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Articles from Norway

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 20 August 2022

    Teacher strike in Norway!

    All teacher trade unions are now on strike in Norway. The two main reasons are the lack of qualified teachers, and salaries.

    Teacher strike in Norway!
  2. Union renewal and development 2 December 2021

    UEN Norway: Organisational development as the first step towards strong unions

    The organisational development of unions is at the core of all UEN cooperation projects. The Norwegian union focuses on three key areas: social dialogue, gender equality and equity, and capacity building.

    UEN Norway: Organisational development as the first step towards strong unions
  3. Democracy 16 April 2020

    "Teachers rising to the challenge of a global pandemic", by Steffen Handal.

    Steffen Handal

    In Norway, schools and kindergartens have been closed since the middle of March. Only children whose parents have a socio-critical profession have been attending. The Government has decided that early childhood institutions will open April 20th and grade 1 - 4 one week later.

    "Teachers rising to the challenge of a global pandemic", by Steffen Handal.
  4. Union growth 12 March 2020

    Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."

    madeleine kennedy macfoy

    Examples of the work done by Education International and its member organisations in different parts of the world since the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted in 1995, demonstrate the power of taking collective action to find collective solutions.

    Beijing +25: "Making the Promise of Beijing a Reality for Learners and for Education Sector Workers."
  5. Union renewal and development 8 November 2019

    Norway: Utdanningsforbundet sets path for the next 4 years

    Under the slogan “We educate Norway”, the Union of Educators of Norway (UEN) has adopted an ambitious policy agenda that will shape the future of education in the country.

    Norway: Utdanningsforbundet sets path for the next 4 years
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 7 October 2019

    #youngteachers “Join the world of teaching! It’s worth it.”, by Anette Sandvaer (UEN, Norway).

    Anette Sandvær

    Get ready. This is going to be a feel-good story about why you should go out into the world and teach. Also, hopefully it will inspire you to become an active unionist. And if you have left teaching, I will try to convince you to come back to the magical...

    #youngteachers “Join the world of teaching! It’s worth it.”, by Anette Sandvaer (UEN, Norway).
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 March 2019

    Oslo: Nordic conference puts children at the centre of early childhood education

    An international conference entitled, “The Nordic Way –Early Childhood Education & Care”, was organised on 26-27 March, 2019 in Oslo. It was convened by Union of Education Norway (UEN), in partnership with the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

    Oslo: Nordic conference puts children at the centre of early childhood education
  8. Future of work in education 15 March 2019

    “Early Childhood Education – the start of lifelong learning – but build upon play and well-being”, by Lasse Bjerg Jørgensen.

    Lasse Bjerg Jørgensen

    At last Early Childhood Education (ECE) is on the agenda of an International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP). At this year’s Summit, ISTP 2019, the importance of ECE for lifelong learning and well-being is now, for the first time, one of the Summit’s three plenary themes.

    “Early Childhood Education – the start of lifelong learning – but build upon play and well-being”, by Lasse Bjerg Jørgensen.
  9. Equity and inclusion 13 February 2019

    “A Pending Task: Addressing Inequality in Education”, by Karen Inga Eira and Juan Gabriel Espinola.

    Juan Gabriel Espinola, Karen Inga Eira

    2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention 1989 (No 169), the only international treaty that specifically addresses the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Education International recognizes the critical role that teachers and their organizations in the education system have in ensuring the...

    “A Pending Task: Addressing Inequality in Education”, by Karen Inga Eira and Juan Gabriel Espinola.
  10. Democracy 24 January 2019

    #EI25: “Standing together: the power of teachers in the fight for democracy”, by Steffen Handal

    Steffen Handal

    The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has said that "One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world." She is right. Education changes lives, communities and the world. It is both a key to changes in society and individual freedom projects. I therefore stand shoulder...

    #EI25: “Standing together: the power of teachers in the fight for democracy”, by Steffen Handal
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 May 2018

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller

    Andreas Keller

    Isn’ it ironic? 50 years ago, in May 1968, students in Paris were going to the barricades and aspiring to a societal revolution – and initiated an overdue reform of higher education almost throughout Europe eventually. Today, in May 2018, ministers in charge of higher education from 48 countries belonging...

    Go for it! The Bologna ministerial summit in Paris, by Andreas Keller
  12. Equity and inclusion 4 May 2018

    Reflections on the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, by Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen & Gro Hartveit

    Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen, Gro Hartveit

    This year, Union of Education (Norway) had two political leaders as a part of Education International’s delegation to CSW62 in New York. We, Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen and Gro Hartveit, members of Union of Education (UEN)’s Executive Board, participated for the first time. We arrived on the 10th of March...

    Reflections on the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, by Ann Mari Milo Lorentzen & Gro Hartveit
  13. Equity and inclusion 15 March 2018

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP

    Silvia Costa

    Refugees and migrants education, especially minors, is a top priority, the best way to empower them and foster their integration, but also one of the principles on which the EU is funded. It is incredible, though, that education of migrants - especially forced migrants and refugees - seems to be...

    “What Europe can do for refugees and migrants’ education” by Silvia Costa MEP
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 15 January 2018

    Education organisations firmly condemn President Trump’s “vile and unacceptable” comments

    Education International’s affiliates, the American Federation of Teachers and the Union of Education Norway, have strongly rejected US President Trump’s racist comments while speaking about Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African countries.

    Education organisations firmly condemn President Trump’s “vile and unacceptable” comments
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 October 2017

    The educational bottom lines

    Steffen Handal

    "The Oslo School system is run like a big company where the students' achievements represent the bottom line. The goal is improvement year by year."

    The educational bottom lines
  16. Leading the profession 3 May 2017

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade

    Steffen Handal

    Teacher unions have for a long time expressed concern about the growing scope of international tests. In this post, I will point out some of the reasons why Union of Education Norway is especially critical to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). I will also point to some alternative...

    It’s time to look carefully at where testing fails to make the grade
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?