Ei-iE

Union renewal and development

We bring together our member organisations to discuss and share experiences, good practices and ideas on responding to collective challenges. Together we are building the education unions of the future: mass participation organisations that reflect the diverse interests and identities of their members and offer educators a multitude of ways to engage and contribute.

Our work in this area

  1. News 26 July 2019

    The 8th EI World Congress in pictures

    Elections, rousing speeches and great debates on resolutions - these are the highlights of the 8th Education International World Congress.

    The 8th EI World Congress in pictures
  2. News 26 July 2019

    Congress ends, but the fight is not over

    Saying good-bye to 1400 participants, the last day of World Congress was not easy. Now the numerous plans and policies will be put into action by united and capable education unionists.

    Congress ends, but the fight is not over
  3. News 26 July 2019

    Congress welcomes new EI Executive Board

    The torch was passed on the last day of Education International’s 8th World Congress as the new Executive Board was officially welcomed and delegates paid tribute to outgoing members.

    Congress welcomes new EI Executive Board
  4. Opinion 26 July 2019

    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.

    Hugo Rubén Yasky

    “As we approach the centenary of the birth of Paulo Freire, whose teachings continue to inspire and influence our actions, the Latin American Pedagogical Movement, EILA and its national member organisations embody the collective will to defend education as a social right and a powerful means for the emancipation of...

    “Education Unions and the Struggle for Democracy”, by Hugo Yasky.
  5. News 25 July 2019

    EI celebrates education champions

    Today Education International honoured two outstanding activists during its 8th World Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. Curtis Riep received the Albert Shanker Education Award and Jalila al Salman received the Mary Hatwood Futrell Human and Trade Union Rights Award.

    EI celebrates education champions
  6. News 25 July 2019

    Congress takes action to achieve universal free quality education

    The fourth day of Education International’s 8th World Congress was a celebration of human rights and an expression of the collective strength of the teaching profession. The theme of the day was ensuring free quality education for all.

    Congress takes action to achieve universal free quality education
  7. News 25 July 2019

    Educators come together to share lessons on democracy

    A book, written by EI President Susan Hopgood and former EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, entitled “On Education & Democracy; 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession”, was launched by the co-authors during the EI Congress in Bangkok on the 23th of July at the opening of a special session...

    Educators come together to share lessons on democracy
  8. News 24 July 2019

    First Young Advocates Round Table at the EI World Congress

    Today, the 8th EI World Congress hosted the first Young Advocates Round Table. With a strict age limit of 35, participants sat together and developed strategies on how to boost union renewal.

    First Young Advocates Round Table at the EI World Congress
  9. News 24 July 2019

    Second day of the 8th EI World Congress in pictures

    July 23 was the second day of our World Congress and a day dedicated to democracy, recognising the challenges it is facing and standing up to protect it. The highlights of the day were the inspiring speech delivered by Maria Ressa and the launch of "On Education and Democracy: 25...

    Second day of the 8th EI World Congress in pictures
  10. News 24 July 2019

    Unions on the Frontlines

    In a well-received speech at Education International’s 8th World Congress, guest speaker Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and former EI Vice-President, argued that education workers’ unions must be involved in the fight for democracy, a new social contract and climate change.

    Unions on the Frontlines
  11. News 23 July 2019

    25 lessons for vision, progress and hope: Educators stepping up to defend democracy

    The second day of the 8th EI World Congress was dedicated to democracy and the ways in which education can support and protect it. The highlight of the day was the launch of “On Education and Democracy: 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession”, a book co-authored by Fred van Leeuwen,...

    25 lessons for vision, progress and hope: Educators stepping up to defend democracy