in the local sections across Portugal and, as an added bonus, across the network; to provide the local sections of ESN Portugal with material for this mandatory recruitment process; and to increase the visibility of the Federation and the Local Sections towards the local communities.  

ESN Portugal and 15 other organisations

Education & Youth

Volunteering promoting the Erasmus+ program

Glocal Conference & Training


Castelo Branco, PT

The main goal was to start setting the discussion of youth as actors for the Sustainable Development Goals. With the different externals and as well tackling the field of communication, the participants were given different perspectives of the SDGs. Through the participation of the National Agency, they were able to understand for which SDGs Erasmus+ contributes, more specifically mobility in higher education. With the participation of SPEAK Portugal they were able to understand how this social company contributes to the agenda and their core activities. With JE Portugal they were able to understand the functioning of the organisation and how as youth we can become entrepreneurs and contribute for the SDGs with business. Finally, about the workshops happening in the event, the participants had the chance to assess their communication, in the individual and in the NGOs fields, and how important it is, a global citizen, to know the facts and communicate them, taking into account the side effects.

ESN Portugal and 1 other organisation

Education & Youth

Group of students sit in a school room, one of them with his arm raised to talk and two people talking and asking questions on the stage.

Erasmus in Schools


Santarém, PT

The Erasmus in Schools session was proposed to the school regarding the celebration of the Erasmus Days, promoted by the European Commission and the National Agencies. The school where the activity took place is in a small city, where ESN does not have a section or representation. The goal of the Erasmus in Schools session was the promotion of mobility, arousing curiosity about studying abroad, learning from it and showing the advantages that international experience can bring in the future of young students.

ESN Portugal