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ACTIVATE – OBESSU Study Visit in Prague

1 aThe second OBESSU Study Visit of 2014 took place in Prague, Czech Republic at the beginning of July. As with the previous Study Visit in Kosovo, the aim of the workshop was to explore social inclusion in school student organisations. As with the previous activity in Kosovo, we also got to know the hosting organisation better. This time it was hosted by OBESSU’s Czech Candidate Organisation Česká středoškolská unie (CSU).

OBESSU Board member Dejan, together with Saša and Karolina from our Pool of Trainers, facilitated two days of workshops in Prague for student activists from all over Czech Republic. The topics of the weekend were social inclusion, organisation development and advocacy. Read more »

Homophobic and transphobic school bullying: how to face the problem?

In the wake of two prelogovious OBESSU’s activities, a joint study session with IGLYO tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying and a campaign raising awareness on issues of social inclusion in education called “Education, we have a problem”, OBESSU took part in the Conference on tackling homophobic and transphobic school bullying, which took place in Athens between 10th and 11th of June.

The conference was organised by ILGA-Europe, the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, together with the Greek organisation Smile of the Child.

The conference was organised in two parts. On the first day, participants were divided into working groups to identify barriers, brainstorm on practical ways to overcome them and to present best practices in tackling bullying. On the second day, a panel discussion was held with representatives of the European Institutions, Smile of the Child and European Anti-bullying Network.   Read more »

OBESSU has moved to a new office!

We have moved

We are excited to announce that the OBESSU Secretariat has recently moved to a new office. The new address and telephone number are:

Rue de l’Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

+32 2 893 24 14 

We spent the previous decade in an old fascinating house not too far from our new location. Our old office served as well and we made great memories there, but we could not be more excited about our new space.

Our new office is located in the European District only 5 minutes walking from the European Parliament. From now on, you can find us at the 6th floor of a nice building called Mundo J, together with several other organisations active in the youth sector. Examples of other organisations are the European Students’ Union (ESU), the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) and our Belgian Member Organisation Vlaamse Scholierenkoepel (VSK).

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