USO-UCE-UCS was founded in 1990 and is the national umbrella organisation of School Student Organisations in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. USO represents the concerns of students towards politics, other organisations and general public; it trains its members and cultivates international partnerships.
Democratic school student organisations and school student councils.
Number of members: more than 80 school student councils and student organisations.
USO is convinced that students are the real experts in all questions concerning education and thus they represent their concerns towards politics and the public.
USO member organisations are crucial to the functioning of the organisation and the representation of students all over Switzerland. Therefore, USO regularly hold training sessions with relevant topics.
USO also facilitates the exchange of ideas and contacts through its events that are hold all over Switzerland. USO wants to better connect people with the common goal of representing students.
- Students participation
- Students Rights
- Privatisation and funding of education
- Standardisation of curricula
USO organises four workshops and an open space conference every year. These weekends are meant to be a platform for our members to meet, share informations and to study further on different topics concerning school student organisations and the educational system in Switzerland. At the same time it is a possibility for the board to get in touch with the members and find out about their opinions.
USO represents all the school students (even those on the level of primary and secondary I education). We are involved in political processes and try to lobby for the students opinions on education, school and other topics.
- Students’ Rights Campaign: find more here;
- Training Sessions for Student Organisations;
- Participation in the conception of the new curricula “Lehrplan 21” Toolbook.