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Are you an OBESSU Alumni?

Have you ever been a OBESSU Board member, member of the Advisory Committee, member of a Working group or a prep-team or part of the Secretariat? Have you been actively involved as a representative of your school student union at OBESSU events? Are you still interested in following OBESSU?
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OBESSU News

Education in Crisis – how does it affect?

Budget cuts and regressive measures, that are surprisingly common in the majority of European countries, are in the first place damaging school students. This major awareness brought OBESSU to conceptualise and implement the event “Education in Crisis” that took place in Rome from the 5th to 10th June 2014
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OBESSU in the UN Post-2015 Agenda

Between 17th and 18th June, OBESSU joined the first meeting of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) taskforce on the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Post-2015 Agenda is the United Nations process to formulate a global development framework, to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expires in 2015. With a global consensus on the central importance of primary education to global development, OBESSU has joined the debate to push for a greater focus on the provision of general academic and vocational secondary education and a shift from access to quality.
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Advisory Committee on Vocational Training – what is going on with VET in Europe?

For the third time OBESSU took part in the meeting of the European Commission’s Advisory Committee on Vocational Training (ACVT) in Brussels on 2nd and 3rdJune. Since last summer OBESSU has been an observer of the Committee meeting twice a year to offer input on various topics in Vocational Education and Training (VET) from the Member States, national employer representatives, national trade union representatives and European stakeholders. This meeting in June celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ACVT and covered a variety of topics from information and updates from the field of VET to implications for VET and Adult Learning policies and the on-going review of the Bruges communiqué.
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“After the election shock, continue mobilising!” urge French school students

After the Front National topped the polls with 25% of the vote in the European elections in France, OBESSU’s French Member Organisation Union Nationale Lycéenne (UNL) joined national demonstrations for equality and solidarity.

On Thursday 29th May more than 30000 young people demonstrated in France against the far-right.
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Partner News

Behind The Big March

June 11, 2014 – More than half (55%) of children in Europe who have been bullied said they became depressed as a result, with over a third saying they harmed themselves (35%) or thought about suicide (38%), according to a new poll conducted byBeatBullying and the #DeleteCyberbullying campaign.

To raise awareness of this issue and show their support for the millions of children affected, today over 100,000 young people, parents, schools, and other organisations will join a European online protest to deliver a virtual petition to the European Commission, calling for new laws and much-needed funding to protect children from bullying and cyberbullying.
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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 and Observer organisations from around 20 European countries. All member organisations are independent, national, representative and democratic school student organisations.