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International Students’ Day – Join the Movement

OBESSU is launching a Call for Action for the commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the International Students’ Dayhappening on the 17th of November 2019. To remember the origins of the student movements and the relevance of our actions, every year we make this day central in our current campaigns for school students’ rights and for a fairer education for all. 

This 17th November marks 80 years since the student protests of Prague, a determinant event in the history of the student movement. In 1939, eight students and a professor were murdered in a crackdown on students protests by the invading Nazi regime, 1200 other protestors were sent to their deaths in concentration camps. As representatives of School Student Unions from all over Europe, OBESSU feels the need to remember the sacrifice of all these people, students and education workers, killed for their fight for freedom.  

With this year’s campaign, we are starting a recognition process of the 17th of November as the official International Student’s Day as well as show the relevance and social impact of our work.
To achieve the highest success, we need your support! 

How can you support and join the campaign? 

  • We invite you to co-sign the campaign as soon as possible via email at
  • We encourage you to share on social media pictures and videos of your demonstrations, rallies and other activities you may organise to commemorate this important day for our movement. 
  • Starting from the 17th of November, use OBESSU communication materials to promote the campaign on your social media channels and website, use the hashtags #17Now and #InternationalStudentsDay and tag @OBESSU. 

The campaign will be running from the 17th of November 2019 until the 6th of December when we will conclude it with our membership in Brussels, Belgium. 

We hope you will accept the invitation to join the campaign and make it become true!