OBESSU has a European secretariat located in the European District in Brussels, Belgium. We share a building called Mundo J, with several other organisations active in the youth sector. Examples of other organisations are the European Youth Forum (YFJ) , the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) and the Global Student Forum (GSF).
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 the Secretariat is lead by the Secretary General.
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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. Giuseppina speaks English, Italian, French and German.
Dragana is working as programme manager in OBESSU, and her role is the overall project coordination and management in the Secretariat. She is responsible for funding and partnership coordination, donor relationships and the overall coordination of the project team.
She speaks English, Macedonian and Serbo-Croatian.
Juanma works on policy developing the position of the organisation in topics such as VET, learning in the 21st century or youth participation. Additionally he works on the implementation of the EuCare project, financed by Horizon Europe. He speaks Spanish, English and French.
María works on the implementation of several projects, such as the KA3 Erasmus+ project CITIZED - Policy implementation support and teacher empowerment for CITIZenship EDucation and the European Parliament DG COMM project Generation D-Liberation in relation with the Conference on the Future of Europe. As Capacity Building Officer, she supports the OBESSU Pool of Trainers and the Membership Officer in the organisation of capacity building and different learning opportunities for Members.
María speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.
Ettore works on the implementation of several projects, such as Erasmus in Schools, BLISS, and PERFECT. He supports the OBESSU secretariat in the development of the main policy priorities in Education, also implementing our advocacy strategy.
He speaks English, French, and Italian.
As Membership and Outreach Assistant (European Solidarity Corps Volunteer), Carmen supports the Internal and External Communication of OBESSU and the Capacity Building activities for the Organisation and its Members. She speaks Spanish and English and she is learning French and Turkish.
Raquel works at OBESSU as a Communication Assistant. She will be helping the Communication Team with the graphic designs, publications for the different Social Media of OBESSU and helping with the communication strategy of the organization.
She speaks Spanish and English and a bit of German.
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 advises the Board and the Secretary General on OBESSU's events from a financial point of view.
As a Policy and Communications Manager, Samira monitors policy processes relevant for OBESSU, identifies opportunities of influence and shapes the advocacy work of the organisation together with the Policy Officer and the Board. She also oversees and coordinates the communication activities of the organisation. Samira speaks English, French and Spanish.