Ei-iE

Research and Policy Development

  1. Leading the profession 29 June 2011

    Research: EI challenges tax evasion to secure quality public services

    EI is undertaking a new project to shed light on the payment of fair and reasonable taxation by global corporations, and to expose the ways in which existing tax regimes are manipulated by corporations with global reach.

    Research: EI challenges tax evasion to secure quality public services
  2. Leading the profession 25 March 2011

    Education researchers gather to ‘measure what we value’

    Participants have gathered at the EI Research Network meeting to discuss the global threats to unions from the reduction in public expenditure on education and privatisation, to testing and ranking systems that only tell part of the story.

    Education researchers gather to ‘measure what we value’
  3. Leading the profession 15 March 2011

    Research is 'key tool to substantiate our claims'

    The General Secretary, Fred van Leeuwen, has told participants who gathered at the seventh EI Research Network meeting, to press on because “without research or data on a raft of indicators, it is virtually impossible to achieve our objectives.”

    Research is 'key tool to substantiate our claims'
  4. Leading the profession 8 March 2011

    Education researchers gather to ‘measure what we value’

    Participants have gathered at the EI Research Network meeting to discuss the global threats to unions from the reduction in public expenditure on education and privatisation, to testing and ranking systems that only tell part of the story.

    Education researchers gather to ‘measure what we value’
  5. Leading the profession 16 July 2010

    Jobs, Migration and Education

    Education was a significant talking point during the BBC World Debate broadcast last week from the OECD in Paris.

    Jobs, Migration and Education
  6. Leading the profession 2 July 2010

    G8 and G20 Meetings Fail To Deliver On Education

    The G8 and G20 meetings held last week in Muskoka and Toronto, Canada, were marked by political division and a lack of decisions. Significantly, while world leaders had earlier identified education and training as an important element of post-crisis recovery, they did not manage to take the necessary steps forward.

    G8 and G20 Meetings Fail To Deliver On Education
  7. Leading the profession 21 June 2010

    Research helps raise teacher unions’ profile

    Over two intensive days, 34 participants from 15 countries took part in the sixth Annual Research Network meeting with keynote speakers from the UK and Japan.

    Research helps raise teacher unions’ profile
  8. Leading the profession 19 May 2010

    Unions worldwide call for the implementation of a global Financial Transaction Tax

    Ahead of the informal meeting of the vice Finance Ministers and deputy Central Bankers of the Group of 20 nations convening today in Berlin, trade unionists and other activists around the world launched the "Make Finance Pay Week" on Monday calling for the implementation of a global tax on financial...

    Unions worldwide call for the implementation of a global Financial Transaction Tax
  9. Leading the profession 7 May 2010

    Taking the case for education funding to Finance Ministers

    EI took an active part in a TUAC delegation which met on Tuesday in Rome with the Italian Finance Minister, Giulio Tremonti, who will chair the OECD Ministerial Council later this month.

    Taking the case for education funding to Finance Ministers
  10. Leading the profession 22 April 2010

    G20 Labour Ministers meet Obama – education and training on the G20 agenda

    G20 labour and employment ministers met yesterday with President Obama and presented him with their recommendations to meet the challenges that the economic crisis is posing for workers and their families worldwide. This was the first time that ministers responsible for labour markets in the 20 largest economies in the...

    G20 Labour Ministers meet Obama – education and training on the G20 agenda
  11. Leading the profession 22 April 2010

    G20 Labour Ministers meet Obama – education and training on the G20 agenda

    G20 labour and employment ministers met yesterday with President Obama and presented him with their recommendations to meet the challenges that the economic crisis is posing for workers and their families worldwide. This was the first time that ministers responsible for labour markets in the 20 largest economies in the...

    G20 Labour Ministers meet Obama – education and training on the G20 agenda
  12. Leading the profession 20 April 2010

    Globalization and speculation

    The global economy has taken a "double whammy", first the financial crisis, now the disruption of global air travel by the volcanic cloud across Europe...

    Globalization and speculation
  13. Leading the profession 29 March 2010

    Despite difficulties, teachers do their very best for migrant pupils

    All around the world, vast numbers of human beings are on the move – fleeing war zones, escaping injustice or seeking better life chances for themselves and their children. Global migration flows have increased for many reasons. Since the 1960s, the number of immigrants has more than tripled in OECD...

    Despite difficulties, teachers do their very best for migrant pupils
  14. Leading the profession 5 February 2010

    Education resources and taxation - a political strategy

    As governmnents cut public budgets to reduce their deficits post-crisis, how can we show voters where to find the resources for education in a global economy...?

    Education resources and taxation - a political strategy
  15. Leading the profession 2 February 2010

    Reforming funding for EFA

    The world is not on track to achieve universal primary education by 2015 ... 72 million children are still not in school ... and there is a funding gap of 16 billion USD ... read more

    Reforming funding for EFA
  16. Leading the profession 22 December 2009

    Education unions fighting the economic crisis: It’s time for a global and local strategy!

    Whatever good or bad news we may hear about the crisis in the media, education is still suffering from measures taken since the onset of the global financial and economic crisis. This has an impact on teachers and education unions at all levels of education.

    Education unions fighting the economic crisis: It’s time for a global and local strategy!