The Union of Secondary School Students of Serbia – UNSS is a non-governmental organisation founded in December 2003 with the aim to represent and advocate secondary school students on national and European level. UNSS is a national youth network that gathers more than 100 school student councils from over 70 cities in Serbia and represents about 250,000 secondary school students. Besides OBESSU, UNSS is represented at the Ministry of youth and sport and Ministry of education and science, as well as UNICEF, National Democratic Institute, Umbrella Youth Organisation of Serbia etc. In the year 2009, UNSS managed to change the umbrella law on education, upgrading the role of secondary school students in decision making process. Starting from 2010, UNSS is one of the eight European organisations to run a Social Day – a day when school students are volunteering in order to earn money for improving their school environment and cultural life.
There are two types of membership in UNSS. Members can be School Student Councils from upper secondary schools and team membership for school students.
Number of Members: approximately 100,000 school students and 192 student councils.
- Democratisation of school student councils;
- Making an institutional frame for student participation in the process of decision making in schools;
- Empowering and strengthening the capacities of student councils;
- Informal education of school students;
- Encouragement of activism among students;
- Giving a chance to school students to implement their own projects;
- Promotion of creative values and cultural life;
- Affirmation of young artists;
- Making an open, inclusive and safe school community.
- “Prava na sunce” – “Light on the rights”;
- Worksops on sexual education;
- SURF Festival – School students street reform festival;
- “Pocnimo sa muzikom” – “Let’s start with music”;
- “Svi razliciti, svi ravnopravni” – “All different, all equal”;
- “Novi model ucenickog parlamenta” – “New model of school parliaments”;
- 17. Novembar, Medjunarodni dan srednjoskolaca – 17 November, International Students’ Day;
- “Srednjoskolci za srednjoskolce” – “Social day”.