The European Agency of Occupational Health and Safety (EU OSHA) and the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) are launching the first ”Eusebio Rial González Innovation and Practice Award in Occupational Health Psychology.” The award was invented in remembrance of one of the founding member of EAOHOP, Eusebio (Seb) Rial González, who passed away last year.

The European Parliament has published a report on “Innovative Schools, Teacher& Learning in the Digital Era”. The report analyses new ways of social-digital participation and argues that schools need to adapt to new technologies. It evaluates new practices of knowledge creation, asks how to implement new technologies in schools, and assesses what pedagogic creations are required from teachers.

The European Commission approved and published today its proposal for an investment court system in TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). This would mean that a public Investment Court System composed of a first instance Tribunal and an Appeal Tribunal would be set up instead of the Investor-to-State dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the case of TTIP.

On 8 September 2015, ETUCE’s and EFFE’s joint project on social dialogue capacity building project continued with another successful round table meeting in Warsaw, Poland. ETUCE’s Polish member organisations ZNP and NSZZ “Solidarność” gathered around the table with representatives from the National Association of Management Staff in Education, the Joint Committee of the Government and Local Authorities and the Association of Polish Cities.

According to the news portal “Sputnik”, at the floral offering on 31 August  2015 for the writers in the Alley of Classics, a lady introduced herself as a university teacher and told the Prime Minister that she and her colleagues were starving to death due to the miserable wages. The news portal “Sputnik” informed that this recent incident provides significant evidence for the dire position of teachers in Moldova.

On 9 September the European Parliament has adopted its report on empowering girls through education in the EU. The report has been prepared by the Committee of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and aims to promote equal opportunities in education. It not only highlights (occupational) gender segregation, but also the discrimination of LGBTI people and of people with disabilities.