On the 17th of November, students from all over the world united to commemorate the International Students' Day. But why are we celebrating this important day? Read about the history here.

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International Students' Day 2017

On the 17th of November 2017, OBESSU has launched a Global Call for Action on how economic costs related to education threaten the universal right to education, demanding that our generation must finally be granted full access to the Right to Education! Our action received the support of 29 international and national student, youth and civil society organisations from Europe and beyond.

It was a very successful campaign, with lots of visibility and participation on social media. Just to give you some numbers, our specific hashtags #GenerationFreeEducation and #17Now, together with the more general one #InternationalStudentsDay have reached more than 3 million users in one day!

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International Students' Day 2016

On the 17th of November 2016, OBESSU has launched a Global Call for Action focusing on Student Welfare, calling on decision-makers to ensure #access4all through secure and adequate economic, social and health welfare for the wellbeing of all students! The Global Call received the support of 25 international and national student and civil society organisations from several different countries. 

Demonstrations, workshops, conferences, flash mob, online campaigns, social media activities and much more have been organised by students all over the world. Wondering what has been organised during the 17th of November? Check on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #InternationalStudentsDay, #17now, #access4all and #StudentWelfare (more than 15 milion users reached in one day).

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International Students' Day 2015

On the 17th November 2015, OBESSU together with the European Students’ Union (ESU), have launched a Global Call for Action focusing on freedom of movement, freedom to live in dignity and freedom to study. Around 40 national and international student and civil society organisations and networks, covering the five continents, co-signed the call and supported the campaign. Thanks to its own website page, Facebook event page and Twitter hashtags #InternationalStudentsDay, #17now, #free2learn and #free2move, the campaign reached around 10 million users on social media in one day (at keyhole.co).

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International Students' Day 2014

On the 17th November 2014, OBESSU called student organisations around the world to stand up for free education and to commemorate past student struggles and draw attention to the current ones. More than 30 student organisations from five continents co-signed the call and supported the campaign. Thanks to its own website page, Facebook event page and Twitter hashtags #17now and #freeeducation, the campaign reached around 1.1 million users on social media (at keyhole.co).

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