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 12 December 2006

    Take part in the EI Triennial Surveys today!

    The 5th World Congress of Education International will be held in Berlin, Germany, 20-26 July 2007 beginning with Pre-Congress Meetings on Higher Education, Women, LGBT and the Indigenous People’s Forum.

    Take part in the EI Triennial Surveys today!
  2. News 5 December 2006

    EI Mourns the Death of Tom Mooney, AFT Vice President

    Tom Mooney, vice president of EI affiliate the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers died of an apparent heart attack Sunday at his apartment in Columbus. He was 52.

    EI Mourns the Death of Tom Mooney, AFT Vice President
  3. News 4 December 2006

    EI Europe Regional Conference and ETUCE General Assembly

    The EI Europe Regional Conference and ETUCE General Assembly is taking place in Luxembourg between 4-6 December. The theme of the meeting is "Teachers and Lifelong Learning: Qualifications, Career Development and Status".

    EI Europe Regional Conference and ETUCE General Assembly
  4. News 30 November 2006

    Congress Deadlines Extended to December 31st

    EI is pleased to announce an extension to the deadlines for receipt of notification of number of delegates and observers and requests for financial assistance from affiliates planning to attend the 5th triennial World Congress in Berlin, Germany from 22nd to 26th July, 2007.

    Congress Deadlines Extended to December 31st
  5. News 20 November 2006

    Annual meeting of the heads of EI and PSI

    Heads of both main Global Unions representing public employees, Education International and Public Services International, will meet on 21 November in Brussels, Belgium to discuss their co-operation and common agenda.

    Annual meeting of the heads of EI and PSI
  6. News 16 November 2006

    Outcomes of the 27th EI Executive Board Meeting

    Already the largest of the global union federations, Education International continues to grow stronger. EI now comprises 384 member unions in 169 countries and territories. Together, they represent more than 30 million teachers and education workers across the world!

    Outcomes of the 27th EI Executive Board Meeting
  7. News 10 November 2006

    EI hosts Development Cooperation meeting

    The Annual Development Cooperation meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 and 10 November.

    EI hosts Development Cooperation meeting
  8. News 3 November 2006

    Education International welcomes ITUC

    Education International welcomes the creation of the new global trade union centre, the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation). The unification of the ICFTU and WCL with eight trade union centres previously affiliated to neither is a historic step by unions to meet future challenges.

    Education International welcomes ITUC
  9. News 1 November 2006

    Speech by Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the founding congress of the ITUC in Vienna, Austria

    Below is the speech made by EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the founding congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) currently being held in Vienna, Austria.

    Speech by Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the founding congress of the ITUC in Vienna, Austria
  10. News 31 October 2006

    Meeting of the EI Pan-European Committee and ETUCE Executive Board

    The EI Pan-European Committee and the ETUCE Executive Board are meeting in Brussels, Belgium from 30-31 October. An item featured high on the list of the agenda of this meeting is the forthcoming EI Pan-European Conference to be held in Luxemburg from 4-6 December.

    Meeting of the EI Pan-European Committee and ETUCE Executive Board
  11. News 31 October 2006

    Speech by Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the 19th ICFTU Congress in Vienna, Austria

    Below is the speech made by EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the 19th Congress of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) which is currently being held in Vienna, Austria.

    Speech by Fred van Leeuwen, EI General Secretary and Chair of the Conference of the Global Union Federations at the 19th ICFTU Congress in Vienna, Austria
  12. News 31 October 2006

    A new trade union international will be born on 1 November!

    Following the dissolution of the World Confederation of Labour (WCL) and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) on 31 October, a new trade union international, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) will be born on 1 November in Vienna, Austria!

    A new trade union international will be born on 1 November!
  13. News 31 October 2006

    The EI Executive Board met in Brussels from 25-27 October

    The EI Executive Board met in Brussels, Belgium, from 25-27 October and several decisions regarding the various working areas and policies of the organisation as well as the forthcoming 2007 World Congress were made.

    The EI Executive Board met in Brussels from 25-27 October
  14. News 13 October 2006

    8 Newly-constructed schools in tsunami-hit areas and still more to come

    By the end of September this year, teachers and children in the tsunami-hit areas of Indonesia in the Aceh province have access to 8 brand new fully-furnished and well-equipped elementary schools built under the EI-Novib Tsunami Rehabilitation Programme. And there will be 20 more to come.

    8 Newly-constructed schools in tsunami-hit areas and still more to come
  15. News 13 September 2006

    Asia-Pacific affiliates strengthen ties

    About 300 representatives of EI member organisations from 27 countries of the Asia Pacific came together in Jakarta this week for their triennial regional meeting.

    Asia-Pacific affiliates strengthen ties