Documents in OBESSU Reactions
Reaction in Solidarity with French School Students
OBESSU condemns the actions of local authorities in Mantes-la-Jolien in France. A video recording of the incident has spread across the internet showing school student being detained by police in riot gear, with comments from the individual shooting the video mocking the students.
Reaction to the Global Education Monitoring Report 2019 by UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has recently published its 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report which focuses on Migration, displacement and education. OBESSU welcomes the analysis on how education can build bridges and not walls, as well as the call of the report for more international solidarity. We regret to see almost no space for the learners’ perspective.
Reaction to the State of the European Union speech delivered by President Juncker
The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions shares concerns on the State of the European Union speech delivered by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on 12th of September 2018. We want to stress that the history of the European Union and its values will be lost if Member States do not start to invest again in education.
Reaction to the Commission’s Proposal on the Erasmus+ successor with focus on individual pupil mobility
On 30th May 2018, the European Commission published the “Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing ‘Erasmus’”, which represents the basis for the Erasmus+ successor after 2020. OBESSU, jointly with EFIL and EEE-YFU, which have carried out the campaign “More Pupil Mobility” over the past two years, welcome this initiative as an important step towards more pupil mobility in the future Erasmus+ Programme.
Reaction to the “Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the Automatic Mutual Recognition of Diplomas and learning periods abroad”.
On 22nd May 2018, the European Commission released the new package of initiatives as part of the ambitious work towards a European Educational Area, which includes the “Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the Automatic Mutual Recognition of Diplomas and learning periods abroad”. OBESSU, jointly with EFIL and EEE-YFU, which have carried out the campaign #RecogniseStudyAbroad over the past two years, welcomes this initiative as an important step towards removal of barriers to learning mobility, also for school students. Therefore, we are very glad to see that the calls and stands from the campaign are well-reflected in the Commission’s Proposal.
OBESSU Reaction to the adopted recommendation on a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships