During the Annual General Meeting 2018 of the Erasmus Student Network, which took place in Platja D’Aro, Spain, from the 15th to the 18th of March 2018, all the more than 530 European ESN Sections gathered together in order to elect the new International Board: within the international meeting took also place the ESN StarAwards award ceremony for the year 2017, a ceremony which aims to reward the best ESN Sections and Countries of the Network and which has seen as main protagonists Erasmus Student Network Italy and its 54 Sections.

In fact, the Network Care Committee of ESN International proclaimed the winners of the 21 StarAwards categories, among which are the Italian volunteers who dedicated their time, with great passion, to the integration activities for the Erasmus students in our Country.


In particular, the categories which saw ESN Italy and its Sections as winners were:


  • STARland - Best ESN Country

2nd place: ESN Italy

  • STARlight - Best ESN Section

1st place: ESN Unicatt Milano

  • STARter - Best New ESN Section

3rd place: ESN Torino

  • ESNshowcaseSTAR - Best Local Project

2nd place: ESN ENEA Modena with "Papaya - An ESN Matching System"

  • SeCoSTAR - Best ESN Section Cooperation within the Network

2nd place: ESN a Milano Unita

  • fundraisingSTAR - Best fundraising for activities and events

2nd place: SWEP Milano 2017

  • webSTAR - Best ESN Website

2nd place: ESN PEP Perugia

  • ESNcardSTAR - Best promotion and use of the ESNcard

1st place: ESN PEP Perugia

2nd place: ESN Politecnico Milano

3rd place: ESN Siena GES

  • cultureSTAR - Best activity which promotes the promotion of intercultural competence and comprehension

3rd place: ESN Italy with "Incontro Culturale Erasmus 2017"


This is a remarkable result for ESN Italy which recognises the “Bel Paese” as one of the best countries where to start a mobility period within the Erasmus+ Program and which encourages the ESN Sections in Italy to keep a high standard for the activities proposed to the Erasmus students.