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  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 June 2016

    Investing in pre-primary education vital for children’s life chances

    According to a new scorecard on pre-primary education globally released by charity Theirworld, millions of children will not reach their full potential unless governments urgently increase their commitment to pre-primary education for every child.

    Investing in pre-primary education vital for children’s life chances
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 November 2015

    Sri Lankan teachers work to make children’s education free of corporate influence

    Members of the All Ceylon Union of Teachers are preparing to combat the increasing privatisation and de-professionalisation in Sri Lanka’s Early Childhood Education sector, and look at ways of improving access and teachers’ working conditions.

    Sri Lankan teachers work to make children’s education free of corporate influence
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 3 September 2015

    Argentina: making quality early childhood education for all a priority

    The Confederación de Trabajadores de la Educación de la República Argentina has criticised a bill adopted by the country’s Chamber of Deputies that it says undermines the social right to early education of all children.

    Argentina: making quality early childhood education for all a priority
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 April 2015

    Germany: ECE teachers strike for equitable wages

    Around 250,000 early childhood educators in Germany have been called on by their trade unions to go on a nationwide strike today as negotiations with municipalities on a pay agreement continue.

    Germany: ECE teachers strike for equitable wages
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 November 2014

    High quality early childhood education on the agenda in Vienna

    Around one hundred Early Childhood Education (ECE) specialists from Education International affiliates worldwide are meeting in Vienna, Austria, today and tomorrow to take stock of the current state of ECE around the world, and to discuss the way forward for EI in this field.

    High quality early childhood education on the agenda in Vienna
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 July 2014

    Germany: Early childhood educators deserve better conditions of employment

    The work done by educators in day care centres (Kitas) in Germany must receive greater recognition. That’s according to Verband Bildung und Erziehung (VBE), one of EI’s national affiliates, in a statement issued on 25 July.

    Germany: Early childhood educators deserve better conditions of employment
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 July 2014

    New EURYDICE Report - Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe

    'Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe – 2014 Edition' highlights crucial access and quality issues concerning education and care of the youngest children in 32 European countries (37 education systems).

    New EURYDICE Report - Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 May 2014

    EI General Secretary sees Iceland as “perfect world” for parents

    Despite modern social advances that have helped transform parental roles and identity, men and women still find themselves juggling the realities and accepting the sacrifices of raising children and going to work.

    EI General Secretary sees Iceland as “perfect world” for parents
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 March 2014

    Zambia: Quality ECE at heart of union’s work

    The Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT), affiliated to EI, organised a multipartite workshop in Lusaka from 27-30 January to develop the union’s policy and strategy for the provision of quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) services in Zambia.

    Zambia: Quality ECE at heart of union’s work
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 January 2014

    Austerity stripping away Europe's human rights, watchdog says

    Commissioner for Human Rights releases a research paper on the impact of the economic crisis on the protection of human rights.

    Austerity stripping away Europe's human rights, watchdog says
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 January 2014

    New ETUCE Project: Promoting the potentials of the European sectoral social dialogue in education by addressing new challenges and exploring experience and knowledge

    From this week to the end of 2014 ETUCE will be working on a new social dialogue project: “Promoting the potentials of the European sectoral social dialogue in education by addressing new challenges and exploring experience and knowledge”. The aim of the project is to expand the knowledge of the...

    New ETUCE Project: Promoting the potentials of the European sectoral social dialogue in education by addressing new challenges and exploring experience and knowledge
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 20 November 2013

    EI progress in promoting quality early childhood education

    With the support of its global Task Force on early childhood education (ECE), EI has taken strides to promote quality ECE and better conditions of work for early childhood personnel.

    EI progress in promoting quality early childhood education
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 November 2013

    Latin America: calling for free and universal early childhood education

    EI’s Latin American Regional Office has taken steps to consolidate trade union work in early childhood education. A meeting of member organisations was convened to analyse, plan and unify trade union action in this field in Santiago, Chile, on 28 and 29 October 2013.

    Latin America: calling for free and universal early childhood education
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 April 2013

    Canada: CSQ holds rendezvous on early childhood education

    The provision of quality early childhood education (ECE) services has been highlighted as an important entitlement for all young children at a Centrale des Syndicats du Québec (CSQ) meeting.

    Canada: CSQ holds rendezvous on early childhood education
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 28 February 2013

    USA: Education unions welcome Obama’s proposals on ECE

    EI’s national affiliates, The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), have welcomed President Obama’s proposal to dramatically increase access to early childhood education (ECE) for American students.

    USA: Education unions welcome Obama’s proposals on ECE