National Assembly is the statutory event of ESN Estonia for making decisions about the future of our organisation. During National Assemblies, representatives from all sections get together. National Assembly is the highest decision-making body in ESN Estonia.
National Assembly also holds an opportunity for individual ESN members to meet and network. Local sections share their best practices, discuss cooperation opportunities and improving their events/services for students. National Board and National Coordinators present their updates and reports during National Assemblies. National Assembly serves as a consultation tool for National Board. Decisions that influence ESN Estonia as a network are taken during National Assemblies.
National Assembly makes decisions on the following matters:
- Changing Statutes and Standing Orders of ESN Estonia
- Accepting new members (sections) to ESN Estonia's network
- Elections of National Board members
- Confirming the budget and Financial report of ESN Estonia
ESN Estonia organises workshops during National Assemblies called "Skillbox Mini". It's a way to empower ESN members in Estonia and focus on important topics. Workshops held during National Assemblies can be about Partnerships, Communication, Education, Advocacy, Teamwork, Time management, Human resources etc. They are carried out by experienced ESN members in the field or by ESN trainers.
ESN Estonia also invites National Partners to National Assemblies so they can present themselves to the sections and share updates.
In Estonia we have National Assemblies 3 times a year:
- Winter National Assembly (January-February)
- Spring National Assembly (May-June)
- Summer National Assembly (August)
Sections take turns organising National Assemblies throughout the year.