European institute for gender equality (EIGE), together with the European Commission has developed a new interactive Gender Equality in Academia and Research (GEAR) tool for universities and research organisations which provides resources and guidance on implementing a Gender Equality Plan. This user-friendly step-by-step guide is part of EIGE’s online Platform on Gender Mainstreaming. The Platform was created in order to support individuals and institutions in integrating a gender prospective in their work. It explains how to design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate policies from a gender perspective.

Ending gender-based violence is a central part of ETUCE’s work, and a priority for Education International (EI), who has issued a call to action to all member organisations, encouraging them lobby their governments for support for a binding ILO Standard on Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work. Member organisations represent key actors in tackling gender-based violence in and around schools and other education settlings, and are an important force for protection and change.

On 8 October 2016, the annual FNE Forum took place in Lisbon in conjunction with the celebrations for World Teacher’s day 2016. FNE affiliates gathered under the call "Innovation in education, towards quality education”, to discuss and to rethink the traditional school organization in the context of a changing society and future challenges.

On 25 October, Eurydice issued a new report that provides a comparative overview of student fees and financial support provided to full-time students in national higher education institutions of Europe in 2016/2017. The analysis covers public and government-dependent private higher education institutions in 28 EU Member States, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey. The report also includes individual country information sheets.

In mid-October 2016, the leadership of the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU) had a number of long-awaited meetings with social partners. In particular, they met with Lilia Grinevich, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, to discuss pressing issues in the education system.

In September 2016, the Trade Union Committee of Education and Science Workers of Tajikistan organised two workshops on basic concepts of the trade union and its role in defending the rights of teachers. One workshop took place in Dushanbe on 15-17 September and another one was held in Racht on 18-20 September. Similar workshops were organised by Trade Union Committee of Education and Science Workers of Kazakhstan in Pavlodar on 19-21 October 2016 and in Semey on 23-25 October 2016. All workshops were part of the EI/ETUCE Central Asia Consortium Project which aims at promoting changes in the EI affiliate education trade unions in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan) to more democratic, independent and transparent organisations.