Different types of teaching material about the European Union are available othe European Union website: Teacher's Corner. The material can be used for classes of all age groups and there are no just information brochures but also ideas for games. Furthermore the material is divided into different topics like Economy and Trade, Agriculture and Fisheries and Safety. The material can be downloaded for free and the order of one hard copy is possible.

The European Commission (EC) advises the Member States to mainstream eLearning in the education and training policies. The topic is not sufficiently represented in most Member States, although eLearning enables people to learn wherever and whenever they want and helps teachers in supporting different personal learning needs.

The safer internet day is celebrated every year and promotes the idea of a conscientious use of online technologies. Especially younger people and children need guidelines for responsible handling the internet and new technologies like twitter and Facebook. Therefore teachers and families have to learn to address this topic appropriately. Originally the day was evented by the European Commission in 1999. Under this year's theme "Let's create a better internet together" activities and projects in almost 100 countries have taken place.

Tomorrow, 18 February 2015, in Europe and across the world, teacher trade unions affiliated to EI/ETUCE will join in the International day of action in defence of the right to strike, under attack on many European fronts. The Global Action Day for the Right to Strike is an initiative of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Workers' Group at the International Labour Organisation (ILO). This appeal was made necessary in response to the many attempts of the Employers Group at the ILO to limit the right to strike.

After the employees in primary and secondary schools in Serbia had been almost three months on strike, an Agreement has been struck between the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and two teacher unions, the Teacher Union of Serbia (TUS) and Nezavisnost (NTTU), who are representatives for the sector and members of ETUCE/Education International. The Agreement of Solving Disputes and Collective Agreement for Primary and Secondary Schools and Students' Dormitories are also to be signed by two other unions that participated in the strike, following the decision of their boards foreseen for 18 February 2015 on the day of re-opening of schools.

The 8th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations took place from 2 to 6 February 2015 in Brussels. This is the first round of negotiations after the so-called fresh start of the TTIP negotiations, in which the EU and the US reaffirmed their commitment to the negotiations. On 4 February 2015, ETUCE participated in the two stakeholder events organised by the European Commission. During the TTIP stakeholder presentation event, ETUCE demanded to explicitly carve-out education from the negotiations as have been done for the audio-visual sector based on the public interest in preserving and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity.