Policy Issues

Education and Training

As the European trade union federation of teachers, researchers and educational staff, ETUCE not only promotes and defends the rights and status of the teaching profession but also advocates for quality education for all.

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Education Professionals

ETUCE represents staff and personnel of all education sectors, such as teachers of the early childhood education schools/institutions, primary and secondary schools, vocational education and training schools, higher education and research institutes, adult learning institutes and beyond. As the European trade union federation of teachers,...

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Trade and Economic Governance

ETUCE is a strong advocator of free quality public education for all and maintains that education is a human right and a public good, which is the responsibility of governments. Therefore, ETUCE pays special attention to EU policy on economic governance and trade from the perspective of the effect of these policies on education and training as...

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Equal opportunities

The ETUCE Standing Committee for Equality is a consultative body to the ETUCE Committee. It seeks to move forward the priorities and recommendations on equal opportunities set out in the ETUCE Work Programme. It also puts forward recommendations about priority themes and working methods regarding equal opportunities in education, the teaching...

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Teachers' Health & Safety

The safety and health of teachers is a priority of ETUCE. ETUCE believes a school should be a safe, healthy and propitious place for teaching and learning. Schools are the workplace of teachers, but first and foremost they are educational institutions for young students. Occupational health and safety problems can thus be harmful not only for the...

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Education and Democratic Citizenship

Education, and in particular teachers, school leaders and educational staff have a crucial role in promoting democratic citizenship and social inclusion in diverse educational contexts and learning environments.

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Trade Union Renewal

The ETUCE and its member organisations aim to enhance social dialogue in education and develop an “ETUCE Action Plan on trade union renewal and organising”. We are especially looking at the most marginalised and/or under-represented in European societies.

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