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OBESSU is growing: welcome to Comité des Élèves Francophones!

OBESSU is growing: welcome to Comité des Élèves Francophones!OBESSU would like to introduce the new Candidate Organisation Comité des Élèves Francophones (CEF) from Belgium!
We are very glad to welcome CEF and looking forward to cooperating with them. They will be present at the upcoming Study Session “Welcome to Education: All included!” representing the French-speaking school students from Belgium.
We asked CEF to answer a few questions to give the platform a picture of what they are doing and what CEF is.
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OBESSU has a new Pool of Trainers!

Alba, Ketie, Joanna, Giuseppina, Marvin, Laura Maria, Lejla and Yasmin: eight young trainers from different corners of Europe have been selected to be an active part of OBESSU over the next two years – 2017|2018. They all come from different backgrounds and have a great variety of pedagogical experiences and knowledge, ranging from democratic participation, LGBTQ+, human rights education, to sustainability, organisational development and advocacy. Read more >>>

OBESSU News

Coloured Glasses: a new exciting project on intercultural learning!

Have you ever heard of Coloured Glasses? The concept refers to the analogy of the sunglasses as the cultural filters through which people observe and interpret reality.“Each person has glasses with a distinct lens colour based on their nationality, education and culture. The coloured lenses represent our attitudes, belief, values and our overall cultural identity based on the way in which we are raised and socialised”.
In partnership with European Educational Exchanges – Youth for Understanding (EEE-YFU), Fern Universität in Hagen and seven European national YFU organisations,OBESSU launched a two-year project (2017 – 2018) called “Coloured Glasses: Expanding Intercultural Education”. Read more >>>

Education and Work for Refugees and Migrants

Since the beginning of the refugee crisis it is up to the cities carrying most of the weight and taking most of the responsibilities. Some of them do it only with little enthusiasm but there are quite some who do it with great ambition. This s the case of two European cities: Berlin in Germany and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, which built a partnership aiming at coming up with collective answers and a common vision to tackle this situation. Last week, OBESSU attended a conference on Education and Work for Refugees and Migrants in Berlin, Germany. We have been invited to give our inputs and to provide the school students perspective. Read more >>>

The OBESSU Newsletter is sent out every month to all OBESSU Member, Candidate & Affiliate Organisations and partners. The Newsletter gathers information on news and events relating to OBESSU and its fields of interest. If you have a story to tell, contact us at:

news@obessu.org 
 
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.






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