1. What does ESN mean to you?
ESN is the people. I keep on repeating it because all we do, we do for them, we do with them (often with friends). They are the power of out society. Relationships with them are the biggest motivator in the world.
2. How did your ESN adventure start?
I started my adventure with ESN as a local Discover Europe Coordinator. Three months later I became my section’s president. Six months later I was selected as a national Mov’in Europe Coordinator. The first year in ESN was very busy. I learnt loads of things - most of the time thanks to my mistakes that made me come up with new ideas.
3. How did ESN change your life? Why have you joined it?
When it comes to ESN changing my life, I have to admit that every new project with ESN is an eye opener. I’ve gained so many new perspectives thanks to working for the organisation. They allow me to work a full time job. I had no idea what ESN was when I joined it. I didn’t know what they did or what opportunities it might give me. I was triggered by curiosity and will to do something big.
4. If you were an ESN project, what would you be?
Something that doesn’t exist yet! ;) It is a very optimistic approach because we still have loads of learning and exploring to do. I believe that a great potential lies with ESN. Each year we discover it even more and share the experience with people on the outside. I believe in educational project which are aimed at young people. Especially those who are not members of the organization.
5. #FunFact about a life in ESN.
During different ESN platforms I’ve lost three jumpers, two shirts, a cap and a pair of trousers.
6. Did you go on the Erasmus+ exchange? / What is the most interesting experience you had so far?
As a pupil I took part in two Comenius exchanges. I lived in the French mountains in a cabin. Every morning I was woken up by brow cows lurking into my window. I still remember the smell.
7. What inspires and motivates you the most?
The thing that motivates me the most is looking at ESN co-members who do amazing projects while being extremely enthusiastic and passionate about it.
8. Favourite place in the world?
Playa del Aquila - deserted, kilometers away from any civilisation, hidden behind the shores and beaches of Fuerteventura. I spent a few days there during my three month stay on the island. This is a place in one doesn;t have to think about anything. The only thing that matter are the ocean, the wind and the sun.
9. Did ESN help you discover some things you didn’t know you were good at?
ESN taught me the art of discussion. As it appears, it is my passion.