At the ETUCE Committee meeting on 19 March 2015, ETUCE presented the final report and a declaration following the recently finalised project on "Supporting early career researchers in Higher Education in Europe and the role of employers' organisations and trade unions". The very successful one-year project was conducted jointly by the European education social partners, ETUCE and  EFEE (European Federation of Education Employers). It was established by the Working Group on Higher Education of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education (ESSDE) with the support of the European Commission.

The Congress defined the statutory tasks for the next five years in which the trade union seeks to achieve the enhancement of the social and professional status of teachers, to improve the payment system for teachers including obtaining the annual indexation of wages above the inflation level, to improve the union's work on financing teacher unions' activities in order to protect teachers' rights and to improve the efficiency and quality of education services.

On 30 March, the Committee for Civil Liberties and Justice Affairs of the European Parliament will hold a public hearing on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union. Speakers at the event are, among others, Iverna Mc Gowan representing Amnesty International and Gabriel Toggenburg from the European Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA). At the event, the report on the impact of the crisis on fundamental rights across Member States of the EU is discussed. It compares seven member states and concludes that economic and social rights in Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Portugal are strongly affected by the crisis.

News about Finland "scrapping the school subjects" have been spreading around the world for the last couple of days. ETUCE asked the Finnish teachers' trade union, OAJ about the facts on the news. OAJ has over 120 000 members representing about 95% of the teachers in the country.According to Mr. Jaakko Salo, special advisor of OAJ "this piece of news is simply quite incorrect, Finland is not giving up school subjects. Actually our National Board of Education also corrected this false information on 26 March."

The members of the ETUCE Committee convened on 18 to 19 March 2015, situated between the ETUCE mid-term conference and in the run-up to the EI World Congress. Welcoming the new Committee members Lies Van Rompaey, COC Belgium and Claudio Franchi, CGIL, Italy, ETUCE President, Christine Blower, greeted also the new members from Central Asia Maira Amantayeva, Kazakhstan, Nozakova Zulkhiya Zagirdavlatovna, Tajikistan and Asylbek Toktogulov, Kyrgyzstan. She highlighted especially the rotation regarding the Cypriot country seat from Shener Hassan Elcil to Constantinos Constantinou, POED, which marks the commitment of the Cypriot teacher unions to union solidarity in an otherwise politically divided country.

"The Plataforma Estatal por la Escuela Pública​", an alliance of organisations aiming for the protection of the public education system in Spain, has called for a strike at the public universities on 24 March 2015. Among the demonstrating people who will follow this call and lay down their work, are also the members of ETUCE's Spanish affiliates, F.E.CC.OO and FETE/UGT.