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We work to inspire and support cooperation among our member organisations for a strong, united, and empowered trade union movement in the education sector and beyond.

We assist our member organisations to meet their development needs, building bridges between hundreds of unions across the world. Our projects in this area are tailored to the needs of our members and are aligned with their strategic directions.

Together we grow stronger every day.

Union cooperation programmes

  1. Union renewal and development

    Development Cooperation Handbook: A guide to successful partnerships

    28 February 2021

    This development cooperation handbook is intended for the use of all Education International affiliates. Those that are already involved in development cooperation will find food for thought and tools for use in their work. Affiliates that are not yet involved in development cooperation will find useful information to help them...

    Development Cooperation Handbook: A guide to successful partnerships
    1. Download
  2. Union renewal and development 6 February 2024

    DC café: Solidarity beyond finances to strengthen cooperation among member organisations

    There is much more to development cooperation than financing projects, is one of the main conclusions of a recent online gathering of Education International’s Capacity Building and Solidarity (CBS) Unit with member organisations from Germany, the United States, and the Nordic countries.

    Read more DC café: Solidarity beyond finances to strengthen cooperation among member organisations
  3. Union renewal and development 12 January 2024

    Guyana and Canada: Teachers learning from and advocating for each other

    “I feel strongly that, anytime teachers can join and learn from each other, we become stronger as a union.” That is how Hylin MacLaren, a Canadian primary teacher, summarised her experience participating in workshops in Guyana in the framework of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Project Overseas .

    Read more Guyana and Canada: Teachers learning from and advocating for each other
  4. Equity and inclusion 3 November 2023

    Decolonising education unions’ development cooperation projects

    How to avoid unbalanced relationships between unions engaged in development cooperation (DC) projects? This is the key question DC partners belonging to Education International (EI) member organisations set upon answering during an online meeting held on 20 October. Participants gave examples of projects they were involved in, concrete measures they...

    Read more Decolonising education unions’ development cooperation projects
  5. Union renewal and development 6 October 2023

    Using the best tools for development cooperation work

    Education unions that promote and fund solidarity projects evaluated and discussed their favourite development cooperation (DC) tools and how they help deliver the best results for their partners.

    Read more Using the best tools for development cooperation work
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Our tools

  1. Equity and inclusion 3 November 2023

    Decolonising education unions’ development cooperation projects

    How to avoid unbalanced relationships between unions engaged in development cooperation (DC) projects? This is the key question DC partners belonging to Education International (EI) member organisations set upon answering during an online meeting held on 20 October. Participants gave examples of projects they were involved in, concrete measures they...

    Read more Decolonising education unions’ development cooperation projects
  2. Union renewal and development

    Toolkit to Build Union Strength

    For more Effective Education Unions
    28 February 2023

    Education International has developed a "Toolkit to Build Union Strength – For more Effective Education Unions”. This toolkit enables each Education International member organisation to engage in a process of self-assessment, proposing that they experiment with new activities to strengthen their organisations.

    Toolkit to Build Union Strength
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  3. Union renewal and development

    Development Cooperation Handbook: A guide to successful partnerships

    28 February 2021

    This development cooperation handbook is intended for the use of all Education International affiliates. Those that are already involved in development cooperation will find food for thought and tools for use in their work. Affiliates that are not yet involved in development cooperation will find useful information to help them...

    Development Cooperation Handbook: A guide to successful partnerships
    1. Download

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