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 22 January 2019

    Working together better in development cooperation activities

    Education unions have reaffirmed the importance of increasing and enhancing development cooperation activities at global and regional levels, and developed tools to this end.

    Working together better in development cooperation activities
  2. News 14 January 2019

    Annual EI Development Cooperation meeting: setting the roadmap for 2023

    The annual Education International Development Cooperation meeting is a key tool to gather education unions to exchange information, experiences and ideas to build up the capacity of their members.

    Annual EI Development Cooperation meeting: setting the roadmap for 2023
  3. News 3 January 2019

    2019: an exciting Congress year ahead!

    As we welcome new opportunities to advance worldwide achievement of free quality public education for all in 2019, Education International wishes you and your families a happy new year!

    2019: an exciting Congress year ahead!
  4. Opinion 17 December 2018

    #EI25: “Trade unionism, the teaching profession, and democracy”, interview of EI General Secretary Emeritus Fred van Leeuwen

    Fred van Leeuwen

    2018 is the 25th anniversary of the creation of Education International. As this anniversary year draws to a close, we are publishing an interview of Fred van Leeuwen who served the organization as General Secretary of EI for its first quarter century. This discussion offers a reflection on the substantial...

    #EI25: “Trade unionism, the teaching profession, and democracy”, interview of EI General Secretary Emeritus Fred van Leeuwen
  5. Opinion 10 December 2018

    #UDHR70 - "On Dignity: Reflections on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights", by David Edwards

    David Edwards

    The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights is an occasion to be inspired by its principles and its origin. It is an opportunity for trade unionists and educators to reflect on its values and the aspirations it represents and to stand up, speak out and act. It...

    #UDHR70 - "On Dignity: Reflections on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights", by David Edwards
  6. News 6 November 2018

    Ivory Coast’s Education Minister and advocate for women’s rights welcomes EI Africa Women’s Roundtable

    Education International’s (EI) Africa Women’s Roundtable was warmly welcomed by the Honourable Kandia Camara, Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of National Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training, as well as a teacher, former unionist and alumni of the earliest iteration of the EI African Women in Education Network.

    Ivory Coast’s Education Minister and advocate for women’s rights welcomes EI Africa Women’s Roundtable
  7. News 22 October 2018

    Renewed commitment and funding of activities to eradicate child labour

    Education International (EI) and the Foundation of EI’s affiliate in Germany the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft have signed a partnership agreement, the Foundation giving responsibility to EI for projects to promote the right to education and to eradicate child labour.

    Renewed commitment and funding of activities to eradicate child labour
  8. News 19 October 2018

    Bahraini education unionist Jalila al Salman given EI’s Mary Hatwood Futrell Award

    Education International’s Executive Board has named Jalila al Salman, a lifelong teacher and trade unionist who has dedicated her life to education, and to representing teachers in Bahrain, as the recipient of the Mary Hatwood Futrell Human and Trade Union Rights Prize for her outstanding engagement and courage in promoting...

    Bahraini education unionist Jalila al Salman given EI’s Mary Hatwood Futrell Award
  9. News 19 October 2018

    EI announces winner of education prize

    The Education International Executive Board, meeting in Brussels, announced that Curtis Riep is the winner of the Albert Shanker Education Award.

    EI announces winner of education prize