Last week, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released Education at a Glance 2014. Education at a Glance is an annual publication featuring “data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries”, according to the OECD. Read more »
On the 10th of September Commission President-Elect Jean-Claude Juncker announced the organisation of his Commission, which, if approved by the European Parliament, will lead the European Union during the coming five years.
OBESSU, firstly, would like to express its gratitude to the outgoing Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou for her work promoting education and youth in the Barroso II Commission. Following our reaction to the possibility that the “Education” portfolio would be replaced with a “Skills” portfolio, we are pleased to see that Mr Juncker has decided to retain this crucial brief in the form of a Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship. We trust that our constructive and reliable relationship with the Commission will be maintained into the mandate of Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner-designate for this position.
Following the article “Slovak school students need your help!” published on our website one week ago about the worrying situation LGBTQ community has to face in Slovakia, we were very happy to see that we got some international support for Stredoškolská študentská únia Slovenska (SUS) and their campaign against the proposed legislation to define marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.
OBESSU, together with the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) and Terry Reintke (Member of the European Parliament), have shown their support for SUS campaign and the LGBTQ community in Slovakia.
Please find the support letters as a PDF here: