Posted on 26 October 2021 by CHILD-UP team
OBESSU, the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions, has just released the report “Through school students’ eyes: Impact and challenges of COVID-19 on Education Systems in Europe” on the impact and challenges of Covid-19 on Education Systems in Europe.
In the report, OBESSU collects and analyses around 1000 testimonies of students and teachers across several European countries. The research stresses the impact of long-term national policies of budget reduction in education, which caused a marginalisation process among many students furtherly worsened by the Covid-19 outbreak. The document also delivers OBESSU’s recommendations for a human, inclusive and fair school system, able to additionally tackle both the digital divide and the mental health issues caused to students by different factors. The report also claims for a better representation of students’ interests and voices in the European policy-making process, considering how student unions have played, and still are playing, a crucial role in mitigating the impact of the Covid crisis on classrooms and on the educational environment in general.
CHILD-UP researches into the level of integration of migrant children in Europe and their social condition, with the primary aim of providing support for migrant children’s exercise of agency in changing their own conditions of integration and constructing hybrid identities.