Following the very successful conclusion of another European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education (ESSDE) project, ETUCE presents now the final report and a declaration following the recently finalised project on "Professional Autonomy, Accountability and Efficient Leadership and the role of employers' organisations, trade unions and school leaders".

ZNP, the Polish Teacher Union and an ETUCE member organisation, demonstrated in Warsaw on 18 April 2015. According to latest information from ZNP, more than 22,000 teachers and educational staff from all regions of Poland took part in the event. The initiative to organise this protest came after the Minister of National Education Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska did not appear in the planned meeting with ZNP regarding the increase of teachers' wages.

On 14-17 April 2015, 38 Vocational Education and Training (VET) experts of ETUCE member organisations from 32 European countries met in Barcelona for a training entitled "Improving competences of VET teachers and trainers". This has been the 5th year that joint training seminar has been organised for national VET experts of teachers trade unions supported by European Trade Union Institute and by the financial assistance of the  European Commission.

ETUCE supports the Global Day of Action to defeat free trade and investment agreements on 18 April 2015. ETUCE, together with other trade unions, civil society organisations, farmers, youth, women, indigenous movements and grassroots activists from across the world, come together with the joint message that the economy must work for people and the planet, rather than for corporations aiming to maximise profits.

On 30 March the Committee for Women's Rights and Gender equality in the European Parliament organised a workshop on the main causes of female poverty. Speakers of the event were among others Prof. Diane Perrons from the London School of Economic, who explained that despite of the differences between the countries, the poverty risk, during working life and in old age, is much higher for women than for men.

In spring 2015 the think-tank friends of Europe has published the report "Unequal Europe, Recommendations for a more caring EU". The report criticises the current social policy legislation in most of the European member states and proposes an "inter-generational solidarity and a renewed sense of social cohesion and cohesion between richer and poorer member states".