In May 2015, ETUCE had joined forces with more than 50 civil society organisations  and launched the  'Better Regulation Watchdog' which is a network to protect citizens', workers' and consumers' rights. A few days ago, the Better Regulation Watchdog Network took action and sent an open letter to Members of the European Parliament. The letter was sent in reaction to the European Commission's recent proposal for an Inter-Institutional Agreement and the Commission communication on Better Regulation for Better Results.

The Trade Union of Education and Science of Republic Tajikistan (TUESRT) was founded in 1932 and has been active ever since. TUESRT represents 120,000 members 60,000 of which are students. Research and monitoring had shown that after the disintegration of the Soviet Union retraining of trade union leaders had not been conducted and it was necessary to raise their awareness of the current national legislation.

The major problem the country faces is persistent child labour. According to "Save the Children" the international organisation for the promotion of children's rights, Tajik children end up dropping out of school and engaging in the worst forms of child labour. Many children are forced to work in order to support their families. Approximately 200,000 children aged 10 to 14 are involved in child labour, while 65,000 are even working for no remuneration. 10% of these children do not study.

On 5 June 2015, the European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education (ESSDE) Capacity building project II was successfully kicked off with a first round table meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus. All three Greek Cypriot ETUCE member organisations, OLTEK (Association of Teachers of Technical Education Cyprus), OELMEK (Organisation of Secondary School Teachers of Cyprus) and POED (Cyprus Greek Teachers' Organisation) gathered around the table with a delegation from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

As part of the European Development Days, the Latvian Presidency on the Council of Europe organised a debate on empowering girls and women in central Asia. The discussion took place on 4 June 2015. Speakers at the event were Victors Makarovs the Parliamentary Secretary for Development from Latvia, who promoted the idea to include gender equality as 'a core within the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals'.

The European Commission has published a fact sheet on tackling radicalisation through education and youth action. The fact sheet is based on an event, which was held in Paris in the wake of the terrorist attacks in France and Denmark. The participants, such as the European education ministers and the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics agreed 'to support cross national exchange and partnerships', 'promote European values in education', and 'expansion of 'exchange opportunities for young people outside of higher education'.