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  1. Union renewal and development 11 June 2010

    Union of Education Workers in Azerbaijan Mark 90th Anniversary

    EI General Secretary, Fred van Leeuwen, has paid tribute to the leadership of its affiliate member, the Independent Trade Union of Education Workers of the Azerbaijan Republic, which celebrated its 90th anniversary on 9 June, 2010.

    Union of Education Workers in Azerbaijan Mark 90th Anniversary
  2. Union renewal and development 9 June 2010

    ILO must ensure ‘lost generation’ gets access to quality education

    ‘Will we have a lost generation?’ is the solemn question that EI's Senior Consultant to the General Secretary, Bob Harris, will be asking participants at the International Labour Conference on 10 June in Geneva, Switzerland.

    ILO must ensure ‘lost generation’ gets access to quality education
  3. Union renewal and development 4 June 2010

    Be prepared for EI’s sixth World Congress!

    Education International’s sixth World Congress will take place from 22–26 July, 2011, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Executive Board of EI has agreed that the main theme will be ‘Building the Future through Quality Education’.

    Be prepared for EI’s sixth World Congress!
  4. Union renewal and development 4 June 2010

    Mary Hatwood Futrell Scholarships: Fund helps disadvantaged students to achieve their dreams

    Nearly twenty postgraduate students have benefited from the Mary Hatwood Futrell Scholarship Fund since its inception in 2005. The fund is sponsored by Education International in honour of Mary Hatwood Futrell who was the founding President (1993-2004).

    Mary Hatwood Futrell Scholarships: Fund helps disadvantaged students to achieve their dreams
  5. Union renewal and development 3 June 2010

    Hands up for education! : EI strategy for post crisis recovery

    Since the financial crisis broke out in 2008, EI has been promoting education and training as a strategy for economic growth through our campaign Hands Up for Education. We work together with our members, other Global Unions and civil society organisations to bring our position to world leaders. Slowly, governments...

    Hands up for education! : EI strategy for post crisis recovery
  6. Union renewal and development 3 June 2010

    No more lip service to global justice

    Many teachers and students all over the world will be feverishly watching matches and cheering for their favourite teams during the Football World Cup. The game embodies many values that educators promote, such as fair play and respect for other cultures. The World Cup will also be a time when...

    No more lip service to global justice
  7. Union renewal and development 3 June 2010

    Latest edition of EI’s Worlds of Education now online

    EI’s flagship magazine is full of articles from around the world of education, including a review of activities that our members organised to celebrate Global Action Week and the 1GOAL Campaign, ahead of the Football World Cup.

    Latest edition of EI’s Worlds of Education now online
  8. Union renewal and development 28 May 2010

    Notice for the 7th EI Africa Regional Conference

    On behalf of the General Secretary, we wish to notify your organization of the pending EI Africa Regional Conference, scheduled from the 29th November to the 4th December 2010, in Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo.

    Notice for the 7th EI Africa Regional Conference
  9. Union renewal and development 21 May 2010

    EI Welcomes New Leader of Finnish Education Union

    EI congratulates Dr. Olli Luukkainen who has been elected the new President of OAJ, the Finnish Teachers’ Union.

    EI Welcomes New Leader of Finnish Education Union
  10. Union renewal and development 10 May 2010

    Special European Regional Committee Meeting called to consider new draft By-Laws

    The EI/ETUCE Bureau held a special meeting on 5th May to consider proposals submitted by member organisations for amendments to the revised draft By-laws which were presented to the Committee/Board at its last meeting in March. The Bureau decided to incorporate some of these amendments into the text of the...

    Special European Regional Committee Meeting called to consider new draft By-Laws
  11. Union renewal and development 10 May 2010

    Taking the case for education funding to Finance Ministers

    EI took an active part in a TUAC delegation which met on Tuesday in Rome with the Italian Finance Minister, Giulio Tremonti, who will chair the OECD Ministerial Council later this month.

    Taking the case for education funding to Finance Ministers
  12. Union renewal and development 31 March 2010

    Latest "Worlds of Education" now online

    Hope for Haiti: The new edition of EI’s flagship magazine focuses on the solidarity shown by teachers worldwide after the devastating January earthquake.

    Latest "Worlds of Education" now online
  13. Union renewal and development 29 March 2010

    World Social Forum: Learning to unlearn the lessons of neoliberalism

    Conceived of as an open space for dialogue within global civil society, the World Social Forum was first held in 2001 in Porto Alegre, acting as a counterbalance to the annual World Economic Forum held in Davos. Under the slogan "A different world is possible," participants in the WSF propose...

    World Social Forum: Learning to unlearn the lessons of neoliberalism
  14. Union renewal and development 29 March 2010

    Copenhagen: A small step forward, but much remains to be done

    The controversial Copenhagen Accord, ratified early in the hours of 19 December, is the least that the international community could have agreed in order to recognise and begin to avert the worst expected consequences of global warming. After two decades of scientific study and two years of negotiations, reaction around...

    Copenhagen: A small step forward, but much remains to be done
  15. Union renewal and development 29 March 2010

    Copenhagen teachers and students work to create a carbon-neutral school

    As world leaders meet at COP 15 to negotiate a global agreement to avert climate catastrophe, students and teachers in Copenhagen are taking concrete steps towards making their school carbon neutral by 2015 – a full decade before their city aims to achieve carbon-neutrality.

    Copenhagen teachers and students work to create a carbon-neutral school
  16. Union renewal and development 24 February 2010

    EI proposes major policy initiative

    EI has decided to invite its member organisations to participate in a consultation process to develop a comprehensive policy on education for adoption by the 2011 World Congress. A consultative document has been issued to member organisations containing a series of key questions. The overarching theme of these questions is...

    EI proposes major policy initiative
  17. Union renewal and development 1 February 2010

    EI warns that public spending cuts will slow economic recovery

    Speaking at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, EI General Secretary Fred Van Leeuwen warned government representatives and business leaders that public spending cuts will slow down economic recovery and, worse, will be like a slap in the face to the millions of people who...

    EI warns that public spending cuts will slow economic recovery