Read about recent OBESSU events, activities, conferences, advocacy work, workshops, political representations, seminars...
Milos' Journey in OBESSU
14th December 2017, only a day after the job interview I have received a call from Ela offering me the opportunity to join the OBESSU team. Even though we both knew that administrative procedures (work and residence permit given that my country - Serbia is not a part of the EU) will take a while, we decided to go for it and fight until the end (thank you, Ela). After hundreds of papers, emails and calls we made it! In the beginning of April 2018 I joined the Secretariat in Brussels and started a journey as a programme coordinator of Seeds for integration. Or it's better to say a roller coaster.
Global Students' Demands on Refugees and Migrants' Education
Student representatives from OBESSU and ESU gathered in Geneva with other groups of students coming from Africa, North and South America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East for the "Global Student Voices: education and migration" forum.
Today is my last day at the OBESSU Secretariat, and it is time to say goodbye to everyone that I have met throughout these 6,5 months. I landed in OBESSUland without a clear image of what this internship was going to be like. I would have never expected the professional dynamism that I was about to experience.
COMEM 2019 in the heart of Europe
At the beginning of December, from the 5th to the 7th, the capital of Europe, Brussels, hosted OBESSU’s Council of Members 2019. It was the moment of the year where School Student activists gathered from all over Europe to shape our platform for the future.
OBESSU Reaction to PISA 2018 Results
In reaction to the release of PISA 2018 results, OBESSU wishes to highlight the issues with using PISA-data solely, when developing educational systems. School-systems have a broader task than just preparing the young generation to access the global labour market, their main goal should be to prepare students for an active role in their society. Assessing the positive performances of a reduced number of privileged people, as a good result, is a clear misuse of the PISA results, that risks to make the gap bigger instead of acting concretely for better results for all. Therefore, the methods for measuring wellbeing, the impact of socio-economic background and overall equality should be considered the main outcomes of the PISA-report and the main grounds on which to focus any education system related changes and developments.