On 11th of March 2020 the WHO has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. As we see many new cases appearing across Europe, the Erasmus Student Network would like to express its sympathy to everyone affected by the virus. 

Due to the outbreak, many of your universities and workplaces, as well as our local student organisations have taken preventive measures and cancelled classes, meetings and group events, and have potentially also advised against international travel.

The virus is severely impacting the regular student life, both for international and local students, as many university campuses are closing down and lectures are being postponed or moved online. ESN stands for unity in diversity and calls for tolerance and equal treatment of the international exchange student population regardless of their nationality or appearance in these trying times.