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Together we can make a change: a successful European Youth Event!

20160520_181501Around 7500 participants (aged 16-30);
More than 150 big activities organised BY and FOR young people;
More than 50 youth organisations involved;
Dozens of volunteers;
Workshops, performances, music…
… and much, much more!

Between the 20th and the 21st of May 2016, thousands of young people met in Strasbourg, France, for one of the biggest youth events taking place in Europe. The European Youth Event 2016, organised by the European Parliament with valuable support of the European Youth Forum, gave the opportunity to young people coming from all over Europe and beyond to exchange ideas and perspectives with their peers and with European decision-makers, presenting innovative ideas on how to tackle important issues of OUR time. Read more »

Call for participants to the Summer School “Democracy and Active Participation”

tools in schoolsWe are very happy to inform you that the Call for Participants to the OBESSU Summer School “Democracy and Active Participation” is now open!

The Summer School will take place in Germany (final venue to be confirmed soon), from the 2nd to the 8th July 2016 (including travel days) and aims at fostering and enhancing school student participation in education systems by training them on Education for Democratic Citizenship.

Each of the organisations can nominate up to two participants, and as defenders of gender equality we encourage you to send gender balanced delegations to all OBESSU events. Please have in mind that there are only 40 places available to participate to the Summer School.

Read the Call for Participants carefully and apply no later than the 30th of May 2016 – Midnight (CET).

For any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact the OBESSU Secretariat at

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Be the change you want to see in the world: a chronicle of the OBESSU Study Session

00 group picDuring the week between the 24th April and the 1st May 2016, OBESSU held the Study Session “Bringing Human Rights Education to School” organised in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe (CoE) in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. Read more »

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