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Manual for School Students: help us to print it!

OBESSU has launched a crowdfunding campaign to print 250 copies of the renewed Manual for School Students. The Manual, written BY and FOR school students, is the result of one of the OBESSU working groups, who worked for the entire 2015. 
What we ask is a donation and if you can share it through your personal contacts (friends, family, organisations, etc.) to help us making this project concrete What will you get back? The thrill of having participated in a process that is based on passion, democracy, inclusion and can really be one of the most powerful weapons to create active school students, active citizens and better societies.
Check out the amazing rewards, take part in the crowdfunding campaign and support student activism!!

Thank you in advance :)

The official launch of the Manual for School Students will take place at the European Youth Event, 20-21 May 2016, Strasbourg, France.

Ela is the new OBESSU’s Secretary General: welcome in OBESSUland!

Starting 1st February 2016, OBESSU welcomes the new Secretary General. Originally from Poland, Ela Jakubek was working as an international freelance trainer in the youth sector for the last four years, and previously she was a Project Officer and Volunteering Programme Manager for a development cooperation NGO in Kraków, Poland. Over the last three years she has been managing a network of cultural organisations in Poland – an experience she will be happy to use in her new challenge in OBESSU. Read more >>>


“Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones”

OBESSU, together with other 15 European youth organisations, co-signed an open letter to President Donald Tusk, to call upon the European Council to preserve the Schengen principles and the whole idea of European Union.

“Dear President Tusk,
We are writing to you today as representatives of sixteen pan-European youth organisations – representing millions of young people across Europe – because we are seriously worried about the future of the Schengen Area. Open borders are one of Europe’s greatest milestones – we want to keep it that way [...] Read more >>>

London calling: first Board meeting of 2016!

On the weekend of 6th – 7th February, the Board of OBESSU met in London, UK, for the first Board meeting of 2016.

The main aims of the meeting were to evaluate past OBESSU activities, discuss and take decisions on the upcoming events and shape future plans of the platform. Read more >>>

Study Session – Bringing Human Right Education to School: preparations up and running!

During the weekend of the 30-31 January 2016, OBESSU held the preparatory team meeting for the upcoming Study Session “Bringing Human Rights Education to School” that will be organised in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary, from the 23rd April to the 1st May 2016. Read more >>>

VET News

ECVET: supporting mobility in VET

This is the fourth article in the series of articles initiated by the Working Group on Vocational Education and Training (VET).
In this article we are going back to the reflection on internationalisation of VET, and we will take a closer look at a tool that makes this practice possible in Europe: the ECVET system. How to ensure that VET students can gain and validate their qualifications in another country? How to ensure the quality of learning outcomes? How to best support the learners in the process? 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.