ESN Azerbaijan joined the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) as the 38th member country in 2016. ESN Azerbaijan acts with the principles of ESN. The organization's main goal is to develop student & youth mobility, foster intercultural dialogue, help international students main goal of the organization is to develop student & youth mobility, foster intercultural dialogue, help international students to get integrated into local communities, promote the internationalization of higher education, and offer self-developmentself development opportunities for young individuals.


ESN Azerbaijan actively supports students and youth aspiring to an international journey within Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps, and other international programs through its means such as guidance, mentoring, buddy system, integration programs, intercultural activities, being a hosting/sending organization, and more. Furthermore, ESN Azerbaijan engages in capacity-building activities to enhanceaimed at enhancing youth development, and non-formal and higher education in Azerbaijan.

Scope of Work: ESN Azerbaijan is dedicated to fostering international education, facilitating cultural exchange and social inclusion, youth development, advocating for quality education, providing self-development opportunities for young people, and promoting youth mobility. The organization actively engages in projects and initiatives to enhance the experiences of students and youth, particularly those involved in international programs. 


Areas of Activity: ESN Azerbaijan operates across various domains, emphasizing higher education, non-formal education, inclusive education, development of mobility programs, promotion of internationalization at home, fostering social inclusion, volunteering, and active youth participation. The organization aligns its efforts with six core causes: culture, education, and youth; environmental sustainability; health and well-being; skills and employability; and social inclusion.


Furthermore, ESN Azerbaijan offers guidance and encouragement to prospective exchange students and youth, aiming to promote international experiences and understanding of diverse cultures.


Erasmus Student Network

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) of which we, ESN Azerbaijan, are a member, is one of the largest student associations in Europe, being present in more than 1000 Higher Education Institutions from 46 countries and functions as an umbrella organisation for many local and national organisations across the continent. The organization's primary goal is to foster a more adaptable and mobile educational setting by bolstering student exchanges at various tiers, offering intercultural experiences even to those unable to pursue periods abroad. The Headquarters are based in Brussels. Led by the International Board, ESN International has a high impact on mobility programmes in the European Higher Education area, most notably the Erasmus+ programme. ESN collaborates with important stakeholders and policymakers in this area, such as the European Commission, the European University Foundation (EUF) and the European Student’s Union (ESU). ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing the student exchange from different levels and providing an intercultural experience also to those students who cannot access a period abroad ("internationalisation at home").