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EU Youth Conference in Sofia: an enormous missed opportunity to include young people in the debate
EU Youth Conference in Sofia: an enormous missed opportunity to include young people in the debate
Last week Board Member Ferre Windey represented the voice of all OBESSU member organisations at the European Union Youth Conference in Sofia under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU.
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Statement of support towards American students
Statement of support towards American students
The Organising Bureau of European School Student Union’s (OBESSU) commends the students of the USA taking part in #NationalSchoolWalkout for their bravery and dedication to enact change in their society. OBESSU fully supports this student-led movement and American students’ right to assemble and be a part of decision-making in American legislation.
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OBESSU starts the month of April with four new faces. Meet our new colleagues!
OBESSU starts the month of April with four new faces. Meet our new colleagues!
After a short Easter break, OBESSU’s Secretariat is getting back to work and welcomes four new colleagues.
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CoE Advisory Council on Youth:  Start of Larissa’s mandate
CoE Advisory Council on Youth: Start of Larissa’s mandate
Our board member Larissa was elected as a member of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe last April by the member organisations of the European Youth Forum. Here she gives a short overview of the role of the Advisory Council and the start of her mandate:

Nominated by OBESSU for this position, I will contribute with my expertise to the 2018-2019 mandate of the Advisory Council and strongly advocate for the recognition of the role of democratic, inclusive education and school student unions in Council of Europe’s youth policy and activities, as well as young people’s rights overall.
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In support to our Member Organisation SUS, Board reacts to situation in Slovakia
In support to our Member Organisation SUS, Board reacts to situation in Slovakia
On the 22nd of February, a young investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnirová had been murdered by an unknown perpetrator. The Member Organisation of OBESSU in Slovakia - Stredoškolská študentská únia Slovenska (SUS) - sees it as a direct attack on democracy and freedom of the press. This event has a direct impact on socio-political processes happening in the country. As the biggest school student union, SUS is calling for a transparent investigation of this horrific act in presence of international investigation teams. The Board of OBESSU supports this claim and congratulates our Member in raising their voice in defence of democracy.
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