The major problem the country faces is persistent child labour. According to "Save the Children" the international organisation for the promotion of children's rights, Tajik children end up dropping out of school and engaging in the worst forms of child labour. Many children are forced to work in order to support their families. Approximately 200,000 children aged 10 to 14 are involved in child labour, while 65,000 are even working for no remuneration. 10% of these children do not study.

On 5 June 2015, the European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education (ESSDE) Capacity building project II was successfully kicked off with a first round table meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus. All three Greek Cypriot ETUCE member organisations, OLTEK (Association of Teachers of Technical Education Cyprus), OELMEK (Organisation of Secondary School Teachers of Cyprus) and POED (Cyprus Greek Teachers' Organisation) gathered around the table with a delegation from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

As part of the European Development Days, the Latvian Presidency on the Council of Europe organised a debate on empowering girls and women in central Asia. The discussion took place on 4 June 2015. Speakers at the event were Victors Makarovs the Parliamentary Secretary for Development from Latvia, who promoted the idea to include gender equality as 'a core within the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals'.

The European Commission has published a fact sheet on tackling radicalisation through education and youth action. The fact sheet is based on an event, which was held in Paris in the wake of the terrorist attacks in France and Denmark. The participants, such as the European education ministers and the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics agreed 'to support cross national exchange and partnerships', 'promote European values in education', and 'expansion of 'exchange opportunities for young people outside of higher education'.

In 2007 the Central Asia Consortium Project coordinated by EI/ETUCE was launched with a view to promote changes in teachers trade unions in Central Asia from government functionaries to more democratic, independent, transparent, strong and sustainable organisations. The key objectives of workshops amongst others are to create good governance and transparency at all levels of organisation...

On behalf of 20 million public service workers EPSU and ETUCE wrote to the Members of the European Parliament with four key demands for the EP's TTIP recommendations, including ensuring an explicit carve-out of public services in the core text, the rejection of ISDS, signing of the fundamental ILO Conventions and rejecting the Regulatory Cooperation. The European Parliament will vote on its report 10 June 2015.