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Portuguese Presidency of the Council of European Union
Portuguese Presidency of the Council of European Union
From the 1st of January 2021 until June 2021, Portugal will be presiding over the Council of the European Union for the fourth time. Given the difficult time, with the COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic consequences posing unprecedented challenges, the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency will focus on the recovery of the EU and its Member States.
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A walk down memory lane with FSS!
A walk down memory lane with FSS!
In January 2021, our Member Organisation Finlands Svenska Skolungdomsförbund (FSS) turned 100 years becoming one of the oldest student unions in the world!

We could not miss the chance to interview FSS members and find out more about their long and interesting history.
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Highlights from Online Council of Members 2020
Highlights from Online Council of Members 2020
This OBESSU year has been full of first times: in June we held our first Online General Assembly, we have been dealing with distance learning for the first time - and now the first Online COMEM in OBESSU’s history. 
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17 Now - School Students' Rights Are Not In A Lockdown
17 Now - School Students' Rights Are Not In A Lockdown
Every year on the 17th of November falls the International Students’ Day, a really important day for OBESSU and for students worldwide and an occasion to highlight our rights as students. Hence the name of our 17Now Campaign this year: “School Students’ Rights are not in a Lockdown”.

What a challenging time to be a student - and what a challenging time to fight for students’ rights!
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Shaping change in VET for the next 5 years - The Osnabrück declaration
Shaping change in VET for the next 5 years - The Osnabrück declaration
On the 30th of November, a virtual endorsement ceremony for the Osnabrück Declaration took place where our board member Bicca Olin gave a speech on behalf of OBESSU and the European Apprentices Network EAN. In the speech, Bicca addressed some key elements from the OBESSU statement on the declaration.
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