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Open Call for Members of the Working Group "Quality of Education Funding"
OBESSU has reopened the call for two motivated members to join the team and continue the work that has been done so far.
SOTEU: Education left out in the cold again
The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU) deeply regrets the lack of commitment of the European Union to invest in education. Yesterday morning, the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, delivered the State of the Union Speech at the European Parliament. Two years ago, when President Juncker gave the same speech, we raised our voices to express our concerns: education and the key role that it can play to improve the social dimension of the EU, which at the time was not considered a priority. Two years later, despite having a new College of Commissioners and despite the unprecedented health crisis that we face, which has confirmed us that we must review and increase the funds allocated to our education and training systems, the European Commission’s vision of education remains sadly the same.
Belarus Elections—a Need for Democracy
The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions- OBESSU, the platform for cooperation for school student unions from all over Europe, is concerned to observe the actions taken by the Belarusian government surrounding the recent presidential election.
Erasmus+ Coalition joint statement on the revised proposal for EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027
The European Commission’s revised proposal for the next long-term EU budget (2021-2027) brings both hope and disappointment. Addressing the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the green and digital transitions, certainly requires ambitious public investment. In this regard, Europe cannot afford to leave people behind by failing to adequately channel such investment into funding programmes which have a tangible and positive impact on their lives. However, the revision surprisingly reduces the allocation to such programmes.