CNE was officially founded in 2007, but school and local structures developed earlier because of a real need identified by school students. When democracy became more developed in Romania, beginning with the 21st century, school students needed an organised structure in order to represent their rights and interests. CNE had a strong evolution, obtaining rights in the benefit of school students from Romania and becoming a powerful voice in the Romanian society.
45 members, presidents of the County School Students Councils which gather around 1000 representatives of all School Students Councils from Romania.
CNE`s mission is to represent, defend and strengthen school students`educational, democratic, and social rights. CNE works for sustainable, accessible and high quality education in Romania. The aim of CNE is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of the school students towards all relevant bodies and especially towards the Ministry of Education.
CNE, through its members represents a powerful force in the society, contributing to the development of the social responsibility, to promoting a democratic, educational system based on quality and efficiency, updated to the society`s economic and social needs by taking part to the direct decisional processes concerning school life and the community.
CNE represents all school students from Romania, understanding the diversity of the school students. CNE is inclusive and strives for solidarity within the school students’ movement.
CNE structures facilitate the accountability of the elected representatives, works with respect towards all members and their different opinions and functions transparently.
- Elaborating educational policies and proposing them to the Ministry of Education and other relevant structures;
- Securing media coverage to raise awareness among school students and other social actors in order to inform them about educational issues;
- Trainings for school students which aim to develop their personality, enhancing leadership abilities whithin school students’ ranks;
- Projects that promote active citizenship;
- Cooparating with other non governmental organisations.