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The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development) has published in April 2015, as part of their series "Pisa in Focus", an analysis on "how teacher-student relations affect student's well-being at school". The publication states that a positive relationship impacts the students' attitudes in learning, performance and belonging in school positively. 

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has published, as part of its series Education Indicators in Focus, an abstract on the gender differences in education and employment. The publication shows that women in most of the OECD countries – although they are more qualified – are still underrepresented and disadvantaged in the labour market.

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has published the study "Skills for Social Progress, the Power of Social and Emotional Skills." The report aims to analyse how social and emotional skills affect the future "economic and social outcome" of children and how education systems can foster these skills.

On 28 April 2015, ETUCE presented its two current projects at an annual networking meeting organised by the European Commission (EC) to bring together European and national organisations implementing projects on social dialogue issues. Representatives from more than twenty participating social partner organisations, other labour and employment stakeholders and researchers on industrial relations who are conducting recently kicked-off projects participated in this year's meeting.

At the upcoming Bologna Ministerial Conference in Yerevan on 14-15 May 2015, 47 European Ministers responsible for higher education and research are to adopt a Ministerial Communiqué. ETUCE has been supportive to the implementation of the establishment of the European Higher Education Area and will be present at the  Bologna Ministerial Conference.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised on 23 to 24 April 2015 "Your Europe, Your Say."  The annual event aims to give young people and their teacher the possibility to learn about decision making in the European Union and discuss about important European issues.  On this year's occasion participants had the chance to discuss new ideas for a more democratic future and the new participative proposals for Europe.