Read about recent OBESSU events, activities, conferences, advocacy work, workshops, political representations, seminars...
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.
Supporting Key Competence Development: Learning approaches and environments in school education
During the 12th and 13th November, our Board member Lucija Karnelutti participated in the conference “Supporting Key Competence Development: Learning approaches and environments in school education”, organised by European Commission, that took place in Brussels, Belgium.
Envision 4.7- The Path to Global Citizenship Education
Envision 4.7 was an event organised by Bridge 47 in collaboration with the Finish Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the auspices of Finnish Presidency of the EU Council. On behalf of OBESSU, our Board member, Adrian Barbaroș participated and brought his inputs on creating a document, Roadmap, which will serve as directions for implementing Global Citizenship Education on a European level. The event, which was hold in Helsinki between 5 and 7 of November, brought together more than 200 participants, from policy-makers, civil society representatives to academics.
Board Meeting in the Capital of Finland!
From the 18th to the 22nd of October, the OBESSU Board, met for the second time, in Helsinki, Finland. The aim of the meeting was to shape the implementation plan for 2020, to lay the foundations for the 17th of November campaign, prepare the Council of Members taking place in Brussels (Belgium) from the 5th to the 8th of December and to discuss the future of the platform.