At the ETUCE Committee meeting on 19 March 2015, ETUCE presented its final survey report following recent project "Promoting the potentials of the European sectoral social dialogue in education by addressing new challenges and exploring experience and knowledge". The report is now available in English, French, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian and Lithuanian.

"The Plataforma Estatal por la Escuela Pública​", an alliance of organisations aiming for the protection of the public education system in Spain, has called for a strike at the public universities on 24 March 2015. Among the demonstrating people who will follow this call and lay down their work, are also the members of ETUCE's Spanish affiliates, F.E.CC.OO and FETE/UGT.

The members of the ETUCE Committee convened on 18 to 19 March 2015, situated between the ETUCE mid-term conference and in the run-up to the EI World Congress. Welcoming the new Committee members Lies Van Rompaey, COC Belgium and Claudio Franchi, CGIL, Italy, ETUCE President, Christine Blower, greeted also the new members from Central Asia Maira Amantayeva, Kazakhstan, Nozakova Zulkhiya Zagirdavlatovna, Tajikistan and Asylbek Toktogulov, Kyrgyzstan. She highlighted especially the rotation regarding the Cypriot country seat from Shener Hassan Elcil to Constantinos Constantinou, POED, which marks the commitment of the Cypriot teacher unions to union solidarity in an otherwise politically divided country.

Delegates from ETUCE member organisations meet every year, to discuss important equal opportunity issues. At this year's Standing Committee meeting, the topic "Social Dialogue and Equal Opportunities" was discussed extensively. Speakers at the event were Yamile Socolovsky, from the Latin American Women's Network, who presented their work on increasing women's participation in trade unions and on supporting women's rights. Furthermore, Jorge Cabrita, a researcher from the research centre Eurofound, presented a report on social partners and gender equality in Europe.

The report published by ISMU (Iniziative e Studi sulla Multietnicità) argues that economic growth in the European Union depends on migration from third states. Due to demographic developments – the ageing population - the labour market depends on workforce from non-European countries. From this perspective, integration strategies are analysed, the results show, among other things, that the skills from many migrants are not sufficiently valued. The reasons for this are diverse – from misguided policies to the raising xenophobia in Europe – migrants are often not given any opportunity.

Due to the ageing population, the number of people with disabilities is growing – until today 80 million people in Europe have disabilities. In order to support these people the European Union aims to renew the commitment on the protection of rights of persons with disabilities. The commitment is based on the UN Disability Convention, which defines minimum standards for the protection for affected persons. The European Union has signed the convention in February 2011 and until today most of the European member states have joined the convention and are obligated to ratify it.