ESN Lisboa's Family

Who are we ?

ESN Lisboa is the Lisbon section of the Erasmus Student Network.

We are a non-profit organization born in September 2008 by the hand of a small group of Portuguese Erasmus students that had just come from their Erasmus.

We started as an informal student group and organized activities in the first semester of 2008/2009 with no more than 150 IST exchange students. Later that year, ESN grew and started covering all exchange students from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.

In 2009/2010 ESN Lisboa took a crucial leap and started offering its support and activities to all exchange students in Lisbon. More than 50 different activities were organized throughout this year, targeting almost 2000 exchange students.

Nowadays ESN Lisboa is formed by voluntary Portuguese and international students from various universities in Lisbon and it is considered the biggest section in Portugal when it comes to organized activities and exchange students. It's is the only non-profitable organisation in Lisbon fully composed by volunteers, top to bottom.

We share ESN International's Vision and Mission


"Enrichment of society through international students"


"ESN is the key volunteer student organisation in international higher education in Europe. We provide opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of SHS - Students Helping Students."