Wednesday, 07 December 2016
The right to quality education for everyone has always been at the top of our agenda and the situation of refugees in Europe, but also worldwide, is of great concern to us. Advocating for equal access and quality education for refugees is a priority for OBESSU at the moment. Besides our advocacy work, we are also encouraging school students to take action on local, regional and national levels with our Seeds for Integration funding project.
Similarly, Education International, the global representative organisation for teachers, has been working on the topic on an even bigger scale. They organised a conference in Stockholm (Sweden) on the 21st and 22nd of November with the title “Education for Refugee Children – Fast Track to Equal Opportunities and Integration” with over 200 participants from 50 education unions from 38 countries. Read more »
Monday, 05 December 2016
OBESSU is now opening a call for new members to the 2017-2018 OBESSU Pool of Trainers (PoT).
The OBESSU Pool of Trainers is a group of experienced trainers, educators and facilitators with insight in the world of OBESSU and school student activism. For each OBESSU event, members of the Pool of Trainers play a key role in developing the activity programme in the preparatory phase, in implementing it during the event, and in evaluating it afterwards. Members of the OBESSU Pool of Trainers will also have the chance to be involved as external expert in events organised by OBESSU Member, Candidate and Affiliate Organisations. Read more »
Thursday, 01 December 2016
There are few moments during the year as exciting for OBESSU as meetings where all the Member, Candidate and Affiliate Organisations are gathering to jointly work on the development of the network. This was what happened during the past week (26-27 of November) in Dublin – Ireland where our Council of Members (COMEM) took place. With great hosting from our Irish Member Organisation, the Irish Secondary Students’ Union (ISSU), twenty two organisations have been debating changes in OBESSU Political Platform and other policy documents, adopted a new Recommendations on the relation between Education and the labour market, as well as fed into the currently ongoing process of building OBESSU Work Plan for 2018-2020. Read more »