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Welcome to our new Project and Policy Officer!

Riccardo_secretariatSince the end of June 2016, OBESSU Secretariat in Brussels has a new Project and Policy Officer. His name is Riccardo Gulletta, he is from Italy, but he defines himself as “European citizen”. He studied Philosophy in Italy, and then moved to Barcelona, Spain, for a post-degree in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution. Riccardo is active in the youth work field since 2006, working for different youth organisations as Project Officer, International Officer and Educational Advisor. He worked also as international freelance trainer for different organisations and institutions in Europe. Read more »

OBESSU reacts to the results of the #Brexit referendum

EU flagYesterday citizens in the United Kingdom voted upon a referendum to decide whether to stay or not in the European Union. Both sides carried out a long and complicated campaign and were considered very close in the exit polls. Now that we know the final result, we are very concerned with the perspective of UK leaving the European Union. 

We, as representatives of European school students, have always been on the side of the #Bremain, because we believe in the European project and, even though we understand the criticisms, we want to change Europe together with British citizens and it’s young people.

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Launch of the New Skills Agenda for Europe – what does it mean for us?

skills agenda launchOn the 10th of June the European Commission launched an initiative for jobs, growth and competitiveness in the EU called the New Skills Agenda for Europe. This initiative includes proposals such as the Skills Guarantee, and revision of the frameworks of key competences and European Qualifications. The agenda also had a high level launch event today in Brussels, where it was introduced with around 400 participants coming from different civil society organisations and member states. Board member Oona Heiska was present at the launch event.

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