At the Erasmusplatz during the Flag Parade

From the 20th to the 22nd of October, the National Platform I of ESN Switzerland took place. This NP was hosted by ESN Basel under the theme “Magical Creatures”. As expected, it was a great way for the local ESN sections to come together and improve the skills of their members.

Throughout the day, the plenaries took place. They comprised of presentations which informed the sections about changes and decisions the network was going to vote on. Aside from that, participants were given the chance to take part in different workshops organized by local members and international guests. In the evenings, everyone was treated to a great social program organized by the OC. This included a fondue meal, parties and of course the famous costume contest on Saturday night. It was - without a doubt - a difficult decision because of the impressiveness of the costumes of each section.

The end of the NP marked the beginning of the new academic year for the members of ESN Switzerland. It was a great way for everyone to get to know the best practices of each section. Friendships developed and strengthened. At the end of the day, the members of ESN Switzerland returned with a lot of new insight and motivation to their respective cities.

Simply put: NP Basel was a great success! Everyone is already looking forward to NP II in Geneva...