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International Barometer of the health and well-being of education personnel: survey launched in 6 countries throughout Europe, Africa and America

Louise Magnard
May 10, 2021

The Education and Solidarity Network and MGEN Foundation for Public Health are launching the first edition of the International Barometer of the health and well-being of education personnel in France, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Morocco, Gambia, Quebec and Mexico, from 5 May to 30 June 2021.

The survey will provide insight into the working conditions and health experiences of the teaching population in several countries. Its aim is to guide policy and action for the health and well-being of communities of educational personnel at a national and international level. The study will be repeated regularly to follow the evolution of the lived experience in these areas.

Themes covered include: working conditions and environment, workplace violence, support received, work/life balance, mental health, health experiences… Several questions in the survey also seek to capture the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on teachers’ well-being.

Conducted online, the survey will run from 5 May to 30 June 2021 in France, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Morocco, Gambia, Quebec and Mexico. Teachers working with pupils aged 3 to 18 are invited to complete a 15-minute questionnaire. Their responses are completely anonymous.

The study was designed in partnership with mutual health insurance companies, education unions and research centres that are partners of the Education and Solidarity Network, including Education International and the UNESCO Chair of Health and Education. The survey is circulated to the educational communities of the participating countries via these partners.

“The pandemic has shown us once again that the role of teachers’ health and well-being is crucial for ensuring quality education for all” states Matthias Savignac, President of the Education and Solidarity Network.

The Education and Solidarity Network and MGEN Foundation for Public Health would like to thank the teachers in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. The data collected will be invaluable for research and for promoting the well-being of education personnel.

The first results of the survey will be made public in autumn 2021.

About the Education and Solidarity Network

The Education and Solidarity Network is an international non-profit association, created in 2009 by MGEN, Education International and the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies. This Education and Solidarity Network aims to build bridges between education and health actors, in order to work for the health, well-being and social protection of the education community worldwide. The Education and Solidarity Network brings together 45 member organisations across 5 continents: mutual health insurance companies, education unions, and other organisations from the Social Solidarity Economy and civil society. For more information: www.educationsolidarite.org

About the MGEN Foundation for Public Health

The MGEN Foundation for Public Health aims to identify levers to promote the health of populations. A multidisciplinary team, it carries out scientific studies and research by organising its work around six research themes: innovation in health, health economics, health and work, cognitive and functional ageing, prevention and health promotion policies, and health and environment. For more information: www.fondationmgen.fr

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