Bologna process: Decent salaries and fair working conditions are the pillars for high-quality higher education

Posted in Governance and administration on October 29th, 2020 by steve

“In the upcoming European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Ministerial Conference that will be held in Rome on 19 November 2020, 48 countries will adopt the Rome Communiqué which sets the main goals and challenges of the Bologna Process for the next decade …” (more, video)

[ETUCE, 29 October]

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ETUCE’s COVID-19 Statement: an immediate crisis and troubling long-term questions

Posted in Governance and administration on April 2nd, 2020 by steve

“The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), representing 132 education trade unions and 11 million workers in 51 countries, has a unique overview of the COVID-19 crisis. Our new statement makes clear the impact of the outbreak on public education systems, societies and economies across Europe …” (more)

[European Trade Union Committee for Education, 2 April]

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Exploitation of Workers in University Sector

Posted in Governance and administration on June 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Mike Jennings represented IFUT as a member of the ETUCE (European region of Education International) delegation to the quadrennial conference of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in Vienna from May 21 to 24, 2019 …” (more)

[IFUT, 4 June]

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One step closer to gender equality in Irish higher education institutions

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 18th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“On November 12th 2018, the Gender Equality Taskforce Action Plan for Higher Education 2018-2020 was launched by Irish Minister for Higher Education, Ms Mitchell O’Connor. In addition to this Action Plan, the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative has been launched, which foresees the creation of 45 senior academic posts for women in Higher Education colleges nationwide …” (more)

[ETUCE, 18 December]

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New Erasmus Proposal: ETUC and ETUCE call for a more inclusive programme

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 12th, 2018 by steve

“On 30 May 2018, the European Commission published its proposal for establishing “Erasmus” 2021-2027: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. This new proposal will be the successor of the present Erasmus+ Programme 2014-2020, focusing on all education sectors. …” (more)

[ETUCE, 12 October]

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Solidarity visit by the former General Secretary of IFUT on behalf of ETUCE to Istanbul/Attendance at Court case against Turkish Academics

Posted in Governance and administration on December 8th, 2017 by steve

“The first of the court cases involving academics who have been charged with the ‘crime’ of signing a petition criticizing the policies of the Turkish government regarding the treatment of Kurdish people particularly in the South-East of the country opened in Istanbul on Tuesday 4 December 2017 …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 8 December]

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ETUCE releases Brexit statement

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2017 by steve

“ETUCE has now published a statement on Brexit negotiations following its adoption by the ETUCE Committee. The statement focuses on the potential effects of Brexit upon education and the teaching profession …” (more)

[ETUCE, 16 November]

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ETUCE: Trade In Services Agreement (TiSA) is a Threat to Quality Education

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 27th, 2014 by steve

EU“ETUCE, representing 11 million teachers and education workers in Europe, is expressing deep concern over the European Union’s intention to include education services in the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations currently underway. Martin Rømer, Director of the European Trade Union Committee on Education ETUCE said …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 27 June]

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