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Written BY and FOR school students, this Manual is a powerful tool to create active students, active citizens and better societies.
Written BY and FOR school students, this Manual is a powerful tool to create active students, active citizens and better societies.
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Manual for School Students

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It is definitely deeply true that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, as Nelson Mandela said. But have you ever wondered how can education itself change the world if education systems do not change? Well, we, as school students from all over Europe, believe also that school student activism is the most powerful weapon to change education systems. In fact, student participation and active engagement are at the core of the action of the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions - OBESSU and its 27 national member organisations.

In 2006 OBESSU developed a Manual for School Students, a tool, a weapon, which had an enormous educational potential and was aimed at encouraging participation of school students, giving them the concrete tools and knowledge necessary to create, run and develop a democratic school student structure.

10 years after this Manual was published, and after 1 year of hard work, we are here to ask each of you to be part of this grand project and to donate in support of student activism: the aim is to print 250 copies of the renewed Manual for School Students.

This Manual will be a very useful tool for school students, as well as for OBESSU and its members, to promote the creation and the sustainability of movements and organisations aimed at empowering students as actors of change all over the world: from local to regional, from national to international level.

What we ask you is a donation to be able to make this project concrete. What will you get back? The thrill of having participated in a process that is based on passion, democracy, inclusion and can really be one of the most powerful weapons to create active school students, active citizens and better societies.

The Manual, written BY and FOR school students, is a journey throughout the creation of a democratic school student organisation, imagined as a space trip in the “school student universe”. Students will jump on a space rocket and travel through communication strategies, democratic decision-making, policy influencing and mobilisation processes, as well as through networking, economic sustainability and event organising. The 4 chapters are simple and easy-to-read, adapted to every student and accompanied by examples, powerful pictures and graphics, as well as by online and printed annexes giving a very hands-on touch to the Manual.

Help us to make it possible!

The official launch of the Manual for School Students will take place at the European Youth Event, 20-21 May 2016, Strasbourg, France.

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    A VIRTUAL-HUG and a big THANK YOU from OBESSU and its members!

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    Your NAME will be included IN THE CREDITS of the Manual for School Students (printed and online version) + a virtual-hug & a big thank you!

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    You will be invited for COFFEE and HOME-MADE CAKE at the OBESSU office in Brussels whenever you pass by + name in the credits + a virtual-hug & a big thank you!

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    You will receive a PRINTED COPY of the Manual for School Students + coffee & cake + name in the credits + a virtual-hug & a big thank you!

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    ETERNAL GRATITUDE (what else?!)
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