Read about recent OBESSU events, activities, conferences, advocacy work, workshops, political representations, seminars...
OBESSU Expands Eastwards - Welcome to The Senate of Students of Turkey!
OBESSU is delighted to introduce you to our new Affiliate Organisation, Türkiye Öğrenci Senatosu (TÖS) . The Senate of Students of Turkey, in English, was founded in 2018 with the values of secularism, democracy and achieving progress at its core. Despite being very young, they have embarked on a very busy program of events in the past year, with plenty more to happen in the coming months.
Let's promote positive mental health!
On the 10th of October, World Mental Health Day, our board member Sara Þöll Finnbogadóttir represented school students on a panel focusing on promoting positive mental health for the next generation. The event was hosted by MEP Julie Ward, a member of the Mental Health Europe’s Coalition for Mental Health and Welll-being in the European Parliament, Brussels.
Launch of the Education and Training Monitor 2018
On 16 October, the European Commission launched the ‘Education and Training Monitor 2018‘. The monitor is the Commission flagship annual publication on education and training in the EU. It presents an assessment of the progress being made, compares national education and training systems, provides country analysis, highlights challenges at the EU level and sets key priorities and objectives. This edition focuses particularly on Citizenship Education.
Inclusive Education panel
On the 11th October 2018, our Secretariat members Pina and Judit attended a breakfast meeting on Inclusive Education co-organised by the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI rights, ILGA Europe and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth & Student Organisation - IGLYO. The meeting was co-hosted by two Members of the European Parliament: Jill Evans and Julie Ward.
Mind Our Education: Global Call For Action 17th of November
The pressure to succeed academically and have your entire self-worth denoted by grades and numbers; the pressure to outperform your peers and be the very best, juggling the rest of your life to fit into this race; the pressure and expectation that family and personal issues should not be facilitated and understood by the formal education system. This is the situation where students find themselves in education systems all over the world. In this highly stressful school environment, and with the world changing everyday, the pressure that students face often threatens their mental health, which concretely impacts on their potential to fully exercise their right to education. Towards the International Students’ Day we call on school students from all over the world to unite in calling to guarantee a healthy school environment for all students!