What is BEST?
BEST, Board of European Students of Technology is a constantly growing non-profit and non-political organisation. Since 1989 we provide communication, co-operation and exchange possibilities for students all over Europe.
97 Local BEST Groups (LBGs) in 34 countries are creating a growing, well organised, powerful, young and innovative student network.
BEST strives to help European students of technology to become more internationally minded, by reaching a better understanding of European cultures and developing capacities to work on an international basis. Therefore we create opportunities for the students to meet and learn from one another through our academic and non-academic events and educational symposia. “Learning makes the master”, but the final goal is a good working place, therefore we offer services like an international career centre to broaden the horizons for the choice on the job market.
Our priority is to offer high quality services for students all over Europe. Thus, we manage to bring all the partners in the “student – company – university” triangle closer.
Identity of BEST
People understand and respect different cultures and societies. The environment of empowered diversity supports people in applying their full potential and acting responsibly.
BEST helps students to achieve an international mindset, to reach a better understanding of cultures and societies and to develop the capacity to work in culturally diverse environments.
BEST creates opportunities for personal development of students and supports them in reaching their full potential.
BEST Spirit is the inspiration for all our actions
We seek the ability to make changes and deal with changing conditions.
We are open to everything new. We value and raise the ability of being mobile and to quickly respond to changes in the environment or any other obstacles that we face.
We build good relationships in which people help, support and care for one another.
We value good personal relations and teamwork. We focus on each person involved in our activities and in this way we create synergy.
We enjoy everything we do.
We value positive emotions of the people involved in our actions. We strive to make our activities enjoyable to everybody who is connected to them. We act with passion and strive to share this passion with people around us.
We strive to continuously improve the standards in everything we do.
We use all our creativity to enhance the way we work. This is to guarantee constant development of our actions.
We gain skills and understanding through experience.
We value everything we learn through the experience of being involved in our activities and we strive to learn as much as possible from every aspect of our work. We value personal development and strive for an open learning community, where we have the freedom to share and develop ideas.
BEST is a voluntary, non-political, non-profit, non-representative international association of European students of technology.
- We do everything out of free will.
- We are politically neutral.
- We attempt to make no profit from our actions.
- We represent nobody.
- We are based in Europe.
- We are there for European students of technology.
More information: www.best.eu.org