Highlights on

General Assembly in Vienna. 

On the 25th and 26th of June, OBESSU's membership met in Vienna to celebrate the first in person General Assembly of the organisation since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Over 30 delegates from full, candidates and affiliates members of OBESSU joined the GA to discuss and agree on the way forward for the rest of the year. 

If you're wondering what happened during the GA, keep reading! 

- Our former Board Member Alex Seybal is now going to represent OBESSU at the Steering Committee of the GSF.
- We have a new Board Member, she is Anna and comes from DGS (Denmark).
- We have approved a new Policy Paper on Early School Leaving
- We have renewed the Policy Paper on Quality VET.
- We have welcomed two new candidate members: RNCE (Moldova) and UNSHM (North Macedonia).

These are the highlights of the GA if you want to know more stick around and you'll find out!

Generation D-Liberation Final Conference. 

After one year of hard work, Generation D-Liberation has come to an end. Through the project, OBESSU and its partners have been organising students assemblies to debate and gather the ideas of young people about the Future of Europe.

During the Final Conference in Lyon, participants and representatives of different stakeholders had the chance to discuss and developed policy recommendations on topics such as climate change, education, mental health, minority rights and jobs for the future.

If you want to know more, stay tuned because these recommendation will be out soon! 

OBESSU's news

OBESSU at the UN Transforming Education PRE Summit. 

Petr Franc, Board Member of OBESSU participated in the panel Teacher and Student-led Transformation of Education: an interactive discussion on collaborative approaches to envision future pedagogies at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit. 
In his intervention he touched upon the necessity of deconstructing learning process and the importance of developing a student-centered approach. Futhermore Petr pointed out that in order to achieve transformative actions in education, students have to unionise, negotiate and demand improvements. 

Dialogue for hybrid intervention to rework

Our Board Member Rares participated in the final conference "Dialogue for hybrid integration. Narratives and promotion of agency of #children with migrant background".
An opportunity to enhance social inclusion and diversity, and the agency of learners involved in the #education process.
Have a look at the official website: Child UP

OBESSU & the Council Recommendation.    

OBESSU welcomes the approval of a Council Recommendation on Learning for the green transition and sustainable development that could lead to a European framework, supporting Member States in developing and implementing policies in support of environmental sustainability at all levels of education and training.

📝 The following reaction is based on the recommendations outlined by OBESSU in the frame of the Open Public Consultation leading to the Recommendation:  OBESSU Member Organisations collected these remarks during focus groups organised during the #EcoFighters project and through a consultative process involving independent, national unions of secondary school students and VET learners. 
Check our full reaction>>


We've played our part. EU, time to make a move!

On Friday 17 June, the European Commission released its communication “Putting Vision into Concrete Action”, devoted to the Conference on the Future of Europe, the largest and broadest cross-EU exercise of deliberative democracy of its kind.

In this reaction, OBESSU intends to highlight some of the achievements and shortcomings of the CoFoE, fulfilling our role of keeping institutions accountable for their actions and their promises.
Check out the full reaction here >> 

Projects' news

Kicking off COYV.

Co-operation Youth vote: Enabling future active European citizens’ is here!

The COYV Project led by JEF Europe aims to offer space for training in the preparation of the 2024 European Parliament election campaigns.

The project will prepare a set of outputs that the partner organisations and a wider network can use for the coming European Parliament elections in 2024 ensuring young people will vote, but also to make politicians accountable for their promises and decisions.

More information about the partners and the project here >>

E-Teams Partners' Meeting in Brussels. 

Between the 8th and 9th of June the consortium of partners of the E-Teams Project met in Brussels.

What is E-Teams? The E-TEAMS is an Erasmus+ project that aims at providing schools with an innovative approach of “digital e-guidance and co-careering”.

Futhermore the project will equip teachers with digital and pedagogical skills to support students active engagement in presence and in lock down times, using an innovative platform, gamification and peer-to-peer learning.

E-Teams is an Erasmus+ project in partnership with Area Studenti, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Universidad de Zaragoza, Edugep, Tambù

Partners' news

Ban Unpaid Internships!

The European Youth Forum has launched a very important petition!

Have you ever need financial support to work? Can you afford to work for free? If these questions are familiar to you... Say no more and demand clear and loud: BAN UNPAID INTERNSHIPS! 

Sign the petition here >>

The Global People's Summit

The Global Student Forum has participated in the setting up of the People's Global Summit: an international initiative on "Co-building a new Eco-Social world. Leaving No one behind" aimed at providing spaces for individuals and Civil Society Organisations to advance their ideas. 

How can you attend the live panel? By registering here, on the official website of the Summit. Don't fear about the fee: it will be possible to participate even with a 0 €/$ contribution

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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 24 European countries. All Member Organisations are independent, national, representative and democratic school student organisations.

OBESSU is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, the European Youth Foundation, Open Society Foundations and Jint. 

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