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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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Meet Gilda, our new Research and Policy Assistant!
Meet Gilda, our new Research and Policy Assistant!
Hi everyone! My name is Gilda and on November 16th I officially joined the OBESSU Secretariat as the new Research and Policy Assistant. 

I recently graduated African Studies and Swahili at SOAS, University of London. I have been active for the last 7 years in the field of formal and non-formal education as a fruitor (as student), provider (as teacher), facilitator and interpreter amongst other things.
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Is PISA ready to assess Global Competence?
Is PISA ready to assess Global Competence?
On the 22nd of October 2020, the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) released its Volume VI: “Are Students Ready to Thrive in an Interconnected World?” presenting the results of the PISA 2018 survey on global competence.
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