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 6 February 2020

    Arab educators tackle diverse challenges to education and teachers in their region

    At a recent meeting, the Committee of the Education International’s Arab Countries Cross Regional Structure reaffirmed their commitment to fight education privatisation and defend democracy in the region. Committee members reported on the challenges faced in their national settings, discussed recent union activities, and strategised for future action and campaigns.

    Arab educators tackle diverse challenges to education and teachers in their region
  2. News 4 February 2020

    Sweden: Study visit bonds international education unionists

    Trade union organisation, the teaching profession, and the teacher/student relationship sparked fruitful discussions during a study visit attended by teacher union representatives of the Gambia, Indonesia, Malawi, the Philippines, and South Africa. The visit was organised by the Swedish education union, Lärarförbundet, in Sweden, on the occasion of World Teachers’...

    Sweden: Study visit bonds international education unionists
  3. News 4 February 2020

    The John Thompson Fellowship training, instrumental to developing unions and teacher quality in the Pacific

    Education unionists from five Pacific Island countries benefited from training under the framework of the John Thompson Fellowship Programme. They were supported in building a stronger voice for teachers and a stronger representation to contribute to education reforms.

    The John Thompson Fellowship training, instrumental to developing unions and teacher quality in the Pacific
  4. News 24 January 2020

    International Day of Education: the world needs another 69 million teachers

    On the International Day of Education, unions warn that the world is not facing a global learning crisis, but a global education funding crisis. The only way to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 and ensure inclusive and equitable education for all is to fund free quality public education.

    International Day of Education: the world needs another 69 million teachers
  5. News 16 December 2019

    Mexico: Van Leeuwen-Hopgood book champions fight for democracy

    One of the highlights of this year’s International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara, Mexico was the presentation of a book co-authored by Fred van Leeuwen, Education International (EI) General Secretary Emeritus, and Susan Hopgood, EI President.

    Mexico: Van Leeuwen-Hopgood book champions fight for democracy
  6. News 6 December 2019

    PISA results highlight pressures in education systems

    The recently published Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results have led education unions to reflect on school systems and the future of education.

    PISA results highlight pressures in education systems
  7. News 6 December 2019

    Latin America, united more than ever against neoliberalism and the extreme right

    The representatives of the trade unions of the education sector affiliated with Education International Latin America (EILA) met in Brazil on 3, 4 and 5 December to chart the course of the Latin American Educational Movement.

    Latin America, united more than ever against neoliberalism and the extreme right
  8. News 22 November 2019

    55th EI Executive Board meeting takes strong positions on education and democracy issues

    Education union leaders tackled a number of strategic issues of key importance for both the global education sector and education unions. In addition, the Board adopted a series of resolutions denouncing violence and attacks on democracy.

    55th EI Executive Board meeting takes strong positions on education and democracy issues
  9. News 19 November 2019

    EI’s new Executive Board is ready to tackle an ambitious education agenda

    Many new faces joined the discussions at the first meeting of Education International's new Executive Board, elected by Congress in Bangkok, in July. The Board will make essential decisions to implement the resolutions adopted by Congress.

    EI’s new Executive Board is ready to tackle an ambitious education agenda
  10. News 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
  11. Opinion 22 October 2019

    “Education International. Eighth World Congress”, by John Bangs.

    John Bangs

    The online magazine ‘Education Journal’ recently published in its edition 385 a report of Education International’s eighth World Congress in Bangkok by EI Senior Consultant, John Bangs. Education Journal has agreed to its publication for Worlds of Education. It has been slightly edited for EI’s global audience.

    “Education International. Eighth World Congress”, by John Bangs.