The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)
is the European umbrella organisation of school student organisations. The secretariat is based in Brussels
. Currently, Viviana Galli has the position of Secretary General.
Full members status is held to the European Youth Forum
) which operates within the Council of Europe
and European Union
areas and works closely with both these bodies.
OBESSU was founded in April 1975 in Dublin, Ireland
. Since then, OBESSU worked to network European school student unions. In recent years, OBESSU has tried to build up new school student union structures in the Balkans
In April 2005, the 30th Anniversaire Celebrations
of the foundation of OBESSU were celebrated in Dublin
, Ireland and hosted by the Union of Secondary Students
OBESSU represents member and observer organisations in about 25 European countries.
Obessu works in order to:
- Represent the views of the school students in Europe towards the different educational institutions and platforms
- Uphold and improve the quality and accessibility of education and educational democracy in Europe
- Improve the conditions in the secondary schools in Europe to promote greater solidarity, cooperation and understanding among the school students
- put an end of the discrimination and injustice where they exist within the educational systems in countries in Europe
The OBESSU is structured with a General Assembly as the highest decition making body. ... Read More