Colombia: International trade union solidarity, the engine behind the development of Schools as Territories of Peace
In order to build a lasting peace in Colombia, a development cooperation programme between Canadian and Colombian teachers’ unions has helped to develop pedagogical circles and the programme of the Schools as Territories of Peace project. In 2014, Colombia’s principal education union, the Federación Colombiana de Trabajadores de la Educación (FECODE), requested support from Canadian unions affiliated to Education International (EI). That support was needed to develop pedagogical circles and...
Innovation and solidarity in health | Call for films from the PASTILLE Festival
Documentary filmmaking is a formidable vector of information for dialogue on health solidarity issues. Organized by Essentiel International, the PASTILLE film festival shows that health is a fascinating social issue that encompasses many other topics: democracy, welfare, social inclusion, ethics, ecology, innovation...
COP 25: Educators firmly commit to helping address the climate emergency
Speaking at the 25th United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Education International reiterated its resolve to contribute to solving the climate crisis, tackling the climate emergency from the classroom.
EDUCATION COMMUNITIES MOBILISE FOR HEALTH FOR ALL!
For the International Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, professionals from education became the spokespeople advocating health for all. This celebration was held in partnership with the UHC Day and UHC2030 coalitions, which brings together governments, international organisations and organisations from civil society who are taking action to extend UHC.
THE EDUCATION AND SOLIDARITY NETWORK PARTICIPATES IN THE GLOBAL SOCIAL PROTECTION WEEK
Organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Global Social Protection Week was held from the 25 to 28 November 2019 in Geneva as part of its centenary celebrations. A hundred experts met to pave the way towards social protection systems that are universal, appropriate, sustainable, and adapted to the evolution of the world of work. Matthias Savignac, President of the ESN, and Jean-Pascal Labille, Secretary General of Solidaris, took part in discussions on the future of...
Deconstructing gender stereotypes
Girls are rubbish at mental arithmetic... Boys don’t cry... Girls don’t play football... Boys aren’t afraid of anything... To fight gender stereotypes, ADOSEN Prévention Santé MGEN , an association for pupil well-being, is launching the second season of its "Stéréotypes/Stéréomeufs” campaign about women and gender stereotypes.
EI’s new Executive Board meets in Brussels
The 55th meeting of Education International’s Executive Board took place in Brussels from 19 to 21 November. The Board worked to develop strategies to ensure quality education for all, fight privatisation in and of education, defend human and trade union rights, protect democracy, stimulate trade union renewal and more. Key dates and events to advance the global education agenda were also discussed.
WORLDCAFÉ, DIGITAL REVOLUTION AND ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR ALL: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AIM MEETS IN BRUSSELS
The members of the AIM met in Brussels from 13 to 15 November 2019 for the Board of Directors meetings. Topics such as medical deserts, technological advances, further development of the Lomé platform and the social and health policy of the next European Commission were addressed during the meetings of the Board of Directors.
THE ESN PARTICIPATES IN THE 9TH GLOBAL FORUM ON HEALTH PROMOTION
The ESN participated in the 9th Global Forum on Health Promotion, organised by the Alliance for Health Promotion at the headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva on 12 November 2019, on the topic of “ Health Promotion - A Critical Pathway to Achieving Universal Health Coverage ”.
The SOLIDARIS mutual benefit society and the Education and Solidarity Network participated in the World Forum on Social Security
Solidaris and the Education and Solidarity Network participated in the World Social Security Forum of the International Social Security Association, which was held from 14 to 18 October 2019 in Brussels at the invitation of the Belgian public social security institutions. The forum brought together 1,300 managers and experts from the social security sector with the aim of sharing inspiring experiences and effective strategies for improving “individual protection in a changing world"....