We at the International Students Union of Norway held our final Regional Cooperation Group summit in Stavanger Norway between the 4th and 5th of October. ISU local members from all over western Norway made their way to the event, thanks to the funding of LNU. Like the previous RCGs, the Nordic model was discussed by experts alongside a host of activities to involve the participants in the summit.
The first invited expert, Jan Otto Jacobsen (see picture to the right) from the University of Stavanger, gave an introduction and description of the Nordic Model. His insight into the field was welcomed and informative to all. ISU members were able to ask any questions they had regarding the Nordic Model and how it’s thrived for decades. The discussion that enlightening and many members participated.
After Jan Otto Jacobsen’s discussion, Mahnoor Raja from the University of Stavanger’s Student Parliament, held a discussion on Student politics and how it helps the progression of Norwegian society. Questions from the ISU members came in all directions, which helped enrich the conversation and give insight into new ways of handling student politics.
On the second day of the summit, group activities and practical information were given out to the students. Team building, conflict resolution, idea creation, and regional cooperation were the focus of these activities that the ISU branches ones participated in. In the picture to the right, Nil Eryilmaz, ISU's Political Auditor is presenting the history of ISU. Overall, it was quite successful and informational based on the feedback received. We would like to take this time to once again thank all of those who came, participated, and made an effort to support the Regional Cooperation Group Summits