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Articles from Latvia

  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 19 June 2018

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter

    Nikola Wachter

    I am a teacher by training and I am concerned about the current European Union copyright reform. I am familiar with the day to day practices of preparing lessons, the search for the best picture, text snippet, piece of music or video that will help me to explain a certain...

    “Between hope and despair in the EU copyright reform- What's in it for education?”, by Nikola Wachter
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 April 2018

    Copyright and education: unequal conditions for teaching and learning in Europe, by Teresa Nobre

    Teresa Nobre

    What can a teacher do in a classroom with a poem, a video, an artwork or a piece of music created by someone else? From early childhood education to higher education, literary and artistic works can be used by teachers, academics and researchers, education support personnel and students for educational...

    Copyright and education: unequal conditions for teaching and learning in Europe, by Teresa Nobre
  4. Equity and inclusion 15 March 2018

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP

    Silvia Costa

    Refugees and migrants education, especially minors, is a top priority, the best way to empower them and foster their integration, but also one of the principles on which the EU is funded. It is incredible, though, that education of migrants - especially forced migrants and refugees - seems to be...

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP
  5. Fighting the commercialisation of education 5 June 2017

    The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals

    Gus Van Harten

    Imagine if governments proposed a supreme tribunal for the world. The tribunal would have the power to review anything countries can do in their sovereign role. It could review countries’ laws and regulations at any level. It could review the judgments of their highest courts.

    The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  7. Union growth 8 June 2016

    It takes a whole school, if not a whole society, to teach about human rights

    Preparing today’s learners for their multicultural reality goes well beyond teaching human rights as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom, instead requiring the creation of an environment where everyone understands, values and protects human rights.

    It takes a whole school, if not a whole society, to teach about human rights
  8. Union growth 7 June 2016

    Universal values at heart of human rights education

    The foundation for an education based on a human rights-centric approach, encompassing universal values of understanding and tolerance, and of seeing cultural differences as opportunity rather than threat was the message today in Riga, Latvia.

    Universal values at heart of human rights education
  9. Standards and working conditions 11 December 2015

    Latvia: One-day warning strike to improve salaries and dialogue

    Over 24,000 people from the educational and science sectors took part in a one-day warning strike organised by the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science employees (LIZDA) on 27 November.

    Latvia: One-day warning strike to improve salaries and dialogue
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 May 2014

    Latvia: Union mobilises for pay increase

    Educators and science employees actively participated in protest actions in Riga to demand additional state financing for effective education reforms on 12 May.

    Latvia: Union mobilises for pay increase
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 14 May 2014

    Latvia: Union mobilises for pay increase

    Educators and science employees took to the streets of Riga Monday to demand additional state financing for effective education reforms.

    Latvia: Union mobilises for pay increase
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 March 2014

    Latvia: a Protocol of Intent to strengthen the Alliance for Quality of Education

    On 19 December 2013, the Latvian Educational and Scientific Workers' Trade Union, LIZDA succeeded in establishing an open National Consultative Alliance “United for Quality Education” in response to the EI/ETUCE homonym Campaign.

    Latvia: a Protocol of Intent to strengthen the Alliance for Quality of Education
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 30 October 2013

    Latvia: Educators’ action for better wages

    The Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) has organised a warning strike in front of the National Parliament building in Riga to show their rejection of the government’s budget proposal on the minimum teachers’ salary.

    Latvia: Educators’ action for better wages
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 December 2009

    EI supports demands by academic community in Latvia

    On 1 December, Latvian Higher Education Staff and Student Unions held a demonstration against budget cuts in the higher education and research sector. EI offers its full solidarity to the Latvian academic community, and has, together with ETUCE, made clear its support for the demands being made.

    EI supports demands by academic community in Latvia