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Profile of registrant

Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions

Identification number in the register: 28818073021-14
Registration date: 14/01/10 16:30:36

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/07/14 16:26:11
The date of the last annual update was 18/12/13 10:32:58

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions
Acronym: OBESSU
Legal status: Non Profit Organisation
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Rasmus Aberg
Position: Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Rasmus Aberg
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 10 Rue de l'Industrie 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 485 177 205
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: general email:
secretariat email:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions is the platform for cooperation between national school student unions active in general secondary and secondary vocational education in Europe. It was founded in April 1975 in Dublin, Ireland, and brings together more than 20 member and candidate organisations from all over Europe. All members are independent, national, representative and democratic school student organisations. OBESSU is a member of the European Youth Forum and of EUCIS-LLL, an associate member of the European Students’ Union and a stakeholder formally recognized by the Council of Europe and the European Union.

As OBESSU we stand together to represent the views of the school students in Europe towards the different educational institutions and platforms, to uphold and improve the quality and accessibility of education and educational democracy in Europe, to improve the conditions in the secondary schools in Europe, to promote greater solidarity, cooperation and understanding among the school students and to put an end of the discrimination and injustice where they exist within the educational systems in European countries. The work of OBESSU is based on the statutory documents, the work plan and the political platform.

OBESSU has the following objectives:
- To represent the school students as stakeholders of their educational systems, and in issues in their lives;
- To provide assistance and support to the national school student unions and co-operate for the development of school student structures;
- To encourage and enable exchange of experience and good practices among the national school students unions;
- To promote equal access to education and to strive for the end of all discrimination and injustice within the educational and upbringing systems;
- To contribute to the development of democratic education systems in Europe, that promotes active citizenship in all forms;
- To promote solidarity and understanding between young people;
- To provide assistance and support to the national school student unions and co-operate for the development of school student structures.

In order to reach our objectives, we:
- Fight for the interests of all school students in Europe;
- Represent our member organisations towards the relevant bodies and institutions;
- Act as a coordinating body for national and regional representative school student organisations, unions and structures in Europe;
- Establish partnership/cooperation between the educational stakeholders;
- Organise activities for our member organisations (seminars, training courses, conferences, round tables, etc.);
- Work on the establishment/ development/ strengthening of school student structures, encouraging and supporting students to stand up and organize themselves on national level, offering them training and technical assistance;
- Act as a resource and information centre for the different school student initiatives/ movements/ educational contacts in the countries all over Europe;
- Publish a monthly newsletter;
- Publish different materials/ manuals for school student organisations and promote existing ones.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Lars Rasmus Aberg 28/01/14 24/01/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Several projects funded by Erasmus+; regular meetings with stakeholders in the field of education; frequent external representation towards official EU institutions as well as partner organisations.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 24
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • AKS (10,000 members)
  • ASuBiH (1,000 members)
  • DGS (2,900 members)
  • DOS (1,800 members)
  • CANAE (2,000 members)
  • FSS (2,900 members)
  • ISSU (900 members)
  • MAKOSZ (800 members)
  • SIF (1,000 members)
  • UDS (8,000 members)
  • SLL (12,000 members)
  • UNSS (600 members)
  • UNL (8,000 members)
  • USO (1,200 members)
  • EEO (800 members)
  • LH (400 members)
  • ESCU (1,200 members)
  • LMS (1,100 members)
  • SAKKI (50,000 members)
  • CSU (1,000 members)
  • UNEL (500 members)
  • CNE (1,000 members)
  • VSK (1,000 members)
  • SUS (100 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

OBESSU is a member of the European Youth Forum and of EUCIS-LLL, an Associated Member of the European Students' Union.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 267,300
of which public financing: 184,300
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 150,000
- from national sources: 24,000
- from local/regional sources: 0
Council of Europe : 10,300
from other sources: 83,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 22,000
Specific grants for projects : 58,000
Travel reimbursements and other income : 3,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.