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Study Session 2015 “Deport Xenophobia from European Classrooms”

St Session prep meetingThe team in charge of the next OBESSU big activity, the Study Session Deport Xenophobia from European Classrooms, held the preparatory meeting in Budapest the last 16-19 January to finalise the objectives of the activity, the draft programme and to start preparing the different sessions for the event.

The Study Session will be organised in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and will take place in the European Youth Centre in Budapest. We expect 35 participants from OBESSU Member Organisations from all over Europe. Read more »

The OBESSU Pool of Trainers 2015|2016

all together 1The Pool of Trainers (PoT) is an internal structure of OBESSU with no political power composed of a flexible number of experienced trainers with a school student activism background which supports the work of the platform on the topics of facilitation, training and capacity building. These trainers will attend events and external trainings, as well as travel to different European countries when called from Member and Candidate Organisations for support and special trainings.  Read more »


Oona & ACVTDuring two days in December, OBESSU was present as an observer at the Advisory Committee on Vocational Training (ACVT) meeting. The ACVT is a high-level body consisting of the European Commission and ”three members per Member State, representing the interests of the national government, trade unions and employers’ organisations respectively”. This was the third time OBESSU was present at an ACVT meeting.

One interesting topic raised in the discussions was the fact that the VET Unit of the European Commission has moved from DG Education and Culture to DG Employment. OBESSU has previously expressed its concern with this move and at the meeting it seemed that others who were  shared these concerns. However, the Commission assured the participants that the E in VET will not dissappear. Rather, it was explained, the educational approach will be fostered still as essential part of VET.

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