OBESSU (Organizing Bureau of European School Student Unions) is the European platform of national school student organisations and unions, active in general secondary and secondary vocational education. It was founded in April 1975 in Dublin, Ireland and brings together member and observer organisations from more than 25 European countries. All member-organisations are independent, national, representative and democratic school student organisations.
There are many School Student Unions in Europe. They act like trade unions, only with a very special trade: the future. Normally, these organisations have members in "upper secondary", or 15-25 years old. There are organisations for younger students, too.
OBESSU's homepage can be found at www.obessu.org