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Erasmus+ X10

Imagine what can be done with 10 times more budget? 

OBESSU is supporting the LifeLong Learning Platform, Eurodesk and the European Youth Forum campaign for ten times more funding for the EU’s most popular programme. Let’s raise our voices and demand a more accessible and inclusive Erasmus+ programme. Read more >>>


OBESSU Study Session - Active Participation Against Cyber bullying

The event, organised in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, is taking place in Strasbourg, from 22nd till 29th of April 2018. This Study Session is a great opportunity for OBESSU and its Member, Candidate and Affiliate Organisations to deepen their knowledge on this topic, to share best practices and to shape new advocating initiatives against cyberbullying. We are now closing our activities. We hope our participants enjoyed them as much as we did. 


CoE Advisory Council on Youth: Start of Larissa's mandate 

Our board member Larissa was elected as a member of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe last April by the member organisations of the European Youth Forum. Here she gives a short overview of the role of the Advisory Council and the start of her mandate. Read more >>> 

OBESSU starts the month of April with four new faces. Meet our new colleagues!  

After a short Easter break, OBESSU’s Secretariat is getting back to work and welcomes four new colleagues. Read more >>>

Statement of support towards American students

The Organising Bureau of European School Student Union’s (OBESSU) commends the students of the USA taking part in #NationalSchoolWalkout for their bravery and dedication to enact change in their society. OBESSU fully supports this student-led movement and American students’ right to assemble and be a part of decision-making in American legislation. Read more >>>

EU Youth Conference in Sofia: an enormous missed opportunity to include young people in the debate

Last week Board Member Ferre Windey represented the voice of all OBESSU member organisations at the European Union Youth Conference in Sofia under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU. All participants worked together towards 11 Youth Goals on topics such as Education & learning, Information, Dialogue & Difference, Employment, Young people & EU, Mental health & Wellbeing, Inclusion and Gender Equality. Key points that have been on our agenda for years are now included in this framework that was built by a broad group of European youth. Examples are the Guarantee of universal and equal access to quality education and life-long learning; the inclusion of all young people in society or a better mental well-being and the end of stigmatization of mental health issues, thus promoting social inclusion of all young people. You can find out about all 11 Youth Goals here! Read more >>>

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OBESSU – The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions is the platform for cooperation between the national school student unions active in general secondary and secondary vocational education in Europe. It was founded in April 1975 in Dublin, Ireland and brings together Member, Candidate and Affiliate Organisations from around 20 European countries. All Member Organisations are independent, national, representative and democratic school student organisations.