What is EDSU?
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world"
The European Deaf Students’ Union, in short EDSU, is an European non-profit independent organisation with a society where sign language users and deaf people have an equal status and are recognised as full citizens in their own right. Sign language, Deaf culture, and the Deaf community should be fully accepted as being part of our rich European heritage.
Our mission exists to represent deaf student organisations at European level and to promote, advance, protect rights, and opportunities for deaf students in Europe. Emancipation and equal opportunities are key philosophies in our work towards achieving an equal position in society with recognition of deaf people as full citizens in our right.
Quality education for deaf students
Rights for internship and other student opportunities
Exchangement information and experiences
Establishing deaf student organisations in Europe
Umbrella of national deaf student unions (NDSUs)
Seminars: training, awareness raising, social and culture
Politics/rights: accessibility, interpreters and student mobility
Information: lectures, media, intern/student job, awareness future students (Sec/HS)
Network: support students, relationship among different (N)DSO/U in Europe