A Visegrád Group students’ alliance is to be formed officially by the end of this year, with the court registration of the organization already underway.
David Kosztrihan, foreign affairs official of the National Union of Students in Hungary (HÖOK), told Magyar Nemzet that cooperation between student organizations in the region strengthened during the novel coronavirus epidemic. He added 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.
Kosztrihan 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.
Kosztrihan 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.