OBESSU has a European secretariat in the European District in Brussels, Belgium in a nice building called Mundo J, where we are housed together with several other organisations active in the youth sector. Examples of other organisations are the European Students’ Union (ESU), the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP).
The Secretariat is the co-ordination and information centre of the organisation. From the OBESSU Secretariat a big part of the preparatory work of the different projects is done as well as OBESSUs continuous lobbying work towards the European institutions. The work of Secretariat is lead by the Secretary General.
As a Secretary General she is the link between the Board and the Secretariat. She coordinates the work of the Secretariat and supports the Board, as well as the Working Groups and other OBESSU structures. Her tasks also include strategic and financial management of the organisation and overall coordination of daily OBESSU functioning.
In collaboration with the Board and the Secretary General, she develops and implements the policy and advocacy strategy of the platform.
As the Communications Manager, she manages the internal and external communication of the platform.
As a coordinator of the Stronger School Student Unions, she oversees all activities of the project. Her role is to plan and implement activities such as peer learning activities, webinars or field visits. Moreover, Dasa is also a membership officer, and she is responsible for working with OBESSU’s existing membership, which is also the target group of SSSU.
As the Programme coordinator he will be in charge of the implementation of "Seeds for Integration" programme within which OBESSU supports initiatives of school students' councils dealing with educational inclusion of school students with refugee and migrant background. Some of his tasks include: communication with school students, member organisations and donor, coordinating the work of selection committee, monitoring and evaluation of selected initiatives.
With his long experience in the sector, he is in charge of managing OBESSU's financial accounting, producing accurate financial reports and keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation. He also advise the Board and the Secretary General on OBESSU's events from a financial point of view.