The European research institute Eurydice has published the “Organisation of School time in Europe.” Teachers and pupils across Europe can now see the differences between the structure of the school year. The publication contains detailed information for the primary and secondary school of 36 European Countries about the distribution of holidays and the beginning and end of the school year. Furthermore the publication shows local and regional variations which exist in some countries and the variation of the summer holidays.

At the beginning of the school year, the ETUCE member organisations from Germany are raising awareness to the importance of integrating and including refugee children in schools. Every child has a right to education. Many teachers, wishing to engage in including refugee kids and young people, are often left on their own with this challenge.

On Friday, 7 August 2015, Kounka Damianova's funeral took place following a ceremony in the beautiful church of Sv. Sedmochislencici in the centre of Sofia, just across the office of the Bulgarian Teacher Union (SEB). Family, friends and guests in big numbers attended to pay their last respect.

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH) a joint workshop on mainstreaming occupational health and safety (OSH) into education will be organised jointly by ILO, ISSA, EU-OSHA and NIOSH on 15-16 October 2015 in Bilbao. The workshop will cover recent research, leading approaches to mainstreaming OSH, practical examples of how to do the training and awareness raising campaigns. Last but not least a picture of the future of disseminating the ENETOSH model globally will be developed.

The Eurydice network, established by the European Commission, has released a report which analyses the relation between the policies that regulate the teaching profession in Europe, and the attitudes, practices and perceptions of teachers.  The report focuses on the nearly two million lower secondary education teachers employed in the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey.

Representatives of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA), affirm that the Ministry of Education and Science has taken into account only a few of the 24 submitted  proposals regarding the new pay system, ignoring a number of the union's proposals.