Ei-iE

Union renewal and development

We bring together our member organisations to discuss and share experiences, good practices and ideas on responding to collective challenges. Together we are building the education unions of the future: mass participation organisations that reflect the diverse interests and identities of their members and offer educators a multitude of ways to engage and contribute.

Our work in this area

  1. News 21 February 2007

    EI organises tour of tsunami-hit areas for students

    EI has organised a tour for twelve students from Japan, Australia, the UK and the Netherlands to the tsunami-hit areas of Aceh in Indonesia from 19-24 February. The students were selected from schools which contributed to the EI Solidarity Fund for the Tsunami Rehabilitation Programme.

    EI organises tour of tsunami-hit areas for students
  2. News 1 February 2007

    Make your Hotel Room Reservation Today!!

    Are you participating in the forthcoming EI 5th World Congress? If so, make your hotel reservation today!

    Make your Hotel Room Reservation Today!!
  3. News 1 February 2007

    Congress Assistance Deadline Extended to 28 Feb!!

    At the request of many member organisations, the request for financial assistance for Congress attendance has just been extended to 28 Feb!

    Congress Assistance Deadline Extended to 28 Feb!!
  4. News 9 January 2007

    Inaugural Meeting of the Council of Global Unions in Brussels

    The inaugural meeting of the new Council of Global Unions (CGU) is taking place today in Brussels, Belgium. The creation of the CGU marks a new milestone in the organisation and functioning of the international trade union movement.

    Inaugural Meeting of the Council of Global Unions in Brussels
  5. News 12 December 2006

    Take part in the EI Triennial Surveys today!

    The 5th World Congress of Education International will be held in Berlin, Germany, 20-26 July 2007 beginning with Pre-Congress Meetings on Higher Education, Women, LGBT and the Indigenous People’s Forum.

    Take part in the EI Triennial Surveys today!
  6. News 5 December 2006

    EI Mourns the Death of Tom Mooney, AFT Vice President

    Tom Mooney, vice president of EI affiliate the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers died of an apparent heart attack Sunday at his apartment in Columbus. He was 52.

    EI Mourns the Death of Tom Mooney, AFT Vice President
  7. News 4 December 2006

    EI Europe Regional Conference and ETUCE General Assembly

    The EI Europe Regional Conference and ETUCE General Assembly is taking place in Luxembourg between 4-6 December. The theme of the meeting is "Teachers and Lifelong Learning: Qualifications, Career Development and Status".

    EI Europe Regional Conference and ETUCE General Assembly
  8. News 30 November 2006

    Congress Deadlines Extended to December 31st

    EI is pleased to announce an extension to the deadlines for receipt of notification of number of delegates and observers and requests for financial assistance from affiliates planning to attend the 5th triennial World Congress in Berlin, Germany from 22nd to 26th July, 2007.

    Congress Deadlines Extended to December 31st
  9. News 20 November 2006

    Annual meeting of the heads of EI and PSI

    Heads of both main Global Unions representing public employees, Education International and Public Services International, will meet on 21 November in Brussels, Belgium to discuss their co-operation and common agenda.

    Annual meeting of the heads of EI and PSI
  10. News 16 November 2006

    Outcomes of the 27th EI Executive Board Meeting

    Already the largest of the global union federations, Education International continues to grow stronger. EI now comprises 384 member unions in 169 countries and territories. Together, they represent more than 30 million teachers and education workers across the world!

    Outcomes of the 27th EI Executive Board Meeting
  11. News 10 November 2006

    EI hosts Development Cooperation meeting

    The Annual Development Cooperation meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 and 10 November.

    EI hosts Development Cooperation meeting
  12. News 3 November 2006

    Education International welcomes ITUC

    Education International welcomes the creation of the new global trade union centre, the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation). The unification of the ICFTU and WCL with eight trade union centres previously affiliated to neither is a historic step by unions to meet future challenges.

    Education International welcomes ITUC
  13. News 1 November 2006

    Speech by Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the founding congress of the ITUC in Vienna, Austria

    Below is the speech made by EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the founding congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) currently being held in Vienna, Austria.

    Speech by Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the founding congress of the ITUC in Vienna, Austria
  14. News 31 October 2006

    Meeting of the EI Pan-European Committee and ETUCE Executive Board

    The EI Pan-European Committee and the ETUCE Executive Board are meeting in Brussels, Belgium from 30-31 October. An item featured high on the list of the agenda of this meeting is the forthcoming EI Pan-European Conference to be held in Luxemburg from 4-6 December.

    Meeting of the EI Pan-European Committee and ETUCE Executive Board
  15. News 31 October 2006

    Speech by Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the 19th ICFTU Congress in Vienna, Austria

    Below is the speech made by EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the 19th Congress of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) which is currently being held in Vienna, Austria.

    Speech by Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the 19th ICFTU Congress in Vienna, Austria