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Event of the year - OBESSU General Assembly 2017
Last weekend, 5-6 August, the OBESSU General Assembly took place in Berlin, Germany. Participants and guests from 25 student unions gathered at Freie Universität Berlin, the GA venue, to discuss the political and governmental direction of the organisation. We want to thank all our Member, Candidate and Affiliate organisations for their active participation last weekend. In 4 highlights, you can find out in this article what happened!
A little greeting from new board members of OBESSU!
On the weeekend 5-6 August we had our annual General Assembly. More details about this event soon, but meanwhile we are happy to introduce two newly elected Board Members. Sara and Rob are joining Larissa, Lasse and Ferre, who started their mandate a year ago.
5th MedUni - „Now I feel more global“
Marvin from our Pool of Trainers (PoT) participated in this year’s „Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (MedUni)“ from 2 to 9 July organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe (NSC) in co-operation with l’Observatoire National de la Jeunesse (ONJ) (Tunisia) and in partnership with other international youth-led and youth serving organisations from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.
Seeds4Integration Camp - and what about the inclusion of returnees?
Kosovo is a developing country located in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, with a population of 1,859,203 and declared its independence on February 2008. Its actual economic state is still unstable and it is a great factor that influenced the migration of 150,000 Kosovars towards the Western States. Yet, not all of them were accepted by other states or were able to find a better life, which was for what they were looking for. However, around 12,000 had to make the road back to their homeland. Left with no hope and no money, as they sold everything to make that dangerous trip, now these returnees are facing different issues.
Civil Society calls on investors to stop supporting commercial schools in the Global South
174 civil society organisations from around the world have today released a statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies, a company running over 500 commercial private schools in the Global South with the support of international donors and investors. This statement comes two years after a similar one that was addressed to the World Bank. It has been signed by a broad range of organisations from 50 different countries, including human rights, development, community-based, and faith-based organisations, as well as trade unions, demonstrating increasing, broad-based, and large-scale concerns regarding the operations of Bridge Academies. OBESSU is among the signatories of the call.