EI/AOb Child Labour Projects | Transnational Best Practices and Union Impacts

Nora Wintour

published 30 June 2020 updated 17 August 2021

For the last two decades, EI and its affiliates, Algemene Onderwijsbond (AOb/the Netherlands) and Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW/Germany), through the Fair Childhood Foundation, have supported projects to reduce school dropout rates and child labour and to contribute to the development of child labour-free zones in over 13 countries on three continents.

This research study of child labour projects aims to identify practical evidence of context-independent best practice and innovative approaches in the professional development of teachers and in the schools; and to document the impacts of these projects on union development.

The research took place over a 10-month period from August 2018 to April 2019 and used a mixed-methods participatory approach premised on systematic listening and feedback.