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  1. Equity and inclusion 20 November 2016

    Education central to empowering refugees

    With conflicts around the world driving people to seek asylum from violence and persecution, Education International is bringing together teacher unions, governments and civil society organisations to address the link between education and integration.

    Education central to empowering refugees
  2. Equity and inclusion 3 October 2016

    Germany: teachers’ union calls for inclusive school policies and systems

    The German education union GEW has placed special focus on the relationship between integration and democracy after hosting its national congress under the slogan “One for all – an inclusive school for democracy.”

    Germany: teachers’ union calls for inclusive school policies and systems
  3. Equity and inclusion 30 September 2016

    Greece: Union pushes for access to education for all refugee children

    Confronted with a dramatic increase of refugees from neighbouring countries in conflict, the Greek Federation of Secondary State School Teachers is calling for solidarity to see that all children receive an education.

    Greece: Union pushes for access to education for all refugee children
  4. Equity and inclusion 23 September 2016

    UK: Union highlights needs of refugee children

    The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has highlighted the appalling impact of the global refugee crisis on the world’s children and young people, especially in terms of education.

    UK: Union highlights needs of refugee children
  5. Equity and inclusion 20 September 2016

    UN: World leaders adopt plan to enhance protections for refugees and migrants

    Education International attended the United Nations’ General Assembly's first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which reasserted the need to protect refugees and migrants’ rights, including their right to education.

    UN: World leaders adopt plan to enhance protections for refugees and migrants
  6. Equity and inclusion 7 September 2016

    Nearly 50 million children “uprooted” worldwide

    Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted, migrating to find a better, safer life, with 28 million forcibly displaced by conflict and violence within and across borders, a new UNICEF study reveals.

    Nearly 50 million children “uprooted” worldwide
  7. Equity and inclusion 24 August 2016

    USA: American Federation of Teachers vows to support refugees

    With millions of people displaced by war and violence in Africa and the Middle East, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has vowed to reach out a helping hand, advocating for the resettlement of thousands of immigrants and for their protection against bigotry and persecution.

    USA: American Federation of Teachers vows to support refugees
  8. Equity and inclusion 17 August 2016

    Australia: NTEU joins forces with the Academics for Refugees' network

    Over 1,810 academics from universities across Australia have signed an Open Letter to Prime Minister Turnbull and Members of Parliament, supporting the implementation of the the Academic for Refugees’ policy paper 's recommendations, calling for a just and humane approach for refugees. 

    Australia: NTEU joins forces with the Academics for Refugees' network
  9. Equity and inclusion 26 July 2016

    EI defends the rights of refugee and migrant children and educators at the UN

    To prepare for the High-Level Meeting on refugees and migrants in New York in September, Education International joined global unions and civil society at the UN to defend children and educators.

    EI defends the rights of refugee and migrant children and educators at the UN
  10. Equity and inclusion 5 July 2016

    Italy: Unions dedicate World Refugee Day to unaccompanied minors

    On 20 June, the Italian union confederations CGIL, CISL and UIL joined forces to draw attention to the worrying situation of unaccompanied minors in Italy and Europe. Investments in quality public services, in particular through adequate training of professionals, are crucial to offer these children the assistance they need.

    Italy: Unions dedicate World Refugee Day to unaccompanied minors
  11. Equity and inclusion 30 June 2016

    Spain : EI affiliate FECCOO joins forces with civil society for refugees’ rights

    On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June, thousands of persons took to the streets in more than 50 places around the country to defend the rights of refugees and denounce EU asylum and migration policies. A few days earlier, on 14 June in Madrid, representatives of unions,...

    Spain : EI affiliate FECCOO joins forces with civil society for refugees’ rights
  12. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2016

    Education International demands respect for refugees’ right to learn and teach

    On 20 June, World Refugee Day, Education International urges governments to protect refugees’ human rights, including the right to education, and to enable the teaching profession to develop and deliver effective education programmes aimed at a swift integration of refugees in their host countries.

    Education International demands respect for refugees’ right to learn and teach
  13. Equity and inclusion 27 May 2016

    Teachers’ role in securing refugee children’s rights cannot be underestimated

    As violent conflict in the Middle East drives scores of children from school, teacher unions from across the region came together to address the regions' educational challenges, including the delivery of quality education to refugees.

    Teachers’ role in securing refugee children’s rights cannot be underestimated
  14. Equity and inclusion 23 May 2016

    World Humanitarian Summit to tackle urgent issues in refugee crisis

    At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit being held in Istanbul, education stakeholders are calling on policy leaders to ensure access to education for all displaced children.

    World Humanitarian Summit to tackle urgent issues in refugee crisis
  15. Equity and inclusion 21 April 2016

    German education adapts to include refugees in the classroom

    German unions are pushing for effective inclusion plans for adult refugees arriving in the country, with a focus on integrative education based on language skills and the acquisition of enabling diplomas.

    German education adapts to include refugees in the classroom