In Lebanon, student representation is, in most cases, based on traditional political divisions, themselves based on regional politics and influences. This situation ignites frequent confrontations between groups of students during student elections and in-between. In some universities, student bodies and representation have consequently been suppressed, to avoid such problems and to remain politically neutral.
The project aimed at the empowerment of Lebanese students and the creation of politically-neutral and democratic student representation bodies in the project’s partner universities, as well as their engagement in their campus and social lives, with the support of European Universities.
Student Empowerment, Engagement and Representation in Lebanese Universities