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  1. Fighting the commercialisation of education 26 July 2019

    Educators’ unions in Australia and the EU call for education to be carved out of trade negotiations

    During the Education International (EI) 8th World Congress, affiliated educators’ unions in Australia and the European Union issued a statement calling for the Australian government and the European Commission to be more transparent in ongoing negotiations on the potential free trade agreement and to explicitly carve out education from the...

    Educators’ unions in Australia and the EU call for education to be carved out of trade negotiations
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 June 2019

    Official UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources moves one step further

    Education International welcomes UNESCO global commitment to advancing access to works for teaching and learning through expanding access to quality and locally relevant open educational resources.

    Official UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources moves one step further
  3. Union growth 13 June 2019

    Former EI President Thulas Nxesi appointed to South Africa’s cabinet

    Education international and the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union welcome the decision of the President of South Africa’s to appoint former President of Education International, Cde Thulas Nxesi, to the Cabinet of South Africa as Minister of Labour and Employment.

    Former EI President Thulas Nxesi appointed to South Africa’s cabinet
  4. Union renewal and development 23 May 2019

    Asia-Pacific region calls for international action on copyright

    International action is essential in order to address the challenges that educators and researchers face when working with copyright-protected materials. That was the finding of a recent regional seminar on copyright exceptions for education, research, libraries, archives and museums.

    Asia-Pacific region calls for international action on copyright
  5. Union growth 25 April 2019

    “Let’s spark a global discussion on copyright exceptions for education and research!”, by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    Today it’s World Intellectual Property Day – a good day to remind us that it’s time to reform copyright law. We need action to change copyright systems that are hindering free expression and failing to promote diverse and prosperous societies for the benefit of all.

    “Let’s spark a global discussion on copyright exceptions for education and research!”, by David Edwards
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 April 2019

    EU Copyright Directive: mixed outcomes for educators

    On March 28, the European Parliament adopted the much discussed EU copyright directive, which will have an impact on teaching and learning.

    EU Copyright Directive: mixed outcomes for educators
  7. Union renewal and development 19 March 2019

    EU copyright reform: why educators and citizens should worry

    The new EU copyright reform will change the way citizens and educators share, communicate, learn and create knowledge, putting democratic dialogue at risk according to Education International.

    EU copyright reform: why educators and citizens should worry
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 14 December 2018

    Slow progress on copyright in education and research at the World Intellectual Property Organisation

    Advancing an international copyright exception for education and research and involving education unions in related discussions were the key messages imparted by Education International (EI) to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

    Slow progress on copyright in education and research at the World Intellectual Property Organisation
  9. Climate action and literacy 13 December 2018

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities

    The annual evaluation and planning meeting of the Philippines’s women’s network bringing together Education International’s affiliates in this country has taken stock of gender and diversity issues and reinforced the education unions’ capacities and advocacy skills.

    Philippines: union leaders united around gender equality and improving campaign capacities
  10. Leading the profession 13 November 2018

    Elsevier: putting a price on knowledge

    In its most recent publication, Education International examines the publishing giant Elsevier, whose success on the market is based on ethically questionable practices which endanger the transmission of knowledge and its condition as a public good.

    Elsevier: putting a price on knowledge
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 11 October 2018

    Unions act to secure tax justice to secure workers’ rights

    Addressing tax avoidance by multinational companies was the focus of trade unions from all over the world at a recent seminar.

    Unions act to secure tax justice to secure workers’ rights
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 October 2018

    EI endorses Draft Treaty on Copyright Exceptions in Education

    At the recent Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, Education International was one of the endorsing parties of a draft global treaty in support of better copyright legislation for education and research.

    EI endorses Draft Treaty on Copyright Exceptions in Education
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 24 August 2018

    Statement to the G20 Education and Employment Ministers

    As the voice of the world’s educators, we welcome the inclusion of education as a priority for the G20, and hope the commitment to education will be ensured moving forward into Japan in 2019.

    Statement to the G20 Education and Employment Ministers
  14. Fighting the commercialisation of education 17 July 2018

    Educators in the EU and Japan demand education be left out of trade agreement

    On the occasion of the signature of the European Union-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, Education International firmly supports its European and Japanese members, reasserting that education must be explicitly carved out of such international trade agreements.

    Educators in the EU and Japan demand education be left out of trade agreement
  15. Fighting the commercialisation of education 9 July 2018

    Postponed European legislative debate on copyright; an opportunity to improve educational exception

    The European Parliament’s decision to submit the reform of the copyright legislation in the European Union to a full public debate in plenary in September gives civil society and education unions a chance to push for the desired open, broad and flexible EU copyright educational exception.

    Postponed European legislative debate on copyright; an opportunity to improve educational exception