The Erasmus Student Network - ESN was created by students from the Member States of the European Union to encourage the social integration of students spending part of their studies abroad and to provide them with assistance and support.

The local sections, including the Trento section, are part of ESN International, a non-political, non-religious organization which was founded with support from the Erasmus Bureau in Brussels (within the Commission of the European Union).

At local level, the organization welcomes foreign students who have chosen to come to the University of Trento, helps with office procedures, provides orientation activities and information on courses and offices, organizes cultural, leisure and sport events to promote social life.