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 7 December 2007

    Equality with a gender perspective in Latin America

    Social inequities between men and women remain striking in Latin America. There are few issues that Latin American education workers need to discuss as urgently as gender equity.

    Equality with a gender perspective in Latin America
  2. News 4 December 2007

    Preliminary report of the 31st Executive Board Meeting now available

    The 31st EI Executive Board meeting was held from 19-20 November 2007 in Brussels. The preliminary report of the meeting is now available and being circulated to all EI member organisations.

    Preliminary report of the 31st Executive Board Meeting now available
  3. News 3 December 2007

    Middle East: Time to build free democratic teacher organisations

    Education is crucial in developing democracy and citizenship in all societies, nowhere more so than in countries where governments do not fully respect the most basic human and trade union rights. Quality education for all, free from any kind of discrimination, can help immensely in building democracy in non-democratic, less-democratic...

    Middle East: Time to build free democratic teacher organisations
  4. News 30 November 2007

    Launch of a new project in former Yugoslavia

    A conference held in Montenegro from 27 – 30 September 2007 marked the start of a new project on Strengthening the Education Trade Unions in the countries that were part of former Yugoslavia.

    Launch of a new project in former Yugoslavia
  5. News 8 November 2007

    In memoriam: Heribert Maier

    Education International activists join fellow trade unionists across many countries in mourning the loss of Heribert Maier, one of the outstanding international trade union leaders of his generation. Heribert was also a member of EI’s Committee of Experts on Membership since 1996.

    In memoriam: Heribert Maier
  6. News 17 August 2007

    Peru: EI sends its condolences to Peruvian colleagues

    EI sends its condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the Peruvian earthquake, which took place just off the coast of the country on 15 August.

    Peru: EI sends its condolences to Peruvian colleagues
  7. News 26 July 2007

    Teachers of the world voted for stronger solidarity and social justice at EI's 5th World Congress in Berlin

    The 5th World Congress of Education International entered its final day on 26th July and in the intensive discussions that took place in the five days of the congress, educators around the world voted overwhelmingly for stronger solidarity in their common struggle for social justice.

    Teachers of the world voted for stronger solidarity and social justice at EI's 5th World Congress in Berlin
  8. News 26 July 2007

    Highlights of the video interviews at EI's 5th World Congress

    Here are some videos of the interviews that were filmed during the 5th EI World Congress currently held in Berlin, Germany. Please click twice on the image for the larger version.

    Highlights of the video interviews at EI's 5th World Congress
  9. News 26 July 2007

    EI honours outstanding teachers and trade unionists

    At every World Congress, Education International presents two major awards to honour outstanding teachers and trade unionists. This year's award winners come from Colombia and Togo, both places where teachers and trade unionists face challenges unknown here in Germany.

    EI honours outstanding teachers and trade unionists
  10. News 25 July 2007

    Sylvia Borren: We can do more!

    In her speech at the 5th EI World Congress, Sylvia Borren, Executive Director of Oxfam-Novib, announced two projects that Oxfam and EI are instigating in order to contribute towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

    Sylvia Borren: We can do more!
  11. News 22 July 2007

    UN Secretary General sends his greeting to all teachers of the world

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon sent his greetings to all teachers of the world on the occasion of the fifth World Congress of Education International, currently taking place in Berlin, Germany.

    UN Secretary General sends his greeting to all teachers of the world
  12. News 22 July 2007

    EI General Secretary's Progress Report to the 5th World Congress

    In his speech on the opening day of EI's 5th World Congress, General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen reported on the progress made in the implementation of EI's aims and activities since the previous congress in Porto Alegre in 2004.

    EI General Secretary's Progress Report to the 5th World Congress